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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wise Men Visit Baby Jesus

We are making progress in our Lesson about the LIFE of JESUS CHRIST.  Due to so many of our KIDDOS being out of town for the Holidays we "paused" our  study.  We used the last month to REVIEW past lessons, Bible Facts and more.  I am so glad that reviewing is a very important part of learning.  

This weeks lesson is about the WISE MEN coming to visit Baby JESUS.  This is a FUN lesson!!  The KIDDOS get to use several of their SENSES with this lesson!!!  

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 story CARD to our "GOD'S AWESOME PLAN for MAN" wall.    Please note, I have more than three WISE MEN on our story CARD.  The reason for this is that the BIBLE does NOT reveal how many WISE MEN came to visit BABY JESUS.  Therefore, I am very careful NOT to say there was three WISE MEN.    I know there was 3 GIFTS and we will cover that here in a minute.  However, the number of gifts does not necessarily mean the number of guest.    






















Speaking of the THREE special gifts....I want the KIDDOS to KNOW what these special gifts were.  So, therefore we used these as our WORD WALL words.  




























We have a NEW Memory Verse to learn for this lesson.  We are memorizing a portion of Matthew 2:2.  This is what the Wise Men tell Herod.    To hear the Memory Verse Song click on the link and it should open the Facebook Page of HOBT.  Matthew 2:2 Memory Verse Song

















The KIDDOS had a new song to learn.  It goes along with the Three gifts the WISE MEN brought to Baby JESUS.  To hear the song click on the link to open the Facebook Page for HOBT.  WISE MEN CAME TO SEE JESUS song by Ronda L. Duvall




































For a visual aid,  I decided to make the 3 Special Gifts.   The KIDDOS LOVED seeing the 3 Special Gifts!!  I used unique boxes, essential oils and candy gold.  I am happy with how they turned out and they were very helpful in teaching this lesson.  














The KIDDOS TAKE HOME activity was a WHEEL...The KIDDOS added the stickers for the 3 GIFTS and the FOAMY star Sticker to the font.  




















Our REVIEW GAME was a Board Style Game.  THIS was SOOOO fun to play!!!  The goal is for the KIDDOS to collect the 3 GIFTS!!  They collect them by landing on the "GIFT" and then answering a question from the LESSON.  They enjoyed this game!!!
























Next week will be our REVIEW week.  The KIDDOS will be doing the EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY.  They will color, add the "gold coins, the "myrrh" and some Frankincense oil to their activity page.  These will then be placed in their EXPLORER JOURNAL.   








This was a fun and exciting lesson to teach.  The KIDDOS enjoyed learning this lesson!!  



Blessings,



Ronda

Monday, November 20, 2017

Baby Jesus' Presentation in the The Temple

Our newest lesson is when Mary and Joseph take Baby JESUS to the Temple and they meet Simeon and Anna.   This was a fun lesson to teach.  It was fun to point out that even as a child one can be dedicated to serving GOD.      The KIDDOS should be able to answer all the questions from our DO YOU KNOW? Wall, by the end of the lesson.  















We added a new card with Simeon, Anna and Baby Jesus on it, to our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN...timeline.  




















We had three NEW words for our WORD WALL!!   It was important for the KIDDOS to understand these words so they could understand the lesson. 





















The KIDDOS new Memory Verse is LUKE 2:30-31.   If you would like to hear how the Memory Verse Song goes, click on this link.  Luke 2:30-31 Memory Verse

















We added the Memory Verse to our Memory Verse Construction Zone!!!  






















I decided to use a Visual Aid that I had made a few years ago, when teaching about the United and Divided Kingdom.  The KIDDOS loved this visual and it was great to use to "act" out the story and events.  The little "people" I used came from a set I purchased from Oriental Trading a loooong time ago.   


I did make some modifications to some of the little people....that way they serve the purpose, I needed.  












We had a new SONG to learn.  I love having a song that goes with each story.  It amazes me how well the KIDDOS remember the lesson when they have a song that goes along with the lesson.   If you would like to hear this song click on the following link.  



















We added new QUESTIONS to the KIDDOS "Life Of Christ Questions Cards."  These have made for a wonderful opportunity for our families to review the QUESTIONS from each lesson with their KIDDOS.   


















The KIDDOS TAKE HOME Project was a Simeon and Anna Stand Up Paper Doll set, complete with "baby Jesus."  

















I am please with how these turned out...they were fun to use while singing our "new" song.    












Our REVIEW GAME for this LESSON was a BINGO style Game.  


The KIDDOS would answer a question from the lesson, I would draw a picture out of my bucket and the KIDDOS would put a "MARKER" on the picture on their game card.  By the way, the plastic markers are lids from fruit packets, baby food packets, applesauce packets, etc.    They are perfect for little hands!!!    We had a LOT of fun playing this game and the KIDDOS were ON TARGET answering the questions.    





















On our second week of this LESSON the KIDDOS will Review The Lesson, Say their Memory Verse from Memory, and Make their EXPLORER JOURNAL activity.   The KIDDOS will color their page and add 3D Baby Jesus sticker to Simeon's hands!!!

