Weekend Wrap Up

Attendance: Below Average
Lesson Topic: Week One of 'Play It!'
'Fun Factor': Above Average
Volunteer Involvement: Average
Music: Above Average
Lesson Quality: Above Average
Length of Lesson: 26 minutes
Student Response: Above Average

Our attendance was a little bit down this weekend...likely due to Thanksgiving. We kicked off a fun new series called Play It! that takes a different board game each week and builds a lesson around it. This week we built our lesson around Scrabble and talked about the power of words. We had our annual Turkey Bowling competition which is always fun. My lesson was pretty strong and well received but a bit longer than our 20 minute standard....but students were into it. For something new, we had two sets of discussion questions before and during the lesson. Students just turned witht their friends and quickly discussed the questions we had up on the screens. We are going to do this for each week in this series to see how it goes. Our music on Saturday night struggled (but everything struggles a bit on Saturday nights...), but the band made some adjustments and music was really strong on Sunday.


Rob C said...

Love that idea of using the board games as the basis for a sermon series. I'll have to steal that idea before Andy finds a way to market it and sell it on the website...

Jason Raitz said...

26 minutes...wow. You are braver than I. I love discussion questions, but I am always afraid of not being able to bring them back.

Gail said...

I'm a new jr. high Sunday School teacher and am struggling a bit with this age group. I love your idea of using board games as the basis for a lesson. Would you give some more details about how you used Scrabble? I would like to try it.