Entries in level 2 supplement (10)

Friday
Apr152011

Easter Supplement (Jesus, God’s Son-2a)

This supplement provides additional material for the following learning objective: “Learn of the historical backings to the life of Jesus, His death on the cross, and His resurrection.” (Jesus, God’s Son-2a)

  • Read the Easter story from Matthew 28:1–20, and/or “The Story of Easter” (available on Level 1 of My Wonder Studio on April 20th).
  • Listen and/or dance to “He Is Risen,” The Bible Album, and/or “He Lives,” Walk, Talk, Sing.
  • Have each person in your family pick one event from the story of Easter to illustrate (you can use “Be the Artist: He’s Alive” for drawing assistance—available on Level 1 of My Wonder Studio on April 20th), and then combine these pictures to make your very own illustrated Easter storyboard. Put this in a place for others to see.
  • Look up the verses Luke 19:10 and Romans 5:6–11, then discuss why Jesus had to die. List these reasons on a whiteboard or have your children write them out in their notebooks under the heading, “Why Jesus made the greatest sacrifice.” You can also read “The Little Red Hen” (available on Level 1 of My Wonder Studio on April 13th) for a story on this topic.
  • “The Story of Easter, Coloring Pages” and “The Story of Easter, Activity Pages” (available on Level 1 of My Wonder Studio on April 20th)
  • Watch the Easter story from a movie or animation of Jesus’ life. (For example., Miracle Maker or “He Is Risen,” Animated Stories from the New Testament)
  • The Robe also makes for an inspiring Easter-themed movie.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-2a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de Semana Santa (Jesús, el Hijo de Dios-2a)
DOC: Suplemento de Páscoa (Jesus, Filho de Deus-2a)

Friday
Mar252011

“Jacques-of-All-Trades” Supplement (Orderliness and Adaptability-2b)

The story “Jacques-of-All-Trades” highlights the following learning objective: “Understand the importance and benefits of being adaptable; learn of the detriments of being inflexible.” (Orderliness and Adaptability-2b)

Discuss the following with your child.

  • Brainstorm situations where it’s important that one be adaptable and flexible.
  • Adaptability is the willingness to change one’s actions and/or learn new skills when situations call for it.
  • Being adaptable makes you a valuable member of a team or community, and makes you easy to work with in order to achieve desired goals. On the other hand, it is difficult to work with one who is inflexible. Talk about the reasons why.

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Orderliness and Adaptability-2b

Downloads

DOC: El sombrero morado. Suplemento (Spanish)
DOC: Suplemento de “Paulo pra-toda-Obra” (Ser organizado e flexível-2b)

Friday
Mar182011

“Newbie Peers” Supplement (Friendship-2c)

The article “Newbie Peers” highlights the following learning objective: “Be able to state ways to reach out to those in need of friendship, and how to discern whom to reach out to; learn how to include others so no one feels left out.” (Friendship-2c)

This article can be used as a springboard to discuss your child’s friendships and how his or her friendships are faring. If your child is shy in nature, it may be more difficult for him or her to befriend others than a naturally outgoing child. Take time to listen to what your child faces when befriending others.

Discuss the following with your child:

  • Friendship is a universal need; it can span age, gender, and nationality. Name some examples of friendship from the Bible, ancient or recent history, or from a story or piece of fiction your child is familiar with.
  • Reasons why people or peers may seem unfriendly.
  • Brainstorm age-appropriate activities that your child can offer to his or her peers as a means of getting to know others and making new friends.

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

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «Nuevos amigos» (Amistad-2c)
DOC: Suplemento de “Colegas Novatos” (Amizade-2c)

Friday
Mar112011

“Cut Down Rosa!” Supplement (Contentment-2d/e)

The story “Cut Down Rosa!” highlights the following learning objectives:

  • Recognize that jealousy, envy, a desire for more material possessions, coveting what others have, not being satisfied with what one has, and negative comparisons are all attitudes that show a lack of and need for contentment.
  • Recognize thoughts that are rooted in jealousy, envy, covetousness, greed, and discontent, and the negative effects such thoughts can have on one’s happiness; learn what steps to take in order to be content once again. (Contentment-2d/e)

Discuss the following with your child.

  • Lack of contentment is a result of desiring more than what one has. However, God knows just what we need, He will give us what we need to enjoy life and prosper, or guide us in attaining it. Help your child focus on the positives of a situation that he or she may find difficult.
  • Discuss the verse, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (Psalm 139:16 NLT). If God has ordered our days, then we know that our present circumstance has been allowed by a God who loves us and desires to give us good things. (Look up Romans 8:32, Luke 12:7.)

 S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2d/e

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «¡Deshazte de Rosa!» (Contetamiento-2d/e)
DOC: Suplemento de “Corte a Rosa!” (Contentamento-2d/e)

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

Downloads

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

Friday
Feb182011

“The Tree That Wanted to See the World,” Supplement (Contentment-2a)

The story “The Tree That Wanted to See the World” highlights the following learning objective: “Understand what it means to be content with who one is: recognize that God has made everyone different, and that there is a unique and specific purpose for the way in which God has created each individual, both physically and characteristically; become familiar with Scripture upon which these principles are based.” (Contentment-2a)

Look up the following Bible verse with your child:

  • You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalms 139:16 NLT)
  • Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. (Psalms 139:14 NLT)

Discuss the following with your child:

  • Relate to your child that God, Who is perfect and cannot make mistakes, is the One Who created each person.
  • The beauty of God’s creation: Discuss your child’s favorite animal, climate, country, or natural setting. Just as these creations that we enjoy were crafted by a supreme and loving God, so is each human being created perfectly in God’s eyes.
  • What Psalm 139:16 means in regards to how one looks, one’s natural characteristics, the situations one is faced with in life, etc.

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2a

Downloads

DOC: Suplemento de «El árbol que quería ver el mundo» (Contentamiento-2a)
DOC: Suplemento de “A Árvore que Queria Ver o Mundo” (Contentamento-2a)

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)

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)

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)

Saturday
Jun262010

“The Purple Hat!” Supplement (Teamwork-2a)

Together with your child, try retelling the story of “The Purple Hat” where the four counselors make an effort to work together to solve the problem in a humble and considerate manner, rather than arguing.

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

Downloads

DOC: El sombrero morado. Suplemento (Spanish)
DOC: Suplemento de “O Chapéu Púrpura” (Trabalho em equipe-2a)