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Friday, October 6, 2017

Life of CHRIST---Angel Gabriel's Announcement

 I am so excited about this "NEW MATERIAL."  I have been working on LESSONS on the LIFE OF CHRIST for a while, now.  I am NOT done writing the LESSONS, but I feel I have enough LESSONS written that we can march forward in EXPLORING the LIFE of CHRIST!!!  

As always, I teach my lessons based upon the DO YOU KNOW? plan.  That is what I call the WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHERE? WHY? AND HOW Is this important to me?  way of learning.  If my KIDDOS can answer these questions, then I know they LEARNED the LESSON and can hopefully GROW in their relationship with GOD.  

Please remember, I teach young KIDDOS.  They range from 4 1/2 year old to 7.  They move in to my class as a PRE-Kindergartner and move out of my class when they finish 1st grade.  This is a precious age!!!  They are truly little sponges and SOAK up everything they are being taught!! 

We have our first LIFE of CHRIST Card up on our "GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN." Timeline Wall.    It is the Angel Gabriel Visiting with Mary. 

The KIDDOS were given their new MEMORY VERSE.  I love this VERSE and think it is a great verse for KIDDOS to memorize!! Truly a FAITH building Memory Verse.  We sang this verse to the tune:  "If you're happy and you know it..."

If you would like to hear how we sang it click here.  Memory Verse Song Luke 1:37

To help my KIDDOS remember the lessons they have learned, I love to have a song that goes with each lesson. Please understand, these are songs by me.  Some are to traditional tunes while other songs are to tunes, I have made up.   It is amazing how quick the KIDDOS can recall lessons when you start singing a song.  Singing is an AMAZING teaching tool!!!  

If you would like to hear this song click here.  Good News Song, by RONDA DUVALL

I love having a WORD WALL in our classroom. I love teaching KIDDOS new words!!!  It is wonderful to see their understanding and vocabulary GROW from the time they enter my classroom. One of my favorite things is hearing the KIDDOS react during the sermon.  I love it when my hubby, our preacher, uses a word that the KIDDOS just learned in class.  Several of the KIDDOS sit near us and I love hearing their little gasps, giggle, or wow!!!  

Our TAKE HOME project was a paper plate angel. His name is GABRIEL. We traced each of our KIDDOS hands onto peach paper. (We were able to trace most of the KIDDOS hands last Wednesday evening. However, we had a few new KIDDOS hands to trace this class period. So, my classroom helper did this for me right as KIDDOS arrived for Bible Class.)  

The KIDDOS colored Gabriel's Clothing, Glued on his Wings, and glued on his head.  After we completed this, the KIDDOS were able to PRETEND to be Gabriel and told Mary she was going to have a baby boy, named JESUS.  

Our REVIEW GAME is a fun one!!  The KIDDOS had to answer questions from the LESSON for an opportunity to Pin The Wings on Gabriel.  It is play much like Pin the Tale on the Donkey. However, before they attempt to Pin on Gabriel's Wings, they had to answer a question from the Lesson correctly.  

Next Week is our REVIEW week.  That is when the KIDDOS make something to add to their EXPLORER JOURNAL.  So, after we review the lesson, the KIDDOS will be adding THIS page to their Explorer Journal.    The speech bubble and wings are actually 3D!!  They will color the picture then add the 3D items to the pic.  We store these in their Explorer Journal until we finish the Topic We are Studying.  I LOVE seeing the KIDDOS EXPLORER JOURNALS grow!!!  It also, makes a great and easy way to review PAST LESSONS!!!

Well, now I want to show you around the ROOM!!!  We have SEVERAL VISUALS for this STUDY!!!   Plus, I love getting IDEAS from seeing other's classrooms.  

This is our current, INFORMATION WALL!!! It is filled with INFORMATION the KIDDOS will be learning!!!!  It also, has our MAP on it!!  We will circle areas and cities of importance!!!  

Our KIDDOS will be memorizing the 12 APOSTLES, The Basic Theme of each GOSPEL book, the BEATITUDES, the GOLDEN RULE and so much more!!!  This INFORMATION WALL is a great resource for the KIDDOS!!

This Bethlehem Village was a gift from a friend!!!  It needed some repair work done on it....and I was happy to do it!!    I feel BLESSED to have this as a teaching tool It is an AWESOME VISUAL AIDE!!  The KIDDOS LOVED seeing the ANGEL come and talk to MARY!!! Of course, I had my helper bring Mary and the Angel to me at my teaching, Mary was not in Bethlehem at this time....she was in Nazareth.  

This is a WIDE shot of our TEACHING TABLE. The KIDDOS gather here for the STORY and ACTIVITIES. 

See, those EXPLORER HATS....We put them on and Reminded the KIDDOS they are now BIBLE EXPLORERS!!!

This is another WIDE shot of our room.  In the far left corner of the picture you will see a Fisher Price Little People set.  I was given that, as a gift from my mother.  It was the last Christmas, prior to her passing away.  I love knowing that my MOM knew I would use this TOY to teach KIDDOS about the Birth of Christ.  I have found a few extra WISE MEN to go with this set....Since we are unsure of how many Wise Men came to visit JESUS, I always use more than three!!  


I have several KIDDOS that are Early Arrivers. Therefore, I love having various EAA, that stands for Early Arrivers Activities. This Weeks EAA were,  BOOKS about the LIFE of CHRIST or Play Time at the Activity Table.  I am always amazed to see which KIDDO chooses which EAA. They are never, that assures me the need to CHANGE up EAAs.  

This is our door...the KIDDOS call it a TRAP door....because of it being able to OPEN in the MIDDLE.  (Dutch Door)  I love having this style door.  It is great at KIDDO pick up time!!!!  

Mary and Joseph are adorning our door.  It is a great place to decorate....just as the KIDDOS are getting up and gathering their "stuff" to leave...I can point to MARY or JOSEPH and ask the KIDDOS questions about the lesson.   

Right next to the DOOR, I have a place for the WEEKLY NEWS LETTER.  I love sending home a NEWSLETTER.  It gives the parents insight into WHAT we are doing, learning and focusing on during Bible Class.  It is truly a great communication tool!!!



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