Grade 1 Lesson 5



Grade 1   Lesson 5:  Generosity


Prayer
By this time, you will have memorized the four prayers that you said to start the first few classes.  You can continue to use one of these prayers to begin each lesson.  
The children, themselves, will know at least one new prayer by heart, and a few of them should recite it after your opening prayer.  
Every child should have an opportunity to recite a prayer at least once every three or four classes.  

In this class, after the opening prayers, you will continue helping the children to memorize the prayer that you introduced in Lesson 4.  
They will focus on learning this prayer until Lesson 8, when it is expected that all of them will know it by heart.  


Music / Song
Moving on to the next activity, the children can learn to sing the following song and review the songs they have learned in previous lessons:  
Link to  Music sheet

Fountain of Generosity Listen HERE 
Be a fountain, be a spring
Be an ever-flowing thing
It is true that if you do
Happiness will come to you
Search your heart every day
Is there something you can give away

Happiness should be your goal
Give your heart, and give your soul
It is true that if you do
God will always be with you
Search your heart every day
Is there something you can give away

Happiness should be your goal
Give your heart, and give your soul
It is true that if you do
God will always be with you

Alternative Song:  HERE

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. 


  "To give and be generous are Attributes of Mine; well is it with him that adorneth himself with my virtues."            
                        Put to music HERE

Pictures used for Memorization of Quotes for Lessons 1 - 10   Link to Download here

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

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

Here is the story of the generosity of Abdu’l-Bahá 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 "The Twins" game 


Colouring  

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 5

Closing Prayer