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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Jonah Lesson 6

Tonight is our last lesson on Jonah. It is also my last class session with the 5 year olds. They will move up to the next class on Sunday. When I took this class in October, I was not too excited. I was thoroughly enjoying myself teaching the 4th graders. We have a great bunch of 4th graders. But, there wasn't anyone to teach this class that quarter. Well, I've taught the class for 9 months now and I'm really enjoying it. In fact, one of the other teachers came up to me last week and said she would take this class this quarter. I stood up for myself and told her I wanted to teach it until January. She graciously took the next class up.

Next quarter we will begin studying in the New Testament. We will spend a month on the life of Christ, a month on the parables of Christ and a month on the miracles of Christ. I'm really looking forward to it.


My lesson plan is:

Opening Activity: Old Testament books -- This will be the last class session for these. I was mainly doing it for the older kids and they will be moving up. Their new teacher has said she would like to keep it up. We will review with the flannelgraph set of OT cards tonight.

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language.

Jonah and the Big Fish Magnetic Puzzles

Sing: Jonah

Jonah Flip Chart

Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart.

Jonah sequence pictures. Review with the large set and let each child try to put the story in order with the smaller set.

Attendance Chart -- These will go home tonight.

Review the lesson with the Jonah Flannelgraph story. I hadn't done this yet, and really wanted to, so Sun AM I moved the flannelgraph board to the table. Half of the kids had to stand behind the other kids while we talked about it. They cooperated very well. If there are 6 or less kids, we'll do it on the floor. Otherwise, we'll do it at the table.

Sing: We learned a bunch of new songs at VBS. The kids will probably be requesting these. They weren't new to me, just the kids. I had forgotten about most of them.

Return to Seats

Jonah Blacklight story.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline. There are really too many of these songs to do at a setting now (9 in all). Sun AM, I chose the prophets and we sang about them. Tomorrow, I'll choose either the judges or the kings.


Let each child that wants to say a prayer.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Jonah 5

We have two more lessons on Jonah. After that, 4 of my kids move up to the next class. That's a good thing, because last Sunday AM I had 12 in class. Our classroom is not designed for that many. The teacher's nerves aren't either :) That will leave me with 5 regular students in class, a much more managable group. Plus, they'll all be closer in age (3 and 4 year olds), so I will be able to better concentrate on their skill level.

My lesson plan is:

Opening Activity: Old Testament books -- We took the Old Testament book cards off the wall for VBS. Since we just had 2 more class sessions in the Old Testament, I didn't put them back up. The ones we use on the table are backed with flannel. I'll try to get the large flannel board (it's actually a Home Interior display) to use for these 2 classes. The kids will get to put them on the board in the proper order. We're going to go ahead and finish all the books.

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language.

Jonah and the Big Fish Magnetic Puzzles

Sing: Jonah

Jonah Flip Chart

Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart.

Jonah Snip-n-Tell by Karen Henley

Attendance Chart -- These were also removed from the wall for VBS. We'll just pass them out when it's time to do them.

Review the lesson with the Jonah Flannelgraph story. I hadn't done this yet, and really wanted to, so Sun AM I moved the flannelgraph board to the table. Half of the kids had to stand behind the other kids while we talked about it. They cooperated very well. If there are 6 or less kids, we'll do it on the floor. Otherwise, we'll do it at the table.

Sing: We learned a bunch of new songs at VBS. The kids will probably be requesting these. They weren't new to me, just the kids. I had forgotten about most of them.

Return to Seats

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline. There are really too many of these songs to do at a setting now (9 in all). Sun AM, I chose the prophets and we sang about them. Tomorrow, I'll choose either the judges or the kings.

Read Usborne's Jonah

Let each child that wants to say a prayer.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

VBS -- God's Plan of Salvation -- Friday

Tomorrow is our last day of VBS. We've had a good week. I've finally got my voice back, so I get to teach again. We'll be talking about Baptism and Saul's conversion. We've got a lot of reviewing to do and a lot of wrapping things up to do. It should be a busy, fun class. I'm going to post some pictures as I go through this lesson plan. I hope you enjoy them.

Here are the 2 bulletin boards (wall decorations) that are in the room. The hand is huge. Each day we reveal the picture for that day's lesson. Hopefully that helps keep the kid's minds focused on what we're talking about and keeps them interested in the new lesson.

