Friends Strengthen Each Other: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Friends Strengthen Each Other: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

This week, we continue with our series on friendship (curriculum via Children's Ministry Deals) in our midweek program.  I really like the content so far, but the small group activities are a little lacking, so I've gathered some ideas for my own team and hopefully it will be a help to my readers as well!   So far, we've covered: Friends are Faithful: David and Jonathon Friends Share Good News: Philip and Nathaniel This week, we'll be focusing on the Three Amigos! KEY PASSAGE: Daniel … [Read more...]

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

I hope that you've found the series on Classroom Management helpful.  I'll be closing out the series today with some helpful online articles as well as books.  If you have a favorite resource, I'd love to hear about it! Websites: Smart Classroom Management The Teacher’s Guide: Classroom Management Management Monday Link-Up by What the Teacher Wants Suesstastic Classroom Inspirations Coffee, Kids, and Compulsive Lists (blog) Not So Wimpy Teacher’s Guide … [Read more...]

Have you Heard About the New Tru?

Have you Heard About the New Tru?

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Low Cost and No Cost Rewards for Classroom Management

Low Cost and No Cost Rewards for Classroom Management

Everyone likes a nice reward once in awhile, including kids.  While they certainly can be overdone, rewards often offer a nice motivation for kids as well as boost classroom morale.  Sounds like a win win to me.  Of course, as Children's Ministry workers (and teachers!), we often work on a shoe string budget, so I thought I'd provide a few no cost and low cost rewards to get you headed in the right direction. If you're just tuning in for the first time, this post is part of a Classroom … [Read more...]

Friends Share Jesus with Others: Nathaniel and Phillip

Friends Share Jesus with Others: Nathaniel and Phillip

Thanks so much for stopping by Growing Kids Ministry!  If you popped in order to read more of the Classroom Management series, it will return on Wednesday (you can read the old posts here). Today, I'll be highlighting some activities and crafts that coordinate with our Wednesday night midweek program. We've just begun a series on Friendship from Children's Ministry Deals.  Last week, we learned that "Friends are Faithful" with a lesson from David and Jonathon. This week, we learn that … [Read more...]

An Ounce of Prevention: Stopping Disruptive Behavior Before it Starts

An Ounce of Prevention: Stopping Disruptive Behavior Before it Starts

Welcome back to a new series on Classroom Management!  I hope that you have found some of the tips useful in your own classroom already.  I skipped a few days of posting due to some birthday celebrations here on the home front, but we are back at it today with some tips on preventing disruptive behavior before it starts! If you are tuning in for the first time, you might want to check out a few other posts from the series: Introduction What exactly is Classroom Management? Five … [Read more...]