What is Rotation Sunday School? It is a three week study of one Bible lesson for our children in grades K-5. The children are broken into groups, based on grade, and rotate to different stations each week.
According to Howard Gardner there are 8 different ways that we all learn. By acknowledging our children learn in different ways, our curriculum offers a variety of teaching methods to address these styles. By focusing on one Bible story for a four week period, the children are able to explore the lessons in more depth and greater detail.
We have used the Rotation Sunday School model for several years, and the kids & teachers have really embraced this method of teaching & learning.
What are the Stations?
We have five different stations and will use only three per rotation. The stations are:
Creation Station: Arts/Crafts
Garden of Eatin': Food Activities
Holyword Theater: Educational movies
Rock of Ages Stages: Drama
Cross-Training: Games, Puzzles, Science Projects, Special Talents
Our Sunday Morning Schedule
Sunday School will be held every Sunday from 10:45 am - 11:45 am following the church service. At 10:45 a bell will ring indicating the beginning of Sunday School. All Kindergarten through 5th grade students will gather in the Sanctuary to discuss the rotation theme for the month and to raise their voices in song to praise the Lord. At 11:00 the children will be dismissed to their stations for the day. Another bell will ring for the dismissal of Sunday School.
Our Mission Project: We Need Your Help!
We are still looking for great mission ideas for our children. We would like something that can be made or worked on during the Sunday School classes. If you have any ideas please see Valeri Parrish.
How can I help?
Helping is very easy and a lot of fun! There are many different ways to help. Here are a few:
Teacher: 1 Rotation commitment (4 Sundays) You will be in charge of teaching one station for the duration of the Bible story. You will teach the same lesson each week with some modifications depending on the grade level. The lessons are preplanned for you.
Shepherd: 1 Year commitment (May share with another person) Act as "mentor" to children and stay with a particular grade level throughout the rotations.
Helper: (Flexible commitment) Help teacher in the teaching of the lesson.
Music Leader: (Flexible Commitment) Share God's word through music during the gathering time in the Sanctuary.
The most important thing to making our Rotation Sunday School work is through faithful servants. There are opportunities for assisting as little as one Sunday each month or as often as every week.