Bible, Elementary(K-6), Grades K-12, Jr. High(7-8), Reading, Reading, Sabbath, SDA Resources, Special Needs, Teaching Helps, Unit Studies

Resource Review: Learning About God’s Letter to Me

My Sabbath School class is learning about the Bible as our theme program/lesson.  We are using a resource from My Bible First that would be a definite blessing for family worship, a Sabbath afternoon activity or for Sabbath School.   Learning About God’s Letter to Me is a two-part resource consisting of a spiral bound, 46 page booklet and a separate device booklet.  The 23 lessons in the booklet are 1 to 3 page stories that teach how we got the Bible, how to find things in your Bible, how the Bible is organized, etc.   The back of the booklet includes a brief summary of each book of the Bible as well as the music and lyrics for three complementary songs.   Don’t read music?  That’s okay, because you can go to the product page for God’s Letter to Me and download the MP3 music file for each song.   What a blessing!

The device folder is purchased separately.   The folded 17″ x 11″ full-color cardstock device includes two sheets of full-color illustrations to cut out and glue in the device as you read through the booklet.

My Sabbath School class is a unique group of children from ages 3 to 13, including a few with learning and developmental disabilities. A large portion of my class is new to attending Sabbath School.    I have found the language of the lesson booklet to be accessible for all of the ages in my class.  Having the device in their hands as we talk helps those who need a visual connection with what they are hearing.   I will cycle through this book again in a few years to make sure the youngest students have another chance to learn the material.

 

The price of the this resource is more than fair!  The spiral-bound lesson booklet is  $4.25, and the full-color device is just $1 each.   Very budget friendly for homes and Sabbath Schools.  My Bible First offers extra resources to expand on this theme, including additional question cards, illustrated Scripture songs and more.

 

There are several other topics available in the Learning About series. including the importance of the Sabbath, and the 10 Commandments.   You can be sure that my Sabbath School students will be going through those topics as theme lessons as well!

Bible, Devotional, Elementary(K-6), High School(9-12), Jr. High(7-8), Principles of True Education, Reading, Special Needs

Free Year-Long Bible Reading & Devotional Reading Resources

General Conference Youth Ministries Department – Morning Watch from 100 years ago! Here is a reprint of the December 1914 Morning Watch. The 1915 Morning Watch will be added a month at a time.

A free .pdf download of a youth devotional book from the General Conference Youth Min. Dept.  Identity devotional book.

Looking for a Bible Reading Plan for younger children? Here’s the Adventist Junior Youth Bible Year Plan.   It is a four -year plan that divides the Bible readings into themes by chapters, such as Prophecy, Praises and Peace.

Set the goal of reading through the Bible in 2014
Read through the Bible in 2015

Join others around the world and listen online to a daily reading of the Bible and read an accompanying devotional as part of the General Conference’s Revived By His Word program.  Click on the Today’s Reading icon.

An interesting Bible Study Plan from Sabbath School Net. Generally an OT and NT chaper assigned per day, with a Psalms every tenth day. Bible Reading Plan

Printable Day By Day with Jesus Bible Reading Guide from the General Conference Children’s Ministry Department – http://www.gcchildmin.org/pdf/2012biblereadingguide.pdf

 

 

 

Bible, Devotional, High School(9-12), Jr. High(7-8), Principles of True Education, Reading

Encounter Series- A 4-year Bible/SOP Reading Plan

The Encounter Series is a AY/Pathfinder Club reading plan that works very well as a Bible Curriculum for middle and high school aged students.   The series is a four-year plan that combines reading the Bible with the corresponding Spirit of Prophecy books.  Each link below leads to a printable .pdf reading checklist for each day of the year.

Christ The Way – The four Gospels and Desire of Ages

Christ The Church– Acts to Revelation and  Acts of the Apostles, The Great Controversy

Christ Our Redemption – First half of the Old Testament and Patriarchs and Prophets

Christ Our Hope – Last half of the Old Testament and Prophets and Kings

sop-books-bible-and-candleLinks to online &  audio versions of the Spirit of Prophecy books:

E.G. White Estate -online reading link

Cornerstone Connections -online, ebook and audio versions in modern English

EllenWhiteAudio.org -audio versions

 

 

Elementary(K-6), Just For Fun, Reading, Special Needs

Inexpensive Phonics Manipulatives

Alphabet/phonics/word work manipulatives add enjoyment to the process of learning to read and spell.  These hands-on materials can be found very inexpensively if you know where to look.
Phonics manipulatives

Next time you are in a dollar or discount store, be sure to check for potential manipulatives.  Don’t limit your search to just the educational supply section, also take a look in the office supply aisle, and  the dollar bin area.   The toy aisle might reveal manipulatives as well – think wooden alphabet blocks!

The blue foam letter squares, the letter magnets and the alphabet bingo game shown above were each found for only a dollar.  I’ve also found simple file folder games and sight word strips, and even the pocket chart for one dollar.  Don’t forget to look for blank sentence strips!

phonics manipulatives 2Next time you are at a yard or jumble sale,  look for old Scrabble or other word games.  Doesn’t matter if all of the pieces are there, you just need the letter tiles or word pieces.  Many times these games can be had for free.  That was the case with the wooden Scrabble tiles shown above.  I love those Scrabble tiles because they are very sturdy and will hold up to lots of word play.

Keep your eyes peeled for cheap letter & word study manipulatives – they’re out there!

 

 

 

Early Learning, Elementary(K-6), High School(9-12), Jr. High(7-8), Reading, Special Needs

Read To Me

One of the first steps of teaching reading is to read aloud to your child.   Spend some time reading aloud to your children, as well as discussing what you have read.   You will soon discover that the benefits reach far beyond developing and strengthening reading skills.

A bedtime story

Leave a comment and share what you are currently reading aloud to your child(ren).

High School(9-12), History/Geography, Jr. High(7-8), Reading, Science, Study Skills, Unit Studies

Daily Learning for Secondary Students using the NYT

The newspaper is an excellent learning resource for secondary students , especially in the areas of current history/culture, journalism and reading comprehension.  Every weekday The New York Times  provides new  free educational resources based on the content published in the newspaper.  Click on the image below to browse The Learning Network’s teaching and learning resources. The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times