Rio Curriculum (David C. Cook): A Review

Rio Curriculum (David C. Cook): A Review

Recently, I received some samples of David C. Cook's Rio curriculum.   I took a look at the materials and here are my thoughts: What's Good 1. The strong emphasis on Bible reading. I love the fact that you go again and again to the Scriptures as different parts of the story unfold. We're trying to emphasize the need for bringing your Bible to church to our kids and something like this would fit perfectly with this goal. 2. The month long memory verse. I can't remember … [Read more...]

Check-In System (An Update)

We've been using the check in system for about four weeks now, and I have to admit, I am very surprised at the response on the part of the parents. We had one girl come in last night and one immediately explained to me, "My dad is running late for an appointment, so he said he couldn't come in to check me in, but my older sister can do it". Frankly, I hadn't even thought about it. These are regular church kids. But I was so touched that these parents respected the system enough to make … [Read more...]

What a Spy Taught Us About the Bible

What a Spy Taught Us About the Bible

Spy Guy Visits the Classroom We've been using a curriculum called "The Zoo" for our midweek program. (This is a wonderful resource for smaller/midsize churches. It's free!) The curriculum runs in themes, with each theme lasting about three weeks. Currently we're working on "Secret Agent/Mission Impossible" theme. The lessons call for an amateur video to be shot of "Spy Guy" explaining some things about the Bible. I asked one of the dads to be Spy Guy and not only did he agree, he shot the … [Read more...]