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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Toddler Class is Memorizing the DAYS of CREATION Bible Facts

Each of our classes are working on Memorizing their Basic Bible Facts.   Each teacher has decided on their own way to incorporate Basic Bible Fact Memorization time into their classroom schedule.   The TODDLER class teachers decided to make WORLD POCKETS for each of their KIDDOS.  






Their is a pocket on the back of each of the worlds.  As the KIDDOS tell the teach the DAY they were told to memorize they add a CARD to their WORLD POCKET!!    I LOVE hearing the KIDDOS get excited over earning their NEWEST CARD!!!!! 











Here is a peek at the CARDS that go in the pocket!!  










Since they are working on MEMORIZING each day of creation the KIDDOS have been making different TAKE HOME ACTIVITIES.    Each of their activities is on a paper plate.      Here is one of their DAY 2 plates!!!











Here is their DAY 3 plate!!!  I LOVE THEM!!!  I LOVE hearing the KIDDOS coming out of their classroom  and telling their parents WHAT they made!!!!  





As soon as I find out where the teacher put Day 1 and their CREATION WHEEL mobile, I will share it with you!   


We are blessed to have dedicated and hardworking teachers!!!  





Blessings,

Ronda
















Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Memorizing Bible Facts Motivational Bulletin Board on a Door

 I shared with you, yesterday, our desire to reinforce the KIDDOS Basic Bible Facts knowledge.   Our congregation is working with our KIDDOS and expects them to be able to Memorize their Basic Bible Facts.  So, that left it up to us teachers to come up with MOTIVATIONAL ideas for our KIDDOS.  



















I decided to go with a Toucan Motif.   Since the only SPACE, I had to spare was the back of out door...I decided to just go for it and make it work.  I am happy with how it turned out and it does not take up a  lot of space.  :-) 






















 I found the big Toucan at the Dollar Tree!!!!  The title says, YOU, "TOO CAN" MEMORIZE BIBLE FACTS!





















In order to TRACK their SUCCESS the KIDDOS will be adding a LINK to their TOUCAN.  Each of the LINKS will have a PENNANT  on it....So, it will help me keep track of WHICH KIDDO knows WHICH BIBLE FACTS.  
















I think the KIDDOS will LOVE this TRACKING system.    The LITTLE Toucans came from the Dollar Tree. I found them in the Teacher/School Supply area.   The "CRYSTAL" links came from the Dollar Tree.  I found them in the GIRLS TOY area.  













I will continue to take pictures of the KIDDOS progress!!!  I am excited to see how quickly their chain links grow down the door!!!  



Blessings,



Ronda

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bible Facts Review Stick!! Days of Creation

We are WORKING on BASIC BIBLE FACTS. We have a once a month class called "ROCK"  for our KIDDOS.  "ROCK" stands for InRiching Our Children's Knowledge.  During the ROCK class the KIDDOS have the opportunity to say their memory verses, tell what they have been doing in their class, share their answers to the weekly Bible Detective Question, and review BASIC BIBLE Facts. With that being said, several of us teachers have decided to BUILD our KIDDOS BASIC BIBLE FACTS Knowledge.  So, we began brainstorming about some FUN ways to excite the KIDDOS  to memorize their Basic Bible Facts.  









Our first set of BASIC BIBLE FACTS assigned were the DAYS of CREATION.  So, I decided to make a FUN review stick for the KIDDOS.       

















I have a bunch of these screw on caps....I save them from milk cartons, juice cartons, cream cartons, etc.   I thought they would be PERFECT for my idea.














I coded each cap with a circle picture to represent each Day of Creation.   I then hot glued the threaded "neck" of the cap assembly to the paint paddles.  I added a numbered DOT sticker to the inside of each of the cap assembly pieces. 

















The KIDDOS will have to screw each lid onto the CORRECT number....for example:  The lid that had the LIGHT (yellow circle inside a black circle) will be screwed onto the neck with the number 1 sticker inside it.  


















The KIDDOS did this activity recently and LOVED it!!!!!  They can't WAIT to be able to take them home and SHARE them with their families!!!!!  













As soon as they can tell me the events of each Day of Creation they will be allowed to add a Pennant Link to their Toucan.  I'll share more about their Toucan tomorrow.  


Blessings,  


Ronda










Sunday, June 1, 2014

REVIEW TIME!!! Creation-Tower of Babel

Today was our FIRST of two REVIEW DAYS!!  I, personally feel that REVIEW days are so beneficial.    It lets me ascertain the KIDDOS progress.  I want to make sure they understand what they have been learning.  I want to make sure they can tell me the stories in order.  I want to make sure they remember their MEMORY VERSES and I want to FILL in any "holes" in their understanding. 









One of the ACTIVITIES we did was to have the KIDDOS pick an item out of the box and tell us what story it relates to and why it relates to that story.    


















But, in order to PICK something out of the box, the KIDDOS had to first answer a REVIEW QUESTION...I have about 50 different REVIEW QUESTIONS covering Creation-Tower of Babel.  :-)  














I pulled out my foam number line. This allowed the KIDDOS can put the DAYS of Creation on the correct number.  


