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My Lesson Plan for Thursday is:

Pass out salvation gloves and sing Salvation. Each child will get to take a glove home with them.
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Review the past 4 lessons. Point out the posters on the wall and help them remember the main points we talked about.

Object Talk:

We're going to learn that we need to be baptized. To introduce the idea of baptism, we are going to bury a toy man in some dirt and talk about burial. Then we'll baptize the man in water. I hope to show them that baptism is a burial in water. Just like Christ was buried and raised, we are buried and raised.

Review the past 4 days using the pop-up book --

Hear
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Believe
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Repent
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Confess
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The pop-up book page for today is a person being baptized. The children will color their person and then we'll help them put the brad in the right place so they can baptize them.

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Remove the cover from the poster labeled BAPTISM.

Tell the story of Saul's conversion. Emphasize the fact that he was not doing what Jesus wanted him to do. Jesus told to go into the city to be told what to do. Ananias told him to be baptized. He was baptized and went on to become a great teacher.

Craft time. We've all enjoyed having one person handle this for all the classes. It has given us something to look forward to everyday. It has also given us a reason to get out of the classroom and stretch our legs.

Take the children behind the stage area and let them see the baptistry. I don't imagine any of these kids have seen it.

Return to class.

Pass out story folders. This activity should be done basically the same as yesterday. Review story, ask review question, discuss application picture, allow the children time to color the picture. While they're coloring either talk to them about the picture, sing songs or review questions some more.
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While I'm doing the folders with the kids, Dawn will be putting together their pop-up books. When she is done we will trace the kids' hands on the front cover of their book.

Attendance Chart

Help the kids get all their things together and put them in a bag to take home.

Pass out their certificate of achievements. Praise them for coming to class and behaving so well.

If there is time remaining, sing songs that will be sung in the auditorium.

Prayer -- Each child can have a turn saying a prayer, or just 1 or just the teacher.

Go to the auditorium. We will be meeting with the rest of the classes in the auditorium. Danny will review the story with the kids in the form of a game -- Keeping score (boys vs girls) throughout the week. We'll sing some songs and then go home.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

VBS -- God's Plan of Salvation -- Thursday

Well, we're half way through. Today was great. We had all 5 boys in class. We studied about repentance and the Jews on the day of Pentecost. My voice is halfway back, but I'm still probably going to need Dawn to teach class tomorrow. Maybe I'll be able to teach Friday.

Tomorrow we will be studying about Confession. The Bible story will be the Ethiopian Eunuch.

My Lesson Plan for Thursday is:

Pass out salvation gloves and sing Salvation.

Review the past 3 lessons. Point out the posters on the wall and help them remember the main points we talked about.

Object Talk:

We're going to learn that we need to confess Jesus before others. As the teacher is talking about confession, she'll be cutting out paper dolls. When she's through she'll open up the paper dolls. They are to represent the people in the child's life they can tell about Jesus.

There are already enough paper dolls cut out for each child. Pass them out and let the kids decorate them. This would be a good time to review the 4 pictures of Jesus' life that we've been using during the week, reminding them that this is what they can tell their friends about Jesus.

When they are through decorating their children, pass out the pop-up page for today. Help the children close their paper dolls and glue them onto their pop-up book. When they are through they will open their page and the paper dolls will unfold.

Review the past 4 days using the pop-up book -- hear, believe, repent. confess

Remove the cover from the poster labeled CONFESS.

Tell the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch. Stress that he wanted to understand the scriptures, but he needed someone to help him, so God miraculously sent Philip. Philip taught him about Jesus. Because of this teaching he confessed Jesus as the son of God and was baptized.

Craft time. Yesterday they made sun-catchers -- Wax-paper, crayon shavings and an iron. The teacher put them in a paper frame with a Bible verse written on the bottom.

Take the children outside and read to them My Story About Jesus

Return to class.

Pass out story folders. This activity should be done basically the same as yesterday. Review story, ask review question, discuss application picture, allow the children time to color the picture. While they're coloring either talk to them about the picture, sing songs or review questions some more.

Attendance Chart -- I keep forgetting to mention this, but we are getting it done during class. Their attendance charts have a place for each day of the week. They get to add a paper hand to the correct day when they are there. It's very simple, but again reminds them of the hand which should remind them of the steps to salvation.

