Items Needed:

Tactile Number and Letters: 9, Oo
Books:  Bible, Are You My Mother?
Worksheets:  Letter O, The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
Activities: Play Dough, finger jello, or cookie dough, large marshmallows, A-B-C and 1-2-3 Cutter Set, Duplo Legos, rock, pile of sand, water, bath toy, number flashcards, container, ingredients for Bird Nest Cookies

Objectives:

Bible Story: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
Scripture:  Matthew 7: 24-27
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 272
My Story Bible:  pg 82-85
Through the Bible Felt:
Story #115

Comprehension Questions:
How many builders were in the story?
Whose house fell down?
What does the word "foolish" mean?
Whose house did not fall?
Whose house was stronger?  What made it stronger?
What does the word "wise" mean?
Give me an example of a wise decision.
Give me an example of a foolish decision.
What are blessings?

Verse: Psalm 85:8 - I will listen to what God the Lord says
Tune:  Mary Had a Little Lamb
I will listen to what God says
What God says, what God says
I will listen to what God says
Psalm 85, verse 8

Bible Song: The Wise Man & the Foolish Man (Traditional)
The wise man built his house upon the rock. (pound fist in hand ending strong on word “rock”) - 3x
And the rains came a-tumbling down! (shower rain down with fingers)

Chorus:
The rain came down, as the floods came up. (shower rain down with finger and then raise palms back up) - 3x
And the house on the rock stood firm! (make house with hands and hit fist to palm on word “rock”)

The foolish man built his house upon the sand. (pound fist in hand ending with palms moving out on “sand”) - 3x
And the rains came a-tumbling down! (shower rain down with fingers)

Chorus:
The rain came down, as the floods came up. (shower rain down with finger and then raise palms back up) - 3x
And the house on the sand went splat! (spread hands out)

So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ. (pound fist in hand, point up for Jesus) - 3x
And the blessing will come down! (shower rain down with fingers)

Chorus:
The blessing will come down as the prayers go up. (shower rain down with fingers, raise prayer hands up.) - 3x
So build your life on the Lord!  (pound fist in hand, point up for Jesus)

Poem: Pease Porridge Hot (Traditional)
Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old;
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.

Math: Spatial
Beside, next to, between        Behind, in back, in front

Letters: Oo
O - big curve, close
o - little curve, close

Number: 9
Make a hoop and then a line
That’s the way to make a nine

Name: Write the 2nd letter of your child's first name using 3" Letters.

Book of the Week:
Are You My Mother?  by P. D. Eastman

Fine Motor Skill:  Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill:  Simon Says

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets:   The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

- Create a house with large marshmallows.  Create another house using Legos.  Turn on a fan or hair dryer and see how the houses stand when the "wind" blows.  Relate this to the Bible story.

- Build two houses out of Legos.  In a container, make a pile of rocks and a pile of sand.  Set a Lego house on each.  Pour water on both foundations and observe the difference.

• Poem
- Read the story The Three Bears

- Hand Jive: This is a simplified version of a game that I used to play in elementary school.  Pair up and face each other to play.  The actions are performed during the word or phrase.  Start very slow.
Pease (clap both hands on thighs) porridge (clap) hot (clap partner's hands - give each other 10),
Pease (clap thighs) porridge (clap) cold (clap partner's hands),
Pease (clap thighs) porridge (clap) in the pot (clap partner's hands),
Nine (clap thighs) days (clap) old (clap partner's hands).
(Repeat for second verse)

• Math:
- While in the bathtub, use a rubber ducky or bath toy to work on spatial relationships - beside, next to, between, behind, in back, in front (i.e. make the ducky swim behind you, place the ducky next to your elbow)

• Letters:
- Introduce the letters Oo using the tactile letters and decorate the Letter Poster to add to the Letter of the Week book.

- Point out to your child that your mouth makes an "o" shape when you say "oh."

- More Letter Oo ideas...

• Numbers:
Make marshmallow towers - Have the child draw a number from a stack of flashcards.  Try to build a tower using that many marshmallows.

Name:
First Letter If the child is ready, introduce the second letter for writing.  Just like last week, instruct the child to trace the tactile letter. If she is able to correctly form the letter, give the child the 3" Letter cut from the 3" Uppercase Letters worksheet and placed in a dry erase pocket.  With a dry erase marker, demonstrate how to form the letter while saying the Letter Formation Chant.  Then, allow the child to write the letter and use the green and red dots as reminders.

• Book of the Week:
- Bird Nest Cookies Make Bird Nest Cookies - These cookies are so yummy and easy to make. 
Ingredients:  2 cups butterscotch or chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups chow mein noodles or corn flakes
peanuts, peanut M&M's, or jelly beans
wax paper
Directions:  Pour the chips and measured peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl.  Put into the microwave on reduced power until the mixture melts.  Stir until smooth.  Add noodles and stir.  Spoon onto wax paper.  Use your fingers to shape the spoonful into a nest.  Place the nuts or candy on top.  Allow the cookies to firm on the countertop or in the refrigerator.

- Ideas online:  Story-stretchers
   Mother and Baby Animal Matching Printable

• Fine Motor Skills:
Using play dough, finger jello, or cookie dough, make letter or number cut outs with number and letter cookie cutters.

• Gross Motor Skills:
Play Simon Says using different gross motor movements and activities.  Use spatial words (beside, next to, between, behind, in back, in front) as you play.  (i.e. Simon Says to put your hands behind you.)

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