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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eli, Hannah and Samuel.....Exploring Bible History

We have JUST begun our NEW UNIT!!!!!!  We are going to be EXPLORING  and  learning about Eli, Samuel, Saul, David and Solomon.  We are going to be VERY BUSY over the next quarter.



This is the way I "CONTAIN" my teaching materials....I use a BIG BINDER and plastic sleeves----LOTS OF PLASTIC SLEEVES!!!!!!  





I am PRAYING fervently about this undertaking.  It is a little more challenging to come up with activities, review games, etc. for the material we are about to EXPLORE......so, I am STRETCHING my brain as I work on these lessons.  :-)





This is what my classroom looks like!!!  I am blessed to have a LARGE ROOM....with plenty of room for the kiddos activities!!!

We have
'TABLE TIME" 
&  
"CIRCLE TIME." 





Our EAA, which stands for EARLY ARRIVAL ACTIVITY is a PUZZLE and then a DRAWING activity. 



I made this puzzle using frames from the Dollar Tree!!!  I call the puzzle "GOD'S AMAZING PLAN!" It is truly a puzzle with each TIME PERIOD OF THE BIBLE in each puzzle piece.  The kiddos worked together to get the puzzle in the correct chronological order!!!

After they completed the puzzle I allowed them to draw in "white boards."  These boards are cut from wall board that I purchased at LOWES..  $11.96 gave me 32 white boards!!!!  I have shared them with ALL the other Bible Classes!!!!   I had coded the white boards with various BIBLE characters and events.  The kiddos had to draw me a picture of what they could remember about the character of event.  THEY LOVED IT!!!!!  All kiddos love to draw on the white/chalk board so, I decided to use this to MY ADVANTAGE!!!!  I will post some pics of what they drew----They amazed me!!!!!





We have NEW cards to add to our WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? and HOW? WALL!!!!  









We have a  "NEW" map up on the wall.  
 
We have already added two locations!!!!  
 
The kiddos LOVE to add new locations to the map.












This is our NEW bulletin board.
BTW, I just use the WALL!!!
We have 3 CROWNS and 3 MEN that would be KING.  
We will write (with a sharpie) information about each KING  on each crow.  BTW, the pictures came from DOLLAR TREE...I bought them last year....I sure hope they come out with MORE BIBLE related visuals!









Hannah Praying
Hannah's Answered Prayer!
Our first lesson was about Hannah.  Hannah prayed fervently for a baby boy.  The kiddos were very engaged with this story.  I explained how Hannah went to GOD through prayer.  I let them know that GOD really wants us to let HIM know our wants and needs.  They seemed to really get IT!!!!  YAY!!!!!


This was the kiddos "TAKE HOME." 
 











Our Memory Verse was Psalm 38:15.  "For in YOU, O LORD, I hope.  You will hear, O Lord my GOD."     I  felt this was an appropriate verse for the subject we were EXPLORING.  We sang the verse to the tune:  "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians."










Our REVIEW Game was called "PIN THE BOTTLE ON SAMUEL"  Each bottle had a question about the lesson written on it.  If the kiddo answer correctly (which they ALL did) they had to opportunity to "pin" (we used double stick tape) the bottle to Samuel.  They really enjoyed this!!!!!











On Wednesday Evening the kiddos colored  a picture of Samuel...added a "real" rattle and 3D blocks that spell SAMUEL.    They all turned our soooo sweet.  The kiddos added this to their NEW EXPLORER JOURNAL.    (The rattles came from the DOLLAR TREE   and we made the BLOCKS using little square wooden pieces and foamy  3D letters.)










I told you we are going to be busy....  :-)     And, I would NOT have it any other way!!!!!  I feel soooo blessed to be a BIBLE CLASS teacher!!!!  I am looking forward to sharing our EXPLORATIONS with you over the next few months!!!! 



Blessings,
 
 
Ronda


















87 comments:

  1. you have this card template to post?Hannah Praying, Hannah's Answered Prayer!
    I would do with my children.
    Kisses!

