Saturday
Feb122011

“Madeline’s Misdemeanor” Supplement (Compassion-2a)

The story “Madeline’s Misdemeanor” highlights the following learning objective: “Understand that when one shows compassion to another one is giving another a bridge of acceptance that will help that person overcome something that may be discouraging or holding that person back.” (Compassion-2a)

Look up the following Bible verse with your child:

  • When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. (1 Corinthians 9: 22 NLT)

Discuss the following with your child:

  • Think about a time when you were going through difficulty. What kinds of encouraging words or actions did you appreciate receiving from others during such times?
  • Discuss stories of Bible characters, people from recent or ancient history, or fictional characters who showed compassion in such a way as to help a person suffering come to a better place in their life through their words and actions (e.g., the compassionate bishop who helps Jean Valjean in the novel Les Misérables, etc.).
  • What kinds of situations do you think are difficult for those in your peer group? Of those situations, in which do you feel you may be able to do something to help?

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-2a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «La falta que cometió Madeleine» (Compasión-2a)
DOC: Suplemento de “O Delito de Madeline” (Compaixão-2a)

Monday
Nov292010

Parents, Don't Miss Our Christmas Events Calendar...

Wednesday
Oct272010

“Tell Everyone” Supplement (The Great Commission-1a)

The article “Tell Everyone” highlights some of the most significant things Jesus can do for a person who receives Him. After reading it, talk with your child about how you have experienced receiving these gifts from Jesus. Ask your child if he/she can recall any experience with these gifts.

S&S link: Character Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Great Commission-1a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «Dile a todo el mundo» (La misión de evangelizar-1a)
DOC: Suplemento de “Conte a Todos” (A Grande Comissão-1a)

Saturday
Oct092010

“Flexible, Bendable Lofty,” Supplement (Orderliness and Adaptability-2b)

The story “Flexible, Bendable Lofty” was meant to highlight the following learning objective: “Understand the importance and benefits of being adaptable; learn of the detriments to being inflexible.”

Here are some questions to talk about with your child on this topic:

  • What do you think it means to be adaptable? (If your child doesn’t know, or isn’t able to explain this term, take some time to look the definition up in a dictionary or thesaurus.)
  • In what situations do you think it would be good to keep an adaptable mindset?

S&S link: Orderliness and Adaptability-2a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «Majesto el flexible y adaptable» (Orden y adaptabilidad-2b)
DOC: Suplemento de “Altiva, a Árvore Flexível e Maleável” (Ordem e adaptabilidade-2b)

Wednesday
Oct062010

"What Is Communication," Supplement (Communication and Interaction-1a)

What Is Communication?” highlights the following learning objective, “Learn of the importance and benefits of good communication, wise speech, and godly interactions; study and memorize scriptures upon which these principles are based.” (CB: Communication and Interaction-1a)

Pick one or two of the following discussion questions to help your child understand the value of the learning objective stated above.

  • Can you think of a time when someone said something encouraging to you? What did they say, and how did it make you feel?

For older children:

  • Ask the child: What are your words and actions saying to others about the kind of person you are?

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Communication and Interaction-1a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «¿Qué es la comunicación?» (Comunicación e interacción-1a)
DOC: "What Is Communication," Supplement (Communication and Interaction-1a) (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Sep222010

“Where Is God?” Supplement (God-1a)

After reading “Where Is God?” talk about how God is so big that He lives and exists outside of our human understanding, and yet He is also very personal and there for us all the time.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «¿Dónde está Dios?» (Dios-1a)
DOC: Suplemento de “Onde Está Deus?” (Deus-1a)

Wednesday
Sep222010

“Calculating Challenges” Supplement (Learning and Study Skills-1d)

The story “Calculating Challenges” highlights the following learning objective, “Learn to try new things that one doesn’t yet feel capable of doing.” (Learning and Study Skills-1d)

Pick one or two of the following discussion questions or activities to help your child understand the value of this learning objective.

