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!

Elementary(K-6), High School(9-12), History/Geography, Jr. High(7-8), Online Resources, Special Needs, Websites

Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu

We are learning about the Andes Mountains and Machu Picchu this week as part of our World Geography studies.  I thought I’d share the amazing virtual aerial panorama tour of Machu Picchu that we are enjoying via Air Pano.

360* Aerial Panorama of Machu Picchu

AirPano is a project created by a team of Russian photographers focused on taking high-resolution aerial 360° photographs and 360° video. This site has lots of virtual tours that would make great visual supplements to any World Geography or World History curriculum.

High School(9-12), Higher Learning/College, Jr. High(7-8), Online Resources, Spirit of Prophecy, Websites

Free Adventist Learning Community Course ~ Steps to Christ

Interested in an in-depth study of Steps to Christ?  The Adventist Learning Community or ALC, is featuring a free course on the book, Steps to Christ led by Pastor Denis Fortin, a pastor at Andrews University.    The self-paced course includes activities and quiz questions.  The student will also create a journal for chapter reflections.

 

The ALC, an initiative of the North American Division is a Seventh-day Adventist educational platform designed to provide continuing education courses, teaching courses, ministerial training, and  uniquely Adventist content for the church community and beyond.  To learn more about the Adventist Learning Community and the Steps to Christ course, click HERE or on the image above.

Elementary(K-6), Grades K-12, High School(9-12), Jr. High(7-8), Nature Study, Out and About, Special Needs, Unit Studies

Nature Study Meets Citizen Scientist

The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming soon!  This is a very popular activity for many AHE families.   For those that may not be familiar with this event, this is a fun way to incorporate nature study into your program and make a contribution to science at the same time.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of  what the bird population around the world looks like.    Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts.  Don’t worry if you know next to nothing about birds, the Great Backyard Bird Count website is full of resources to help you learn bird ID skills and what birds to look for in your area.  It takes as little as 15 minutes on any or all of the days of the event.    Log on to your free online bird checklist account and your numbers will be added to the worldwide tally.

Click on the image to head over to the GBBC website where you can learn more about the count, download activity pages and tally sheets and learn more about birds in preparation for the count.

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

My Place in Space – Lessons on Stewardship

Stewardship is the theme of the adult Sabbath School Bible Study guide this quarter.   Here is an excellent resource from the General Conference of SDAs that teaches the concept of stewardship to children.  These lessons go beyond the stewardship of money -they direct children to the Bible to look at a broader idea of stewardship.  The lessons can be useful at home and in a Sabbath School or Children’s Church setting . Take a moment to browse the free downloadable files to find out more.  Click the image or link below .

MY PLACE IN SPACE 

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

Looking for the Bible Reading Plans?

Looking for the young adult and children’s Bible reading plans that we post at the end of each year?  The links have all been added to our AHE Spiritual Guidance Board on Pinterest.  We are continuing to add more children’s Bible study resources as we find them.

If you don’t have a Pinterest account, here is a link to last year’s Bible reading plan post.

Bible, Elementary(K-6), High School(9-12), Jr. High(7-8), Sabbath, Special Needs, Websites

Sabbath Playlist ~ Bible Study Notebook

This week’s playlist offering is not an audio or video resource, but a free printable.  This Bible Study Notebook contains 90+ pages of ideas with the corresponding printables to enrich your study time.   Created with Junior-Earliteen aged children in mind, it is easily adaptable for a wide range of ages and learning styles.

How about choosing a Bible story to read as you open the Sabbath each week and using the Notebook printables as a family?   Click the image or the links to see this resource.

Thank you to Laura @ At Jesus’ Feet for this wonderful free resource.