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10 September 2008 @ 01:51 pm
another path into teaching  
I've decided to take on the commitment of teaching Sunday school at my church (second unitarian universalist 2UU)with the 3&4th graders, but only on the first Sunday of the month. I would commit to more...but that's just how they do it so that no one is stretched too thin.

The education director gave me a giant book with the curriculum, but then said I can adapt it or make up my own. So that's pretty exciting.

Here's the opening song that we'll be singing that cover the 7 UU principals. Sung to Do-Re-Me:

One-each person is important
Two-Be kind in all you do
Three-We're free to learn together
Four-And search for what is true
Five-All people need a vote
Six-Build a fair and peaceful world
Seven-We care for Earth's lifeboat
That will bring us back to me and UU (repeat)
(last verse) That will bring us back to me and UU YOU!! (point to everyone)

The first lesson I'll be teaching is called "In another's shoes". We'll be reading a story and doing activities that relate to empathy, seeing things from someone else's point of view, and acts of goodness.

Stevewileyone on September 10th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)

wow.... did you write that?

I bet your gonna have a blast!!!!!
Melodyharm1020 on September 11th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
I did not write the song. It was in the book...but we will be singing it :-)
AJouttajo on September 10th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
I'm totally converting my friends list to UUism!

This is awesome ;)
Melodyharm1020 on September 22nd, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
oh and I don' t know if i told you this but my boyfriend grew up UU in Pennslyvania. His minister growing up on the east coast is actually the current minister in Omaha at First UU. Small world huh??

No converting necessary and yesterday he went to church with me for the first time. It was awesome.
AJouttajo on September 22nd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I'm intrigued by people who grew up UUs and remain active. They're fairly few and far between, it seems.
Melodyharm1020 on September 22nd, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
well, he hasn't remained active..but I think it's common with people from all faiths. Teens go to college, "quit" church, and then come back when they have families so that their children can be raised in a faith that they believe in.