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We have begun our EXPLORATION of the Patriarchs. I am excited. The KIDDOS are excited, too. They LOVE new adventures!!!
The KIDDOS "NEW" Explorer Journals are READY!! These are used to keep their Explorer Journal Activities. The KIDDOS get to take them home at the end of the study.
Our "GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN" timeline had Abraham and Sarah added to the PATRIARCHAL time period.
I went with something very simple for our TABLE TOP Visual. I am using one of the toy tents my hubby bought me...using-toys-to-teach-bible-stories with "Abraham" and a laminated number 3 that highlights the 3 SPECIAL promises that GOD made to Abraham. We will be talking about those 3 SPECIAL promises a LOT!!! :-)
NOW, on to the BIG 3D visual!!!! I am so excited to get to use this TENT!!! I bought it several years ago. I LOVE the colors and thought it would be GREAT to use when I taught on Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I found the tent on clearance at Target. It is supposed to go on top of a twin bed.... but, I think it is perfect for this lesson!!!
Just for fun, I added a blow up palm tree, I purchased it at Dollar Tree several years ago.
**The KIDDOS had SO MUCH FUN getting in the TENT as we REVIEWED our lesson. We took pictures of each of the KIDDOS.
This is one of the KIDDOS favorite songs to sing....we normally sing this song at the beginning of a NEW Quarter....we put on our EXPLORER HAT and march around the room singing, "WE ARE BIBLE EXPLORERS..."
The KIDDOS will be learning several songs about Abraham. I like to start with this one...it is SHORT and easy for the KIDDOS to remember. I LOVE to hear them SING!!
This is the KIDDOS Memory Verse...we sang it to the tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb. I will share the KIDDOS NEW Memory Verse Tracking System, soon!!!!
The KIDDOS Take Home project is a NUMBER THREE...it highlights the SPECIAL Promises GOD made to Abraham. The KIDDOS colored their 3 attached Abraham with a brad and glued the 3 to a paint paddle. The KIDDOS would hold them up every time I asked, "HOW MANY SPECIAL PROMISES DID GOD MAKE TO ABRAHAM?" Then I would have them tell me the PROMISES!! They did really well.
Our REVIEW GAME is a MATCH GAME. I used stars with pictures of various things that went along with the story.
We PLAY this as a CLASS REVIEW...the KIDDOS answer a question from the lesson....one KIDDO gets to turn over a set of stars....if they match, we stack them together and leave them laying out on the floor...competition at this age in NOT a great motivator.
The KIDDOS Explorer Journal Activity is very simple and is BASED on their Memory Verse. The KIDDOS colored some of the stars, added 3D stars and then glittered some of the stars....BTW, the GLITTERING was their FAVORITE!!! We keep it under control by giving each KIDDO a cookie pan...we then guide them with their GLITTERING SKILLS. :-)
We have had a few other changes in the classroom...so, I will share pics. I normally have a star pocket chart under the light switch....but, I want the KIDDOS to work on their CHRONOLOGY of Bible Events in Genesis....so, I decided to hang up our GENESIS VELCRO BOARD....that way if we have a few minutes, waiting on parents to pick up KIDDOS, we can PUT the STORIES in ORDER. There is something about VELCRO the KIDDOS LOVE!!!
I decided to move our REVIEW GAME CRATES from under the white board to the area right by the KIDDOS cubbies.... they are "out of the way and yet easy to access....so, for now, that is where they will be staying.
I LOVE the "BACK to SCHOOL" time of the year!!! It always seems to inspire me to make changes in my BIBLE CLASS ROOM!!!