WELCOME VOLUNTEERS!

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We think you’re doing something AMAZING and hope that you realize how important you are!

This TIm’s Tots Volunteer Team Webpage has all the information you need to serve our little ones. We hope this page is helpful to you as you volunteer. You’ll find . . .

  • tips and reminders

  • curriculum

  • music to play during playtime

  • training videos for new teachers and assistants

  • set-up and clean-up instructions

  • Sunday schedule

  • roles and responsibilities for teachers and assistants

Questions? Comments?

Email Jessica Sadek, Tim’s Tots Team Leader or Sandra Mattar, Director of Children and Youth.


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  • You asked for Preschool Classroom Management Techniques and Jessica compiled this great article full of wonderful ideas! Check it out HERE.

  • Not sure if you’re on the schedule? Login to mySTSA and click on the heart icon.

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download the lead. app

As a Sunday School Teacher, you are on the front lines of building meaningful relationships with your kids and teens. Use the LEAD. app to keep your class connected.

Find out which of your kids has a birthday coming up and send them a text or call them.

Send messages to your class about upcoming events.

Check the attendance to see if someone was missing from class and call them to check-up on them.

The Wave volunteers can take attendance on this app.

For more details, check out this GUIDE and let me know if you have any questions.

This video shows STSA volunteers how to block off dates in mySTSA so they are not scheduled those Sunday's.
Here's a quick how to find a volunteer replacement if you can't make your scheduled commitment.

music playlists

Play one of these playlists as kids enter and during playtime.

music on spotify

LOGIN information

  • Email: smattar@stsa.church

  • Password: stsastsa

 

july curriculum

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friends that share

We’re continuing to learn about friends in heaven by getting to know Saints Peter, Paul and Timothy. We’re learning the next part of the liturgical response, May their holy blessing be with us. Amen. Glory to You, O Lord. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Please teach this chapter on the following dates:

July 7

July 14

July 21

July 28

If you’d like to know what the message is when you Tickle Tim’s Tummy, click the button below. You can even record it on your phone’s voice memos if it’s easier to play from there.

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The King and the kingdom

In this unit, kids will learn that Jesus is the best teacher because He teaches us how to live God’s way. When we obey Jesus, it’s like building a house on a super strong rock. Look in the Bible to find out what Jesus teaches!

Week 1: July 7

K2-K3: Prop A

K4-K5: Prop D

Week 2: July 14

K2-K3: Prop B

K4-K5: Prop A

Week 3: July 21

K2-K3: Prop C

K4-K5: Prop B

Week 4: July 28

K2-K3: Prop D

K4-K5: Prop C

For all of this month’s curriculum resources, CLICK HERE.


new teachers and assistants start here

Welcome to Tim's Tots!  We're so glad you're volunteering with us.  In order to get you ready to serve our little ones, we ask that you watch all the training videos below. 

There are a total of 4 video training sessions that are essential to understanding the Tim's Tots Curriculum.  The first 3 videos can all be accessed from the link on the left that says "WATCH 3 TRAINING VIDEOS".  The final video is specifically for Turtle Time and can be viewed by clicking on the video to right.  You will need to set aside 1 hour and 10 minutes to watch all 4 videos. 

Thank you for volunteering with Tim's Tots!  You will have a blast!

TRAINING VIDEOS

Classroom Assignments

Please see the classroom assignment board near the Check-In Table on the third floor to know where your class meets.

Scheduling tips

Learn how to accept/decline volunteer requests, find a replacement volunteer or find out who is volunteering with you. Check out these Scheduling Tips.  

Schedule

Found on the back cover of the curriculum folder

Set-up & Clean-Up Instructions

Found on the front cover of the curriculum folder

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Description of Lead Teacher and Assistant roles and responsibilities

Play 11:10-11:35

·  Lead Teacher: Choose any playlist from the Music Playlists section above to play Music

·  Lead Teacher: Lay out Toys With A Purpose in separate parts of the room

. Lead Teacher: Go to folder and get the Prop Talk Guide and Picture Passes for yourself and layout the Story Cards, Adventure Books, Small Group Guides and Story Time Supply bags for each assistant and yourself

·  Lead Teacher & Assistants: Play with the kids

 

Clean Up 11:35

·  Lead Teacher: Play Video to start Clean Up song

·  Lead Teacher and Assistants: Put Toys With A Purpose back in bag and put bag in bin

·  Lead Teacher: Break up kids into Small Groups and have assistants sit with their group and your group sit near you in the front of the room

·  Lead Teacher: Pause video

 

Turtle Time 11:40-11:50

·  Lead Teacher: Read story of the month to the class

·  Lead Teacher: Each time the book cues you to Tickle the Turtle’s Tummy, give the stuffed turtle to a student and ask them to squeeze the tummy to hear the Take Home Message

 

Prop Talk 11:50-11:55

·  Lead Teacher: Use Prop Talk Leader Guide and get Prop from K4-K5 bin, Orange bag in K4-K5 bin (see sign on bag and Prop Talk Leader Guide to know which prop to use in each class each week)

·  Lead Teacher: Kids sit with Small Groups while one leader teaches everyone using the prop of the week and the Prop Talk Leader Guide

 

Movie & Music, Snacks 11:55-12:20

·  Assistant: Distributes snack and water to kids as they are seated

. Lead Teacher: Unpause video to play the Bible Adventure

·  Lead Teacher and Assistants: Encourage kids to respond to video cues as video plays

·  Lead Teacher and Assistants: Kids remain in Small Groups to watch the video

 

Picture Passes 12:20-12:25

·  Lead Teacher and Assistants: Kids sit with Small Groups while one leader teaches everyone

·  Lead Teacher: Use Picture Passes and Adventure Bag to review that week’s questions from the back of each Picture Pass

 

Story Time & Adventure Books 12:25-12:45

·  Lead Teacher and Assistants: Use Small Group Leader Guide and Story Cards

·  Lead Teacher and Assistants: Follow the Small Group Leader Guide to lead their Small Groups individually.

.  Lead Teacher and Assistants: When it's time to pray, pray using the sign of the cross and Our Father.  Feel free to add a personal prayer if you'd like. 

·  Lead Teacher and Assistants: Give each child an Adventure Book to complete using stickers and crayons found in the Story Time Supply Bag

. Lead Teacher: Say something positive about the child to their parents at pick up