Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Samuel Lesson 3
This lesson will concentrate on the birth of Samuel. It should be the last time I read Hannah's Prayer flip chart. We have a take home to remind them about the baby. Sunday's lesson went well. I've had to change some of my "behavior modification" techniques because of my new student. But, all in all, I think we're going to do okay. Tonight I should have a smaller class. No more than 6, maybe less. Wednesday night is always a challenge because they are tired. That reminds me, I need to get my 2 down for a nap or it will be a rough class.

My lesson plan is:

This Little Light Of Mine
I may use the candle tonight since. It may help the tired ones keep focused.

Discuss prayer using the prayer box in class. Our prayer box has a picture wheel on the front with pictures that go along with the song: Pray in the morning, pray at noontime pray in the evening pray anytime. I sang that with them and then we talked about what we should pray for -- ask for things we need, praise God, thank God for what He has given us. I will repeat this activity from Sunday morning. I will let each child say a prayer that wants to.

Read Hannah's Prayer Flip Chart

Do Samuel Magnetic Puzzles

Sing: Samuel

Read Samuel Flip Chart

Sing Samuel song again if they are interested.

Move to Storytime area (floor)with Bibles -- Call each child one at a time to place their attendance picture on their chart. Place a pillow on the floor where that child is to sit. After he/she is seated, call the next child up.

Singing Timeline. Using Large Timeline pics (these are just smaller versions of the posters on the wall), let the children put Gideon, Samson and Samuel in order on the Sequence trees. Sing the Gideon, Samson and Samuel songs as the pics are put in their place.

Samuel Flannelgraph. This has been set up for the past 2 lessons, but I've never gotten to it. This would probably be a great night to introduce it.

If there is time, use the hand pointer to review the books of the NT. As the children have a turn at saying the books, ask them to put their pillow up and sit at the table.

If there is time I'll choose from the following:

They have been begging to do the "bubbles". Since we had a few minutes left, we did them. We sing the song -- It isn't any trouble just to s-m-i-l-e. I blow the bubbles while we sing. They love it.

I'm a Hero!
A Great Big Squeak (With pic of mice)
Hop! Goes the Frog (With pic of frog)

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