Kindergarten Book Preview (Lessons 1-5)
You can access the first five chapters of the book here.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How can I address the issue of not having enough time to teach one lesson in one class?
- If your church’s class time is not enough to teach one lesson in one class, the teacher can split the lesson across multiple days.
- In fact, the book has certain lessons that recommend teaching it across multiple days.
- Set a timer for each segment of the lesson. This will help you stay on track and avoid spending too much time on any one part of the lesson.
- We encourage teachers to make these adjustments, as needed, as there is no set rule that one lesson must be taught in one class day.
2) How can I teach these interactive lessons if I have limited space and do not have a traditional classroom?
- We encourage teachers to use other spaces in the church when necessary for certain lessons.
- If possible, consider taking the students outside for interactive lessons. Nature provides a stimulating environment for learning and can be an excellent backdrop for various hands-on activities.
- Create a small, mobile station or mobile storage that can be set up and moved easily. These stations can be used for hands-on activities.
- Teachers can also adjust the lesson activities to accommodate for their learning space while also structuring the lesson to be interactive and engaging for students.
- Remember, the key is to be creative, flexible, and resourceful. Embrace the challenge as an opportunity to think outside the box and find innovative ways to make learning interactive and enjoyable for your students, regardless of the physical limitations.
3) I have difficulty preparing for these types of lessons as it requires much more time to prepare. How can I address this issue?
- We ask that teachers review their upcoming lessons a few days in advance of Sunday so they can prepare materials and plan early.
- We encourage teachers to allocate a specific time slot for lesson preparation in your weekly schedule. Consistently dedicating focused time to planning will help you avoid last-minute rushes and improve the quality of your lessons.
- If you have a co-teacher, consider splitting the lesson with your other teacher so each teacher prepares a different part of the lesson.
- Even though the lessons require more time to prepare, it is structured so that teachers have most of the content written out step-by-step for them to review.
- Remember that these lessons are meant to encourage more interactions where students are participating in their own learning experience with the teacher.
4) Some of the lesson activities are challenging for my kindergarten students to complete on their own. What can I do?
- We encourage teachers to make adjustments to the lesson to meet the needs of your students.
- For example, one lesson asks students to draw a picture of what they see on the altar of their church. For students who struggle with drawing, the teacher can modify this activity by:
- Break it down: If the drawing activity is complex, break it down into smaller, manageable steps. Guide the child through each step, giving them ample time to practice and understand before moving on to the next.
- Provide visual aids: Offer visual aids or examples of the drawing activity. Display completed drawings or use templates that the child can refer to for inspiration.
- Pair with a peer: Consider pairing the struggling child with a peer who is more confident in drawing. Peer collaboration can be a powerful learning tool, as the more skilled child can offer guidance and support.
- Remember, the goal is not to create a perfect product but to foster the child’s confidence, creativity, and enjoyment of the process. Celebrate their efforts and progress, regardless of the final outcome.
5) Where can I find a printable copy of the activities in the book? What is also the link to the songs and videos in the book?