Grade 1 Lesson 8

Grade 1    Lesson 8:  Sincerity

Open the class by saying a prayer you know by heart, and then ask some of the children to recite prayers. 
In this lesson, they should finish learning the prayer they started to memorize in Lesson 4. So today you should review it with them to make sure they can say it well.

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

Yes I Believe You    Listen & download HERE
You tell me about this new Age
How thrilling the world ought to be
You tell me that mankind is one family
And that there is a way to world peace
Yes I believe you, yes I believe you
Yes I believe you, I believe you
I believe you with all my heart
You talk of a new race of men
People who have all their trust in God
Men and women who are doing their best
To bring divine unity to all
You say that the Glory of God
Over a hundred years ago
Came to fulfil all God’s promises to man
And usher in a new golden Age

Alternative Song:  

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. 

In presenting the quotation the children will learn today, you may wish to draw on the following ideas:

When our words and deeds reflect what is in our hearts, we show forth the quality of sincerity. Sincerity inspires us to be truthful and faithful in our dealings with others. For example, when we say that we are sorry for something that we have done, we also know in our hearts that we will make every effort not to repeat our wrongdoings. It is through our sincerity that others can see the purity of our hearts and place their trust in us. To help us remember the importance of this quality, we will memorize the following quotation of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:

      “We should at all times manifest our truthfulness and sincerity…”
           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

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

Here is the story of the Sincerity 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 "Hot or Cold" game 


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 8 

Closing Prayer