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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Paul Is Bitten By A Snake

This is the last lesson on Paul. As I question the kids during class about Paul, they are actually able to tell me several things about Paul.

Next month we will be learning about the Church (worship, salvation and organization).

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and the The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big and God Made The Round Round Sun.

Magnetic Puzzle -- Saul on the road to Damascus. We haven't done this puzzle in a couple of weeks. I think they'll enjoy the change.

Sing: Saul/Paul. The song is finally online. Follow the link and you can see/hear/print it out.

Review the past lessons with the popup book.

Paul Flip Chart

Pass out the new popup page. It is Paul's hand being bitten by a snake. They will get to glue one end of the snake down. I'll have to get pictures of this for you.

Attendance chart: Each child will add another scroll to their picture of Paul.

Let the children pretend "baptizing" the plastic man (I think he's technically Moses). There is a plastic shoe box sized container filled with water that we use for this. I keep trying to emphasize that after someone is baptized, they are called a Christian. So, when they baptize the little plastic man, I ask them what he's called now. Most of them will tell me a Christian. Some say Paul, which is okay too.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing. We've added Glenda Schales' Peter song to our list of favorites.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Paul Is Shipwrecked

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and the The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big and God Made The Round Round Sun.

Magnetic Puzzle -- Paul and Silas in Prison

Sing: Saul/Paul. I haven't gotten this song online yet.

Review the past lessons with the popup book. The new page is of The Philippian and Jailer.

Paul Flip Chart
-- We haven't finished this flip chart yet. It's pretty long. Tomorrow, we will finish it. We'll have to move pretty quickly through the first half so they won't be tired by the time we get to the last part.

Attendance chart: Each child will add another scroll to their picture of Paul.

Let the children pretend "baptizing" the plastic man (I think he's technically Moses). There is a plastic shoe box sized container filled with water that we use for this. I keep trying to emphasize that after someone is baptized, they are called a Christian. So, when they baptize the little plastic man, I ask them what he's called now. Most of them will tell me a Christian. Some say Paul, which is okay too.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing. We've added Glenda Schales' Peter song to our list of favorites.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Paul and Lydia

Tonight we will talk about Lydia being converted. Actually, I think I got these out of order, but I don't think the kids will mind too much. We wiil be adding to our popup book and doing lots of review.

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and the The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big and God Made The Round Round Sun.

Magnetic Puzzle -- Paul and Silas in Prison

Sing: Saul/Paul. I haven't gotten this song online yet.

Review the past lessons with the popup book. I've already added Lydia's page, so we will introduce it at this time also.

Paul Flip Chart

Attendance chart: Each child will add another scroll to their picture of Paul.

Let the children pretend "baptizing" the plastic man (I think he's technically Moses). There is a plastic shoe box sized container filled with water that we use for this.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing. We've added Glenda Schales' Peter song to our list of favorites.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Paul and the Philippian Jailer

Our next two lessons will be on conversions while Paul was on his 2nd trip. He met the Philippian Jailer while he was imprisoned in Philippi and then met Lydia in the same city. I want to emphasize the attitude Paul and Silas had while in prison and the fact that God took care of them and saw to it they were no longer in prison.

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and the The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big and God Made The Round Round Sun.

Magnetic Puzzle -- Paul and Silas in Prison

Sing: Saul/Paul. I haven't gotten this song online yet.

Review the past 3 lessons with the popup book. The third page reviews Paul healing the lame man from Lystra.

Paul Flip Chart

Attendance chart: Each child will add another scroll to their picture of Paul.

Let the children pretend "baptizing" the plastic man (I think he's technically Moses). There is a plastic shoe box sized container filled with water that we use for this.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing. We've added Glenda Schales' Peter song to our list of favorites.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Paul Teaches About Jesus

Tonight's lesson will be about Paul's first journey. We'll talk about how Paul and Barnabas went on the journey to teach about Jesus. We'll talk about how some people listened and were happy with what they heard, while others got very angry. We'll talk about how Paul did miracles (specifically made the lame man walk on the first journey).

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and the The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big and God Made The Round Round Sun.

Magnetic Puzzle -- The Conversion of Saul
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Sing: Saul/Paul. I haven't gotten this song online yet.

