Grades 1 and 2: Theme: Heroes

1st Grade Theme Book: Little Lad


1st Grade Official Supplemental Books for Little Lad


1st Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Little Lad? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

Technology Ideas

  • Have students work in pairs at the computer and practice sharing. One student uses the mouse and one student uses the keyboard. Draw a picture in KidPix, Pixie, or TuxPaint that illustrates sharing.
  • Make a sharing slideshow with digital pictures of all the students sharing different items around school, the playground, church, and home situations.
  • Work in pairs at the computer to write and illustrate a sentence telling about another Bible character who shared.
  • Create a classroom newsletter, where every student is responsible to type their own entry. Students can retell a story of sharing and how they felt. If you need some templates for the newsletter, try Microsoft School Newsletter Templates or a Kindergarten Teachers Monthly Newsletter Templates or from a 2nd grade teacher (scroll down to newsletter).
  • Create a class slideshow/book with digital pictures of individual, pairs, or groups students seeking Jesus that follow the same pattern as the "what do you see" books.
  • For more advanced students, have them read more (online or in another book) about one of the biographies and create a 5 slideshow presentation about the person.
  • Draw a picture in KidPix, Pixie, or TuxPaint of your favorite Bible hero (i.e. Daniel, etc.). Assemble into a class slideshow.
  • Create a class slideshow with digital pictures and student created ten, nine, eight bedtime routine; or a create a ten, nine, eight end of the school-day slideshow.
  • Have students create a picture in KidPix, Pixie, or TuxPaint of an activity they do with their dad (or mom, or uncle, or guardian, or grandfather, etc.).
  • Create a class "heroes" slideshow that includes all the different types of heroes in the theme books and what were the insurmountable odds they overcame. How did God help them?
  • Take digital pictures of doing fun things in the rain. Assemble into a class slideshow or bulletin board.
  • Brainstorm as a class what other situations aren't fun like a rainy day. Think of ways to make it happier like the girl in Raindrop, Plop!
  • Have students create their own My Mom drawing. Compile together into a class slideshow and play during a parent night.
  • Have the students create a story of their favorite hero. Type the story into Kid Pix and have the computer read the story back.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Invite a "real life hero" guest speaker into the classroom-a war veteran, fire/policeman, rescue animal, or an exemplary person of the community or church, etc. Have students ask questions and discuss what makes a person a hero.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans




2nd Grade Theme Book: Charlie Horse


2nd Grade Official Supplemental Books for Charlie Horse

  • My Bible Friends, Volume 2 by Etta Degering. Review and Herald, 1977.
  • Early Writings by Ellen G. White. Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1882, 2000.
  • International Children’s Bible, New Century Version. Word Publishing, 1988.

2nd Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Charlie Horse? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

Technology Ideas

  • Create a slideshow of class pets, each slide/picture showing how that pet is faithful like Charlie was.
  • Create a Venn Diagram in KidPix or another drawing/mind map program. Have students compare Charlie and their own pet.
  • Create a class slideshow illustrating as many different kinds of transportation as possible.
  • Using Tux Paint/Kid Pix students can create a character web.
  • Create a slide show about Ellen White.
  • Create a class Bible heroes slideshow. Each student creates one slide with a hero from My Bible Friends. Tell how that person overcame insurmountable odds with God's help.
  • Have students work in pairs to draw a picture in Pixie, TuxPaint or KidPix that illustrates faithfulness.
  • Take digital pictures of students acting out ways to be faithful around the classroom, at school, at recess, on the bus, at church, and at home. Assemble into a class slideshow.
  • Create a faithfulness class poem. Take pictures of students being faithful. Have students dictate phrases, then work together to reorganize the phrases into a poem. Make into a slideshow or bulletin board.
  • As a class, use Inspiration or Kidspiration to brainstorm other heroes and how they are faithful.
  • As a group, talk about what makes a hero. Record the developed criteria in a file with the interactive white board. Have each child choose a person they think is a hero, and explain why, according to the set criteria, which can be retrieved at any time to the whiteboard. Read books or do internet searches to find information on each hero chosen. Practice making notes, and writing sentences/paragraphs from their notes. This can be done as a guided class activity, rather than individually, if needed.
  • Use Skype to connect to a hero: AFM missionary, student missionary, returned student missionary at your nearby Adventist college, academy student. Who else can you & your students think of? Use Digital Conversations resources to help prepare.

Websites

"In Real Life" Ideas

Field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Tip: Organize this theme by 4 weeks - one week each: Children in the Bible Heroes, Community Heroes, Science Heroes, History Heroes

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans


Credit: This page was developed for the AVLN Integrating Technology with Pathways. Class participants contribute to the wiki. Please join the next session of the class if you would like to contribute and receive notifications when this wiki is updated. Requests to join the wiki will only be accepted by class participants. Or, if you would like to contribute without taking the class, you can send updates or ideas to janine@avln.org.