Thursday, July 17, 2008
I am at mid week with VBS, and it has been something else. I have never taught this age group. Pre-teens, I guess (9-10 and 11 years old). I have 22 student and 3 other helpers. I have tried to keep it simple and not alot of moving around because with this many children it is hard to move in the room we have. So after I saw we had 22 children, I had to reconstruct my game plan. No games where they had to get up and move around. No activities and crafts with food have been a hit. We made friendship mix last night, and pulled the bags together with a pipe cleaner to make a butterfly. How do I know if I am penetrating that already busy brain. I get blank stares, very little input. Until I get to the crafts or food. So each night I say a prayer, a prayer that maybe one will hear and understand. I like this age group, hubby is helping and has already picked out his favorites. Dear Daughter and my future Sister in law is helping. I don't know what I would do with out them. We have puppets at the opening each night. A dog and owl, they talk to the children. Grandson #2 ( the 3 year old) wanted to know who bought him the T-shirt. I told him the church had bought it for him. He said no Nanny, did the dog or the owl get it. So I said the dog. He was happy. He is having a blast and doesn't want to leave each night. And I guess that is what it is all about.