Review the past 2 lessons with the popup book. I finally got the first 2 pages of this book ready for class. The first page is about Paul's letters and the second is about Saul's conversion and changing his name to Paul.

Paul Flip Chart

Do the Snip n tell about the lame man walking. The book actually has this being used with the story of Peter healing the lame man, but tonight it will be used with Paul.

Attendance chart: Each child will add another scroll to their picture of Paul.

Let the children pretend "baptizing" the plastic man (I think he's technically Moses). There is a plastic shoe box sized container filled with water that we use for this.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Paul -- His Conversion

We just taught this lesson in detail to the kids this summer in VBS. Of course, mine are small enough that they won't remember much, but it is fresh on my mind.

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and the The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big and God Made The Round Round Sun. I don't know if I have the "official" words to My God Is So Big. I've always sung it this way:

My God is so big,so strong and so mighty
There's nothing my God cannot do.

My God is so big,so strong and so mighty
There's nothing my God cannot do.

The mountains are His,
The valleys are His,
The stars are His handiwork too.

My God is so big,so strong and so mighty
There's nothing my God cannot do.

One of my helpers has always sung it another way. If you know which is right, please let me know.

Magnetic Puzzle -- The Conversion of Saul

Sing: Saul/Paul. I haven't gotten this song online yet.

Review last week's lesson using the letters from class. The first page of the popup book this month has a mailbox that the letter will fit into. Let the kids put their letter in the mailbox.

Paul Flip Chart

Attendance chart: -- This month it is a picture of Paul writing letters. Each class session they will get to add a scroll (made from a piece of off white paper (2"X4")) to the picture.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Paul -- An Introduction

Well, let's just try to forget that our Bible class Sunday AM never happened. I wasn't ready for it mentally or physically. I thought I had at least gotten the flip chart prepared. When I began reading it to the kids it became obvious that it was all wrong. I don't know how I got all the pictures mixed up that bad, but I did. The text was on the back of the wrong picture. Ugh. The only thing that worked well was the magnetic puzzle. Thank you Jill.

Well, we muddled through with some of our generic activities and hoped things would be better tonight. The flip chart is fixed, the attendance chart is ready and I'm almost finished with the application activity.

We begin our study of Paul. We will study the following:

Introduction to Paul
Saul's Conversion
Paul Teaches About Jesus
Paul and Lydia
Paul and the Philippian Jailer
Paul Is Shipwrecked

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and the span style="font-weight:bold;">The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big and God Made The Round Round Sun.

Magnetic Puzzle -- The Conversion of Saul

Sing: Saul/Paul. I haven't gotten this song online yet. The words are:

Saul! What are you doing, Saul?
Why are you hurting people that love Jesus our Lord?
Saul! What are you doing, Saul?
Arise and be baptized and live for Jesus our Lord.

Paul! What are you doing, Paul?
You've changed your name and now you live for Jesus our Lord?
Paul! What are you doing, Paul?
You're teaching others how to live for Jesus our Lord.

Introduce the idea of Paul writing letters to the churches by presenting each child with a letter (paper and envelope). Each letter has the following written on it:

To all the students in the pre-school class,

Greeting. I know that you are being good boys and girls. I want you to know that God loves you very much. Please do what God wants you to do.

In Christian Love,
Ms Diana

Allow each child to open his letter and read it. Talk to the kids about how Paul would write letters to the churches praising them for doing good, telling them about God's love and begging them to live better. Take the letters back up to be used for review in another class.

Paul Flip Chart

Pass out the scrolls. Let each child draw or write letters on their scroll. Talk to them about how Paul would write his letters on scrolls not paper and envelopes. This is mentioned in the flip chart, so it won't be foreign to them. Let them take the scrolls home at the end of the class. The scrolls are made of two 8 1/2X11 pieces of off white paper glued together on the short inch (overlapping about an inch). The sticks that the paper are rolled up on are made of a brown construction paper rolled up along the long side to make a tube about an inch wide. The rolled up sticks are hot glued on the ends of the scrolls. the scrolls are rolled up and ready for the kids to write their letters.

Attendance chart: -- This month it is a picture of Paul writing letters. Each class session they will get to add a scroll (made from a piece of off white paper (2"X4")) to the picture.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer