Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bible For Little Learners - Co-Op Class

I've mentioned many times about "Friday School" - it's part of the Co-Op that we participate in along with field trips, community days and more.  This semester I'm teaching two different classes and I thought I'd share about one of them today.  I know I have appreciated finding blog posts about Co-Op Classes when I'm trying to plan what I'm going to teach next! 

The curriculum I'm using can be purchased at Teachers Pay Teachers as either single units, which I am using, or as a complete bundle which would take you through an entire year (for Christian Schools or Sunday Schools). 

The file "arrives" as a zipfile that you can then use to pick and choose from based on your needs.  I love the fact that it includes the story in printed form, review questions and even a parent letter.  I've tweaked the parent letter to fit our set up but you wouldn't have to since it is pretty generic.  It also includes a song for each lesson that are fairly easy to find on Youtube as well.  There are several activities to chose from based on the size of your class and ages in your class. 

The interactive notebook is great!  At the end of our semester we have a presentation night where the teachers set up a table to show off what they class has done.  My class is creating their interactive notebook to have on display.  It's such an easy thing to do for great review.  I love that the creators of this curriculum supplied both a black and white version that the kids can color AND a full color option.  I use the full color set - if I had the kids color the whole thing I think we would still be on unit 1!!
Another awesome thing are the lesson plans. Each lesson includes a week long lesson plan for classroom teachers but also a "Sunday School" version that you can make fit into the normal hour long class, which is the one I use. 
I haven't taken a lot of pictures of the class but here is one photo of one of the projects the class did.
They used water color paints to color their paintings and we will also set these out at presentation night too.