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Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Sermon On The Mount (Chapter 6)

I'm convinced someone is cheating me out of precious time in my class. It seems like the class gets shorter and shorter. I was all ready to teach the lesson and give the kids about 10 minutes to work in their stations Wednesday night. The bell rang way too early. We did get through the lesson, but didn't get to get to the stations.

Tomorrow's lesson is on chapter 6 of the Sermon on the Mount. The Lord's prayer is in this chapter along with more great stuff. They are memorizing the Lord's prayer, so we'll spend a little extra time talking about it. One of the activities they are to complete while memorizing the Lord's prayer has them writing their own prayer patterned after the one found in Matthew 6. I've done this activity several times in the past and the kids are always very pleased with the result.

I spent the day today getting the plan for next quarter written out on paper. That is the hardest part. The rest is just putting the plan into action. With computers, color copiers and laminators, it's a breeze compared to what it used to be like.

My Lesson Plan:


Review what we've studied so far.

Today's lesson: The Sermon On The Mount (Chapter 6) We'll be concentrating on the Lord's prayer.

Review the New Testament cards on the wall. We're going to have to do 2 this week. I think we'll be doing 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

Let them spend time in the stations.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Sermon On The Mount (Chapter 5)

The next 3 class session we will be talking about one of my favorite passages in the Bible. Matthew 5-7 is commonly called THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. In this sermon (or as some believe, a compilation of Jesus' teachings), Jesus teaches his disciples about many things they should be doing in their every day lives. Each section can make a class in itself, but we're going to take a chapter each class. Four of the 6 things the kids are memorizing come from the Sermon On The Mount, so they are familiar with quite a bit of it already. These lessons will give me the opportunity to elaborate more on their memory passages as well as read and discuss the rest of the passages.

My Lesson Plan:


Sing: Tell Me The Story of Jesus

Review what we've studied so far.

Today's lesson: The Sermon On The Mount (Chapter 5) We'll be concentrating on the Beatitudes and the Salt/Light passage.

Review the New Testament cards on the wall. We're going to have to do 2 this week. I think we'll be doing Philippians and Colossians.

Let them spend time in the stations.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Sabbath Controversy

It has been a while since I have posted a lesson plan for this class. I have been out of town helping my parents while dad was in the hospital. I had 2 great teachers substitute for me during that time. They covered Healing the Nobleman's son and choosing the 12 apostles. The Sabbath controversy should've come before the 12 apostles, but I figured it would be harder for a substitute to teach. So, tomorrow's lesson will be the Sabbath controversy. This can be found in 3 gospels: Matthew 12:1-8, Mark 2:23-28, Luke 6:1-5, and there will also be a reference to Deuteronomy 5:14.

Since I've been out of the classroom for 2 lessons, I hope to see great strides being made in their memory work. They just a few weeks left in this quarter to get done. We'll see how they're doing tomorrow.

The kids usually get right to work at their stations as soon as they get to the classroom. Some of them come as much as 20 minutes early. That gives them a lot of extra time that we just don't have in class. It seems to work best to let them work at their stations for about the first 10 minutes of class and then break to do the lesson, sing, and review the memory work. Then, if there's any time left over (which there usually isn't), they can go back to working in the stations.

My Lesson Plan:

Sing: Tell Me The Story of Jesus

Review what we've studied so far.

Today's lesson: The Sabbath Controversy

Review the New Testament cards on the wall. We're going to have to do 2 this week. I think we'll be doing Galatians and Ephesians.

Review one or two of their memory work out loud together.

Let them spend time in the stations.