  • Is there a subject or skill you have difficulty learning, or wish you didn't need to study?
  • Can you think of any  historical characters who did great things as a result of learning and mastering challenging subjects, situations, or skills? (Research it if you don’t know of any off hand)

 S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Learning and Study Skills-1d

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «Desafíos de cálculo» (Aprendizaje y aptitudes para el estudio-1d)
DOC: Suplemento de “Desafios de Cálculo” (Habilidades de Aprendizado e Estudo-1d)
DOC: "Calculating Challenges" Supplement (Japanese)

Friday
Sep172010

“The Cookie Conspiracy” Supplement (Loyalty-2b)

The story “The Cookie Conspiracy” highlights the following learning objective, “Understand that before one gives loyalty to a person or idea, one should evaluate whether the person or idea is worthy of one’s support.”(CB: Loyalty-2b)

Discuss the following question with your child to help him/her understand the value of this learning objective.

  • In the closing sentence of the story, the conclusion the children reached was "Our conscience must decree whether to enact a conspiracy." Have you ever faced a situation where your loyalty to a friend was tested in this way? What did you do?

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Loyalty-2b

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de “A Conspiração dos Biscoitos” (Lealdade-2b)
DOC: “The Cookie Conspiracy” Supplement (Loyalty-2b)(Spanish)

Wednesday
Sep012010

“Can We See God?” Supplement (God-1a)

To help reinforce the article “Can We See God?”—and illustrate how even though we can’t see God, we still know He’s there—go outside and try to look at the wind or breeze. Ask your child to explain how he or she can tell the wind is or isn’t there?

If you live in a place where the stars are clearly visible at night, take time to look up and enjoy this declaration of God’s glory!

Tell your child of loving deeds he or she has done for you that has helped you “see” God.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «¿Podemos ver a Dios?» (Dios-1a)
DOC: Suplemento de “Podemos ver Deus?” (Deus-1a)

Wednesday
Aug252010

"God Is Powerful!” Supplement (God-1a)

Here are some things you can talk about or do with your child to help reinforce the article “God Is Powerful!”:

Ask your child what he or she considers to be awesomely powerful. Then take a moment to imagine how God is even greater than that power.

For a fun way to help your child see the power of God’s creative force at work in a seed, try sprouting a seed in a wet paper towel or wet cotton balls. After the seed has sprouted, you can plant it in a pot of dirt to watch it continue to grow. See http://www.ehow.com/how_5258433_sprout-seeds-paper-towel.html.

Here’s a picture of a puppy in the womb that some children might enjoy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/84727393@N00/305842027/.

S&S link: CLF: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God-1a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «¡Dios es poderoso!» (Dios-1a)
DOC: Suplemento de “Deus é Poderoso!” (Deus-1a)

Saturday
Jul242010

Children’s Books and Classics Online

In “Book Bonanza: Going Exploring” we encourage youngsters to read a book or article featuring a culture they’re interested in learning about. If you don’t have a library nearby, or books readily available, here are a few sites where you can find online books and classics for children. We are not endorsing all that is available on these sites, but we hope you will find these links useful.

http://www.bibliomania.com/bibliomania-static/index.html  Classics, poems, children's books; includes summary of books and biography of authors. Also has study guides/notes that can be helpful for writing assignments or book reports.

http://www.bored.com/ebooks/ Books for children. Also has Christian biographies, stories, activities, games, outdoor games, cooking books, and books on science, music, and more.

http://www.classicreader.com/ Good amount of children's stories, series, fiction, drama, poetry, and more. No synopsis or any other info provided with the books

Information You Can Trust Includes many topics such as science, math, health, computers, and extensive resource/links listings in the reading zone; links to other book sites.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Multiple language books; searchable by age groups, titles, authors, languages, and other criteria.

http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/library.htm Books are categorized by beginner/advanced readers; many books are available in multiple languages or in audio format.

http://manybooks.net/categories/ Extensive book categories, large selection for young readers, can choose languages, available to read online or downloadable in several different formats.

Downloads

RTF: Libros infantiles y cuentos clásicos en línea (Spanish)
DOC: Livros e Clássicos Infantis Online

Wednesday
Jul212010

"God's Great Love for Us" Supplement (Salvaton-1a)