Just a reminder, while the KIDDOS are coloring/working on their EXPLORER JOURNAL activity, we sing the song from the lesson, ask review questions from the lesson, sing the memory verse from the lesson, etc.  Don't want to waste a minute of teaching time----and my KIDDOS LOVE to color!!










I am truly enjoying teaching the LIFE of CHRIST.  I am amazed at how much the KIDDOS are soaking in the lessons!!!  Just makes me smile!!



Blessings,



Ronda



Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Shepherds Visit

DO YOU KNOW WALL. 
Our newest lesson is when the Shepherd's Visit Baby JESUS.    This was a very fun lesson to teach...we had so much fun during class and I am hoping they will remember this lesson for all their life!!!    The KIDDOS should be able to answer all the questions from our DO YOU KNOW? Wall, by the end of the lesson.  















We added a new card to our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN...timeline.  




















We had a NEW word for our WORD WALL!! We use this term a lot though this lesson.  I wanted to make sure these little ones knew what a Shepherd is and does.  






















The KIDDOS new Memory Verse is LUKE 2:14. If you would like to hear how the Memory Verse Song goes, click on this link.  Memory Verse Song Luke 2:14 by Ronda Duvall




















Our Visual Aid was simple and fun.  I have these Fisher Price Toys and they were PERFECT for this Lesson and the KIDDOS LOVED THEM!!!  






















 



Song By Ronda L. Duvall
We had a new SONG to learn.  I love having a song that goes with each story.  It amazes me how well the KIDDOS remember the lesson when they have a song that goes along with the lesson.   If you would like to hear this song click on the following link.  Shepherd Were In the Field--by Ronda Duvall



















We added new QUESTIONS to the KIDDOS "Life Of Christ Questions Cards."  These have made for a wonderful opportunity for our families to review the QUESTIONS from each lesson with their KIDDOS.  

















Now to give you a little insight to how my brain works....So, here is the back story about how I decided what to do for a TAKE HOME project for my Kiddos.  You see, I wanted the KIDDOS to have Shepherd's Head Scarves....I even drew it in my PLAN BOOK.  EEK!!!!!













My hubby had a bunch of old shirts he had thrown into a bag---he told me they were not even good enough to donate to our local Goodwill.  I literally squealed with excitement....he, gave me a look like I was absolutely crazy. I seem to get that look a LOT!!!   I explained, quickly, I need those for Bible Class...well, enough said.  He gave me the bag of shirts. :-)  You see, when I was looking at the back of the shirts, I was thinking Shepherd's Head Scarves.  (My husband could not envision it.)  So, I carefully cut the backs of the shirts away from the arms and TA-DA we had the shape of a Shepherd's Head Scarf.  But, how to tie them on to the KIDDOS head.....HUM!!  















Please forgive the selfies...I really do not like having my own picture made....This is about the KIDDOS.  But, sometimes, I have to make sure things are going to work, before having the KIDDOS complete the project 

I decided to buy black elastic headbands at Dollar Tree.  I knew they would go around the KIDDOS heads and hold on the "scarves."  But, I wanted more!!!  Well, my sister had given me a box of random craft supplies....inside the box was a bunch of these colored tubes of material.  They were already sewn together...I was soooo excited!!!  So, we wrapped a tie around each of the headbands and we had our Shepherds Head Scarves!!! 













BUT, every shepherd needs a SHEEP!!!  What to do??    I thought about a paper sack puppet....I thought about a SOCK puppet...But, I wanted the sheep to be able to WALK with the KIDDOS.  So, This is what I came up with.  I had seen a small sheep made from a tissue paper tube.....well, I decided to make mine from poster board!!  We added strings and the handles....this allowed the KIDDOS to WALK their Sheep!!!  They had SOOOOOO much fun  with this TAKE HOME project and the reaction of the parents was amazing!!!











Now that I had several "Shepherds" in my classroom, these little Shepherds  had to go find Baby Jesus, just as the Angel had said, to do.  







This was our REVIEW GAME for this LESSON.  



On the back of each of those cards, that were "hidden" around the room, there is a question "clue" for what to find next.  






The first question was, "Who was Jesus' Parents?"   So, one of the "Shepherds" answered that question and went off to "find" Joseph and Mary.




On the back of Mary and Joseph what the question, "What type of  building was Jesus born in?"  So one of my "Shepherds" had to find the Stable. 



And so on and so forth went the game, until they finally "found" Baby Jesus laying in a manger. 

  
The KIDDOS had a lot of fun playing this REVIEW GAME!!!   I love REVIEW GAMES....It gives me the opportunity to MAKE sure the KIDDOS really understand the LESSON. 
















On our second week of this LESSON the KIDDOS will Review The Lesson, Say their Memory Verse from Memory, and Make their EXPLORER JOURNAL activity.   The KIDDOS will color their page, add 3D star stickers that glitter and 3D sheep stickers...then they will glue on the cotton to give their sheep some FLUFF!!!   




This was an exciting lesson to teach!!!  I love seeing the excitement in the KIDDOS face!!!



Blessings,


Ronda