Mar 25: Jonah and Spring

Spring is here! This week all of the classes went outside at some point in their lessons to enjoy the nice weather. The K-2nd and 3rd-6th graders discussed Jonah and the Large Fish. The preschoolers studied spring flowers and the toddlers and infants learned about spring colors.

In the 3rd-6th grade class, we talked about the concept of responsibility. We began the lesson by writing on notecards two things we hate to do. Then we shared joys and concerns, reviewed the lessons we’ve learned from the Bible stories we’ve studied, and I read the story of Jonah and the Large Fish. After the story, we returned to the notecards. How do we handle these undesirable responsibilities in our lives? We brainstormed ways to comprise, but still get the tasks done. Then we talked about who instills that sense of responsibility in us. It was unanimous that parents, teachers, and friends fulfill that role. We ended our discussion by noting that eventually that sense of responsibility will come from within.

In the K-2nd grade class, they also discussed Jonah and the Large Fish. Molly told them the Bible story. Then the class “fished” using pretzel rods, peanut butter, and goldfish. After fishing, the class went outside to run from the storm and yell!

In the pre-K class, the preschoolers welcomed spring. They began the lesson by going outside to look at all of the flowers at the fellowship that have bloomed. Then they went inside and read a story about spring and made their own spring books.

In the nursery, the infants and toddlers read the book, Happy Colors. Then they went outside to see all of the spring colors. After looking at flowers and trees, they came back inside and drew with their favorite spring colors. The nursery is all decorated for spring now.

If you would like to extend these lessons at home, here are some suggestions: for K-2nd and 3rd-6th graders, talk about the concept of chores. How can your children contribute to the household and take on more responsibility? For preschoolers, infants, and toddlers embrace spring by decorating your house with spring drawings and flowers. Yay, spring is here!

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