This week we are listening for the sound of Oo and talking about opposites.
The KDI for the week is comprehension- Children understand language. Understanding conceptual language and the idea that words have more than one meaning, for example- dark and light are opposites, so are heavy and light- continue to enhance and develop the skills needed for comprehension.
Table Activities- Table activities for the week include experiencing hot and cold, wet and dry, painting with black paint on white paper and white paint on black paper, sorting pompoms by big and little, playing with hard and soft blocks, making a long or short dog, matching and coloring opposites.
Small Group Activities- This week we examine sink or float again, make day/night plates, add Oo is for opposites to our journal and play memory with opposite cards.
Large Group Activities- This week we demonstrate loud and soft, moving high/low, fast/slow. and big/small and move to some action songs.
Books of the week- "Marta! Big and Small" by Jennifer Dussling and "Stop, Go, Yes, No" by Mike Twohy.
Bible Story- Our Bible Story is the last story we will have this year from the Old Testament, next week we will start getting ready for the Christmas Story! This week we will hear the story of Daniel in the Lions' Den. The country of Israel had been invaded and taken over by the Babylonians. It was the Babylonians' custom to take the most promising individuals from each country they conquered back to Babylon and give them positions in their government. Daniel had been one of those young men. He came to Babylon, but stayed close to the one, true God of Israel all his life. He continued to dress, eat and behave as a believer in the Lord. He was also a trusted advisor to the Babylonian kings he served under. Then, when Babylon was taken over by Persia, Daniel continued to serve the king of the Persians, whose name is recorded as both Darius and Xerxes. Daniel was an old man by this time, probably in his 80's. He had seen a lot in his life and was a most trusted advisor to King Darius. He also continued to pray, facing Jerusalem, toward the temple in the morning and evening. Some of Darius' advisors were jealous that an old, Israelite man would be Darius' favorite advisor so they came up with a plan to get rid of Daniel. They talked the king into making a law that no one should bend the knee or pray to anyone except the king himself for the next 30 days. If anyone was found to do so, they would be thrown into a den with hungry lions. Darius agreed with the decree and put it in writing- that according to the Law of the Medes and the Persians- could not be changed! Then they set up their sting and caught Daniel praying to his God. They brought Daniel before the king and the king reluctantly had Daniel thrown into the den. King Darius paced all night, worried about his friend, Daniel. When he went to the pit in the morning, he asked Daniel if his God was able to save him. Daniel said God had sent angels to close the mouths of the lions and he was not hurt at all. Darius had the men who had plotted against Daniel thrown into the pit, and the hungry lions ate. Darius then proclaimed that Daniel's God was the one, true God! God was with Daniel and saved him from seemingly impossible circumstances. God saved us from the worst situation of all, being condemned to death for our sins! Just like the preschoolers are learning to sing- Jesus, My Savior, himself did offer, Jesus, my Savior, paid all I owe, Therefore I'll say again, God loves me dearly, God loves me dearly, loves even me!
God loves us! Even in what seems like an impossible time! He is with us always! Immanuel- God With US!
Have a wonderful week!
Pictures from our Thanksgiving fun-