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Making Gideon's Trumpets
in the Cooking Workshop, UMC Temple, Beckley WV

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Playing a Beatitudes game in the 5th & 6th Computer Lab at
the Presbyterian Church in Winnetka, IL

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...why Rotation Model is better than the traditional model

#5. Your rooms aren't boring or cookie-cutter. Each "workshop" is specifically outfitted and decorated around the creative teaching media they use. That's exciting to the kids, and to the visitors checking out your church.

#4. All your rotating grade groups are learning the same story. This makes it easier for parents and siblings to talk about their lessons. This also allows the pastor to preach/teach on the story in worship.

#3. In Rotation, teachers feel less pressure to "squeeze it all in" every week because they know their story is also getting covered by other weeks and teachers.

#2. Teaching 52 different stories a year with traditional graded curriculum chews up your curriculum budget. In Rotation, teacher's prep one lesson for their workshop every 4 to 5 weeks, and make natural age adjustments for each age group you have. This saves your budget for something more attractive than teacher booklets.

#1. Many kids don't attend every single week, so why change the story each week? Rotation Model teaches the same MAJOR Bible story for several weeks in a row through different media so that regular attenders REALLY learn it, and less frequent attenders are exposed to the major stories of the Bible in attractive ways.

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Teacher: Jane
Teacher: Amy
Teacher: Bill
Teacher: Jo
Week 1 Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open
Week 2 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6
Week 3 Grades 5-6 Open

Grades  K-1

Grades 2-4
Week 4 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1

Pictured Above: A typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.

Flexible scheduling: Add more grade groups by adding an additional workshop column, such as, Computer, Cooking, or Storytelling. Add a extra week to a story rotation by adding an additional row. See more schedule examples.




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