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  1. maritimebaptist

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    This is a ministry we are in the second year of hosting at our church. i am a teacher and somehow i find this a hard program to teach. The Children find it hard to stay focused and interested. Has anyone else had any experience with this ministry. Lifeway is the host of this ministry.
     
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    In all the arenas I have seen it used in used it fairly effectively. What do you find the difficulty?
     
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    well for one thing there is no real built in crafts and the kids wanted more hands on creative stuff. another was that there was way too much to do and we only had an hour 15 so I found I really ahd to pick and choose. Another complaint was that there was alot of downloading from the disc and alot of printing from my computer, I went through alot of ink. Overall it just felt disjointed? I taight the grades 3 to 5. This year I will have the same age group. I just want to keep the kids interest.
     
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    Crafts do take a lot of time. When I was using it several years ago, I had to pick and choose, but I like picking and choosing. YOu can always add crafts, but that is, of course, research.
     
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    My thinking was to add more hands on activities like wood working projects, we thought the boys would enjoy them especially since 2 of the 3 teachers are male (one is hubby) but only 2 boys have registered so may have to rethink some ideas for the girls. I do pick and choose but still run out of time and find I rush some of the activities. there is alos alot of prop gathering, very time consuming.

    I guess my problem is I taight Pioneer clubs for a number of years and kindof long for the simplicity of that curriculum. We had to introduce a reward system into the group last year as the kids were used to having something tangible to work towards.
     
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    Add wood working. Add race cars.

    I have used simple curriculum before but found I had to add to it a lot.

    I guess I had built up a pool of stuff to use and when using team kid, if I didn't have it in my pool of stuff, I adapted the curriculum.
     
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    race cars would probably interest the girls too. My idea was to take the basic lesson for the week, story, discussion questions, memory work, work book etc and add my own simplified activities, one hour 15 isn't a very long time especially with snack in there. We start at 6;30 and end at 8 but the director gets carried away with a joint opening and the time does disappear quickly
     
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    Are you talking about TeamKIDS?

    If so, I used it well at my former church.. (we used it for the last 3 yrs I was there)

    And our youth are using it at my present church...
    Although we are only using it every 4th Wednesday night now...
    The whole church gets involved on that Wednesday.. and it looks like a mini VBS.
     
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    sorry meant Teamkidz. I guess i just have to give it another year to see if it is the curriculum or me. I think more childrens ministries are adopting their approac or so I found when we did DVBS this summer. we also used lifeway for that. Children today need to be kept active and engaged.
     
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    I bet the girls would like the woodworking crafts, too.
     
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    thanks Gayla, I was thinking of doing jewlery or trinket boxes which both boys and girls would like.
     

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