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  2. I will be working on that ability in the future...I have not yet figured out how to post templates. :-)

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    1. Can I ask for your Hannah praying template as well? Please forward to vbsregistered@gmail.com. Thanks and God Bless

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    2. If you have time I would love the Hannah praying template as well. acts1eight@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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  3. Ronda Durvall Visit my blog will be an honor to have you as a follower! Bjuss

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  4. Rhonda- I couldn't find a way to e-mail you, but I just had to tell you thank you for your blog. My sister and I have a great passion for bible education and your blog has been a tremendous source of help. I was wondering though, would you mind blogging about your class schedule. I teach the prek-k class and would love to compare our structure as a way to find holes of time to do more when my students. Thank you again for all you do! God Bless.
    -Kendra Miller
    Tennessee

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  5. Dear Rhonda! I am Ena from Azerbaijan. This summer we have VBS about prayer. I loved your Hannah's prayer craft. I would like to use it on VBS. I know I can't dawnload it. Can you send the template to my email address, please? I and my kidds would love it! Thank you.
    jafarovainna@mail.ru

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  6. I really wish that you had the Hannah praying template. It's wonderful!!!

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  7. I am teaching early Elementary Bible Class (K - 2). I just found your site today thanks to pinterest.com and I can't stop looking at all of your wonderful ideas! Do you sell or share your templates? I would like to print your word wall definitions and your maps, etc. I can create my own, but I would love to just use what you have already put work into. Also do you have a class plan template showing what you are going to teach for the next year or quarter? thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

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  8. Ronda,
    Do you share your templates? I write and develop curriculum for our church and would love to use your Hannah praying template. If you would be willing to share, my email is epresley@westsidefamilychurch.com. Thank you in advance!
    Emily

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  9. Rhonda,
    I am currently writing new curricul for our preschoolers at church. I would love a copy of your Hannah template. It is so cute! If you are willing to share some of these I would really appreciate it. My email address is pamela.arnett@pinelake.org

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  10. This is fabulous!!!! If you can email your templates for Hannah praying and Samuel in the bed I would be so grateful. Teaching this lesson beginning in July...jenniferstinson745@gmail.com

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  11. I would love to use the Hannah praying template please. I would be so grateful. Thank you for sharing your ideas and blog, Hnwest85@gmail.com.

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  12. I would love the Hannah praying template too please for my preschool lesson plan. michelle.hanus@yahoo.com

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  13. Hi, I would love to get your Hannah praying template for my preschool class. Thanks so much! krhodesok@aol.com

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  14. Is it possible for you to send me the template of Hannah praying then with her baby ? It's a great idea ! We will teach this lesson in the next sundays (we are in France)
    kareve.r.10@gmail.com

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  15. Is it possible for you to send me the template of Hannah praying then with her baby ? It's a great idea ! We will teach this lesson in the sunday school. My email is christ_48@hotmail.com

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  16. Did you find a way to post the Hannah praying template? Can you email it? kmayes@clearbranch.org

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  17. I would love to use the Hannah praying craft for my pre-school class at church. Can you please email me the template aladytee@gmail.com

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  18. Hi Rhoda, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Hannah praying craft! what a wonderful idea!
    Could you please send me a template? I would love to use it for my class.
    My email address is tracytau4@gmail.com

    Thanks a bunch for your great ideas!

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  19. As everyone else, I would love the template for Hannah praying and receiving Samuel. Please e-mail me at amanda@cpchurch.ca. Keep up the good work! Thanks :)

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  20. Would you be willing to email me the template for Hannah praying craft? Thank you so much! Our Sunday School kids would love this visual. BandLSmith@gmail.com

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  21. Would you be willing to email me the Hannah template? Would love to use in my 4yr olds homeschool curriculum? mcclardj@earthlink.net Thanks!

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  22. I would like your Hannah template. If possible can you send it to churstdavis@gmail.com. Thanks!!

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  23. I would also like the Hannah template if possible. Thanks! thekathrynwoodall@gmail.com

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  24. If you are sharing your Hannah template by email, could I also have it? Thanks! redheadmomto3@Gmail.com

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  25. I would also like the Hannah template, if you are sharing it. sarah.poba@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  26. The Hannah template looks wonderful for Mother's Day. Would you please send it to me at kminor@apumc.com Thank you!

