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Books: Bible, Snowmen at Night, Remy the Rhino Learns Patience, God, I Need to Talk to You About Whining, Let's Be Patient
Worksheets: Oo Writing, Alphabet Maze, "Bee" Attitude
Activities: Shaving cream, craft stick, food coloring, plate, construction paper, googly eyes, black pompoms, games, homemade bread, ball, colored pencils, glue



Theme: "Bee" Attitudes - Patience

Bible Story: Joseph in Jail
Objective:  When things are not going well, we need to be patient knowing God is in control.
Scripture: Genesis 39-41
The Beginning Reader's Bible:  pg 36-47
Through the Bible in Felt Story #21-22

Comprehension Questions:
Why was Joseph in jail?
Would you be pretty upset if you were in jail because someone lied?
Joseph had to be patient knowing that God would take care of him.  How did Joseph finally get out of jail?
What was the king's dream?
What did the king's dream mean?
Who told Joseph what the dream meant?

Verse: Psalm 37:7 (KJV) - Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
Tune:  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars (Shared by Amber)
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him (patiently is sang quick)
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him
Psalm thirty seven verse seven
Psalm thirty seven verse seven
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him
Psalm thirty seven verse seven

Bible Song: Silent Night (Traditional)
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Books of the Bible: Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
Math:  Count Backwards from 5-1
Science:  Taking Care of Me - Exercise
Social Science:  Senses - Smell, Hear
Letters: O, o
Numbers: Write 15-20
Literacy: Setting - Where the story happens
Sight Word: on

Book of the Week:
Snowmen at Night Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Fine Motor Skill:  Fingerpaint
Gross Motor Skill:  Bat the Ball
Visual Perception Skill:  Mazes


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- Joseph was put in jail for something that he did not do.  While in jail Joseph asked two men to remember him and help get him out of jail.  Both men forgot.  Joseph had to wait patiently for God's timing to get him out of jail.

- Bee Attitude Printable In the top tier of the "Bee" Attitude worksheet, have the child write the attitude of the week. In the next tier, have the child draw a picture of the Bible story.  In the bottom tier, ask the child to draw a picture of himself having this attitude.

- Play a board, card, or active games where the child has to be patient and take turns.

- Make pizza dough or homemade bread that requires time to rise.  Talk about how you need to be patient for the yeast to make the dough rise.

- Remy the Rhino Read Remy the Rhino Learns Patience by Andy McGuire

- Let's Be Patient  Read Let's Be Patient by P.K. Hallinan
-God I Need to Talk to You About WhiningRead God, I Need to Talk to You About Whining by Susan K. Leigh

• Math:
Using the "Five Little Snowman" Song above, help the child learn to count from 5-1.  Count backwards using your hand.

• Science:
- What Does Exercise Do for My Body? (Information Source)
Physical activity provides the brain with oxygen to help you think clearly.
Exercise helps keep your heart strong. A healthy heart pumps blood and oxygen throughout your body.
Being active gives your skin a healthy glow.
Exercising outside allows you to breath in fresh air which keeps your lungs healthy.
Physical activity builds strong muscles and bones.
Being active gives you energy to do the things you want to do, it keeps you in shape, and helps you maintain a healthy weight.

- Fitness Ideas:
Create a list of fun exercise ideas to do as a family.  Choose and schedule an activity to do each day.

- "My Favorite Exercise"
On a piece of paper, have the child draw himself doing his favorite exercise.  Discuss why it is his favorite exercise and what is does for his body.

• Social Science:
Smell -
- Discuss: What part of our body do we use to smell? Talk about the nose and the job it performs. Also discuss how animals use their noses to find food.  (Idea from Tripod)

-  Using different items in your refrigerator, pantry, and bathroom, discuss the various smells using words like sour, sweet, etc.  Have your child close her eyes or use a blindfold to guess the item that she smells.  Example items:  lemon juice, milk, applesauce, rubbing alcohol, mouthwash.

- Shaving Cream Art Craft:  Shaving Cream Art ( Reprinted with permission)
Place a squirt of shaving cream on a plate. Spread it out.  Add a few drops of food coloring.  Using a craft stick, drag the color through the shaving cream to make a swirled design (not too much or the colors will simply mix).  Place a piece of paper on top of the shaving cream and gently press.   Peel up the paper and scrap the excess shaving cream off the paper with a craft stick.  Let dry.

Hearing -
- Discuss with your child what part of the body we use for hearing. Talk about the different sounds that you hear right now.  If the weather is nice, sit outside and listen to the sounds around you.

- Craft: "Scrunch Paper Collage" - Give the children different items to scrunch up and glue to a piece of cardboard. Example items:  tissue paper, Kleenex, writing paper, wax paper, foil, construction paper.  (Idea from Tripod)

- Music:  March to various beats of a drum.  Beat on a drum slowly and then fast. Have your children move according to the beat.  When the drum stops, instruct the child to freeze.  (Idea from Tripod)

- Discuss your different voices – whisper (library voice), talking (inside voice), yelling (outside voice), singing, humming.  Then discuss opposites  using musical instruments - high/low, loud/soft.

- Have the child sit in the middle of the room blindfolded.  Make sounds around the room.  Have the child figure out where the sound is coming from and what the sound is.  This is an activity that could be done while an adult is fixing a meal.

• Letters:
Use the Oo Writing worksheet and for further learning check out the Letter O Activities.

• Numbers:
Write numbers 15-20 on 3/4" Tracing Paper.

• Literacy:
- Using Snowmen at Night, draw a picture representing the book's setting.

• Book of the Week:
- Shaving Cream Snowman Shaving Cream Snowman (Original Source Unknown) :
Mix shaving cream and blue food coloring.  Allow the child to "play" in the mixer covering an entire piece of construction paper.  Allow to dry.  Add a hat, googly eyes, nose, and black pompom buttons to create a snowman.
- While reading the book, discuss what the snowmen in the story smelled and heard.

- Five Little Snowmen Song
Tune:  Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play
Five little snowmen standing tall (show five fingers)
Scarves, hats, and mittens for them all (wrap arms around self to show cold)
The sun melted only one away (place arms in big circle over head)
Four little snowmen stayed to play (show four fingers)

Four..., Three..., Two..., One...

No little snowmen standing tall
Clothing and a puddle left for all
The sun melted all of them away
Only snow will bring them back to play

• Fine Motor Skills:
Fingerpaint with shaving cream numbers and letters learned thus far.

• Gross Motor Skills:
Have your child stand opposite of you with approximately seven feet separating you.  Before throwing a large soft ball or beach ball toward your child, say "right", "left", or "both".  Depending on what you say, have the child bat the ball away with that hand(s).  This requires another level of thinking.  At first, have your child show you which hand(s) they will use.  As he/she improves, give less time before the ball is thrown.

• Visual Perception Skill:
Maze Worksheet Teach pencil control with the Alphabet Maze.  Instruction the child to keep the pencil from hitting the lines while doing the mazes. Additional practice available in the Visual Perception Workbook.

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