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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

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