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December Term 2010

Week One
Monday
Prayer
Scripture Isaiah 11:1-2
Jesse Tree Reading The Jesse Tree
Manner Say Merry Christmas!
Read Lu. 2:13-14 . Why did the angels sing to the
shepherds? What two times of year are the best times for
celebrating (i.e., Christmas & Easter)? Do you think that
special times deserve a special greeting? Do you tell people
Happy Birthday on their birthdays?
Memory Work Add new--Luke 2
Christmas Bells by Longfellow?? (1st 3 stanzas)
* Always review from binder
Read-Aloud 1st half of The Tailor of Gloucester
Singing Review from last year: Good Christian Men Rejoice, It Came
Upon a Midnight Clear, Good King Wenceslas,

Tuesday
Prayer
Scripture Gen. 1:26-31
Jesse Tree Reading Paradise Garden
Manner Say Merry Christmas!
Read Lu. 1:28 . Do you know who gave this greeting? Do
you know who received it? Do you think that this greeting
is the real beginning of the Christmas story? Do you see
how, even in the Bible, Christmas is full of special
greetings? Do you think that by saying Merry Christmas
you are reminding people of the very special thing that
happened?
Memory Work see binder
Rembrandt Describe The Adoration of the Shepherds by Rembrandt
Read-Aloud 2nd half of The Tailor of Gloucester
Singing Review from last year: Away in a Manger, Hark! The Herald
Angels Sing!, The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlement,
We Three Kings
December Term 2010
Wednesday
Prayer
Scripture Genesis 6: 11-14; 7: 17-8: 3; 9: 8-13
Jesse Tree Reading A Boat Full of Animals
Manner Say Merry Christmas!

Read I Chr. 18:9-10. Who did Tou send to King David?
What were the three things he sent his son Hadoram to do?
Did you know that Daddy specifically asked me to teach
you this manner? Do you see how he is sending you out to
greet and bless and give gifts (like cookies we make) to
those he wants to thank or honor? Isn't it amazing that men
have been sending their children to do these sorts of things
for thousands of years? Do you think King David was
pleased with Hadoram's father King Tou because of what
Hadoram had done? Besides your earthly father, who else
do you represent here on earth? How can giving others a
greting be a blessing?

Singing O Little Town of Bethlehem

Thursday
Prayer
Scripture Gen. 12:1-7
Jesse Tree Reading Strange Visitors
Manner Say Merry Christmas!
Read Matt. 10:11-13 . Jesus had sent men out to do his work.
What were they to do when they entered a house? Do you
see again how there are special greetings for special
circumstances?
Memory Work see binder
Rembrandt
Describe The shepherds worship the child by Rembrandt
Read-Aloud The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
Singing O Little Town of Bethlehem
December Term 2010
Friday
Prayer
Scripture Gen. 22:1-14
Jesse Tree Reading A Test of Love
Manner Say Merry Christmas!

Read Col. 4:6 . Did you know that people love to hear little
children say happy words? This is a way of extending grace
and cheer to others. Say it with a smile.
Memory Work see binder
Read-Aloud The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Singing O Little Town of Bethlehem

Weekend Jesse Tree Reading
Stairway to Heaven Gen. 28:10-22
The Dreamer Genesis 37: 1-36; 50: 15-21

Week Two
Monday
Prayer
Scripture Gen. 41:14-37
Jesse Tree Reading Famine and Plenty
Manner Gratitude for gifts

Read Luke 17:11-19 . Who ought you to thank for your gifts?
(the person who gave it, and also God who is good to us)
Memory Work see binder
Read-Aloud A Christmas Carol
Singing O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come All Ye Faithful

Tuesday
Prayer
Scripture Ex. 3
Jesse Tree Reading "Let My People Go!"
Manner Gratitude for gifts
December Term 2010
Read Prov. 12:23 . Do you need to say every single thought
you think? What good can come of, for instance, telling
someone you already have this item? What good can come
from telling someone you don't like the present you got?
Was it not good of this person to remember you and give
something to you? What out to be your response?
Memory Work see binder
Rembrandt Describe The adoration of the Magi by Rembrandt
Read-Aloud A Christmas Carol
Singing It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, O Come All Ye Faithful

Wednesday
Prayer
Scripture Ruth 1:15-2:3
Jesse Tree Reading The Foreigner
Manner Gratitude for gifts

