Grade 1

GOAL: The children will discover that through Baptism each person is called to be a disciple of Jesus and a member of God's family. 
  
The children will learn to:
  • Celebrate Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter using various prayer forms.    (1163ft)
  • Show reverence for the Bible, prayer and worship space, rituals and sacramentals (101-4,     131-3)
  • Name and describe the purpose of these sacraments:
    • Baptism as welcoming and belonging (1267-70, 1997, 804)
    • Reconciliation as forgiving (1424, 1449)
    • Eucharist as sharing a meal (1325, 1402)
  • Tell Bible stories in the child's own words, to include: (131-3, 104-5)
    • Creation; Jesus' Baptism by John, Lk 3:21-22;
    • The call of the disciples, Mt. 4: 18-22;
    • The parable of the lost sheep, Lk. 15:3-6;
    • Christmas stories in Mt and Lk including the Annunciation;
    • The Great Commandment, Lk 10: 25-28;
    • Good Samaritan, Lk 10:229-39;
    • Blessing of the children, Mt 19:13-15, Mk 9: 13-16, Lk: 15-17
  • Describe God as a Trinity of Persons: Father, Jesus the Son and Holy Spirit. (232ft)
  • Show love for God and others in practical ways. (1724, 1717,2447)
  • Pray for others, individually and in community. (2634-7,2744-5)


The children will understand that:

  • Baptism makes us disciples of Jesus/children of God/members of Jesus' Church.(759)
  • As disciples we care for each other. (2822,952-3,959,2196)
  • The Eucharist calls us to share with and care for others.
  • (2447, 1071, 1109, 1327, 1397-8)
  • All Creation is a gift from God for which we must be grateful and caring.
  • (354, 339, 290ff, 315)
  • Mary is the Mother of Jesus to whom we can turn for help. (484ff, 2675, 2679)
  • The Church is God's family. (959,759)
  • God is Love and loves each of us completely. (218-21,214,303)

  
The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Pray with others. (2623-5,342)
  • Pray for others. (2634-7)
  • Care for others in need. (2447)
  • Tour the parish church building. (1181-6, 2691)

  
Parent(s) are asked to:  (2221-31, 1655-8)

  • Celebrate Sundays and holy days with your child by worshipping with parish community. (2177-82, 1342, 1389)
  • Teach child these prayers by praying them together in the home. (2685,2688)
    • The Sign of the Cross (2157, 232-4, 1066)
    • The Hail Mary (2676-7)
    • The Our Father (2777ff)
    • The Glory Be (2639)
    • Common Mass responses (2688, 1073, 1342)
    • Prayer before meals (2834)
  • Read Bible stories with child. (13.1-2)
  • Bring child to witness a Baptism in your parish. (2226, 2179, 1267-9)
  • Pray spontaneously in the family with your child at meals and bedtime. (2685,2650)

 

Circle of Grace is the Safe Environment Curriculum Required by the Diocese of Superior for use in our formation programs.

Click the link below for the curriculum for this grade:

Circle of Grace Curriculum: Grade 1