If there is time remaining, sing songs that will be sung in the auditorium.

Prayer -- Each child can have a turn saying a prayer, or just 1 or just the teacher.

Go to the auditorium. We will be meeting with the rest of the classes in the auditorium. Danny will review the story with the kids in the form of a game -- Keeping score (boys vs girls) throughout the week. We'll sing some songs and then go home.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

VBS -- God's Plan of Salvation -- Wednesday

Class went well today. I had a very capable substitute. I stayed to help, she did the talking and singing. She did a great job.

The craft activity for the day was tye dying t-shirts. One of the conversions discussed today was Lydia. She was a seller of purple. To help the kids remember, they prepared their t-shirts (tied them up with rubber bands) for dying purple. Tonight, the craft teacher and her daughter will do the dirty work (dying the shirts). Tomorrow the kids will get to see the end result.

The craft teacher also made a jail for one of the classrooms. It is really neat looking. While that class was in craft time, we took our kids into their room and let the kids get in the jail. They were really excited about it. We got some pictures. I'll try to post them later.

Tomorrow, Dawn will again teach for me. I'm going to do the lesson plan, and she can use it however she wants. We will be discussing repentance. The Bible story will be how the Jews on the day of Pentecost were told to repent.

My Lesson Plan for Wednesday is:

Pass out salvation gloves and sing Salvation.

Review the past 2 lessons. Point out the posters on the wall and help them remember the main points we talked about.

Object Talk:

Teach them that Repent means to change or be sorry for what you've done and want to make it right.

Pass out the wooden hearts. When we are doing wrong, our hearts are hard. We want do what we want no matter what.

Pass out the stuffed hearts. When we are repentant, our hearts soften. We see that we have done wrong and want to change.

The teacher will have several pictures of kids doing various activities. Some of the kids are doing good things, some are doing bad things. All of these pictures came out of Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages. Discuss the picture. Let the kids decide if the child has a hard heart or a soft heart. Have the kids hold up the appropriate heart.

Pass out third page of pop-up book. Help the kids glue the wooden heart on the side of the page that talks about having a hard heart. Then help them glue the soft heart to the other side of the page. If there's time glue these side-by-side to the other pages of their book.

Review the past 3 days using the pop-up book -- hear, believe, repent

Remove the cover from the poster labeled REPENT.

Tell the story of the Jews conversion on the day of Pentecost in the 2nd chapter of Acts. Emphasize the fact that after hearing they had killed Jesus (their savior), they were pricked in the heart. They asked what they should do and Peter said to repent and be baptized.

Craft time. We'll see what the teacher has planned for today.

Return to class.

Pass out story folders. This activity should be done basically the same as yesterday. Review story, ask review question, discuss application picture, allow the children time to color the picture. While they're coloring either talk to them about the picture, sing songs or review questions some more.

Attendance Chart -- I keep forgetting to mention this, but we are getting it done during class. Their attendance charts have a place for each day of the week. They get to add a paper hand to the correct day when they are there. It's very simple, but again reminds them of the hand which should remind them of the steps to salvation.

If there is time remaining, sing songs that will be sung in the auditorium.

Prayer -- Each child can have a turn saying a prayer, or just 1 or just the teacher.

Go to the auditorium. We will be meeting with the rest of the classes in the auditorium. Danny will review the story with the kids in the form of a game -- Keeping score (boys vs girls) throughout the week. We'll sing some songs and then go home.

Monday, June 19, 2006

VBS -- God's Plan of Salvation -- Tuesday

Today's class was interesting. The lesson was on hearing the word, so we practiced listening. That was fun. Then when it came time for them to really listen to the lesson, they didn't. I asked questions afterwards and got blank stares. So, I told the story again. I hope that throughout the week, they'll get better at listening.

I have officially lost my voice. I can't utter a sound. I called my assistant teacher if she would teach for me and she said she would give it a shot. I'm going to write the lesson plan out as if I was going to teach it. If she wants to use, that's fine. If not, that's fine too.

This lesson is about believing in Jesus. We will be learning about the Philippian Jailer's conversion, and how he believed in Jesus.


My Lesson Plan for Tuesday is:

Pass out salvation gloves and sing Salvation. The gloves worked better than I thought they would.

