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Tactile Letters: V, W
Character Trait: Attentive
Definition: Listen by keeping your hands in your lap, mouth closed, ears listening, eyes watching; focused
Opposite: Distracted, busy, daydreaming
Bible Story: Little King Josiah
Objective: God wants us to be attentive to what He wants us to do.
Scripture: II Kings 22-23
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 204-205
The Beginner's Bible: pg 235-239
Through the Bible in Felt: Story #84
How old was King Josiah?
How old are you?
Do you think in a few years you could be king of a whole country?
What did Josiah find?
Why was Josiah happy about finding the Bible?
Who was Josiah attentive to? (He listened to what God wanted him to do.)
Why is it important to read and learn the Bible?
Verse: Proverbs 19:20 - Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Tune: This Little Light of Mine (Thank you to Lynn for sharing this)
Listen to advice
And accept instruction
That you may gain
Wisdom in the future.
Bible Song: B-I-B-L-E (Traditional)
The B-I-B-L-E (make book with hands)
Yes, that’s the book for me (nod “yes”)
I stand alone on the Word of God (pretend to stand firm)
Math: Spatial - Beside, Next To, Between; Before, After; Behind, In back, In Front
Letters: V, W
V - big valley
W - big valley, big valley
Information: Write last name on tracing paper.
Book of the Week:
Tales of Oliver Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen
Fine Motor Skill: Play Dough
Gross Motor Skill: Jumping to Hit a Ball
Visual Perception Skill: Block Activity
• Character Trait:
- Play "Simon Says" and discuss how the players must be attentive to "Simon."
- Play “I Spy” Spatial - Teach the child to pay attention to his/her surroundings.
“I spy something between the two lamps."
“I spy something that is in front of the blue chair.”
- Read God, I Need to Talk to Your About Paying Attention by Dan Carr
- Paint the Little King Josiah worksheet with watercolor.
- Make a Bible Scroll by cutting a brown paper bag into a long rectangle. Scrunch the paper up. Smooth it out (using a rolling pin is fun). Continue to scrunch and smooth the paper several times until wrinkles cover much of the paper. For the final time, smooth the paper out and paint with brown watercolor. Let dry. Curl the ends of the paper around a pencil and tightly roll to create the scroll effect. If the rectangle is cut extremely long, you may also wrap and glue the paper around paper towel rolls. Write Proverbs 19:20 on the scroll to match the Bible story.
- Discuss how King Josiah was attentive to what God wanted Him to do and the importance of reading and learning the Bible.
- Roll fruit roll-ups like scrolls and eat.
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• Math - Spatial - Beside, Next To, Between; Before, After; Behind, In back, In Front:
- (See Gross Motor Skills)
- Read Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan Berenstain
• Letters & Numbers:
Weeks 6 focuses on "angled-line letters" V and W. Start by creating the characters using short and long craft sticks and move to writing the characters on the Angled Line Characters #1 worksheet. Be sure to say the Letter Formation Chant as the child creates each character.
Many children struggle with the letter "V" and "W." Here are two ideas to help:
V - This letter looks like a valley. Go online and find pictures of valleys.
W - Demonstrate how a "W" will hold water by drawing water lines in the "valleys."
If the child is ready, for the next two weeks place the letters of the child's last name on the 1” Tracing Paper. Using the 4 Year Curriculum Handwriting Worksheets as examples, draw a box for each letter in the child’s name and add the green and red dots if needed. If required, work slowly adding a letter each day.
• Book of the Week:
- Create a meal of spaghetti, meatballs, peas, bread, and butter. Bake oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert.
- Discuss sharing and how Oliver was attentive to his sister's needs at meal time.
- Play hide and seek. Also use with Little King Josiah looking for a Bible or the scroll craft. Whenever the Bible or scroll is found, sing The B-I-B-L-E song. (Idea adapted from Mission Arlington)
• Fine Motor Skill:
Make "snakes" by rolling play dough and then form the play dough into letters and numbers already learned.
• Gross Motor Skill:
Tie a string to the end of a beach ball and then to a higher place. Practice jumping up to hit the beach ball.
• Visual Perception Skill:
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