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  27. I echo the others...I'm a Sunday School Coordinator too and I'd love the template for my lesson on Hannah - we're teaching about how God gave us Family! If I may (as soon as possible...) please send here: amy@mtnvw.org

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  28. i love the hannah praying template...is it possible to share? my email is west@hopechapelmaui.com

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  29. I would love the hannah praying template too please.! Email is lu.clewlow@gmail.com

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  30. Hello
    Is it possible to receive the hannah template? Thank you
    kristin0630@gmail.com

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  31. Hi Rhonda is it possible for me to get your hannah template, i will share it for my kinder in my sunday school class this week, my email niena_niena@yahoo.com i'm from Indonesia, thank you GBU

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  32. Hi Rhonda, your Hannah template is amazing and so lovely, if you don't mind can you let me use it for my Sunday School lessons in Hong Kong? Truly appreciate your work and may God bless you!
    puiwendy@gmail.com

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  33. Hi Rhonda your Hannah craft is amazing and very simple..Can I use this for my Sunday School craft as I am teaching Samuel this week, and I am not so good with drawing..my email is umashocks@gmail.com. Thanks

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  34. Would love your template for Hannah praying and opening up holding baby Samuel. Thank you! annevans@terryevans.com

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  35. Would it be possible to get the template for the Hannah craft? My Sunday School class would love this! Thank you! randeec@mail.gabc.org

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  36. Hi Rhonda, possible to have your Hannah praying craft template. I'm using it for my Sunday school teaching this Sunday. Thank you. My email : joan.wong22@gmail.com

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  37. Could you please send me the Hannah praying template please!? Megan.nicole4042@yahoo.com

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  38. I would love to use this template for sundayschool. Could you please send it to anitavangils90@gmail.com? Thank you!

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  39. If you would be so willing to share the Hannah-praying template, please e-mail to: chloe.a.espiritu@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  40. If you share the praying Hannah template, I would love to have it to use with my "Children Under Grace" class. My email is debbie@joyinthefurnace.com. Thank you!

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  42. Hi, can I also request for the Hannah template. I'm teacher 4-6yo kids at our church and would really love to get this, My email address is frostie.maegan@gmail.com.

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  43. Can you share to me yout hannah praying template please send it to btallorin@yahoo.com

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  44. I love your Hannah praying template and would love a copy of it as well. Please e-mail to crista@goldcreek.org Thanks!

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  45. Are you templates on your blog to be downloaded?

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  46. Hello. Can I have your hannah template as well? I will be teaching this lesson this Sunday and i would love to have my students do this arts, Please email me the template at ivorycastillo8@gmail.com thank you!

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  47. Has anyone been able to get the Hannah template?

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  48. would love the template too! jillyjenjen@yahoo.com

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  49. Hahaha.. Seems like everyone asked for the Hannah template.. I too would be totally grateful to have a copy of the template.. kattereaventuranza@yahoo.com
    Thanks for the great ideas too! We also have circle time but the half-circle table is just brilliant.. Thanks Rhonda!

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  50. Can you email me the template please?

    veronica.r.cantu@gmail.com

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  51. The Hannah template is adorable. I would love it as well if you are able to share. jcoffen@live.com

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  52. The Hannah template is great. If possible, could you please send it to paul.wakefield@shma.co.uk?

    Thank you.

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  53. I love the Hannah take home. Could you possible send the template jdeppison@sbcglobal.net

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  54. Would love a copy of the Hannah templet. Perfect for our Sunday school!! klp218@hotmail.com. Many thanks!

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  55. Could I please have the template for Hannah Praying and Hannah's Answered Prayers? There are two classes in our church that can use this. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas. jkmccoy1950@gmail.com

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  56. I have been searching all over for the Hannah template. Now that I am reading the comments I see that I am not the only one ;). Thank you for sharing your God given talents with us Ronda! If you happen to email the templates I would be grateful if you email me as well: abbgy.family@gmail.com or ericalynn_@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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  57. Would you please share the Hannah template with me. Please email to micola91@optonline.net

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  58. Would like to request the Hannah template and the Samuel template if possible.
    estherkliu@gmail.com

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    1. Just to clarify the Samuel sleeping craft "Speak Lord"...

