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.
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.