Entries in parables (3)

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)

Wednesday
Jan162013

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Treasure God’s Word—the Parable of the Sower

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives:

ŸStudy select parables that Jesus taught and their meaning. Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1e

Respect and treasure God’s Word and understand the importance of keeping and obeying God’s Word. Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b

ŸBe able to identify the benefits of reading God’s Word daily and becoming a student of the Word. Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c

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Read the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:3–9, 18–23.

ViewThe Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Sower.”

ViewThe Parable of the Four Soils.”

Discuss how the four places of planting seeds relate to reading God’s Word and sharing its truths with others.

  • Matthew 13:3 and 18: When we hear or read God’s Word, the Word is sown like seeds of truth in our hearts. Also, when we tell others about Jesus and salvation or another wonderful truth from God’s Word, again it is the seed of God’s Word being sown into that person’s heart.
  • Matthew 13:4 and 19: “Fell along the path” is like the times when we hear God’s Word but we don’t take time to understand what it says or how to apply it. It’s easy then for the Devil to “snatch” it away by causing us to forget what we heard in God’s Word.
  • Matthew 13:5–6 and 20–21: “Fell on rocky ground” is an illustration of when pride in our heart causes us to not let God’s Word sink in deeply and give us faith. Then when we experience difficulty, God’s Word isn’t planted solidly enough in our hearts to give us the faith and strength we need for the situation.
  • Matthew 13:7 and 22: “Fell among thorns” is similar to when we hear God’s Word and the promises in His Word, but allow fears or worries to crowd out God’s good positive thoughts. Another meaning to “fell among thorns” is if we focus so much on trying to have special pleasures or material things that we ignore Jesus and His Word.
  • Matthew 13:8 and 23: “Fell on good soil” happens if we receive God’s Word into our lives and treasure it. Then the seed of God’s Word will grow and bear good fruit in our lives, such as helping us to be happy and do things for others and tell others about Jesus. Then many more people will receive Jesus’ gift of salvation too! (Read also John 15:4 and 7.)

View The Parable of the Sower—Flash Animation.” 

Have fun and do the activities found in “Bible Space Trek: Parable of the Sower” and “The Parable of the Sower.”

Memorize a verse from “Crazily Cool Postcard Set: God’s Word.”

Additional activities:

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: God’s Word-1bc

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

Downloads

DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Treasure God’s Word—the Parable of the Sower (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Treasure God’s Word—the Parable of the Sower (Portuguese)