Thursday, October 15, 2009

Week 2--MONDAY

Instead of including the whole week's plans in one post, I thought I'd break it up a bit. You can still view the whole week by clicking the week category on the sidebar. Enjoy!

*THEME: B is for Butterfly

*Vocabulary word: chrysalis--another word for cocoon; where the caterpillar changes into a butterfly

Read Butterfly facts page

Book: Caterpillar's Wish by Mary Murphy. Eli loves this book and we've already checked it out from the library about four separate times before. Great excuse for another!

Poem: The Fuzzy Caterpillar (author unknown)
Once there was a caterpillar fuzzy as could be,
He ate and ate and ate all the new, green leaves.
And when he was finished and could eat no more,
He made himself a chrysalis that didn't have a door.

While inside this chrysalis, he began to change,
The fuzzy caterpillar would never be the same.
After seven days, he broke out and my oh my,
The caterpillar he had been was now a butterfly.

Song: The Butterfly Song (tune: Up on the Housetop)
First comes a butterfly and lays an egg,
Out comes a caterpillar with many legs.
Oh see the caterpillar spin and spin,
A little chrysalis to sleep in.
Oh, oh, oh look and see.
Oh, oh, oh look and see.
Out of the chrysalis
My oh my,
Out comes a pretty butterfly!
Activity: Sequencing cards--first put them in order, then match words to pictures

* Memory verse: Proverbs 15:1 "A gentle answer turns away anger."
Bible lesson: God wants us to be gentle-spirited like butterflies! Gentleness is a fruit of the spirit, along with love, joy, patience, kindness, self-control, and many others. Instead of getting angry and fussy with our friends, even when they hurt us, God wants us to choose gentleness instead, as a way of sharing God's love with others. Think about how nice it feels when someone says or does something kind. It makes it hard to stay angry anymore. So God wants us to be gentle and kind with others all the time. It's hard to do on our own, but God can help us! Dear God, help me to be gentle like a butterfly, showing kindness to others. Amen.

Memory verse song (tune: Jesus Loves Me) by: Me!
A gentle answer turns away...
Anger and helps my joy to stay.
Instead of choosing to get all mad
I'll be kind and make God glad.

Proverbs fifteen one!
Proverbs fifteen one!
Proverbs fifteen one!
Being gentle is God's way.
Craft: paint blob butterflies

* = things that go on learning poster


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