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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

VBS -- End of Time Parables

Whew! They were a little on the wild side today. Some of them work very quickly when it comes to written work and some of them are a little slower. In a class room that small it's hard to keep everyone calm down while we're waiting on the slower ones. Today I let them do the vocabulary scramble while we were waiting. I think that was not such a good idea.

Our game today was pictionary. They enjoyed it, but some had never played it before. They were afraid to make a mistake in drawing. I should've done one for them so they could see how it was done. They would draw little tiny pictures on the big white board. We'll have to have them over to the house to play pictionary again sometime.

Tomorrow we won't be playing a game. I had planned on doing a Bible bowl, but I'm going to let them decorate their treasure boxes instead. I finally found some puff paint that came in jewel tones. They can add the "jewels" to their treasure box and make it look even more valuable.

We didn't get to the memory work today. We'll need to spend a little extra time on it tomorrow.
I'm notorious for making typos in the things I print up for Bible class. I've made little booklets with the story in it so they can all read along with me. The one I did for the prodigal son was all messed up. I stapled the pages in the wrong order. Tonight, I (and Jill) made correct ones so they can take home books that make sense.

I also did a mistake in one of the pictures I put in the workbook. We glued the correct picture on top of the wrong one tonight. I don't know why I don't check things better before I print them up. I need proof reader.


Lesson Plan:

Parables for today: End of Time Parables
The Parable of the Dragnet
The Parable of the 10 Virgins

Go to Art:


Fill out attendance cards.

Pass out Workbooks.

Introduce Vocabulary. Today's vocabulary is virgin, bridegroom, dragnet

Tell the parables.

Read the little books in the pocket of their workbook. There is a book for each of the parables tomorrow.

Memory Work: They will be copying Matthew 7:27.

Do Activity in the workbook. This activity will help reinforce the lesson about the dragnet. There are 2 pictures -- one of a good fish and one of a bad fish. Around the fish are good and bad characteristics people have. They will draw a line from the good characteristic to the good fish and the bad characteristic to the bad fish.

Add Puff Paint Jewels to the treasure boxes.

Songs. We'll sing the parable song about the 10 virgins. I got the words and music to it online today. Sorry, there is no recording yet. If you want to see it, click here: End of Time Parables. They seem to enjoy singing it each day. We'll probably sing all the verses that we've done since Monday. The Parable Song