Items Needed:

Tactile Number and Letters:  1, Ss
Books: Bible, Silly Sally
Worksheets: Heart Dot-to-DotLetter S, Zacchaeus 
CD: Hide 'Em In Your Heart, Vol 1
Activities: Play Dough, index cards or flashcards (0-11), soft ball, silverware or lids and containers, index cards with "s" written on them

Objectives:

Bible Story: Zacchaeus
Scripture:  Luke 19:1-10
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 413-417
My Story Bible:  pg 104-105
Through the Bible Felt:  Story #140

Comprehension Questions:
Why did Zacchaeus not have many friends?
Why did Zacchaeus climb up in the tree?
What did Jesus tell Zacchaeus?
Where did Jesus and Zacchaeus go?
What did Zacchaeus do after Jesus forgave him?

Verse: Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Steve Green – Hide 'Em In Your Heart, Vol 1 - #16

Bible Song: Zacchaeus (Traditional)
Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he. (place both arms in front of you about a foot apart to show size)
He climbed up in the sycamore tree, for the Lord he wanted to see. (climb up a tree, hand above eyes to seek)
And as the Savior passed that way, He looked up in the tree, (march, hand above eyes to seek)
And he said, “Zacchaeus, you come down; (point and say)
For I’m going to your house today, for I’m going to your house today.”  (clap on the beat)

Poem: Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Mary, Mary quite contrary
How does your garden grow
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row

Math: Sort by shape

Letters: Ss
S - snake around, curve up
s - snake around, curve up

Number: 11

Name: Write the 6th letter of your child's first name using 3" Letters.

Book of the Week:
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Fine Motor Skill:  Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill:  Roll and Throw a Ball

Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets - Zacchaeus

- Draw a tree or make one using the child's painted arm and handprints.  Draw Zacchaeus in the tree.

• Math:
- Head to the kitchen and sort silverware or containers and lids.  Emptying the dishwasher is excellent practice for sorting various shapes and sizes.  Ask the child to explain why he sorted the items in the chosen piles.

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

- Write the letter "S" or "s" on 5 index cards.  Walk around the house to find items that start with "s".  Tape the cards to the item.  For a twist, tape the cards to items and have your child find the cards.

- More Letter Ss ideas...

• Numbers :
- Using index cards or flashcards, put the numbers in order from 0-11.

- Heart Dot2Dot Pict Do a Heart Dot-to-Dot with numbers (1-10).  Remind the child that he is doing the same thing that he did last week with the numbers on the floor; the difference is that he is using his pencil and not hopping.

• Name:
First Letter If the child is ready, introduce the sixth 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:
- Silly and Sally are fun /s/ words.

- Focus on the rhyming words.

- Review the sequence of events.

- Make a rhyme about a new animal: "On the way she saw a mouse, a silly mouse he jumped over the house."  (Idea from Susan)

• Fine Motor Skills:
Using play dough, make a snake to form an “s."

• Gross Motor Skills:
Blue Ball Roll and throw a soft ball

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