Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Miracles of Jesus -- Jesus Calms The Storm

Tonight we will be studying about Jesus calming the storm. This is a great story, but I have had nothing but frustration getting it ready. Today our computer decided to be a snail. It is going so slow. I have so much of my lesson that I do on the computer.

On a happier note, I finally got a new digital camera. I hope to post pictures for this month and last month real soon.

My lesson plan is:

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

Review Jesus feeding the 5000 using the Blacklight story.

Let children retell story of the 5000 using the small flannelgraph boxes.

Sing: What is a Miracle

Tell the story (encourage children to participate) of the miracles studied so far using the flip chart pictures.

Add today's lesson -- Jesus Calms The Storm using the flip chart.

Magnetic Puzzle -- Jesus Calms The Storm

Pop-up Book. The page for today's lesson is a boat in the water. The children will be able to move the boat like it is in a storm. There is a figure of Jesus that they can take out of the boat. They can pretend he is sleeping, and then when they make him wake up , the storm ends. I'm going to have to get pictures of this one. That was a pretty lame description.

Attendance chart: The attendance chart came from Palma Smiley's Sharing lesson. Each class session the children will glue a basket to their picture of Jesus feeding the 5000.

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.

If there's time talk about manners in the church building using the flashcards in the room.