God's Love: I believe in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Profile of Grade 2 Students:
As grade 2 students, they only know God as Creator and Father. They recognized God’s presence in all His creation. They are capable of taking care of God’s creation as well as giving due respect to others. They behave well and do good things because they do not want to hurt God. They were also trained how to compose personal prayers. They love to pray and sing worship songs.
This course is designed for grade 2 students who are to discover more about the love of God as our Creator and Father, to appreciate Jesus as the Son of God, and friend and to thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit who guides and inspires them to participate in the Church as member of God’s family.
Hence, they are challenged to put into action their gratefulness as a child of God and one of Jesus’ brothers and friends by following His examples through the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The course is ordered to enable the students to:
Understand the love of God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Strive to respond to God's love through their acts of concern and respect for others as well as God’s creation.
Celebrate God's love through daily prayer and participation in the Holy Mass.
COURSE OUTLINE: 1ST TRIMESTER: I Believe in God the Father who loves us
CHURCH TEACHINGS CCC 609 – “By embracing in his human heart the Father’s love for men, Jesus loved them to the end”
greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Out of love for his father and for men whom the father wants to save, Jesus freely accepted his death on the cross.
Express one’s gratitude to Jesus’ love by making the sign of the cross with a deeper level of understanding of its meaning and with much love, respect and eagerness.
(BEFORE) They already have an understanding that friends are one of God’s greatest gifts to us.
They can do little sacrifices for others simply because they want to be rewarded.
Opening Prayer: “Jesus My Friend”
Motivation. Story Telling ( comics) : The Story of a hero and a martyr ( Muelmar Magallanes)
1. What was the problem of the people in Barangay Bagong Silangan?
2. What did you like in the story of Muelmar Magallanes?
3. Why did Muelmar sacrifice his life to save thirty people?
4. What is the message of the story?
Processing: To do good to others can be very difficult. To give up things so as to make others happy can really be very difficult. The most difficult thing to do is to give up one’s life for others. The 18 year old Ondoy hero and martyr, Muelmar Magallanes offered his life in order to save 30 people, that is a real example of love for others.
The teacher will present different pictures of Jesus that shows his love for his friends.
1. Jesus made the dumb speak – ( Matthew 9: 32-34)
2. Jesus cured the blind – ( John 9: 1-12 )
3. Jesus multiplied fish and bread – ( Matthew 14: 13-21)
4. Jesus made the deaf hear – ( Matthew 15: 29-31)
The teacher will ask the following:
1. What can you say about the picture?
2. How did Jesus show his love to his friends?
3. Why do you think Jesus make all those loving acts for his friends?
“ No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. “ - John 15: 13
Question: How do you think Jesus lived out this message?
The teacher will show a crucifix to stress Jesus’ great love for us.
Linking: Throughout his life, Jesus showed his love and care for his friends by freely giving himself to them. He also made the greatest sacrifice by giving up His very life for all.
List down 3 things that you can do as a way of following Jesus’ example as a friend
Friendship is not always easy because it entails of giving oneself to the point of sacrifice.
Friends love at all times. They are there to help when troubles come.
Jesus has shown to us what it means to truly love. You are invited to touch or kiss the crucifix as a sign of your gratitude to Jesus as a friend and Savior.
Synthesis: To summarize the lesson, the teacher will explain that sacrifice is part of true friendship. Jesus’ sacrifice, His dying on the cross, was the greatest expression of his love and friendship. We follow Jesus by making sacrifices for others.
The teacher will invite the students to make the sign of the cross lovingly and respectfully because it reminds us of Jesus’ sacrifice of love. It also represents God the Father, Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
“Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to be our true Friend. We want to be His friend, too. Help us offer sacrifices for others as a sign of our friendship with you. We want to learn to be more like Jesus, so we can share your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
(AFTER) The students will appreciate more the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice.
The students will be eager in doing sacrifices for others
By knowing Jesus sacrifices, the students will be more grateful to God’s love for us.