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
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