Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Summer Series for Young Girls: Daughters of Dorcas ... Class #5

In this class the girls basically taught the class themselves, I am so proud of them.  They took turns at the story wall telling the account of Dorcas and then they went over to where we have their memory verse and quoted it almost perfectly.  Acts 9:36 is a long verse for these little girls to memorize and they have nailed it!  I am so proud of them!

The songs came next and they each picked out the song they wanted to lead complete with all the actions and hand movements.  They were so cute!

Next, their sewing projects were brought out and they started working on them after we went over needle safety again (We go over needle safety every week!).  It was brought up that there were only 2 more classes until the summer series was over and one of the little girls said, "I can't finish this in 2 weeks …."  I immediately asked if 'Mr. Can't' had snuck back into our classroom and the little girl looked at me kind of funny and then broke out in a big grin.  "Yes," she said!  I asked her if we needed to sing our 'Mr. Can't' song and shoo him out of the room.  She said, 'yes' and that is exactly what we did!  The girls opened the classroom door as we were singing and shooed him out of the room.  This one little girl was ready to get back to her sewing and not another word was said about 'I can't!'

I gave the girls the 'Shopkins' pillowcases I had stitched up for them and they loved them.  The pillowcases came about from a discussion we had had from the prior week's class … while they were sewing.  Yes, they talk amongst themselves while they're hand sewing just as if they were at an old fashioned quilting bee!!!

I love teaching these young girls, their little hearts are so open and pure and ready for teaching.  What a privilege teaching this special summer series has been and continues to be!

She Hath Done What She Could

Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Summer Series for Young Girls: Daughters of Dorcas ... Class #4

In this class I let the girls go to the story wall and tell the story without me going over it first.  I added in a few things as they went along but I am very pleased with how much they are retaining.

We worked on their memory verse:  Acts 9:36  (They have almost gotten it completely memorized!)

We sang songs, I let them lead the songs and do all the hand movements as if they were teaching me.

I gave the girls their Daughters of Dorcas t-shirts and they wanted to know if they could put them on.  Of course they could, so we slipped them on over their clothing and they twirled around and around in them until we moved on to our sewing.  

The girls had asked for more sewing time so we tried to fit in a few more minutes.

They finished their very first sewing project ... a needle holder for their needles.  (I forgot to get pictures of it, so will do that and add it later.)

After finishing the first project, I got them started on their second project ... a heart, which we will stuff and attach a piece of rick rack to for hanging purposes.   (Again, I forgot to get pictures so will do that later and add them.)

I can't believe we only have 3 more classes until this summer series is over, where has the time gone???

She Hath Done What She Could

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A Summer Series for Young Girls: Daughters of Dorcas ... Class #3

I've been trying to decide how to describe our third class in this series.

We reviewed the story about Dorcas …

The girls each went to the story wall and using a pointer retold the story in their own words …

We reviewed their memory verse …

We sang songs … and then we got down to some serious hand sewing.

I reviewed with the girls how to use a needle and reminded them about being careful with it.  They got out their sewing projects and we reviewed how to make a stitch and then they were off and running.

What happened next is just one of those things that you just had to be there to see!  These little girls took their needles and their sewing projects and went to their seats and began to sew … and while they were sewing, they talked.  It was like they were at a sewing bee only it was in miniature form.  You would have thought these girls had been sewing for awhile, they appeared comfortable with what they were doing and were like friends catching-up while they worked on their handwork.

It was a precious thing to behold and another great class!

She Hath Done What She Could