Review yesterday's lesson. Point out the poster on the wall and hopefully they'll be able to tell something about Cornelius and Peter.

Object Talk:

Using the large sequence pictures of Jesus' death, burial, resurrection and ascension, discuss the importance of these events. Talk about how we can believe they happened because the Bible that God wrote (we went over this yesterday) tells us so. Emphasize that Jesus was a real man that walked on the earth and He is really living in Heaven now.

Pass out small sequence pictures of Jesus (these are identical to the large ones). Have the children put them in order. See if they can tell what's happening in each picture.

Pass out second page of pop-up book. Help the kids put together the story wheel using the small sequence pictures of Jesus' life. Be sure to trim off some of each picture so they will fit on the wheel. Glue the wheels onto the 2nd page of the pop up book. Glue the 2nd page side-by-side to the 1st page.


Remove the cover from the poster labeled BELIEVE.

Tell the story of the Philippian Jailer's conversion from the book of Acts. Emphasize the fact that he believed and then was baptized to be saved.

Craft time. This time went really well yesterday. Our teacher in this area is very talented. I don't remember what she has in store for this lesson, but I'm sure it will be great.

On the way back to class, take the children outside. Sit them down and read the book What Is Faith>?

Return to class.

Pass out story folders. This activity should be done basically the same as yesterday. Review story, ask review question, discuss application picture, allow the children time to color the picture. While they're coloring either talk to them about the picture, sing songs or review questions some more.

If there is time remaining, sing songs that will be sung in the auditorium.

Prayer -- Each child can have a turn saying a prayer, or just 1 or just the teacher.

Go to the auditorium. We will be meeting with the rest of the classes in the auditorium. Danny will review the story with the kids in the form of a game -- Keeping score (boys vs girls) throughout the week. We'll sing some songs and then go home.

VBS -- God's Plan of Salvation -- Monday

Our VBS starts Monday. I will be teaching the 5 and 6 year olds. We are working up our own curriculum on the topic mentioned above. Our week will follow the following plan:

  • Monday -- Cornelius teaches us we must hear the word of God
  • Tuesday -- Lydia and the Philippian Jailer teach us we must believe that Jesus is the son of God
  • Wednesday -- The Jews on the day of Pentecost teach us to repent
  • Thursday -- The Ethiopian Eunuch teaches us to confess our faith in Jesus
  • Friday -- Saul (later named Paul) teaches us we must be baptized


My class will consist of the following activities:

  • Object Talk
  • Telling the Bible story
  • Making a Pop-up Book
  • Field Trip (mainly going outside for a story or other activity)
  • Story Folders (to review the Bible story)
  • Craft Time (making a craft that will emphasize the lesson learned that day)


My Lesson Plan for Monday is:

Introduce the VBS theme -- explain what salvation is and it's reward

Pass out salvation gloves and sing Salvation

Discuss posters on the wall. The posters are covered with a plain poster and labeled Hear, Believe, Repent, etc. Each day, I will remove the cover for the poster we will be discussing. The poster is a picture that relates the story of the conversion to be discussed that day. By then end of the week all the posters will be revealed. Wait until later to remove the first cover.

Object Talk:

  • Discuss the importance of hearing God's word. This involves careful listening.
  • Play CD with various sounds on it. Ask them children if they can identify the sounds (bird, dog, clapping, bell, etc).
  • To emphasize the importance of the Bible and the difference in it and other books, do the following activity:

    • Show the children a stack of children's books. These books were written by men. Show the children a Bible. This was written by God.
    • Pass out the paper Bibles and book covers. Ask them children to separate the covers of books written by men from the one written by God.
    • Pass out first page of pop-up book. Ask children to put the paper Bible in the pocket labeled "written by God" and the children's book covers in the pocket labeled "written by men".



  • Remove the cover from the poster labeled HEAR.

    Tell the story of Cornelius' conversion from the book of Acts. I've chosen to not use visual aids while telling the Bible story. These are the same kids I teach in regular Bible class. I wanted to make sure they didn't feel like we were in just the same old class. So, I've chosen to teach it in a different way. Children are usually very receptive to simple teaching straight from the Bible -- especially at this age.

    If weather permits, take the children outside. Sit down on the ground and listen very carefully. Let the children tell what sounds they hear. This exercise emphasizes how important it is to listen.

