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There’s so much more in each booklet, but this concludes our tour of the INSPIRE Curriculum. Thank you so much for your interest!
We hope this curriculum is an encouragement and blessing to you!
The suggested Small Group lesson schedule for younger elementary students.
The character quality definition (for younger elementary students).
Activity sheets, craft templates, and more can be accessed and printed through your user account on the website.
A reminder to guide your students in choosing one practical action step they could take to practice the character lesson they learned that week.
Suggested Small Group lesson schedule for older elementary students. Estimated times are given for the different activities. Total time for Small Group is 30 minutes.
Main topic/question for the week.
The character quality definition (for older elementary students).
An active small group game or activity that teaches an aspect of the lesson while getting the "wiggles" out.
Two illustrations to teach another aspect of the lesson.
Hands-on craft that students can bring home to remind them of the lesson.
A personal action step based on the lesson that the students can purpose to do this week.
A transition sentence to help the lesson ideas flow smoothly.
Estimated time needed for the activity.
Title of the activity.
Instructions to execute the activity.
The lesson you and your students can learn from the activity. And, a natural action step that you and your students can take to practice the lesson you learned from this particular activity.
The materials needed for an activity.
Colored illustration to help you visualize an activity.
The suggested Large Group lesson schedule for the week.
After the Large Group teaching time, transition to and split off into small groups if needed.
Teach a story from the Bible that relates to the character quality, weaving in modern application and interaction with your students. (See facing page.)
This week's section of memory verses to learn in Large Group. Each week, you will add a couple more verses.
Sing songs that highlight the character quality.
Encourage students (in a fun way) to find out what God's Word says about the character quality.
Introduce the character quality with a question and brief discussion and explanation.
Rules, so your students know what to expect.
Suggested schedule for Large Group. Estimated times are given for the different parts of Large Group. Total time for Large Group is 40 minutes.
Tips on how to tell the Bible lesson to make it come alive.
Read out loud Bible lesson.
Week 1 of 4. Each week is color-coded. The color of Week 1 is blue.
The Teacher Preparation speaks to the teacher at an adult's level, deepening the lesson in the teacher's heart and mind before he or she teaches the children.
These are the materials needed for this week's Large Group (Lesson Part 1) and Small Group (Lesson Part 2, older and younger). If an item is used twice in a section (e.g., pencils are used in Older Students' Illustration 1 and their Craft), it is only listed once in the weekly list.
These questions guide the teacher to self-reflect and internalize the lesson so that they are leading their students by example and not just by their words.
Teachers are encouraged to personalize their lesson, write reminders to themselves, or jot down their prayers.
Use your smart phone's camera to scan the QR code and go to the Inspire Curriculum website for the activity sheets, craft templates, and lesson resources you'll need.
Here, we’ll walk through the main pages of the Gratefulness booklet. Tap on the glowing stars displayed on each page image to read more about the booklet feature highlighted.
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In this tour, we’ll be exploring the INSPIRE Gratefulness Booklet. There are 12 available INSPIRE booklets.
This section provides an overview of biblical character and the Inspire Curriculum series.
The four weeks of lessons are for both older elementary (3rd-5th grades) and younger elementary (K-2nd) grades.
In addition to the lesson material, this curriculum provides extra ideas for you to use.
Optional Large Group (LG) games instructions are found here.