Our KDI for the week is shapes- Children identify, name and describe shapes. We will be focusing on shapes along with our noodles and making some noodle shapes!
Table Activities- This week table activities include playing with noodle sensory bins, both cooked and uncooked, cutting paper shapes, using dry spaghetti as a paint brush, putting dry spaghetti through holes in a colander, making shapes with cooked spaghetti, painting on cooked noodles and gluing noodle creations.
Small Group- Our small group activities include making a noodle sculpture, making a noodle necklace, adding Nn is for noodle to our journal and making a noodle picture.
Large Group- This week we will be dancing like noodles, taking a shape walk, passing the noodle and playing with pool noodles.
Books of the Week- "Noodles" by Sarah Weeks, "The Shape of Things" by Dayle Ann Dodds and "Today is Monday" by Eric Carle.
Bible Story- This week we will begin looking at the parables of Jesus. A parable in the Bible is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Our first parable we will hear is the Good Samaritan. Jesus is approached by a teacher of the law who wants to know what he needs to do to be saved. Jesus tells him to follow the law. He knows that the law says you should love God and love your neighbor. He wants details and to justify himself! He asks Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus replies by telling him this story- There was a man who was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers. They stole his belongs, took his clothes, beat him and left him on the side of the road. A priest came down the road, saw the man and passed over to the other side. So, too, a Levite, who was a worker at the temple. Neither one stopped to help the man. Then a Samaritan (whom the Jews looked down on) came down the road. He stopped to help the man. He cleaned and bandaged him up, gave him some clothes and drink, loaded him on his own donkey and took him to an inn where he took care of him. When he left, he gave the innkeeper money to continue to care for the man until he was well enough to travel. He even promised to return to the inn to compensate the innkeeper if there were more expenses.
Jesus asked those standing around him, "Who was the man's neighbor?" They all answered the Samaritan. Jesus instructed them to go and do likewise.
Jesus was teaching that everyone is our neighbor, especially those in need. And even if they have been our enemy at some point in time or still are our enemy. So opposite of what the world teaches as society seems to put us all into categories and separate us, we are all neighbors and should love one another as God loves us!
Have a wonderful week!!
Here are some pictures from the last couple weeks!