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EXTRACT.................................... Rotation.org's Newsletter January 2016 www.rotation.org   Recent Lesson and Resource Posts Jesus in the Temple as a boy. Game  and  Art  lesson plans from Kristin Engel. Gideon's Trumpet project, Gideon video outline and study questions Paper Bag Pageant plan and script (Christmas) from Jaymie Derden New younger children's video about Temptations/Jesus in the Wilderness Blind Bartimaeus lesson ideas that use the five senses...

Our content is primarily organized to facilitate those teaching with the Workshop Rotation Model, but our content is easily adaptable by traditional Sunday Schools.


Learn more about the Model.
Our site's members and visitors come from many different types and sizes of Sunday Schools and churches. We're thrilled to be a resource to many.
Rotation.org was originally created by those of us who use the Workshop Rotation Model (aka "The Wo.R.M.")  -which is a non-traditional and creative way of organizing Sunday School classes and teaching schedules. This is why our lesson content is organized into "workshops." Traditional programs find Rotation-designed lessons easy to adapt. But, "traditional" lessons are not-so-easy for Rotation-users to adapt (see reasons below). Thus, we continue to organize our site and write content with the Rotation Model in mind.
A few key differences between Rotation-style and non-Rotation lessons:
♥ More Creative ♥  Because the teacher repeats their lesson each week to a new group, Rotation-style lessons can have higher levels of creativity and prep. This is do-able because the teacher repeats their lesson each week to a different class (with age adjustments). 
♥ Regular Use Media & Other Exciting Teaching Mediums ♥  
Because Rotation Sunday Schools take four to five week to work through a single story, we can incorporate many great resources, such as videos, cooking projects, software, music, dramas, puppets, and experiments, into our schedule, rather than having to pick just one technique or resource for the single week that traditional curriculum schedules that story.
♥ Major Stories, Not Minors ♥   Because Rotation explores stories for four to five weeks at a time, we only teach 9 to 12 stories a year. That means Rotation-fans stick with teaching major stories, not minors.  "Less is More" is a favorite Rotation saying.
♥ Less Teaching Pressure ♥   Knowing the kids will be working on the same story for several weeks takes the pressure off of our lesson plans (and teachers) to squeeze every ounce of meaning out of a 45 minute lesson. It also allows teachers and kids to go deeper as the weeks progress.

Here's a typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.

ROTATION STORY:
PRODIGAL SON
VIDEO
Teacher: Jane
ART
Teacher: Amy
DRAMA
Teacher: Bill
BIBLE GAMES
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
         


Fill-in the opens with another grade group. Add a row for a fifth week on the story. Add a column to add an additional workshop. You are in control. See more schedule examples.

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