I couldn’t help, but include a picture of the leaves around here. Anytime I start to feel overwhelmed or frustrated, looking outside the windows at the beautiful leaves changing from green to yellow to orange to red (I guess also to brown) makes me smile.
On to the actual purpose of this post, today was an exciting afternoon. My soccer practice was canceled because of rain and people feeling sick. So I came home from class and planned tomorrow’s class. It took like half an hour. Why, you may ask? You are worrying that all my complaining about time is really just empty chatter. No, during my internship last spring I taught a course on Judaism, Christinaity and Islam. One of my lessons was on the flood story and how it teaches us about the nature of the Jewish (and Christian) scriptures. Thank goodness for my crazy, over achiever notes. I reread the passage, skimmed over the notes, and I was set. Sadly, this won’t work for every lesson because I didn’t teach everyday last semester AND I’m using a different primary text, but it does give me hope that in the near future, maybe even next semester, I will finally be able to move beyond organizing the material to finding better and more creative ways to teach it. Perhaps I could even spend time reading up on parts of the religions I don’t know as much about.
I also excited because I thought it would be fun to review the major player and vocab of Judaism using a word search. They’ll be given clues and to answer and then the answers are in the word search. It’s pretty hard…see how you can do below:Here are the words: Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Solomon, Assyria, Babylon, Eschatology, Torah, Anthropocentric, Diaspora, Theodicy, Neviim, Kethuviim, Ark of the Covenant (w/o spaces), Pentateuch, Prophet
Word search courtesy of me and the Discovery education website. Just a hint words can be backward (even on the diagonal).