This is the second lesson on Saul. Sunday’s lesson went well. I have about 6 (sometimes seven or eight) students. After teaching a quarter, they are accustomed to my way of teaching and I’m accustomed to them. They are a sweet bunch of kids.
My lesson plan is:
This Little Light Of Mine — Turn on battery candle. Use it to remind the kids to behave.
Read Life of a king Flip Chart . This flip chart discusses things kings do and the help they get from others (gardener, jeweler, soldier, brick layer, artist, advisors, cupbearer)
Sing: We Want A king (Click here to learn song).
Tell story of Saul using Henley’s Snip and Tell (Basically I’ll be cutting out a crown while I tell the story. I’m emphasizing different events in the story than she did, so I will have to improvise)
Read Saul Flip Chart. This flip chart is just 6 pages long, but it covers the basics.
Attendance charts — crowns — I think I’ll just keep these attendance charts off the wall. I think it will make it easier this time around.
Move to Storytime area (floor)with Bibles — Call each child one at a time and place a pillow on the floor where that child is to sit. After he/she is seated, call the next child up.
Flannelgraph story — Saul becomes King
Let the kids choose their favorite songs to sing.
Return to seats.
Discuss manners in the auditorium. We’ve been discussing this every week for just a minute or two. I’m not sure if it’s helping. I do know that if I see one of my students running or misbehaving in the auditorium, all I have to do is shake my head no and they straighten up.