Grade 1 Lesson 7


Grade 1   Lesson 7:  Joy



Prayer
After you and a few of the children have recited opening prayers, they can learn by heart a few more phrases of the prayer introduced in Lesson 4. 
Remember that they should be ready to say the entire prayer in the next lesson, so that they can review it in Lesson 9. 

Music / Song
The children can learn the following song for today’s lesson and sing a few of the previous ones as well. 

Joy Gives Us Wings  Link to song & Music sheet  

Joy Gives Us Wings   
Joy gives us wings to fly, joy gives us wings 
Joy gives us wings to fly, joy gives us wings 
 
In times of joy, our strength grows in might 
In times of joy, our intellect takes flight 
In times of joy, our understanding is bright 
Joy gives us wings to fly, joy gives us wings

But when sadness visits us, when sadness visits us 
We become weak, our strength goes away 
Our insights are dim, our thoughts become gray 
How-ev-er 
 
Joy gives us wings to fly, joy gives us wings 
Joy gives us wings to fly, joy gives us wings 
 
In times of joy, our strength grows in might 
In times of joy, our intellect takes flight 
In times of joy, our understanding is bright 
Joy gives us wings to fly, joy gives us wings

Memorization of Quotation
The next activity is to memorize a quotation from the Baha'i 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. 


“O Son of Man! Rejoice in the gladness of thine heart, 
that thou mayest be worthy to meet Me and to mirror forth My beauty.”

            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
As the next activity, you can tell the following story that will help them think about the quality of Joy.
Here is the story about Joy 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 "Catching the Dragon's Tail" 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 7

Closing Prayer