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Sin Apple Experiment

Apples are a standard representation of the first sin in the bible.  The bible doesn't actually say the fruit was an apple but for some reason that is assumed.  

During our reading of Adam and Eve we used apples to demonstrate how sin affects our hearts. 


We each took a bite out of the apple to represent sin



We let the apple sit for a week and watched the sin rot the apple 
We compared the apples
This really opens up discussion.  I asked Jerry to lead this discussion and he did an awesome job! 
He reviewed what each apple represented then asked which apple The Dragons would like to eat. Which one would their friends eat if they were asked to choose between the two? 
Then he asked 'why wouldn't you want the second apple?' He went into a discussion about how sin can negatively affect our lives and our relationships especially with God.  
Next he asked how do we fix the rotten apple?  This was a great question.  There was some brainstorming from the kids, throw it in the trash, g…

S-S-Snake

Week 3
Letter: S
Theme: snakes
Number: 3
Bible story: Adam and Eve
Bible verse: "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness" -Matthew 6:33


I forgot to hide the letter and number magnet at the beginning of the week but remembered on Wednesday and was still able to hide it in a couple different places.  


Start There was a big letter S out of masking tape on the preschool floor this week.  We used this for gross motor skills at the beginning of our days. 



The boys stomped, slithered, slid, skipped, slapped, shook, slammed, and slowly made their way along the tape. 

Bible
Day 1: Moving on from creation is the story of the Garden of Eden.  We didn't take a ton of time for this story, just 1 day.   
Activity: Make your own garden
Day 2: We moved onto our main focus story, Snake in the Garden.  
Activity: Sin Apple Science
Day 3: Read Snake in the Garden again this time talking more about the shame Adam and Eve felt for disobeying God. 
Activity: Play hide and go seek
Day 4: I asked the boys …

Week 9 (future)

I am planning for a 5 day lesson plan.  These links only document 4 days.  If I find the time I will try to upload the 5th days lesson. I have them handwritten in my binder right now.

There is an activity book I am using for the lesson plan as well that has handwriting practice in it and a few activity pages that correlate to the theme.  This can be easily substituted for any other handwriting activity or activity book that has A-Z and 1-10 practice in it.

Week 9: 
Letter: Review
Theme: Halloween
Number: Review
Bible story: Review
Bible verse: Review



You can review my daily lesson plans here
Week 9
Week 9 end

In addition to the lesson plans I am creating a week folder to supplement the lessons. These I use for any down time and extra core curriculum practice.



Inside this week folder: 

Ziploc with M&M's and toilet paperstrip of spider webs bingo pagefind the spooksletter reviewnumber reviewletter p pumpkinwhich is differentshape reviewJack O' Lantern emotions


Come September I will be …

Week 10 (future)

I am planning for a 5 day lesson plan.  These links only document 4 days.  If I find the time I will try to upload the 5th days lesson. I have them handwritten in my binder right now.

There is an activity book I am using for the lesson plan as well that has handwriting practice in it and a few activity pages that correlate to the theme.  This can be easily substituted for any other handwriting activity or activity book that has A-Z and 1-10 practice in it.

Week 10: 
Letter: B
Theme: Battle
Number: 9
Bible story: Joshua and Gideon 
Bible verse: "Be strong and courageous. God is with you!" Josh 1:9


You can review my daily lesson plans here
Week 10
Week 10 end

In addition to the lesson plans I am creating a week folder to supplement the lessons. These I use for any down time and extra core curriculum practice.


Inside this week folder: 

letter mazewhat is differentfind the shapecastle figurespaper for horn craft2 sight words (be, ball)letter collageziploc with 7 craft sticks, 4 rubber ban…

A-A-Alligaor

Week 2
Letter: A
Theme: Alligator
Number: 2
Bible story: Creation pt 2
Bible verse: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." -Joshua 24:15

I hid the letter A and number 2 magnets around the house again.  It took Little Dragon longer to find the magnets this time. 



Start When boys get together they like to fight and wrestle, probably because they aren't allowed to do this with their sisters.  So for about an hour before we started preschool at 9 am Little Dragon and Thunder Dragon fought bad guys in the living room because they were the 'good spider man who saves the boys and the girls' 
I count this as our gross motor skills, they are pretty active and keeping good form. *shrugs shoulders*

We also played Alligator Tag and Swinging Monkeys.
Bible Day 1 we read creation day 4-God created the sun, moon, and stars. 
Activity: Mobile
Day 2 was our reading of creation day 5-God created the fish in the seas and birds in the sky. 
Activity: Bird Feeder
Day 3 was day 6 of cre…

Art Journal #2

Art Journal I recently found out about art journals and thought it would be a wonderful experience with the kids for preschool.  There are so many possibilities with art journals and it is a nice way to express yourself with another person through art.  This activity can look many different ways for many different people.  Art is open, as is journaling.

We will be adding 1 entry a week to our art journal.  The themes, topics, or prompts may be random or may go along with a theme we are learning about for the week.

Journal Entry #2:Choices

We used make up swatches for this entry.

Before starting we talked about choice.  What it means and why we have it.  God gives us the ability and freedom to choose.

















It, of course, got a bit silly when we talked about choices. 

First thing we did was choose our make up swatches. 
I showed the boys how to use the tips of their fingers to rub the makeup

Little Dragon was very intrigued with the makeup transferring onto his finger




Child's prompt:

What kind …