Cool Disciples Workshop Schedule for October

During the school year, each Rotation for our Cool Disciples (our 1st – 6th graders at FUMC in Ann Arbor, MI) includes six workshops. In October 2010, we’ll are studying about the
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Here is the schedule for the next four weeks…

Date Art Video Drama Cooking Science Puppets
Room 212 Pine Room Room 215 Social Hall Room 211 Room 204
10/10 2nd grade 5th grade 3rd grade 6th grade 4th grade 1st grade

Things will be different on the 17th. That is the Sunday that the 3rd grade gets Bibles at the 9:30 service. And then, they and their parents go to a special class!

Date Cooking Bible class Games
Social Hall Calkins Hall Wesley Lounge
10/17 1st & 2nd grades 3rd grade 4th – 6th grades

It sounds funny to call it a “Bible class” since every week we learn about our Bible!

Then things are back to normal… Note: On 10/12 a change has been made that affects 4th, 5th, and 6th graders for the 24th and the 31st.

Date Art Video Drama Cooking Science Puppets
Room 212 Pine Room Room 215 Social Hall Room 211 Room 204
10/24 1st grade 6th grade 2nd grade 4th grade 5th grade 3rd grade
10/31 3rd grade 4th grade 1st grade 5th grade 6th grade 2nd grade

What’s happening in each workshop?

  • In the Art Workshop students will create a torn paper collage representative of a scene in the Garden of Eden. As they work they’ll discuss choices, hiding from God and how God looks for us. How does it feel to know that God looks for you?
  • In the Video Workshop students will watch two videos. The first one will tell them the story of the Garden of Eden: The Creation, an animated film narrated by Amy Grant. Then they’ll look for themes of the Adam and Eve story in a second video: Finding Nemo. How are the choices made by Finding Nemo characters similar to our Bible story?
  • In the Drama Workshop students will enact the story in a creative way. Then they’ll get a chance to meet the serpent (a snake puppet) and hear his view of things, exploring the concepts of temptation, choice, and obedience. By the end of the workshop, the children will have had a chance to make a good choice and say “no” to the serpent. I wonder what the serpent will ask them to do?
  • In the Cooking Workshop students will create an apple salad that tells the story of Adam & Eve in the Garden. While eating they’ll discuss story concepts. Did your child bring home the recipe so that you could recreate this at home?
  • In the Science Workshop students will visit various stations set up with experiments. While having fun they will inadvertantly explore temptation, consequences, separation and grace! Ask your child: at which experiment did you learn the most?
  • In the Puppets Workshop students will watch a puppet show that tells the story. After discussion, they will create and enact puppet skits that tell modern-day scenarios of temptation, choices, and forgiveness.

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