I love Rotation.org!!!
Ever since a dear friend came to Cordova as a volunteer for three months, I have used Rotation.org for my SUnday School lessons and much more. It is a free site and their teaching concept is really great.
They use one story a month and use different approaches weekly to reinforce the lesson. We are studying Pentecost. It is a difficult concept to teach to children, but I decided to give it a try. Last week we talked about the Holy Spirit coming and we made art pictures of fire. Yesterday we did a cooking rotation and put together blintzes or crepes that I had premade at home. We talked about the wheat and the harvest, the milk and honey of the Promised Land and giving from the first fruits. There were Hebrew words in the lesson too and the kids really liked trying to speak them.
Our Exchange Student from Korea lives with a family in our church and she was my helper so that made it even more interesting.
It is so much fun and such a blessing to teach kids and to see their reactions to the lesson materials. Sometimes they can try my patience and frustrate me, but other times they are just a pure joy.
Since some of those same kids come to Mission Adventures in the evening I reviewed part of the lesson and the kids remembered a lot and shared it with the boy who was not there in the morning. He is definitely not crazy about crafts in general, but he seemed interested in our cooking rotation and tried saying the Hebrew words.
If you teach kids, check out Rotation.org. You will be glad you did.
Father, thanks for people who work so hard to help others. Thanks too for the opportunity to work with kids. Amen.