    Craft time. I don't like calling it craft time. We don't do crafts just for the sake of doing crafts. Our crafts are directly related to the Bible story or the theme of the VBS. This year one of the ladies from the congregation (also the local high school art teacher) will be conducting the craft session). She has some great plans. I believe the first day the children will be making plaster hand prints. This goes along with the theme we chosen of using the hand to help remember the steps to salvation.

    Return to class.

    Pass out story folders. These folders have a picture on the front (like the poster on the wall). On the inside is a brief summary of the Bible story and an application picture for the children to color (this one is a picture of children listening to their Bible class teacher). There is also a pocket. As they are coloring their application picture, I will be reviewing the story and then asking review questions. When a child correctly answers a review question, he gets a paper hand to put in his pocket. All of these story folders will be saved until the end of the week and put in a large envelope to take home.

    If there is time remaining, sing songs that will be sung in the auditorium.

    Go to the auditorium. We will be meeting with the rest of the classes in the auditorium. Danny will review the story with the kids in the form of a game -- Keeping score (boys vs girls) throughout the week. We'll sing some songs and then go home.

    Saturday, June 17, 2006

    Jonah Lesson 4

    Wow! Wednesday PM was a large class. There were 9 kids and 3 adults in class. That may not seem like a lot to some people, but with our classroom size, it is pretty close quarters with that many. Now, don't get me wrong. I love having all those kids in class. It just kind of took me by surprise.

    If these lesson plans are beginning to sound monotonous, they are. Our VBS starts Monday. I'm pre-occupied with that. So, Jonah will just have to be sort of mundane. If you can ever call Jonah mundane. The kids don't seem to notice, just me. I was hoping to have take homes for a few class sessions, but I haven't gotten any yet.

    I am going to try a Snip-n-Tell story by Karen Henley again. I've had a lot of success with these, until Daniel came along. I couldn't seem to get the lion to have anything less than 2 eyes, 2 noses and 2 mouths. The Jonah one is really cute.


    My lesson plan is:

    Opening Activity: Old Testament books -- Work together with the large blue cards (books of law), large red cards (books of history), the green cards (books of poetry and the Major Prophets, and the new Minor Prophets (We'll add Jonah, Micah, Nahum). Let each child take a turn pointing to and saying the books on the wall with the hand pointer.

    Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E . We're still working on the sign language to these songs. The kids are so sweet doing it.

    Opening Activity: Jonah and the Big Fish Magnetic Puzzles

    Sing: Jonah

    Jonah Flip Chart

    Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart.

    Jonah Snip-n-Tell by Karen Henley

    Attendance Chart -- The attendance chart this month is about prayer. As they put their picture on the attendance chart, have them sit down on the floor.

    Review the lesson with the Jonah Flannelgraph story. Due to the large amount of children, we haven't done this activity yet. I like to do it sitting on the floor. Our floor space can really only accommadte 6.

    Sing: Frog song (by Glenda Shales)
    Ant Song (by Glenda Shales)
    Mouse Song (by Glenda Shales)

    Return to Seats

    Read Usborne's Jonah

    Let each child that wants to say a prayer.

    Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006

    Jonah Lesson 3

    My lesson plan is:

    Opening Activity: Old Testament books -- Work together with the large blue cards (books of law), large red cards (books of history), the green cards (books of poetry and the Major Prophets, and the new Minor Prophets (We'll add Joel, Amos, Obadiah). Let each child take a turn pointing to and saying the books on the wall with the hand pointer.

    Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E

    Opening Activity: Jonah and the Big Fish Magnetic Puzzles

    Sing: Jonah

    Jonah Flip Chart

    Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart.

    Black Light Story -- Jonah

    Attendance Chart -- The attendance chart this month is about prayer. As they put their picture on the attendance chart, have them sit down on the floor.

    Review the lesson with the Jonah Flannelgraph story.

    Sing: Frog song (by Glenda Shales)
    Ant Song (by Glenda Shales)
    Mouse Song (by Glenda Shales)

    Return to Seats

    Read Usborne's Jonah

    Let each child that wants to say a prayer.

    Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline

    Saturday, June 10, 2006

    Jonah Lesson 2

    We are having a VBS starting next week. I'm teaching the 5 and 6 year olds. It is going to be challenging to keep this class going and be working on that one, but with help from some of ladies in the congregation, we'll get it done.

