This discussion began with a simple question about, "Having enough time after the Bible study for the great workshop activities." What it revealed, was how the concept of "workshop" should transform how we think about "study" and the "steps" of our Rotation lesson plans. Many of the ideas that Neil shared have since been described in detail in our workshop techniques forum.
Your comments are welcome.
Cindy LB posted:
We began using rotation in May for Pentecost. So far things have been going well.
We are small and only need to run 1 workshop at a time right now. We have a 50 minute class time right now and sometimes it seems we are rushing through the activity. WHY? Because we are taking 15-20 minutes to read and discuss the Bible Story. That only leaves 20-25 minutes for activity plus clean up time.
Many times we are unable to get in any music or memory verse review. Are most of the lesson sets posted here for a 60 minute time frame??
Also, do you spend more time the first week of a rotation on the story and only summarize for the following weeks, or do you do a complete retelling of the story each time?
Any insights would be most helpful.