Another Review Activity we did was  "PUT the BIBLE STORIES in sequential order" board.     This is a simple yet FUN activity for the KIDDOS.  






This is what the board looked like when the KIDDOS arrived.  I asked the KIDDOS if the stories were in correct order...I wished you could have heard their very loud and very authoritative, "NO!"









So we cleared the board....btw, it is strips of velcro on the BOARD.   For the KIDDOS to get to help put the stories into correct order they had to answer one of my many. many  REVIEW questions.  



















REVIEW VISUALS are easy...I just use our PAST EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITIES.  Since they are always on display---it makes it so convenient.  












The KIDDOS TAKE HOME project was a very simple Memory Verse/Story REVIEW "GAME."   The idea behind this is for the KIDDOS to be able to MATCH the MEMORY VERSE to the CORRECT STORY.   MOST of my KIDDOS are NOT independent readers....so, it will be a game where PARENTS read the verse and the KIDDOS match the correct picture to the verse.









   

During class time the KIDDOS will be using my cookie sheets...I purchased a bunch of these at the Dollar Tree. We use them ALL the time.  They are great for magnetic games, individual activities, puzzles, etc.    
















I wanted to show you the magnets....to help keep cost down, I cut each little magnet in half.  The worked great!!!  They did not fall off the pans!!!  Save your pennies where you can.  :-)


















I have these FUN zipper baggies...so, each KIDDO got one to put their pieces in for easy transport.  I did have one KIDDO who wanted to take home my cookie pans....until I told him he could put them up on his refrigerator and helps his brother's and sister's learn the Bible Stories and Memory Verses in order.   









I will share their EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY soon.   



Blessings, 


Ronda





Sorry for the delayed posting of our Explorer Journal Activity.  The KIDDOS will be making these and adding them to their Explorer Journal.  

I made the stickers by printing them on cardstock and then running them through my sticker maker. This will be a quick and fun activity for the KIDDOS.  They LOVE stickers!!








Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tower of Babel


We have had a few "bumps" on our Exploring of Bible History. I have been out of town, been sick, got well, fell sick again. Kinda a rough few weeks. But, we are MOVING forward. This Sunday the KIDDOS will be learning about the Tower of Babel.    Our DO YOU KNOW? Wall is ready!!  Since, I like to focus on the Who? What? When? Where? (Geographically) Where? (in the Bible) Why? and How is this important to me? with all my lessons...I find it very helpful to have the cards up and ready before I teach the lesson.  


















This is the card we will add to our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN timeline.  















 The KIDDOS will have a new song to go with this lesson.  "The Tower of Babel" by Ronda Duvall


If you would like to hear this song click on the following link.  It will open the Facebook page for Hands On Bible Teacher.  










I wanted a VISUAL  that would WOW the KIDDOS and make this lesson memorable.   So, I decided to build a "TOWER of BABEL."  

Because, I seem to keep items that others throw in the trash, I had all these cardboard packing pieces.  I was THRILLED with the way they stacked up and made a TOWER!!  













I wanted the PLAIN of SHINAR to have a 3D feel...so, after drawing the basic design on the foam board I went to work with STREAMERS, SAND PAPER, EASTER GRASS, and CONSTRUCTION PAPER.    I am REALLY happy with how it all came together.  















I used my PEG PEOPLE (they were formally clothes pins)....I added my toy PALM TREES and a wooden sign that has "Plain of Shinar" written on it....I KNOW the KIDDOS will be EXCITED as soon as they see this sitting on the TABLE!!






















Our MEMORY VERSE is Colossians 4:6. I thought this would be an applicable verse for this lesson.  

If you would like to hear the memory verse song click the following link.  It will open the Facebook Page for Hands On Bible Teacher.  

Memory Verse Colossians 4:6









The KIDDOS will have an opportunity to build their OWN Tower out of these FOAM CUBES.  I will try to remember to take pictures of their TOWERS and share them.  (I borrowed these from the TODDLERS Classroom.   They do a bucket system of teaching in that classroom...so, since they are not currently on the Tower Of Babel they graciously loaned them to me for Sunday!!)










The KIDDOS will be making a POP UP Tower of Babel for their TAKE HOME project.
















The KIDDOS will add the background and the PEOPLE.  The KIDDOS will use the mini SMILEY FACES stickers for their people.  


















Our REVIEW GAME is very simple one....the KIDDOS will get to BUILD a TOWER of BABEL by answering questions from the lesson.   As added fun, they will get to KNOCK the TOWER down with bean bags.....OF COURSE they have to answer a question from the lesson for an opportunity to toss the bean bag.  











Next Week is our REVIEW WEEK.  The KIDDOS will be making these to add to their EXPLORER JOURNAL.   We will see if they can get the TOWER into the correct order.  I used velcro to make this an activity that the KIDDOS can do over and over again.  




I am excited to teach this lesson.  



Blessings,



Ronda