    We had our regular monthly singing last Wed PM, so we didn't have class. We will probably also have a singing the Wed PM during the VBS. That means I'll just need to present Jonah in 6 lessons.

    My lesson plan is:

    Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E

    Opening Activity: Jonah and the Storm Magnetic Puzzles

    Sing: Jonah

    Jonah Flip Chart

    Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart.

    Black Light Story -- Jonah

    Attendance Chart -- The attendance chart this month is about prayer. I've taken a picture of each child praying (well, some of them -- the others will get their pictures tomorrow). The attendance chart says, "God Hears Me Pray No Matter Where I Am!". Each class they will add a picture of different places they can pray -- tree, bed, house, car, tricycle, boat, swing set. As they put their picture on the attendance chart, have them sit down on the floor.

    Review the lesson with the Jonah Flannelgraph story.

    Old Testament books -- Work together with the large blue cards (books of law), large red cards (books of history), the green cards (books of poetry and the Major Prophets, and the new Minor Prophets (We'll add Joel, Amos, Obadiah). Let each child take a turn pointing to and saying the books on the wall with the hand pointer. After each child has had a turn, let them return to their seat. Give each child his set of OT cards to put in order on his own. This activity is getting quite time consuming. I'll have to play it by ear how much we actually do.

    Let each child that wants to say a prayer.

    Saturday, June 03, 2006

    Jonah

    This is our last lesson on the prophets. We have studied Elijah, Daniel and now Jonah. With help from a few of my friends, I have almost got Jonah complete. There are a few more activities that need fine tuning, but the bulk of what we need this month is finished. We'll be using:

    • Jonah Flip Chart
    • Large Flannelgraph (Betty Lukens)
    • Jonah song
    • Jonah and the Storm Magnetic Puzzles
    • Jonah and the Fish Magnetic Puzzles
    • Sequence Pictures
    • Jonah Blacklight Story
    • Attendance Chart
    • God Will Take Care Of You Flip Chart


    My lesson plan is:

    Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E

    Opening Activity: Jonah and the Storm Magnetic Puzzles

    Sing: Jonah

    Jonah Flip Chart

    Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart. We've been doing this throughout the prophets. It just really seems appropriate with these lessons. The kids call it the Rain Song. The first picture I chose for the flip chart is a little boy looking out his window at lightning and rain. He has a worried look on his face.

    Black Light Story -- Jonah

    Read Can God See Me? -- A Happy Day Book about a little that wonders if God can see him while he's on his camping trip and other places.

    Attendance Chart -- The attendance chart this month is about prayer. I've taken a picture of each child praying (well, some of them -- the others will get their pictures tomorrow). The attendance chart says, "God Hears Me Pray No Matter Where I Am!". Each class they will add a picture of different places they can pray -- tree, bed, house, car, tricycle, boat, swing set. As they put their picture on the attendance chart, have them sit down on the floor.

    Review the lesson with the Jonah Flannelgraph story.

    Old Testament books -- Work together with the large blue cards (books of law), large red cards (books of history), the green cards (books of poetry and the Major Prophets (We'll add Ezekie, Daniel and one minor prophet, Hosea). Let each child take a turn pointing to and saying the books on the wall with the hand pointer. After each child has had a turn, let them return to their seat. Give each child his set of OT cards to put in order on his own. This activity is getting quite time consuming. I'll have to play it by ear how much we actually do.

    Let each child that wants to say a prayer.
    Pictures of some Daniel Activities:

    This is the attendance chart we did. The words in the middle say, "Daniel chose to eat good food." Then the child's name is underneath that. Each class session, the children added a different vegetable to their plate.


    We made the lion Wednesday PM. It came from the book: How To Make Puppets With Children . I recruited 2 helpers for every 2 kids in class. I also did prep work to make the whole thing go smoothly (prepare puppet, cut pieces, add details). Each child had a baggie with all the pieces for their puppet. The teacher applied the glue, the child applied the pieces. The children seemed to enjoy it and they were proud of the product.


    This is the fiery furnace I found in our storage room. A teacher made it for the 2nd and 3rd grade class. I think they actually did some dramatization of the story. My kids were offered the chance to stand in the furnace if they wanted to. Some were afraid, others loved it.