|5th Grade Class
Teachers: Lori Davis & Katrena Burton
|Summary of Classroom Teachings for 2018 - 2019 School Year:
9/26/18: Open class with Apostle's Creed. Review Packet - 10 Commandments, Parts of the Mass, Liturgical Year,
and Sacraments. (If it works out, we may replace the last three reviews with the Father Mike Schmitz YouTube video
"Motivation to go to Mass.") Read Chapter 4 about Angels. Workbook pages 15 and 17. (Depending on time, each
child should, ideally, look up all scripture passages on pg. 17. If not enough time, divide scriptures up.) Go over
answers to workbook pages and send pages home. Close with Books of the Bible song and Hail Holy Queen prayer.
10/3/18: Chapters 5 & 6 Adam & Eve - Open: Apostles' Creed Review Packet: 10 Commandments, & Look at
Order of the Mass pages (From Give Us This Day) with Review cards, Liturgical Year Presentation: Ask each student
to share with the class about the Saint movie they chose last week (1minute or less.) Hand out Colorful Paper &
Markers. Read Genesis Chap 2 & 3 from Bibles. Read pg. 31-32 of Bible Basics for Catholics to direct drawing of
Eden & Adam & Eve. Use pg. 35-36 in Bible Basics for discussion of the last part of Genesis Chapter 3. Review Key
terms: Original Sin, Soul, Grace, Free Will. Practice Books of the Bible Song. Close: Hail, Holy Queen
10/10/18: Open: Apostles' Creed. Watch Brother Francis Rosary video (30 minutes). Discuss Battle of Lepanto, &
Marian Apparitions to St. Dominic, at Fatima, and Pontmain, France. Encourage the children to pray on their own, or
with their families. They can start small - a decade each night - or schedule a weekly Rosary night, like Friday or
Saturday. Remind them they can offer this up for someone or something. Close with Hail Holy Queen.
10/17/18: Open with Apostles Creed, and Review Packet. Work on Rosary Holders. Begin Chapter 7. Close with
Books of the Bible song & Hail Holy Queen
10/24/18: Open with Apostles Creed prayer scramble activity. Review Packet - 10 Commandments and 7 Sacraments.
Using Bible and Bible Basics for Catholics: Review Noah Covenant we discussed last week.
Discuss Abraham's Covenant with God. Draw diagrams for each on colored paper. Finish with pg. 36 in textbook,
about Jacob and others. Add family tree diagram showing from Abraham to Jacob, specifying Judah as further up Jesus'
family tree (Book of Matthew). Encourage the students to read Genesis. Give out Rosary Holders. Books of the Bible
Song. Close with Hail Holy Queen.
11/7/18: Here are the lesson plans for this week. Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Do Abraham and Isaac
Bible Skit from St. Mary's Press "Ready to Go Scripture Skits." Any leftover time, we'll use to start chapter 8. Close
with Hail Holy Queen
11/14/18: Open with Apostle's Creed, Review Packet. Textbook Chapter 8 (Learning about Moses and the Red Sea)
Workbook pg. 31, pg 33 1-5. If we have time, begin Chapter 9 (Moses and the 10 Commandments). Close with Hail
Holy Queen and Books of the Bible song.
11/28/18: Open with Apostles Creed. Read first 5 paragraphs of Bishop's letter in Nov. 11th Catholic Times ("Eternity
isn't at Disney World"). Read Chap. 9 (10 Commandments). Read Chap 10 (Prophets). If have time, look at Exodus
20: 1-17 (10 Commandments), 25:10 (Ark of the Covenant), and 32 (Golden Calf). Encourage students to browse
through title headings as we go from chapter to chapter looking at the laws that were laid out for the Israelites. Close
with Hail Holy Queen
12/5/18: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet - 10 Commandments, Parts of the Mass, Liturgical year
For Chapter 11 (Annunciation, Visitation, & Immaculate Conception), the Children will create a teaching play with
props, and parts for everyone. Must include an "Act" for the Annunciation & an "Act" for the Visitation. Must be
Biblically correct. Must explain, at some point, what "Immaculate Conception" means. Close with Discussion & Hail
12/12/18: Open with Apostle's Creed. Review Packet. Chap12 - Address through Bible Readings: from Gospels of
Luke & Matthew (Discussing the concept of Incarnation with text). Our Lady of Guadelupe - let children do play with
scripts. Close with Hail Holy Queen
12/19/18: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Read chapter 13 about the Holy Family (and relating it to our
own families as well). Workbook pages 52, 53, 54. Read The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie DePaola. Close with
Hail Holy Queen
12/26/18: NO PSR.
1/2/19: NO PSR. Rescheduled for May 15th, 2019.
1/9/19: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Chap. 14 "The Kingdom of Heaven" Looked at how it correlated
to Matthew 3-1. Discussion: I asked the children to make a timeline, and then to try to write down several major
events in Jesus' life. After a few minutes, I told them that I can understand how difficult this can be, but this is what is
cool about learning the mysteries of the Rosary. When you learn the mysteries, you can easily identify many major
events in Jesus' life. We then made cards with each of the Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous & Glorious mysteries on them.
Closed with Hail Holy Queen
1/16/19: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet - (while children are working we can hole punch and tie Mystery
cards together). Read Chapter 15 - "The Father & I are One". Bible Skit - "Who do you say I am?" pg. 42 in Ready to
Go Scripture Skits from St. Mary's Press. Close with Hail Holy Queen and reminder to hang mystery cards on corner
of a mirror or picture frame where children can see them often.
1/23/19: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Read Chap 16 - Your Sins are Forgiven. WB pages 63 & 66.
Bible Skit - "The Prodigal Son" from Ready to-go Scripture Skits from St. Mary's Press. Close with Hail Holy Queen
2/6/19: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Read Chapter 17 p. 73 True God & True Man. WB Pg. 70
Listened to Father Mike Schmitz' CD "Jesus is..... _____." Close with Hail Holy Queen.
2/13/19: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Read Chap. 18. Play "Who Wants to be a disciple?" from
"Ready-to-Go Game Shows" by Paula Minell, Published by St. Mary's Press. Close with Hail Holy Queen
2/20/19: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Read Chap 19, Worked on Workbook pages 75-77. Listen &
discuss high points of CD "The Seven Secrets of the Eucharist" by Vinny Flynn. Close with Hail Holy Queen
2/27/19: Open with Apostles Creed. Review Packet. Chap. 20 - The Prefect Sacrifice. Read pg. 124-126 from Bible
Basics for Catholics & pg. 144-146. Also discussed good Lenten Resolutions that would add holiness to our Lent
Close with Hail Holy Queen.
3/6/19: Ash Wednesday Mass
3/13/19: Open with Apostle's Creed. Review Packet.. Read Chapters 21 (Jesus' Resurrection) & 30.(Everlasting Life
for us). Pause, Reflect, & discuss on how these chapters encompass "the Reason for our Hope." Close with Hail Holy
3/26/19: Saint Faustina Video and activities.
4/3/19: Multi-media Presentation on the Divine Mercy Message
4/9/19: Open with Apostle's Creed. Review Packet. Do an overview of Chap. 22. Read John 20:19 - end of chap 21.
Overview of Chap 23. If we have time, do skit and discussion "The Final Judgement" from "Ready to go Scripture
Skits" by St. Mary's Press. Close with Hail Holy Queen.