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SSTN # 18 - February 21, 2005

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He's Risen Egg Holders

1) Milk Jug Crafts
2) Paper Plates
3) Want Used Curriculum
4) The Map
5) Home-schooling Help
6) Want Used Curriculum
7) Prodigal Son

Chalk-It-Up Book...reduced!

8) How to get used Curriculum?
9) Home-schooling Help
10) Prodigal Son
11) Home-schooling help
12) Balloon modeling

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He's Risen Egg Holders

Use a child-friendly Bible and the twelve He's Risen Egg Holders to tell
the Easter story. Each egg picture is numbered to correspond with its
explanation. Let your class color and cut their own set. Get the free
"Palm Branches" pattern with explanations at:


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1) Milk Jug Crafts

You can find some new Milk Jug ideas on the Creative Challenge page at:


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2) Paper Plates

I use plain white paper plates to hold all the pieces of the craft we are
making  [one for each child]. that way they can dry on another table . We
can shift around without losing individual pieces .The child puts his name
on the plate and as he paints or assembles small parts they go on his
plate to keep them all together. I also use cotton swabs as paint brushes
or glue appliers for small pieces.

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3) Want Used Curriculum

I would be interested in the used curriculum- and would like to know what
age brackets the curriculum would be for. Thank you- June Helmijiak - SST
@ Wings of Love Community Church. Servhm48@aol.com

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4) The Map

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little
girl, Shelby.

She wanted to know what the United States looked like.

Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the
map of the country.

Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby, and said, "Go into the
other room and see if you can put this together This will show you our
whole country today."

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map correctly
fitted together.

The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly. "Oh,"
she said, "on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I
all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together."

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5) Home-schooling Help

You sound like me about a year ago.  I have a daughter, age 9 now, who
tests highly ADHD.  However, she is exceptionally bright and needs very
little acedemic instruction to learn the age-appropriate lessons
considered "school."  After 1st grade, we spent a year in a play group
counseling sessons weekly, and tried Stratera, a non-stimulant medication,
and stayed with the public school.
After 2nd grade, I decided my daughter was not going to benefit from
school.  She didn't qualify for an Individual Education Plan, because her
grades were all A's, and her conduct was normally border-line
satisfactory, but they refused to consider her for gifted programs because
of her "distractability."  Any of this sound familier?
For 3rd grade, we are homeschooling.  To get started, and because I was
new at this, I chose A Beka Book curriculum.  It is comprehensive, easy to
use, not very expensive, and at the right level.  Next year we plan to use
A Beka for English & math, because VA has a list of approved curriculum
for core subjects, but I now realize what our problem is with normal
textbook learning.  It's boring.  Not for everyone, but for my daughter,
it's more of a challenge, because she absorbs it and moves on so quickly. 
Next year I'm looking for a hands-on approach to science, and a
literature-based approach to history--and it's all out there, you just
have to look.
Good websites for you:
hslda.org (Homeschool Legal Defense Association)
Homeschool.com (just good information)
Overall, don't let anyone tell you that you don't know what you're doing,
or you can't homeschool an ADHD child, or that the school/county/state
knows best.  God gave YOU that child, not anyone else, and certainly not
the government.  God has a wonderful plan for you and your children. 
Finding it isn't always easy, but sometimes we get it right, and you
should take the opportunity to do what you feel is best.  Contact your
state and see what's legal, and SC too.  By the way, we are also a
military family, and my husband has been activated for 2 years, and in
Iraq since last summer.  He's been gone so long I've forgotten what it's
like to just be Mom.  We have 4 children--ages 12, 9, 3, and almost 2.  I
work from home, but you can homeschool at any time of day, so even if you
work, don't give up. 
Good luck, God bless.

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6) Want Used Curriculum

My name is Vicki and I teach sunday school for grades 3-5 and hav a youth
group for grades k-6. I usually come up with my own curriculum, and if you
are willing to send the old curriculum to an individual, that teaches at a
small country church please let me know. I could use all the lesson help
that I could be blessed with. Right now, i get alot of information off the
internet, but to make initial copies of the lessons off ofthe library
computer gets very expensive at 15 cents a sheet. If you are willing to
send your extra material to me, and bless the children I teach, e-mail me
at quikcuts2003@yahoo.com. and I can get in touch with you. Pray about
this so that you know whether I am the one that should receive these or if
someone else should.
God Bless all!!!

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7) Prodigal Son?

I too am in need of activities for the Prodigal Son.  I work with
preschoolers, and my co-worker works with 1st -5th graders.  We would
definately appreciate any advice, thoughts, or activity ideas anyone has! 
Thank you and God bless your work!

--from SSTN: see # 10, below.

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Chalk-It-Up Book...reduced!

Have fellowship fun with 22 Awesome Outdoor Games Kids Draw With Chalk.
Fun and wholesome activities for parties, icebreakers, and friendship
building! Use them at church, school, youth groups or for family time
get-togethers! Comes with a pack of giant marble sidewalk chalk, a recipe
to make your own chalk and directions to make some unique game
accessories. Includes games for older and younger kids
(K-5th grade)!

Get two sample games and learn more at:

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8) How to get used Curriculum?

how may I receive the used curriculum mentioned in SSTN?
Am writing from outside USA
Thank you

--from SSTN: email your contact info into SSTN so the
teachers can contact you.

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9) Home-schooling Help

> My son has ADHD/ODD he is 6 and my daugther is 4. I am trying to get info
> on a good christian cirriculum.

I am a public school teacher in South Carolina. I also have a child that
is ADHD. He is 23 now. I homeschooled him as well. I understand. I have
been in the same place you are right now.  A very wise person once told me
to have my child memorize scripture. I do not even know how to explain how
much this helped my child but it did. Educators know that memorization is
exciting to the brain but I do not believe that is the main benefit to
memorizing scripture. I also highly recommend Sonlight Curriculum. One of
the main reasons I recommend this curriculum is there are two levels. One
of the levels is for the advanced  learner. Write me at
mamasho@bellsouth.net and I will try to help.

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10) Prodigal Son
Here are a few links that might be useful.  You also might want to check
out Rotation.org http://rotation.infopop.cc/eve for any lessons on this
subject as well.
I hope this helps!

Calvarychapel.org- The Prodigal Son lesson with with memory verses, circle
the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color

dltk-bible.com- The Prodigal Son lesson with memory verse, teacher's
guide, coloring pages, puppet, maze, puzzles, take home sheet, etc.

ebibleteacher.com- The Prodigal Son lesson with discussions, songs,
crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Prodigal Son lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet,
Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson,
drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they
can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry,
youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

www.paoc.org- The Prodigal Son 2001 lesson with stories and craft.

www.paoc.org- The Prodigal Son 2002 lesson with story, puzzles, and craft.

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11) Home-schooling help

I think your doing the right thing, and will pray for you and your son.
Homeschooling is wonderful, and you can make it as challenging as you need
to. Abecca is a great Christian curriculum, that is also very challenging.
Many Christian schools offer it as well. Hope this will help.

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12) Balloon modeling

I have written an article on balloon modeling that may be helpful. Go to 
http://teachinglessons.blogspot.com/ and look up Teaching tip 6 - Use of
Balloon modeling in Children's ministry.
Maurice Sweetsur

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