APPROACH TO LEARNING
We believe that knowing stories about Jesus and actually knowing Him are different! As children begin to learn more about Jesus’ heart of compassion, truthfulness, empathy, obedience, gentleness, humility, love and more, these character traits can’t help but overflow from their own lives and into those around them.
Rather than compartmentalizing Jesus into a Bible story once a day or with a quick prayer before meals, we want Him to permeate every aspect of our schedules. But, as educators, we know your plates are full, so we make teaching Jesus simple by shifting our focus to one word a month. Each of the monthly activities are standard based and all point students back to this one Word of Wisdom (WOW Word) which gives way to a deeper understanding of Jesus’ character. This intentional focus allows for individual growth as children begin to notice opportunities to use this new WOW Word in their daily routine.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
It is our prayer and desire that each student using this curriculum would
Know and Love
Be able to describe and identify character traits of Jesus.
Demonstrate Jesus’ character to others.
PLAN OF ACTION
MONTHLY TEACHER’S GUIDES
Each guide provides direction and activities for the eight WOW Words. Because the beginning of school is often busy getting to know classmates and learning a new schedule, we recommend starting the first WOW Word in September and using May as a review for all of the WOW Words.
YEAR 2 GUIDES
This curriculum was created to meet the needs of various learning styles through literacy, hands- on activities and movement. Click below for a detailed overview of all components included in our curriculum.
Research has shown that while academic skills are necessary for a strong foundation, social and emotional learning gives children a way to use this knowledge as they interact and develop long lasting relationships with a diverse group of peers and adults. The Character Builds Joy Curriculum focuses on nurturing the heart, mind, and soul.
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Digital download of eight Teacher’s Guides for use with up to 150 students. $1125
Additional licenses may be purchased for schools with more students.
Digital download of eight Teacher’s Guides, 10 sets of classroom Bible Story Peg People, 2 hour teacher training. $1,875
*Travel costs may apply for schools outside of the Nashville area.