Entries in communication (5)

Wednesday
Feb192014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Agreeable or Disagreeable?

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute lesson plan on the following lesson 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.” (Character Building: Social Skills: Communication and Interaction-1a)

Listen to Billy, Badger, and Bugs.”

Read The Three-Legged Walk.”

Ask the children if they can think of a time when they were doing something with a friend or sibling that would have been more enjoyable if they had respected each other’s ideas and possibly taken turns making decisions.

Pray the first prayer in “Pray a Way: Agreeable or Quarrelsome?

ReadBringing Out the Champion.”

Pray the second prayer in “Pray a Way: Agreeable or Quarrelsome?

ReadA Lovely Nest” and relate how learning to get along with each other makes for a happier atmosphere, whether at home or school.

Memorize one or more of the three scriptures found in this lesson plan:

  • “Let us pursue what makes for peace” (Romans 14:19 ESV).
  •  “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4 NKJV).
  • “Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3 ESV).

Color one or both of the prayers.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Agreeable or Disagreeable? (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Agreeable or Disagreeable? (Spanish)

Friday
Apr262013

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Power of the Tongue

Note to parent or teacher: This lesson plan on the power of the tongue highlights the following lesson objectives: “Learn how to express oneself when upset or angry so as not to hurt others’ feelings, while still expressing oneself in a truthful and appropriate manner.” (Character Building: Social Skills: Communication and Interaction-2d)

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ReadStory: Hurt by Unkindness.

Listen to “Audio: James 3.” Discuss the kinds of conversation or speech that this chapter says to avoid (for example, gossip, foolish words, unkind words, etc.). Talk about what these things might look like in everyday life.

Watch this movie clip from Bambi.

ReadLet It Pass.” After reading this poem, name some occasions and circumstances when it might be best to say nothing at all.

ReadIs It Alright to Get Angry?

TakeQuick Quiz: Bible Who, What, Why, and Where on Anger.” Find the answer key here.

ReadFeeling Bugged?”

Print out “Crazily Cool Card Set: The Power of the Tongue.” Have the children choose one of the verses to cut out, color, and memorize.

Watch “Say Something Nice,Treasure Attic.

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Communication and Interaction-2d

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Power of the Tongue (Portuguese)

Monday
Jul302012

0–5 Lesson Plan: Be Careful with Your Words

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20-minute lesson plan on being thoughtful about what we say to others.

Watch this short movie clip from Bambi.

ReadThoughts and Words of Kindness.”

Read Proverbs 12:18.

Ask the children what things others say that make them feel good about themselves or encouraged. Next, ask what things others say make them feel bad. Discuss how they have the power to bring joy or sadness through the things they say to others, in the same way that the words of others can affect them.

ReadWhat Is Communication.”

Read James 3:5.

Using a toothpaste tube or a soap dispenser, squeeze some of the paste out. Ask the children if they can easily put the toothpaste back inside the tube. Discuss how our words are like the toothpaste—easy to let out, but not so easy to put back inside once out.

Memorize the following poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits,
Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine
Kind words and kind deeds.

Optional activity: Illustrate each sentence of the above poem, and display it somewhere easily viewable throughout the day.

Discuss how when we begin to get upset at others, or say unkind things, it’s probably because we need to spend more time with the giver of true love—Jesus—through reading His Word or talking to Him in prayer.

ReadFill Up to Pour Out.”

Read Psalm 141:3 and use it in your closing prayer.

Additional material:

Ÿ   WatchSay Something Nice.

Ÿ   Listen to Grandpa Jake’s Storybook Drama: Wobbly Wallace.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Be Careful with Your Words (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Be Careful with Your Words (Portuguese)

Friday
Mar042011

“Video: The Sinking Canoe” Supplement (Teamwork-2c)

Video: The Sinking Canoe” highlights the following learning objective: “Recognize whether a chore, a challenge, or an assignment calls for help from an outside source, and learn how to ask for help.”

Discuss the following with your child:

  • Why is it better to sacrifice pride to save yourself or another from disaster or going the wrong direction in life, than it is to save your or another's pride?
  • Discuss a time when you needed help, whether with a personal problem or a physical challenge, but didn't ask for it.
  • Why didn't you ask for help?
  • How do you think that situation could have worked out better if you had asked for help?
  • Think of a time when you saw a friend doing something detrimental or dangerous, and you needed to warn him or her.
  • What could have happened if you hadn't warned your friend?

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Teamwork-2c

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DOC: Suplemento del «Video: La canoa hundida» (Trabajo en equipo-2c)
DOC: Suplemento do “Vídeo: A Canoa Afundada” (Trabalho em equipe-2c)

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

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