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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Life of Jesus Christ---The Golden Rule

Our continuing Exploration through the Life of Jesus Has brought us to the time when Jesus is Preaching the Sermon on the Mount. 

We did a previous lesson on the Beatitudes, Letting Our Light Shine and now we are learning about the GOLDEN RULE!! . We actually covered several topics in this lesson...but, we focused in on the GOLDEN RULE for our TAKE-HOME project, Memory Verse and Review Game. 


We added NEW CARDS to our DO You Know? Wall.  My Expectation is for the KIDDOS to be able to answer each of these by the end of the lesson. 












We are still using these for our  VISUALS.   Since, we are continuing to learn  lesson from the Sermon On The Mount, I have had these same VISUALS sitting out...I refer to them during the lesson...and have had the FINGER PUPPET JESUS do the "talking," as I acted out the story with these.  Just a reminder,  I purchased these at Hobby Lobby and used paperclips to make them "stand up" on their own.  



The picture is from a Visual Story Set I purchased at Dollar Tree several years back.  I have not seen them back in the store, however, if I ever find them again, I will make sure to let everyone know.   









We had three new words to add to our WORD WALL.  I chose JUDGE, TREASURE, & DEEDS. 

Those are important words for the KIDDOS to understand for this lesson to make more sense to them.  








This is the SONG we had for the KIDDOS to learn with this Lesson.  



The  song can be heard by clicking the following link.  The GOLDEN RULE SONG....BY RONDA DUVALL



















Our MEMORY VERSE  was  The GOLDEN RULE verse...  Matthew 7:12!

To hear the MEMORY VERSE song click on this link.  Matthew 7:12 Memory Verse


















The Kiddo's made a  "GOLDEN RULER" for their TAKE-HOME  project.   I was excited for the KIDDOS to get to make this TAKE HOME project.  It's a great visual reminder for LIVING BY the GOLDEN RULE!! 

























These  were made from yardsticks that  my hubby cut down to about 6 inches.  




I painted them gold, added a bead nose, googly eyes, hands and feet.




The hand and feet were from party favor hopping frogs.  I found them at the Dollar Tree.  They worked perfectly for these little Golden Ruler "people."  I hot glued them on.  The KIDDOS added the HEART, with the GOLDEN RULE and Bible Reference to their GOLDEN RULER.  The HEART was attached to a THICK double sided foam mounting sticker. 

THEY KIDDOS LOVED THESE LITTLE GOLDEN RULERS!!!  











This week our  REVIEW Game  was a bit of a challenge and yet, fun at the same time.  We played it two different ways!!  It was all about "BUILDING" our GOLDEN RULER.  The KIDDOS took turns at picking a "question RULER," answering the question, and laying down a piece of the GOLDEN RULER.  





The first time we played this the  BIG PIECES of the GOLDEN RULER were in order....the second time we played the game, we shuffled the pieces and let the KIDDOS work to figure out where their piece would go.  




This was a challenge as I only have a few KIDDOS that are reading...so, we had to HELP with  reading the words.  I liked seeing them succeed with this harder challenge. 

 
























As you know, the second week of the LESSON is when we REVIEW.  It gives me opportunity to correct any misunderstandings.  It  also, gives opportunities for the KIDDOS who missed class the first week to "CATCH UP."  This is the Week we SAY our MEMORY VERSE from MEMORY and We do an ACTIVITY we add to our EXPLORER JOURNAL.


This LESSON'S EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY was  a COMPILATION of the Sermon On The Mount. The KIDDOS added stickers to the correct boxes on the  "MOUNTAIN." 












I am thoroughly enjoying teaching through the Life of Christ.   The KIDDOS are learning so much about JESUS our LORD. 


Blessings, 

Ronda





 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Life of Jesus...Let Your Light Shine


Our continuing Exploration through the Life of Jesus Has brought us to the time when Jesus is Preaching the Sermon on the Mount. 

We did a previous lesson on the Beatitudes and with lesson we will focus on Letting Our Light Shine. 


We added NEW CARDS to our DO You Know? Wall.  My Expectation is for the KIDDOS to be able to answer each of these by the end of the lesson. 

















We Added a NEW Card to our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN Timeline!!  We chose to use a CANDLE to represent the LESSON that JESUS taught regarding LETTING ONE'S LIGHT SHINE!
 

























This is one of our lessons that has two  SONGS  to learn.  

The  song, "LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN"  BY, RONDA DUVALL,  is simple and  it the same tune as our memory verse, which helped with learning the song and memory verse, too.  


















The song, "IS YOUR LIGHT SHINING FOR THE LORD?"  BY, RONDA DUVALL  is a fun song to sing with a flashlight....we actually turned the lights out in the room and each KIDDO had a flashlight to use as we sang the song...the KIDDOS LOVED it!!!!

























Our MEMORY VERSE  was Matthew 5:15    I explained that we are to let our light shine in front of friends, family and strangers.  We do this so that they will see our good work and give GOD glory!!  We are NOT supposed to be doing good works to get self PRAISE.  Good lesson for all of us to WATCH our MOTIVES!!

To hear the MEMORY VERSE song click on this link.  Matthew 5:16





















We had three new words to add to our WORD WALL.  I chose TRUSTWORTHY, HONEST AND ANGER.  

Those are important words for the KIDDOS to understand for this lesson to make more sense to them.  





















