A Pocket for Corduroystudy by Marie Drakelapbook by Rose Ann KuhnsThe World Around MeCity LifeLiving in a city (especially a large city) may mean that a family has less roombecause cities can be crowded. Some families living in larger cities andapartments aren't able to have their own washer and dryer, so they go to theLaundromat to wash and dry their clothes. What other ways is big city lifedifferent? You may want to discuss public transportation (many people use thepublic transportation system because they don't have room to store a car); youmay also want to discuss that in big cities, the houses and apartment buildingsare close together which doesn't allow for large yards and play areas. Childrenin big cities play at the city parks.PeopleLook through the illustrations of the book. You'll see people with differentclothing styles, different colors of skin, and even someone who sounds different(the owner of the laundromat speaks Spanish). On the very first page there is awoman on the sidewalk wearing a sari (probably a woman from India). In thelaundromat, there is an individual who is Asian, and later we see the owner isHispanic and speaks Spanish.

God made everyone different & beautiful, and those differences may come indressing a certain way because that is the way it is done in another country, orspeaking a different language, etc. It is lovely to see everyone in this story livingso nicely together in a community.OccupationsDiscuss what an artist is-- a person skilled in one of the arts (as painting,sculpture, music, or writing). Discuss that some make a living by being an artist.Where does your student's daddy (and other relatives) work? What other jobsdo people have? How many different jobs can you and your student think of?Language ArtsVocabularylaundromat- a place where people can go and use for self-service laundryberet- a soft flat wool cap without a visorstudio- a place where an artist worksdizzy- causing one to feel as if they are moving in circlesPractice Writing Your NameLet your student practice writing his name this week. If you are making alapbook, print the pocket and let your student put his name inside the pocket.ArtPaintingLet your student be an artist! Give her a palette of various colors and let her mixthem together, as desired. Give her a piece of circle shaped paper and takesome of the artist's inspiration-- paint a dryer with clothes swirling around.Fabric and TexturesLet your student play with some scraps of fabric. Some ideas include: denim,satiny, corduroy, knit, cotton/woven, burlap, felt, etc. You can do lots ofdifferent things with the fabric. Here are some ideas:

1. Cut the fabric into pieces and glue on paper to make a texture picture2. Try sewing with a needle and thread (your student may even want to trysewing a button or a pocket on a piece of fabric).3. Use words to describe the feeling of each kind of fabric (fuzzy, smooth, soft,silky, rough)4. Cut two swatches of each fabric and place one of each pair into a brownsack. Give your student one of the fabrics that you didn't put in the bag ( Let her feel it for a few seconds. Tell her to reach into the bag (withoutlooking) and try to find the matching piece.Bible and CharacterBeing a Good ListenerIt's important to learn to listen to mommy and daddy! Corduroy didn't listen toLisa's words, and because of that he ended up being lost/left behind/and in acage. Safety depends on listening and obeying your mom and dad. You maywant to use Ephesians 6:1 as a memory verse for the week.Being a Good NeighborThe artist is very kind to take care of Corduroy's overalls, and leave him nicely atthe laundromat to be found by Lisa. Discuss ways to be a good neighbor to thepeople around you. Read the story of the Good Samaritan to your student.Go-along video-- Veggie Tales "Are You My Neighbor?"Jesus Loves.Sing "Jesus Love the Little Children" together and discuss that Jesus loves allkinds of different people! (This is probably best to do after you've discussed the"People" lesson).Life SkillsLaundryLet your student help you sort, wash, dry, fold, and put away laundry this week!

I Can PrintMy NameCut book out on solid black lines. Fold in thirds on dotted lines.

I Can Print MyName Cut book out on solid black lines. Fold in thirds on dotted lines.

Cut out book as one piece. Fold left side in. Fold right side in. Open book. Cut on dotted line to form two flaps. Refold book.ArtistLandromatManager

NewWordsglue to back of first stripdizzycausing one to feelas if they are movingin circlesstudioa place where anartist workslaundromata place where peoplecan go and do theirlaundrybereta soft wool cap withouta visor

Cut pictures out and paste to appropriate spaces. Cut both strips out on previous page. Glue as indicated. Fold like an accordion and paste back of lastpiece to your lapbook.

My NameAssemble pocket- Cut each one out as one piece. Foldbottom piece up. Fold flaps around the back and gluedown

Cut out rectangle as one piece. Fold on solid lines. You shouldhave a book that opens like the “shutters” on a window.Cover on second pageJesus loves thelittle children,All the children of the world;Red and yellow,black and white,They are precious in his sight.Jesus loves the little children ofthe world.

Jesus LovestheLittle Children

How are we goodneighbors?Cut rectangles out. Stack in order and staple on the left side of the front cover.The GoodSamaritanA Good Neighbor

25: And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him,saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?26: He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readestthou?27: And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy Godwith all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength,and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.28: And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do,and thou shalt live.29: But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who ismy neighbour?30: And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down fromJerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped himof his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him halfdead.31: And by chance there came down a certain priest that way:and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.32: And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came andlooked on him, and passed by on the other side.33: But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where hewas: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,34: And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oiland wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to aninn, and took care of him.35: And on the morrow when he departed, he took out twopence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take careof him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I comeagain, I will repay thee.36: Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbourunto him that fell among the thieves?37: And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesusunto him, Go, and do thou likewise.Luke 10: 25-37

Cut out rectangles. Stack together (smallest to largest) with cover on top and staple.MyFeelyFabricBookroughfuzzysmooth


Print this page on cardstock. Cut out pocket andbear. Punch out holes. Let your student sew thepocket to the bear. Glue bear to cover page (nextpage), if desired.

A Pocket forCorduroy

Cut book out. Fold on lines (matchbook style)City Life

Children, obeyyour parents inthe Lord: forthis is right.Ephesians 6:1This is a pop-up book. First, print book on cardstock. Mountain fold the book in half on the dotted line.Snip the two solid lines. Fold that flap down towards you on the dotted line. Now, valley fold the bookin half, on the dotted line, popping the box to the inside of the book. Cut out the small rectangle andpaste or draw a picture on it. On the box marked “glue” glue the item you want to pop-up sitting levelwith the paper. Make sure it lies flat when closing the book.glue

Write a title on this page and glueit on as a cover.My Bible VerseThis pop-up book can be usedhowever you desire. It is notincluded for any specific lesson.Pop-up image

This is a pop-up book. First, print book on cardst ock. Mountain fold the book in half on the dotted line. Snip the two solid lines. Fold that flap down towa rds you on the dotted line. Now, valley fold the b ook in half, on the dotted line, popping the box to the inside of the book. Cut out the small rectangle a nd paste or draw a picture on it.File Size: 2MB