Items Needed:

Tactile Letters:  Y, y
Books: Bible, Old Hat New Hat, Big Bear, Small Bear, Big Thoughts for Little People, Construction Countdown
CD: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2
Worksheets: Dot-to-Dot, Angled Line Characters #2, 10 Lepers, Excavator
Activities:  Toy phones, Lacing, kitchen scales, painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk, "Thank You" cake, yarn, box, dolls, train track pieces

Objectives:

Character Trait: Thankful
Definition:  Being grateful and telling someone about it, appreciating
Opposite:  Complaining, ungrateful
Big Thoughts for Little People:  Letter A

Bible Story: Ten Lepers
Objectives:  God gives to us graciously; we need to thank Him for it.
Scripture:  Luke 17:11-19
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 314
The Beginner's Bible: pg 405
Through the Bible in Felt Story #127

Comprehension Questions:
How many men did Jesus heal?
How many men thanked Jesus?
How do you think Jesus felt about the men who didn't say "thank you"?
Is there someone to whom you need to say "thank you"?
How can you thank Jesus today?

Verse: Psalm 118:1 - Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2 - #14

Bible Song: Thank You, Lord (Traditional)
Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank You, Lord, for making me whole
Thank You, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free
(Sheet music)

Math: Sorting by weight, length, and size

Letters: Y, y
Y - a little bit down, a little bit down, all the way down
y - a little bit down, all the way down

Information: Correctly answer the phone

Book of the Week:
Construction Countdown by K.C. Olson

Fine Motor Skill:  Draw What I  Draw
Gross Motor Skill:  Walk on Letters
Visual Perception Skill: Lacing

Suggested Activities:

• Character Trait:
- Box Thankful Box
Find a box and throughout the week fill it full of things that you are thankful for.  At the end of the week, have a Thankful party with a "Thank You" cake to God for all of the blessings in your life.

- yarn Memory Verse Maze (Reprinted with Permission)
Create a maze throughout the house with yarn (a great /y/ word).    Add zigzag and wavy lines.  Along the maze at different intervals, tie three bows on the yarn.  Have the child walk along the yarn and stop every time he comes to a bow.  Have him repeat the memory verse at each bow.  Then say one thing that you are thankful for.

• Bible:
- 10 Lepers Color only one man on the Only One worksheet (found in the ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheet Workbook).  Discuss the story.

- Song - 10 Little Lepers
Tune: Five Little Ducks
Ten little lepers got healed that day.
But only one leper came back to say.
"Thank you, Jesus, for making me well
Many people I will tell."

Jesus asked, "Where are the nine?
I healed ten bodies and made them fine."
But only one came back to me
Remember God gives to all graciously.

• Math:
- Line stuffed animals or dolls in order by size and sort train track pieces by length.

- scales Using a kitchen scales, weigh various items and sort the items in order of their weight. Or, using a bathroom scales weigh and order each person in your family.

- Old Hat, New Hat Read Old Hat New Hat and Big Bear, Small Bear by Stan Berenstain  Big Bear, Small Bear

• Letters:
Week 12 focuses on the letters Y,y from the second group of "angled-line letters."  Start by creating the characters using short and long craft sticks and move to writing the characters on the Angled Line Characters #2 worksheet to show the progression of the letters and numbers. 

• Information:
Using practice phones, demonstrate how to answer the phone by saying, “Hello, this is _____.”  Explain the importance of speaking clearly and with a moderate volume.  Ask a relative or friend to call the child for extra practice.

• Book of the Week:
- Excavator Cut out the shapes of the Excavator worksheet and arrange to create an excavator.  Glue to a piece of paper and color the pieces.

- This precious book introduces children to ten different construction vehicles.  Discuss the different role each vehicle plays in the overall job.  Also talk about the descriptive words used and their meaning.  Search for construction vehicles as you drive.

- Relive the book with your own toys counting backward from 10.

- Make your own construction sandbox either outdoors or in a large plastic container indoors or create your own construction zone using painter's tape to form roads.  Note: Do not use masking tape, as it will leave a residue.

• Fine Motor Skills:
pencil Draw What I Draw - With sidewalk chalk, have your child copy what you draw and then reverse roles.  Remember to start with simple lines and progress to simple shapes.

• Gross Motor Skills:
Walk Painters Tape Use pieces of painter’s tape or sidewalk chalk to make large letters on the ground.  Have your child identify the letter and then let them walk, crawl, or hop around the edges. Note:  Do not use masking tape on carpet, as it will leave a residue.

• Visual Perception Skill:
Lacing is an excellent activity to improve fine motor skills and visual perception.  The child must use hand-eye coordination to move the string through the holes.  Create your own or purchase lacing books.  More ideas...

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