Read Matt. 2:1-11. How many gifts did Jesus receive from
the wise men? How many gifts do you get at Christmas?
Why do you think they are the same? Why do we give gifts
at Christmas? If this is the case, what ought to be our
response to any gift we receive? Should you be quiet when
you are happy about your gift? Do you think it makes the
giver happy to hear you be delighted and say thank you?
When you give gifts, do you like to know that the person
you give them to is happy about them?
Singing O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come All Ye Faithful

Thursday
Prayer
Scripture I Sam. 3:1-10
Jesse Tree Reading "Speak, Lord, for Your Servant is Listening"
Manner Gratitude for gifts

Read Matt. 2:10 . What are we celebrating at Christmas?
Why were the wise men happy when they saw the star? Do
you think it pleases God for you to be grouchy about a gift,
or think that you would rather have the gift that your
cousin over there got?
December Term 2010
Memory Work see binder
Rembrandt Describe The nativity by Rembrandt
Read-Aloud A Christmas Carol
Singing Good King Wenceslas, O Come All Ye Faithful

Friday
Prayer
Scripture 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Jesse Tree Reading The Shepherd King
Manner Gratitude for gifts

Read II Cor. 9:15 . What is God's gift to us? Why do you
think we give gifts at Christmas? Is it okay with God to be
happy about your gifts? And if you are happy about them,
oughtn't you to thank the person who gave them to you?

Memory Work see binder
Read-Aloud A Christmas Carol
Singing O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come All Ye Faithful

Weekend Jesse Tree Reading
Dancing II Sam. 6:12-16a
The Wisdom of Solomon I Kin. 3:16-28

Week Three
Monday
Prayer
Scripture I Kin. 19:9-13
Jesse Tree Reading The Idol and the Still Small Voice
Manner Be happy for each other
Read Luke 15:4-6. Are you happy for the man who found
his lost sheep? Do you think you can be happy for your
cousins when they receive their presents?
Memory Work see binder
Read-Aloud A Christmas Carol
Singing O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come Emmanuel
December Term 2010
Tuesday
Prayer
Scripture Is. 11:1-10
Jesse Tree Reading War and Peace
Manner Be happy for each other
Read Luke 15:8-9 . Would you rejoice with the woman who
found her coin? Isn't it nice to rejoice together instead of
rejoicing alone?
Memory Work see binder
Rembrandt
Describe The adoration of the shephers (night) by Rembrandt
Read-Aloud A Christmas Carol
Singing It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, O Come Emmanuel

Wednesday
Prayer
Scripture Lu. 1:1-23
Jesse Tree Reading Dumbstruck!
Manner Be happy for each other
Recite I Cor. 13:4-8 together. Love is not jealous. Remember
that. When you refuse to rejoice with your brother or your
sister or your cousin, doesn't this mean that you are being
jealous? Does jealousy please God?
Singing O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come Emmanuel

Thursday
Prayer
Scripture Matt. 1:18-24
Jesse Tree Reading Mary
Manner Be happy for each other
December Term 2010
Read Matt. 25:14-30 . Did the master gives his servants all
the same amount of money? Why not? What were his
reasons? So he had reasons for giving differing amounts to
different servants? Was it his right to give as he saw fit? If
you look around and you think someone else's gift looks
better than yours, do you think you can remember that the
person who gave you the gift you received did it because
they thought it was the best thing to give to you? Do you
think you
can remember the same thing about the others? Can you be
happy for them knowing this?
Memory Work see binder
Rembrandt Describe The angel appears to St. Joseph by Rembrandt
Read-Aloud A Christmas Carol
Singing O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come Emmanuel

Friday
Prayer
Scripture Lu. 1:39-45
Jesse Tree Reading Jumping for Joy
Manner Be happy for each other

Read Psalm 35:9. Why do we celebrate Christmas? What is
the best thing to do on this special day? Do you think you
ought to be happy together? Rejoice in the food, drink,
dessert, and gifts given? Can you be happy together and for
one another on Christmas?
Memory Work see binder
Read-Aloud You Can Do It, Sam!
Singing The First Noel, O Come Emmanuel

Final Reading Details
The Worst of All Possible Times Lu. 2:1-6
Wonderful News Lu. 2:7-20
The Cunning and the Wise Mat. 2:1-11
Angels Mat. 2:12-15
The Brightest Star Rev. 22:16
Read Aloud The Birds' Christmas Carol