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Book: Bible, What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, Good Night, Gorilla
Worksheets: Jj Writing, On My Trip to the Zoo, My Clock, Pray Every Day
CDs: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1
Activities:  Small items, toy zoo animals or pictures, various items to float or sink, plastic-foam tray, paint, cardstock, brad, colored pencils, cotton ball, baby oil, modeling clay, kitchen scales, Lacing, fingerpaint



Theme: Prayer

Bible Story: The Lord's Prayer
Objective:  Prayer includes asking God to help us make good choices.
Scripture: Matthew 6:9
My Story Bible:  pg 72-73
The Beginning Reader's Bible:  pg 169
Through the Bible in Felt:  Story #113

Comprehension Questions:
Who wants you to make bad choices?
Who wants you to make good choices?
We need to pray that God will help us make good choices.   What is a choice that you need God to help you make?

Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV) - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 - #7

Bible Song: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (Traditional)
He's got the whole world in His hands (3x)
The whole world in His hands.

Create your own verses:
He's got our family...
He's got the mountains and the rivers...
He's got the fish and the birds...

Books of the Bible: Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Math:  Clock
Science :  Animals - Zoo
Social Science :  Transportation - Boat
Letters: J, j
Numbers: Create Groups 0-30
Literacy: Non-fiction
Sight Word: at

Book of the Week:
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins

Fine Motor Skill:  Fingerpaint
Gross Motor Skill:  Memory Obstacle Course
Visual Perception Skill: Lacing


Suggested Activities:

• Bible:
- Matthew 6:9-13 - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Satan desires for me to make bad choices but God is always there to help me make good choices.  God is stronger than the evil one.  I will ask God to help me make good choices.

- Praying Hands Stained Glass
Draw firmly (with heavy and lines) over the hands and words of the Pray Every Day worksheet with colored pencils.  Dip a cotton ball in baby oil and rub over the drawing to create a stained-glass effect.  Allow to dry.

• Math:
Add numbers to the My Clock worksheet.  Add a long and short hand cut from cardstock paper.  Make the short hand red and long hand blue.  Attach with a brad.  Explain that the placement of the hands determines what time it is.  Start by introducing the short hand as the "hour hand."  (The minute hand is not introduced in this curriculum.)  Keeping the minute hand at the "12" to demonstrate each hour.

• Science:
- Take a trip to a zoo or pretend to.  Instruct the child to draw pictures of her favorite two animals on the On My Trip to the Zoo worksheet.

- 5 Senses - What would you hear, taste, touch, smell, and feel at a zoo?

- Gather toy zoo animals or pictures of various zoo animals.  Discuss:
What the animal eats?  (i.e. grass, grain)
Where the animal lives?  (i.e. desert, mountains)
What sound the animal makes?  (i.e. moo, oink)

- Create a new animal with paint or crayons.  Give the animal a name.  Explain how the animal smells, what he eats, where he lives, and how he sounds.

- Good Night Gorilla Read Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

• Social Science:
- Why Do Boats Float? - (Idea from Wondertime Magazine May 2008 by Kevin Markey)
What floats a boat is its shape.  Fill a sink with water.  First roll modeling clay into a solid egg shape.  Drop it in the water and watch it sink.  Now shape the lump into a hollowed-out bowl and place it back into the water.  If the shape is created correctly, the clay will float.  (Hint:  The deeper you make the bowl – the more air it encloses – the better it will float.)

- Does It Float?
Gather various items (i.e.  sponge, rock, empty bottle, full bottle, sponge, rag).  Have the child predict whether the object will float or sink.

- Sink the Tray
Float a plastic-foam tray in water.  Add various items to see who much weight the tray can hold before it sinks.  Use a kitchen scales to weigh the objects.

- Review the story of Noah's Ark and place zoo animals in a boat.

- Make Origami Boats out of paper.

- Sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

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

• Numbers:
Using several small items, choose five random numbers between 0-30 and create groups to represent each number.

• Literacy
Nonfiction books are written about real things, events, people, and places to inform readers - non (not), fiction (false).  Discuss what makes What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? nonfiction.

• Book of the Week:
- Use this book in connection with the zoo theme this week.
- Spend a lot of time talking about the illustrations in this book and have the child explain his reason behind each statement.
- Chart similarities and differences between the animals.

Fine Motor Skills:
Fingerpaint letters, numbers, shapes

• Gross Motor Skills:
Create a Memory Obstacle Course focusing on colors.

• Visual Perception Skill:
Lacing Lacing

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