justice (take 2)

Today’s lesson: justice.

August 9, 2007: ~1 hours, 4 children, average age 8. Outreach class. We basically took this class straight out of Ruhi Book 3 with very few modifications, and it went alright. The boys in our class, including one who seems to have something similar to ADHD, had some trouble staying still—and hence participating—so it wasn’t perfect. To accomodate, we introduced a new type of movement-based activity to help them have the patience to memorize quotes and prayers: the “step game“, in which children stand in a line and slowly advance one step at a time, each saying one word of a quote in sequence when they step ahead, continuing until they cross a finish line. We used bristol board to write out quotes and prayers in large print so that they can easily be seen from a distance; the kids love this game, and always want to take turns holding the bristol board for the others. We’ll be using this game a lot in future.

step game 2

starting the step game.

step game 1

let’s go!

sharing towel space

sharing towel space (from Ruhi Bk 3).

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7 thoughts on “justice (take 2)

  1. Great idea for a memorization game. Movement itself has been found to aid in memorizing. Looking forward to sharing it with our neighborhood CC. Thanks for posting!

  2. Dan, I am keeping a blog on this topic as well.

    If you want to read my blog the link is provided here, I’d be pleased to get some feedback from you and look forward to reading more of your reflections.

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