Tomorrow I won't be teaching my class so our family can go to Crockett where Danny is holding a meeting. Since I've had some spare time today that would normally be devoted to preparing for class, I decided to go next door and take some pictures of the activities talked about in the lesson plans for this quarter.
The first pictures are an idea that came from Shaping Hearts For God. The boxes are empty kleenex boxes painted or covered with paper. The 2 holes in front are to look into the box. There is a hole on the side that the flashlight shines in to. Each class there is a new Bible fact for the students to read. There are 2 of these boxes in the room. The Bible facts I'm using are directly related to the lesson of the day. The large flash light is a graphic that came with the materials from Shaping Hearts For God.
Here is a closeup. I attached the box with velcro to a posterboard. The flashlight is attached with velcro also.
The next 3 pictures are the same decoration/activity. Each of the poetry books is represented by a large "book" that opens and closes. Inside the books are strips of velcro. As we study each of the books we'll be adding 8 strips that have statements found in that particular book. For instance, in the book of Job is a strip that says, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it." The students decide which book the statement came from and put it in the appropriate book on the wall. They also have to tell me who said it or something else about the statement. At this point, it's pretty easy because we've only studied one book. As the quarter progresses there will be more of a challenge.