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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.