Saturday, January 12, 2013

Davey and Goliath and my little meltdown

I'M TEACHING A LEGIT-FOR-REALZZ CLASS AT CHURCH TOMORROW NIGHT! Not the usual read-a-Bible-story-and-color-a-picture-along-with-some-Play-Doh-time teaching that I usually do with my toddlers, but a watch-15-minutes-of-Davey-and-Goliath(because I love them)-listen-to-Kaelyn-jabber-for-10-minutes-have-a-related-memory-verse-and-object-lesson-and-craft-and-snack for the 5-10 year olds kind of teaching.

I'm going to wet myself.

Then they'll eat me alive.

If you're the praying kind (even if you aren't) I could use some thrown up for me. I'm terrified and excited all at the same time.
For real though, how cute is claymation?
Also, I grew up with Davey and Goliath and I absolutely love them. The kids seem to like them too. They're pretty fascinated with Claymation, so it works out pretty well for me.

My lesson is on racial tolerance, though, and I'm not sure how that will go over. I'm more focused on the "love others who are different than you, because God loves you just as you are and loves them just as they are" aspect of it. I don't think I'll delve too deep into black, white, red, brown, or purple part of it, but focus more on why it's ok to be different. Some of my kids are home schooled and go to co-op and some of them are in public schools, some are adopted and others live in foster homes and some have a large blended family, so this is something I think would be neat to talk with them about and hear what they think about being different, or if they feel left out because they think they're different. I just really think it would be so neat to be able to hear from these kids about the prejudices they are experiencing, before they really understand what prejudice and intolerance are. I don't really want to expose them to that yet, but I do want to put in the back of their mind that God loves them and expects us to all love as He does.

We're going to
Watch: Davey and Goliath: Blind Man's Bluff
Draw: On one half of the paper they have to only use one color and then on the other half they continue the picture with many colors.
Object Lesson: Overflowing shaving cream to show how great God's love for us is and, if we keep our love inside us it can't do it's job.
Memory verse: My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. --John 15:12
Snack: Sugar cookies with colored icing and an assortment of toppings

I don't know what I'm doing.
My goals are huge.
Prayers appreciated.
I know I'll for sure be in a constant state of prayer.

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