Sunday morning I taught solo. Both of my helpers were sick. The class went well, but I learned just how much I depend on my helpers. We got through about half of what we normally do. I definitely prefer having helpers that can spend individual time with the kids. I think they learn a lot more.
I had intended for our touch and feel book to be added to once a week. I think I'll do it every class session until it's done. We'll do the star page tonight. It is just a black piece of paper that the kids will stick foil stars to. I purchased larger stars that each child will be able to glue one on their page.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language.
Introduction to Story: Snip'n'Tell shepherds. I think this is actually angels like paper dolls. I'll get to class a little early and practice on it.
Jesus Loves The Children Magnetic Puzzles
Sing: Jesus Grows Up -- This song has not been put online yet. I hope to in the next few days.
Life of Christ Flip Chart
Touch and Feel Book: We'll do the 3rd page. It emphasizes the star that was in the sky when Jesus was born.
Attendance Chart: I'll let them choose what animals to add to their attendance chart from now on.
Move to the floor.
Review the lesson with the Jesus Flannelgraph story.
Return to Seats and do the small Flannelgraph boxes. The pictures in these this time are of Jesus as a baby, as a young boy and as a grown man. The kids will be able to put them on their flannel board in order. This would also be a good time to sing the new "I'll Grow Up Like Jesus" song again.
As time permits, do the following:
Boy Jesus Flip Chart
Activities borrowed from my Baby Jesus box for the toddler class.
Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.
Let each child that wants to say a prayer.