Items Needed:

Tactile Numbers and Letters:  1, 0, Pp
Books: Bible, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
Worksheets:  Letter P, Number 10, Jesus Heals the Little Girl
Activities:  Red and green paper, farm animals and a barn or toy cars and a road with a bridge, Peg Puzzle, Going on a Bear Hunt, graham crackers, frosting, craft sticks, bandaid, Doctor Set  ace bandages, material, paint

Objectives:

Bible Story: Jesus Heals the Little Girl
Scripture:  Mark 5:21-24, 35-42
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes:  pg 278
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 340
My Story Bible pg 88-89
Through the Bible Felt:  Story #120

Comprehension Questions:
What did Jairus ask Jesus to do?
What did the messenger from Jairus' house tell Jesus?
What did Jesus do?
What is a miracle?
What is an example of a miracle?
Name some of the other miracles in the Bible.

Verse: Luke 1:37 - For nothing is impossible with God.
Tune:  London Bridges
For nothing is impossible with God
Impossible with God
Impossible with God
For nothing is impossible with God
Luke 1:37

Bible Song: Whisper a Prayer (Traditional)
Whisper a prayer in the morning,
Whisper a prayer at noon.
Whisper a prayer in the evening,
He will keep your heart in tune.

God answers prayer in the morning,
God answers prayer at noon.
God answers prayer in the evening.
He will keep your heart in tune.

Poem: Right hand, Left hand ( Based on a poem from: 500 Five Minute Games by Jackie Silberg)
(Have the child echo each phrase and copy your actions)

This is my right hand (This is my right hand)
I raise it up high (I raise it up high)
This is my left hand (This is my left hand)
I’ll touch the sky (I'll touch the sky)
Right hand (Right hand)
Left hand (Left hand)
Whirl them around (Whirl them around)
Right hand (Right hand)
Left hand (Left hand)
Pound, pound, pound (Pound, pound, pound)

Math: Spatial
Around, through     Under, over       Right, left

Letters: Pp
P - body, bubble
p - green line, bubble (start at the green (middle) line on the tracing paper)

Number: 10

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

Book of the Week:
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems

Fine Motor Skill:  Peg Puzzles
Gross Motor Skill:  We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
-  ABCJLM Bible Workbook ABCJLM Bible Workbook - Place some dollops of paint on the Jesus Heals the Little Girl worksheet.  Use craft sticks to move the paint around the worksheet. 

- Jesus cares about sick people and He wants us to help sick people too.  Think of ideas that you can do to help someone who is sick (get a tissue, draw a picture, smile, make a phone call).

- Using ace bandages or bathroom tissue, wrap a family member's arm or stuffed animal's leg.  Play with a Doctor set and costume.  Discuss how God uses doctors and nurses to help us feel better.

- Write the memory verse on a tongue depressor (craft stick) or bandaid.

-  Bandaid Graham Cracker Snack (Original Source Unknown)
Break one graham crackers into four narrow sections.  In the middle of each section, spread a square of white frosting to resemble a bandaid.  Eat the snack and discuss the story.

• Math:
- Use farm animals and a barn or toy cars and a road with bridges to demonstrate spatial words - around, through, under, over, right, left.

- “Left to Right is the Way We Read and Write!” ( Author unknown )
- Trace and cut out the child's left hand on green paper, right hand on red paper.  Place the green hand to the left of the page where you are going to write and the red hand to the right. Teach your child to always start at the left (green hand – go), and stop at the right (red hand – stop).

- Read numbers on an alarm clock.  Place the green hand and red hand on the correct sides of a digital clock.

- Have your child help hold the green hand on left side or red hand on the right side of a book as you read.  Point to the words as you read.

- Tie a red ribbon around the right hand to help the child remember (red=right).

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

- Review Poems: Five Fat Peas (Week 20) and Pease Porridge Hot (Week 21)

- More Letter Pp ideas...

• Number:
- Number 10 Poster
This week cover the  Number 10 Poster with material or felt pieces.  Add ten stickers.

Name :
First Letter If the child is ready, introduce the third 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:
- Allow your child to answer the questions in this book.  The book is written to draw the reader into the storyline on a personal level.
- There are several misconceptions in this book.  Discuss why it is not okay to only water a dog once a month.
- Discuss with your child our changing "wants" or desires.

• Fine Motor Skill:
Using the peg puzzles, encourage your child to pick up the puzzle pieces using their thumb and index finger.  Count the puzzle pieces.

• Gross Motor Skill:
We're Going on a Bear Hunt We're Going on a Bear Hunt is a wonderful book to work on spatial relationships and gross motor skills.  Act it out as you read and have child repeat each line after you.

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