A famous author taught us that we will encounter obstacles and attractions as we follow the course of writing. This week Faithfulness saints became more aware that we will encounter similar types of issues along our course of education.
Some of this week’s obstacles were found in Math class. Order of Operations is not an easy lesson! Sure, we can write PEMDAS. Sure, we can remember “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.” We can even make up our own silly sentences to try to remember the order (we just won’t mention whose name seemed to always be given for the letter “P” or what she was always “eating”); however, actually using the process and applying it to problem solving is totally different!
Another obstacle is much easier to control or overcome on an individual basis. How do we gain knowledge? Listen to the teacher? Pay attention to directions? Listen when others are talking or contributing to the lesson? Read assignments? Complete written work? Have materials in class? Stay on task? Learn from our mistakes? I became aware that having hands-on materials to help us learn is not always a good thing. Fourth grade saints experienced difficulties with handling the peanut, finding the line of symmetry, splitting it open, and locating the embryo inside. Obstacles can often present us with lessons learned – how can I (as the teacher) present that lesson differently the next time?
Learning attractions this week? The parent-teacher conferences held throughout the week might be considered an attraction. Hopefully parents became more aware of the reading program used on saints’ kindles. This program enables the use of technology to identify specific reading strengths and weaknesses. This only works, however, if students are actually reading and listening to the selected passage.
Additional attractions? Ask your saint about recent lessons on adversity which crossed several curriculum objectives from Bible, History, and Literature. What can they tell you about using a thesaurus? How do students locate information in the thesaurus? What type of information does it give you? How can students use the information to improve their writing? Each student was an active participant in the attraction!
How do you get saved? This has been a frequent question during Morning Meeting and Bible times in the Faithfulness Fruit Stand. This week’s Bible verse, John 1:12(New Living Translation) tells us: But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. Believe. Accept. Central Baptist Church is an ideal place to learn more!