Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Jesus' Birth Announced

The first class went well. I had a hard time getting my brain working at the 10-11 year old level. I wanted to start the class with Jesus Loves Me, but the kids weren't too thrilled with that idea. We reviewed the whole Bible. It was very interesting and quite an exercise for me. They were able to tell quite a few of the events themselves. We won't get to do that every time, but we do need to do it every once in a while.

I've added some new folder games for the stations. Now there is just one station that doesn't have any activities. That one is The Wise Man. I've got some ideas, so I just need the time to sit down and put them together.

Tonight we will be talking about Jesus' birth being announced. We read the beginning of Luke 1 Sunday AM when we talked about John's birth being announced. We'll finish the chapter tonight.

My Lesson Plan:

Review the announcement of John's birth

Discuss the announcement of Jesus' birth. Luke 1:26-56 and Isaiah 7:14

Introduce the John or Jesus folder game. This folder game will be put at the Bible lesson review station. This activity has a blue circle overlapping a yellow circle. It is green where they overlap. The children will read the cards that tell something about either John's or Jesus' or both births. If it is about both, it goes in the overlap area. After they are through, they will turn their cards over. The colored dot on the back of the cards will match the color of the circle if they have put them in the right place.

Introduce the New Testament book pictures. We introduced Matthew Sunday AM. We will review it and then explain how they will fill out the information about each book in their project folders.

The rest of the class will be spent at the stations.