WELCOME tim’s tots VOLUNTEERS!

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How do I block my schedule? How do I find a replacement?

How to Block off Dates Video

How to Find a Replacement Video

How do I connect with kids and volunteers?

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 a card 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.

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


music to play as kids enter & during playtime

 

AUGUST curriculum

Dates: August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 1

Turtle Time: Brave friends, st. stephen & St. athanasius (Chapter 12)

Recording

Main Lesson: Dreams come true (life of joseph)

MovIe and Music Video

All Curriculum Resources

Props by Week

August 4, Week 1: K2-K3: Prop A & K4-K5: Prop E

August 11, Week 2: K2-K3: Prop B &K4-K5: Prop A

August 18, Week 3: K2-K3: Prop C & K4-K5: Prop B

August 25, Week 4: K2-K3: Prop D & K4-K5: Prop C

September 1, Week 5: K2-K3: Prop E & K4-K5: Prop D

September curriculum

>>SEPTEMBER 8 IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR!

Turtle Time: jesus invites me! (Chapter 1)

Recording

Main Lesson: A Roaring Rescue (Daniel and the lions den)

Movie and Music Video

All Curriculum Resources

Props by Week

September 8, Week 1: K2-K3: Prop A & K4-K5: Prop D

September 15, Week 2: K2-K3: Prop B &K4-K5: Prop A

September 22, Week 3: K2-K3: Prop C & K4-K5: Prop B

September 29, Week 4: K2-K3: Prop D & K4-K5: Prop C

october curriculum

Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27

Turtle Time: TIme to wash up (chapter 2)

Recording

Main Lesson: The brave and beautiful queen

Movie and Music Video

All Curriculum Resources

Props by Week

Week 1: K2-K3: Prop A & K4-K5: Prop D

Week 2: K2-K3: Prop B &K4-K5: Prop A

Week 3: K2-K3: Prop C & K4-K5: Prop B

Week 4: K2-K3: Prop D & K4-K5: Prop C

november curriculum

Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24

Turtle Time

Recording

Main Lesson: the dreamer

Movie and Music Video

All Curriculum Resources

Props by Week

Week 1: K2-K3: Prop A & K4-K5: Prop D

Week 2: K2-K3: Prop B &K4-K5: Prop A

Week 3: K2-K3: Prop C & K4-K5: Prop B

Week 4: K2-K3: Prop D & K4-K5: Prop C

December curriculum

Dates: december 8, 15, January 5

No Sunday School: 12/1 (Thanksgiving Weekend), 12/22 and 12/29 (GMU closed)

Turtle Time

Recording

Main Lesson: The first christmas: always with us

Movie and Music Video

All Curriculum Resources

Props by Week

Week 1: K2-K3: Prop A & K4-K5: Prop D

Week 2: K2-K3: Prop B &K4-K5: Prop A

Week 3: K2-K3: Prop C & K4-K5: Prop B


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

UPDATE: No need to worry about sound modules or MP3 players anymore. You can now play the Turtle Time Message from your phone just when the kids tickle his tummy. All Turtle Time messages are on this page, STSA.Church/timstots. If it’s not loud enough from your phone, you can pair your phone with the acorn bluetooth speaker (A020) and tuck the acorn in Tim’s pouch.

Classroom Assignments

K2-K3 meets in Room 310

K4-K5 meets in Room 311

Updated Schedule: Milestones & Bathroom break

Found on the back cover of the curriculum folder

** CHANGE: Starting September 8, add the following to the schedule. Hopefully, by August 2020 kids will have learned each of their Milestone goals and be able to share what they learned at the End-of-the-Year Celebration.

  • K2-K3: Pray, after Clean-Up, during this time pray Our Father slowly with the class and make sure you start and end with the sign of the cross

  • K4-K5: Pray & Sing, after Clean-Up, during this time pray Our Father slowly with the class and make sure you start and end with the sign of the cross. After prayer, sing the Trisagion hymn together. The words can be found here.

  • K4-K5: Bathroom, we will take a group bathroom break right after Movie and Music and hopefully this will alleviate the frequent bathroom breaks for each child. Only take those kids who need to go. The others will stay for Picture Passes, which is a review of the movie.

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

Huddle 11:00

  • ALL TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS are to meet in Room 311 at 11:00 SHARP on the days they are serving for a quick Huddle.

  • This is a time where we will pray for the kids, share a nugget of encouragement from the book we are all reading together, If You Love Me by Fr. Matthew the Poor, and touch base on any logistics.

Set-Up 11:10-11:20

  • Lead Teacher: Play music, get video ready and prepare any needed materials (props, Adventure guides, etc.) to start the lesson

  • Assistants: Welcome kids as they arrive and play with them

Play 11:20-11:30

  • Lead Teacher & Assistants: Play with the kids

Clean Up 11:30

Pray/Pray & Sing 11:35-11:40

Starting September 8, add the following to the schedule. Hopefully, by August 2020 kids will have learned each of their Milestone goals and be able to share what they learned at the End-of-the-Year Celebration.

  • K2-K3: Pray, during this time pray Our Father slowly with the class and make sure you start and end with the sign of the cross

  • K4-K5: Pray & Sing, during this time pray Our Father slowly with the class and make sure you start and end with the sign of the cross. After prayer, sing the Trisagion hymn together.  The words can be found here.

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 tickle his tummy to hear the Take Home Message

 

Prop Talk 12:00-12:05

·  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 12:05-12:30

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

. Lead Teacher: 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

Bathroom Break for K4-K5 12:30-12:40 (only for those kids who need to go)

 

Picture Passes 12:30-12:35

·  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 12:35-12:45

·  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: 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