Entries in diligence (5)

Friday
Aug012014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Faith.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

ReadPower-Up Devotional #10: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness.”

Discuss the following: David and Jonathan were faithful to their friendship and protected one another’s families (1 Samuel 18:1–4; 1 Samuel 19:1–7; 1 Samuel 20; 2 Samuel 9). Ruth was faithful to her widowed mother-in-law and took care of her (Ruth 1). Job was faithful to God even in times of extreme hardship. He said, “Though he (God) slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15 KJV), and in the end, God gave him many times over what he had lost. Joseph was a faithful steward and an honest man even though his master was unfair to him (Genesis 39). Can you think of other examples of loyalty and faithfulness?” (Excerpt from “Power-Up Devotional #10: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness,” page 6.)

Talk about what faithfulness looks like and different situations where it might be needed. For a springboard you could use the Scriptures on page 5 of “Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness.”

ReadChoose Things of Value: Stepping Stones for the Next Big Thing.”

Talk about God’s blessings for faithfulness and relate a time in your life, or a story you know of where you were blessed for your faithfulness. Ask if the children can think of any such stories of their own.

Read the verses in “Crazily Cool Card Set: Faithfulness.” Print out your children’s favorite verse from this set, for them to place somewhere they like and commit that verse to memory.

Additional material:

Ÿ   See “Bible Space Trek: The Parable of the Talents” for an activity that goes with this parable of Matthew 25:14–29.

Ÿ   The Dependable Honey Bee

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: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

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

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness (Spanish)

Monday
Mar312014

0–5 Lesson Plan: I Can Remember!

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 15-minute 0–5 lesson plan on training the mind to remember.

WatchMama, I Remembered.”

Talk about how it can be easy to forget the things that the children are expected to do (chores, personal hygiene pointers, etc.). But, eventually, if they don’t give up, these things will become a habit and easier to remember to do.

Ask your children what things are easy for them to forget about. Brainstorm ways that will help them remember. (For example, if your children have chores, write down all the steps of the chore, with accompanying illustrations if they are too young to read.)

ReadThe Dependable Honeybee.”

Have your children pick one verse from “Crazily Cool Card Set: Faithfulness to color and memorize.

Additional resources:

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 © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Can Remember! (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Can Remember! (Spanish)

Wednesday
Jul172013

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Building Toward the Future

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives: “Learn of the importance of investing in one’s education, and identify with Biblical, historical, and present-day characters who were/are successful, due to investing in their education,” and “Learn to try new things that one doesn’t yet feel capable of doing.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Learning and Study Skills-1bd)

Read “Make the Most of School” and “Study Diligently.” Talk with the children about how the education you received at their age is helping you today, just like the education Jesus received helped Him.

Discuss how some of the great men and women of history used their education.

Fanny Crosby’s excellent English language skills are displayed in her poetry.

David Livingstone (parts 1, 2, and 3) studied hard to be a doctor and missionary. During his missionary travels, he also used other skills gained from his schooling, such as a knowledge of geography.

Ask them if there is a historical figure they’ve learned about at school whom they admire, and then talk about what part his or her education played in what that person accomplished.

Read You Can Do It” and talk with the children about a skill they want to learn or improve in. If there’s a skill you would like to learn or improve in, talk about that and your plans for how you will be going about it.

Pray the first prayer from “Pray a Way: School Time.” If the children haven’t already done so, they might enjoy coloring their own copy of these illustrated prayers, “Coloring Page: Pray a Way: School Time.”

Read Turning Mistakes into Something Good” to encourage the children that even when they make mistakes with their studies, they can learn from these mistakes and therefore shouldn’t give up.

Study Matthew 25:14–30 and then do the activities found in “Bible Space Trek: The Parable of the Talents” and “Talents and Skills.” (The answer keys can be found here and here.)

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: Personal Responsibility: Learning and Study Skills-1bd

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Building Toward the Future (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Building Toward the Future (Spanish)

Thursday
Jun202013

Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Joy of Learning

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objective: “Learn of the joy that comes from discovering and learning new things.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Learning and Study Skills-1a

Pray the second prayer from “Pray a Way: School Time.” The children also might enjoy coloring their own copy of these illustrated prayers, “Coloring Page: Pray a Way: School Time.”

Enjoy the two stories “Of Jumping Frogs and Funny Things” and “Nonumbersville—a World Without Numbers.” After reading these stories, talk about the benefits of a positive attitude toward learning these and other academic topics. If you know of a particular subject that one of your children has a difficult time with, discuss what can be gained from learning that subject and what will be lost if one doesn’t learn it.

Read Calculating Challenges.”

Read Your House of Education.”

Pray for the prayer requests for schooling that are listed on page two of “Bookend Your Prayers with Praise.” In order to start and end the prayer with praise, ask the children to praise Jesus for things they like about school or for ways they know that Jesus has helped them with their studies.

Memorize one of these “Promises for Schooling,” and talk about how each promise can be applied to praying for their schooling.

Additional material:

  • Level 1 Lesson Plan: Building Toward the Future (coming on July 17, 2013).

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: Personal Responsibility: Learning and Study Skills-1a

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Joy of Learning (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Joy of Learning (Spanish)

Monday
Sep032012

0–5 Lesson Plan: Take the Time to Do Things Right

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30-minute lesson plan on the importance of diligence and going slow enough to do things right the first time.

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Read Have Patience.” After reading this story, have the children think of times when they’ve either gone too fast and what the consequence was of doing so, or a time that they followed a check to do things more accurately and deliberately, investing the time needed to get it right, and the good they saw come from it. You can also share some personal age-appropriate examples from your own life.

Read Yuichi’s Garden,” or “How Emma Met Suzy.” Discuss how when we take the time to do things right, our mommies and daddies trust us with more.

Read Linking Lionel”; the children can color “Coloring Page: Linking Lionel” as you read.

Discuss how the things that your children are expected to do are important. Talk about what would happen if they neglected to do their chores or did a poor job at them.

Read Bright Pebbles: With Jesus’ Help.” Discuss how even though it might be difficult at first to learn to do things the right way, Jesus can help us establish good habits of diligence and faithfulness.

Memorize Philippians 4:13.

Additional material:
•    My Weekly Chore Chart
•    Read “Kids’ World Show: The Hare and the Tortoise.
•    Color “Coloring Pages: The Hare and the Tortoise.

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: Take the Time to Do Things Right (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Take the Time to Do Things Right (Portuguese)