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Tactile Letters and Number: Z, z, 7
Character Trait: Respect
Definition: Being kind; treating other people the way you want to be treated
Opposite: Not polite, rude
Big Thoughts for Little People: Letter U
Bible Story: 10 Commandments
Objective: God gives us rules to keep us happy and safe.
Scripture: Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 102
The Beginner's Bible: pg 120
My Story Bible: pg 26-29
Through the Bible Felt: Story #36
Why did God give us the 10 Commandments?
How many of the 10 Commandments can you name?
Which of the 10 Commandments is the hardest for you to obey?
Verse: Deuteronomy 5:16 - Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2 - #6
Bible Song: I’m in the Lord’s Army (Traditional)
I may never march in the infantry (march)
Ride in the cavalry (pretend you're riding a horse)
Shoot the artillery (clap hands together and move one hand into the air like a missile)
I may never fly o'er the enemy (fly like a bird)
But I'm in the Lord's army (point to self and then up to God)
I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir! (salute)
I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir!
I may never march in the Infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o'er the enemy
But I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir!
Books of the Bible: Galatians, Ephesians
Math: Sorting by color and beginning letter of words
Letters: Z, z
Roof, zag back, floor
Across the sky and down from heaven.
That’s the way to make a seven!
Information: Learn home phone number by song.
Book of the Week:
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Fine Motor Skill: Pumpkin Carving
Gross Motor Skill: Crawling
Visual Perception Skill: Matching Worksheets
Suggested Activities:• Character Trait:
- Using the end of a cleaning sponge, stamp paint on the Moses and the 10 Commandments worksheet.
- No Rules Game – Introduction to this week's lesson
Construct roads for toy cars using painter's tape. Explain that there are no rules for these roads so everyone may drive in any direction and however they would like. Allow two or three minutes for your child and yourself to drive around the road system. Purposely cause some traffic jams and wrecks. After play ends, discuss various situations that happened while playing and how you are thankful that you were not in real cars. Talk about the importance of rules and how rules keep us safe. Imagine how it would be on the roads if there were no stop signs, driving lanes, or stop lights. Explain that God loves us so much that He gave us rules to keep us safe and happy. In the Old Testament of the Bible, these rules were called the 10 Commandments. The 10 Commandments tell us how to show respect to God (commandments 1-5) and other people (commandments 6-10).
- The Ten Commandment Boogie - Our kiddos love this song by Go Fish.
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- Sort by color – Candy by color, Lego's, Colorama game pieces, or other small objects.
• Letters and Number:
Weeks 10-12 focus on the second group of "angled-line letters." This week focuses on letters Z, z and number 7. 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. Be sure to say the Letter Formation Chants and Number Rhymes as the child creates each character.
It is very important that your child can repeat his phone number. Setting the number to a song will help make sense of the numbers. There are two songs can be used. "Muffin Man" - Do you know your phone number...555-1234 -or- "Camptown Ladies" - 555-1234 Fred's phone number...That is Fred's number. Start by writing out the phone number so that the child can see the progression. Point to each number as you sing the song.
- Create an AB Pattern with paint on the Cat in the Hat worksheet. Begin with red.
- This book is filled with rhyming words. Find pairs of rhyming words and place them into the following rhyme:
_____, _____, they both say _____. For example - Play, day, they both say -ay.
• Fine Motor Skill:
Carve a pumpkin making the face out of various shapes learned. Allow your child to dig out the seeds. Afterwards count out groups of seeds. Remember to review shapes and spatial words. Encourage your child to pick up the seeds using his thumb and index fingers. Afterwards, make pumpkin seeds together!
• Gross Motor Skill:
Place pillows, couch cushions or anything soft on the floor for your child to crawl over. Have fun making mountains and climbing peaks! If the weather is nice, rake a big pile of leaves. Pretend you are Moses climbing Mount Sinai to receive the 10 Commandments. Act out the narrative between God and Moses and discuss God's holiness and goodness.
• Visual Perception Skill:
This week focus on the Matching Visual Perception Worksheets and ask the child to choose from four pictures the one that most looks like the sample picture. Additional worksheets available in the ABCJLM Visual Perception Workbook.
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