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  59. Would you share the Hannah template with me too. Please email to yanyin.tjioe@gmail.com. Thank you very much!

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  60. Hi Ronda, Would you share the template for Hannah's answered prayer ? It is a perfect craft for our lesson this weekend. Please email to vmaddington@gmail.com. God Bless you and your ministry!

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  61. I love your ideas! I'm just starting the book of Samuel and like everyone else I really like the Hannah template! If you are sharing, please could you with me: kruanisha@gmail.com

    I'm so thankful, every time I see ministers like you with a passion to make bible teaching exciting for kids. Praise God for you!

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  62. Hello I would love to have a copy of the Samuel and Hannah 'take home' activiity, they are just perfect for what I am wanting to do. I have been looking for a while and have not found much until I saw your items. You are very creative and clearly a blessing to the children you teach.
    Blessings Sarah (paulsair1@yahoo.com.au)

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  63. Hi. I appreciate the creativity for the activity of Hannah. I will be very grateful if you could send me copy of your template. Thank you so much. tima0591@gmail.com

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  64. I would also like the Hannah template if possible, of course. mariahdebora@gmail.com Thanks!

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  65. Hi I love this Hannah Praying, Hannah's Answered Prayer template. I am teaching this lesson to my Sunday School class this Sunday.
    Please send to jjeldred@aol.com
    Thank you!!

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  66. Could you please share the Hannah's Answered Prayer template? mhealy@wabash348.com

    Thank You & Blessings
    Melony Healy

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  67. Would you please send me the Hannah template? I am doing a family service based n this story this Sunday and would love to do this with the children. My email is g.stanning@btinternet.com thank you

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  68. Love the craft! Would you please email me the Hannah template? Thank you so much! elizabeth@barnesprinting.com

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  69. What a wonderful craft idea! My kiddos would love this. Would you please email me the Hannah praying template? Thanks so much! meredithennema@gmail.com

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  70. Could you please e-mail me the Hannah praying template? This will be a great activity for my preschool class. Thanks! apr18@hotmail.com

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  71. Hello, what a creative idea-- would you mind sending me the Hannah praying template? I would love to use this for our preschoolers during our Sunday gathering time. My email is solisajean@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  72. hi ronda, I simply love your craft of Hannah praying. Can you please email the template to me, so I could use it for my class in Children's church. thank you. My email id is: rupadavid@gmail.com

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  73. Hi, Rhonda! I have an unusual question! ;) I love the wooden table and chairs you are using in your classroom. Would you mind letting me know where you purchased this table? Thank you! Courtney courtneyruiz@gmail.com

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  74. Hi,
    I would love to have the Hannah Praying hands template. My email is blesseun@gmail.com
    My Bible class will start the 1 Samuel this Friday. Thank you!

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  75. Seems I'm not alone... I would also love a copy of the Hannah template if you don't mind sharing? Sandy.devries@outlook.com. Thank you so much!

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  76. Hello Rhonda. It seems like your Hannah template is quite popular! I would love a copy too. I teach the preschool Sunday school class at my church. Thank you so much. cbednarik72@gmail.com

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  77. May I please get a copy of the Hannah praying template? mistyriousone@yahoo.com It's lovely and would be great for my preschool Sunday school class in Romania.

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  78. Did people who asked for the template to be emailed get it? I am teaching this lesson in two weeks and would love the template as well. I realize this original post is from 2013, but if possible can you please email the template if that is what you've been able to do - or have you posted them anywhere? darcysanders@verizon.net if you are able/willing to email the template.

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  79. Hey Rhonda!
    If you're still emailing the Hannah holding Samuel template I'd also love a copy for my preschool craft please!
    godslittleangel_13@hotmail.com

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  80. Rhonda,

    I would also love a copy of the Hannah template if you are still sending it! amoore@thevillagedenton.church
    Thank you!

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  81. May I have the Hannah praying template. pcah31520@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

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  82. Can you please send the Hannah praying template to me ? megbfreeman@me.com

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