Grade 1    Lesson 21:  Radiance

Following the opening prayers, the students should continue memorizing the prayer presented in Lesson 18.

“O my Lord! O my Lord! I am a child of tender years. Nourish me from the breast of Thy mercy, train me in the bosom of Thy love, educate me in the school of Thy guidance and develop me under the shadow of Thy bounty. Deliver me from darkness, make me a brilliant light; free me from unhappiness, make me a flower of the rose garden; suffer me to become a servant of Thy threshold and confer upon me the disposition and nature of the righteous; make me a cause of bounty to the human world and crown my head with the diadem of eternal life. Verily, Thou art the Powerful, the Mighty, the Seer, the Hearer.”  Listen HERE 

Music / Song

Radiance          Listen HERE

Link to  Music sheet
Please Note:  This song replaces one used previously

Memorization of Quotation
The next activity is to memorize a quotation from the Baha'i Holy Writings. 
The children will find the quotation easier to memorize if they understand it well.  
It is recommended, therefore, that you spend some time discussing the meaning of the words and phrases with them. 

Tn today’s class the children will memorize a quotation about radiance, which you can introduce in the following way:

The light of the love of God never ceases to illumine our hearts. As this light grows brighter and brighter, the warmth of our love and kindness becomes ever stronger. And those around us can feel the warmth of our love through our joyful and kind deeds and our bright and shining faces. They feel drawn to the glow that lights up our hearts. To help us remember the importance of the quality of radiance, let us memorize the following quotation:

“O Son of Being! Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me.”    listen HERE

Here are a couple Youtube clip done to the quote above    Here   &   Here

Picture Cards used for Memorization of Quotes & Prayers for Grade 1 lessons  Link to Download here

You can now tell the children the following story, which will illustrate for them the concept of Radiance.

Here is the story about Dorothy Baker which is used in the Lesson. You can choose to download  HERE


Here is a link to a pdf file with all the stories in Grade 1 Illustrated.   Link to Illustrated Stories for Grade 1 
There are many ways to make the story come alive.  It's always nice to act this story out with props - Having pictures as you go through the story.
Having the class act out or tell the story.  Use puppets.

Game  Now you can play the "To Way Copy" game which is in the lesson.



HERE is a Pdf with all the colouring sheets for each lesson  

List of Grade 1 Themes & pictures  Download here
Here you will find all the colouring-in images with quotes for the New Grade 1.  On each A4 sheet there is 2 pictures.
It has been found that an A4 size colouring often takes longer than what we had time for, hence has halved time & 
your have less photo copies to do.

Extra ideas Link for Lesson 21
Have a look at Rebekah's website for extra Ideas for Lesson 21    HERE

Closing Prayers

Great Website sharing ideas to support the Core Activities