Friday, February 22, 2013

Equipped for Children's Ministry Conference

I'm speaking at the Equipped for Children's Ministry Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University this Saturday.  (You can check out the details at  A couple of the forms I'm talking about are editable and better made available in an online format.  That is why I am posting them on this seemingly unrelated blog, but it is the one that allows this kind of posting!

For more information on starting a children's sports ministry league at your church contact me at Fairmount Wesleyan Church ( or contact my recommended church sports partner, Upward Sports (

Here are Upward's sample Excel files that I handed out at the conference:

Here are some miscellaneous forms that relate to the breakout session:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What a Day: Two Desks with Two Great Views!

I got to be an elementary gym teacher today!  There was running, relay racing, basketball, one line kickball, push-ups, sit-ups and the kids did most of these today, too!

Daniel and Sarah also attend this school, so I got to take them to school with me and then see them throughout the day.  Can you tell I had fun?

My second desk was for the success period.  Here I got to teach on perimeter and area.  The second view that I was excited about involves the document camera on the left of this picture.  I could do my work on the desk and it was right there on the screen without having to turn my back to the class - Yes!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Betty Drinkut... Bet he don't...

It sounds like a bad joke or a lead in to a tragic accident in the science lab.  Luckily for me it was just a sub assignment as I covered for Mrs. Drinkut, got to review Meiosis and Mitosis with the students before their next test and, of course, got to sit at a desk and read some material related to my own school work.  The view from my corner of the room:

(No students were harmed by drinking from lab glassware in the making of this post.)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Getting to be my wife...

As Kari has flitted off to the annual HASTI (Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.) convention, I've stayed behind to manage the homestead and, for the first time, to be her for a couple of days - at school.

I'm no Kari, but I am happy to report that nothing caught fire or exploded in the Chemistry Lab today though someone did change the background photo on one of the lab computers to an unflattering picture of President Obama.  There was also a drawing of A Justin Beaver attacking Tokyo drawn on the board during a passing period.  Both situations were dealt with in a timely manner and only one student got a referral all day, but that had nothing to do with the last two things mentioned.

Well, as I left for the day, equations had been balanced and I even submitted some work for my own personal classes.  This was a good desk to work from and the wildlife mainly grazed today.  Round two starts tomorrow!