Monday, March 7, 2016

Grapevine Studies- A TOS Review

Birth of John to Jesus' Ministry {Grapevine Studies Review}
When I first heard of Grapevine Studies, I was intrigued. I had been looking for a children's Bible study to use. Seeing the timeline layout made me want to look at it further. I like the timeline teaching method. I want my kids to be able to understand the series of events in the order that they happened in conjunction with the people and places where they happened. Then I saw the stick figures! This was right up my alley. Stick people are perfect for this artistically challenged momma!

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We were given the opportunity to review the New Testament Birth of John to Jesus' Ministry PDF version. There are physical copies available, but since I wanted to use them for multiple students, the PDF was a better fit. You can print them off as many times as needed for the children in your home. Whereas the physical books are not allowed to be copied.

Grapevine seems to fit across a variety of different demonimations. 
You can read their Statement of Faith to make sure that this is right for you and your family.

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There are 13 different topics available for study. Each study has 4 different levels. The topics cover both New and Old Testament events and characters. There is even a Biblical Calendar available that has events from the Bible as they happened in each month! 

Grapevine's website states that this program can be used for ages 3 to adult. The traceables are perfect for the younger ages that are not yet writing on their own. 
I wanted to use the Level 1 for Popper and the traceables for Brother Bear and Sister. I wanted to use this as our Bible time each morning. I had been looking for something that fit our needs. With 3 different levels of learning going on, sometimes a one-size-fits-all is difficult to find. The different levels offered really helped bridge the gaps in our learning levels!

I printed off the different books for each child and 3-whole-punched them for their folders. The teachers guide is in color, and since I cannot print in color, I simply downloaded it to my iPad. It saved ink and made it very convenient to teach.

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The first thing that we learned was an overview of the lineage of Jesus and an overview of the materials that we would be covering. I printed and extra timeline to post in our room for a visual reference. I used this time to teach the younger 2 what a timeline was. We also discussed what all we would be learning about throughout the study. 

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It worked out for us to one page Monday- Friday. This made the lessons bite sized for the kiddos. It also made it where Popper was able to read each days Bible reading. I loved being able to hear him read from God's word. 
Each week has a specific Bible verse. However, at children's church this past month, our kiddos were learning the Lord's Prayer. Since that is where the study ultimately ends up, I just used that as our memory work for the entire study. I did read through the assigned memory work each week so that the kiddos were able to hear those verses.
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We are still working to complete the study. Popper has already begun asking when we get to learn about the disciples. He is looking forward to knowing more about them and who they were. I love seeing them get excited about the Bible. I know that this is the most important time of our school day. 
I am so thankful that I have found a study that fits for us. I also love that Grapevine grows with them. In a few years, we can come back to this study and do a higher level. With each level something more is added. 

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This was a perfect excuse for me to purchase a white board for our classroom. It definitely made teaching much easier! I am excited that the kiddos are so attentive to this study. They are really enjoying the learning style. We have already started talking about which study we are going to do next! Grapevine Studies is an exciting way to learn about God's word! 

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Birth of John to Jesus' Ministry {Grapevine Studies Review}

1 comment:

  1. Love the timeline printout - can't wait to do this study too!