5GRD Catechism Cheat Sheet

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This year (5GRD), the BC No. 2 chapters hop around in the lesson plans.  (See this post, if you’re lost on what I’m talking about.) Also, they don’t arrive on a consistent weekly pattern.  They come week after week, then NOTHING, and then it picks back up.  Also, right now (June 2015) the verbal cues for discussing new material versus reviewing pre-discussed questions have a lot of overlap.

If I were you, I would find a way to highlight these weeks in my Mama Notes so that I could tell at a glance if this was a “new material” day or a “memory practice” day.  Mark the following Week X, Day 2’s as NEW MATERIAL days:

Weeks 1-5, 9-11, 16-17, 19-20, 23-25, 28, 30

Everything else you see for BC this year is a memory practice session.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Page January 30, 2017

I was recently introduced to your site by my MODG consultant. WOW!! You have done a lot of work. I was wondering, is there a comprehensive list of religion questions for grade 5 somewhere?


2 admin February 9, 2017

Yes. If you look in the sidebar and click “Welcome to 5th Grade” you can find a printable version in there.


3 Teresa June 9, 2015

I am so confused by this post. What are we talking about here?


4 admin June 10, 2015

Oh, sorry! In the Lesson Plans for 5GRD, the instructions hop all over. Also, it’s the first year that we are using the No. 2 Baltimore Catechism and we’re supposed to go over all of the new questions in the chapter, at least for discussion and content. Unfortunately, the chapters are out of order (intentionally) and so it’s easy to get lost. These are the weeks where you are supposed to “go over all of the questions for content” versus memory work.


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