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COURSE NO. REL-233

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The following six books introduce a wide variety of Catholic teachings, Catholic traditions, Catechism, and Scripture to start our little ones off in a life of piety, purity, peace and joy.  Casually read them twice or thrice through each year for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade, in no particular order, and your children will always be at the top of their CCD classes!  Little Acts of Grace; More Little Acts of Grace; Just Like Mary; The Mass Book for Children; Living the 10 Commandments for Children; The Beatitudes for Children.  (Growing in Faith series by Gortler & Piscitelli)

COURSE NOTES

 

Scheduling Suggestions: 2x/wk for 20min



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Little Acts of Grace

  • Author: Rosemarie Gortler and Donna Piscitelli; illustrated by Mimi Sternhagen
  • Publisher/Copyright: Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0970775679        978-0970775672
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur, 2002; 48 pages; 3 Parts; 18 lessons

 

LESSONS.  PART I, Little Acts of Grace for Jesus and His Church: Bowing Your Head; Passing a Church; Dressing for Church; Using Holy Water; Making the Sign of the Cross; Genuflecting.  PART II, Little Acts of Grace at Mass: Distractions; ‘Lord, Have Mercy’; The Prayer Before the Gospel; The Consecration; Communion.  PART III, Little Acts of Grace in Prayer: Praying to Mary; Praying to the Saints; Praying to the Angels; Praying for the Sick; Praying at Mealtime; Praying at Bedtime.
 
PRAYERS TO MEMORIZE.  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, p. 11; Sign of the Cross, p. 19; Lord, Have Mercy, p. 25; Prayer Before the Gospel, p. 27; Hail Mary, p. 35; Prayer to our Guardian Angel, p. 39; Prayer Before Meals, p. 43.


Just Like Mary

  • Author: Rosemarie Gortler, Donna Piscitelli, Mimi Sternhagen
  • ISBN: 1931709793        978-1931709798
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntington, IN; 2003; Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur, 2003; 48 pages; 15 lessons

 

LESSONS.  The Immaculate Conception; Promised to God; Mary Said “Yes”; Charity; Trust in God; God’s Grace; Listen to God; Looking for Jesus; Jesus Helps; The Cross; Mother of the Church; Hail Mary; Blessed Art Thou; Holy Mary; We Pray the Rosary.
 
PRAYERS TO MEMORIZE.  The Apostles’ Creed, p. 41; Our Father, p. 41; Hail Mary, p. 42; Glory Be, p. 42; Hail Holy Queen, p. 47


The Mass Book for Children

  • Author: Rosemarie Gortler and Donna Piscitelli; illustrated by Mimi Sternhagen
  • ISBN: 1592760759        978-1592760756
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntington, IN; 2004; Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur, 2004; 48 pages; 7 parts

 

LESSONS.   The Mass Begins!; The Introductory Rite; The Penitential Rite; The Liturgy of the Word; The Profession of Faith; The Liturgy of the Eucharist; The Concluding Rite.
 
PRAYERS TO MEMORIZE. Sign of the Cross, p. 7; Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, p. 14; Prayer before the Gospel, p. 16; Lord, Hear our Prayer, p. 20; May the Lord Accept the Sacrifice…, p. 26; Holy, Holy, Holy, p. 28; Our Father, p. 38; Lord, I Am Not Worthy, p. 40.


Living the 10 Commandments for Children

  • Author: Rosemarie Gortler and Donna Piscitelli; illustrated by Mimi Sternhagen
  • Publisher/Copyright: Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 159276231X        978-1592762316
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntington, IN; 2007; Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur, 2006; 48 pages; 9 Lessons; study questions.

 

LESSONS.   First Commandment; Second Commandment; Third Commandment; Fourth Commandment; Fifth Commandment; Sixth Commandment; Seventh Commandment; Eighth Commandment; Ninth and Tenth Commandments; For Family Discussion.


 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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WEEK 8
For quarterly reporting, give the name(s) of book(s) and the page numbers covered.  For a work sample, the student is welcome to draw or trace a picture from his favorite lesson, or trace or copy some remarks he gives you about his favorite lesson.

 


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WEEK 16
For quarterly reporting, give the name(s) of book(s) and the page numbers covered.  For a work sample, the student is welcome to draw or trace a picture from his favorite lesson, or trace or copy some remarks he gives you about his favorite lesson.

 


WEEK C

Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting.


WEEK D

Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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WEEK 24

For quarterly reporting, give the name(s) of book(s) and the page numbers covered. For a work sample, the student is welcome to draw or trace a picture from his favorite lesson, or trace or copy some remarks he gives you about his favorite lesson.


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WEEK 32

For quarterly reporting, give the name(s) of book(s) and the page numbers covered. For a work sample, the student is welcome to draw or trace a picture from his favorite lesson, or trace or copy some remarks he gives you about his favorite lesson.




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