The KIDDOS TAKE-HOME project was a candle that the KIDDOS could actually turn on!!   Because, I do not want crafts to take up a ton of my teaching time....these  were pretty much completely assembled prior to class...but, the KIDDOS got to pick out their candle, turn it on and add it to their Candle top.








These candles were made from tissue tubes, plastic milk caps, glitter, glue, cardstock, aluminium foil, bottom of tomato cage, plastic napkin rings, and a battery powered tea light candle.   

The picture on the left shows the glued in MILK Cap...It worked perfectly to hold the Tea Light!!  I'm pleased with how these little candles turned out.  











Our REVIEW game for this lesson was a LOT of fun!!!  




This is a CLASS BOARD GAME. We play it with ONE playing piece...The KIDDOS in my class are in PK through FIRST GRADE.  I have learned that "Competition" games are not always the best choice for this age group.  So, we often play BOARD GAMES with ONE movable piece that belongs to all the KIDDOS and we all work together to move around the board.  



This game was made on the BACK of an old Board Game. This was played by the KIDDOS drawing a FLASHLIGHT card and learning if their light was shining bright or not....then the KIDDOS followed the direction on the card.  








 





As you recall, the second week of the LESSON is when we REVIEW.  It gives me opportunity to correct any misunderstandings.  It gives opportunities to the KIDDOS who missed class the first week to "CATCH UP."  This is the Week we SAY our MEMORY VERSE from MEMORY and we do an ACTIVITY that we add to our EXPLORER JOURNAL.  

This LESSONS EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY was fun.    The KIDDOS colored a candle and then added some red foil to the back and it made the flame look really cool....the foil paper had some texture, which gave the candle a really neat look!!  





I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the KIDDOS through the LIFE of CHRIST.  It is exciting to see them get excited about LEARNING more and more about JESUS!!!  

BLESSINGS, 


RONDA











Monday, September 30, 2019

Life of Christ.... The Beatitudes

The KIDDOS are enjoying the continued Exploration of The Life of JESUS CHRIST!

Our Exploring has brought us to the Sermon on The Mount...In this lesson we are Exploring the Beatitudes.  

With that being said, I used this LESSON as an opportunity to teach the KIDDOS the BEATITUDES.  These are one of our BADGES for Memorizing Bible Facts. To see the  Bible Badges the KIDDOS are working hard to earn...click on the link.

We added NEW CARDS to our DO You Know? Wall.  My Expectation is for the KIDDOS to be able to answer each of these by the end of the lesson. 







For a VISUAL AID, I used  these little finger puppets, I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I used paperclips to make them "stand up" on their own.  Notice the "multitude" gathered around to hear JESUS Teach!!  

I also hung a picture from a Visual Story Set I had purchased at Dollar Tree several years back.  I have not seen them back...If I ever find them again, I will make sure to let everyone know.   

I used both of these visuals while teaching the lesson.  It was nice to have a picture hanging on the easel and an interactive visual too!!  







I also used this "OLD" VISUAL to help the KIDDOS MEMORIZE the Beatitudes.  I bought this visual a while back...I laminated and coded it with the Beatitudes, using a Sharpie marker....If and when I need to erase them,  I can use hairspray to remove the Sharpie Marker. 


















We had several  words to add to our WORD WALL. 

These words are important for the KIDDOS to know and understand for this lesson to make sense to them.  













   
This is our  SONG  to for this lesson.  We did make various hand motions while singing this song...it helped the KIDDOS visualize the meaning behind each Beatitude.  

Example:  Blessed are those that MOURN...(pretend to cry) for they shall be comforted. (hug self)


To hear this song click on the link. The Beatitudes Song--by Ronda L. Duvall

























Our MEMORY VERSE  was Matthew 5:12    

The KIDDOS still had a Memory Verse to learn with this lesson, along with Learning the Beatitudes.  They always amaze me, with their abilities to memorize!!!  

To hear the MEMORY VERSE song click on this link.  Memory Verse Song for Matthew 5:12















The Kiddo's made "Beatitude Bees" as their   TAKE HOME project.  These BEES were made from CARDSTOCK and a tissue paper tube.  The tubes were pre-wrapped  the KIDDOS added the HEAD and WINGS.  We used glue dots to make the craft easy for the KIDDOS to assemble. 

I think they turned out cute and the KIDDOS loved "buzzing" their Beatitude Bee around!!

















 
The  REVIEW GAME for this lesson.  It  is match game.  I call it "BEATITUDE  BEEHIVE  Match  Up."     The   KIDDOS enjoyed   getting to  clip  the   little   BEES  onto  the correct BEEHIVE.  

We played this  game, by having the KIDDOS answer a question  from  the  LESSON  and  then pinning the BEE  onto  the CORRECT  BEEHIVE.      This  way  the KIDDOS were challenged  by  knowing the lesson and the  game  helped  with  the  MEMORIZATION  of  the Beatitude. 










As you recall, the second week of the LESSON is when we REVIEW.  It gives me opportunity to correct any misunderstandings.  It  also, gives opportunities for the KIDDOS who missed class the first week to "CATCH UP."  This is the Week we SAY our MEMORY VERSE from MEMORY and We do an ACTIVITY we add to our EXPLORER JOURNAL. 


For this weeks EXPLORER JOURNAL Activity, I used the BEE theme...this was a type of PUZZLE...the kiddos glued on each piece of the BEATITUDES onto the BEE.....I LOVE the 3D Wings.  This will get added to their EXPLORER JOURNALS for safe KEEPING.



Blessings,

Ronda