I am writing a 30 min program for the local elementary school for red ribbon month, living drug free. The guidance counselor asked me to focus on the curriculum she is using for the month. It is "Lions Quest",
The teaching units I want to focus on are
1} making positive decisions and
2} growing up drug free.
But here is my question; I don't have the curriculum to teach certain points. Should I just keep it funny with a general overveiw, or go back to the teacher and ask for more specific guidelines.
Is anyone familiar with the Lions Quest curriculum?
Thank you all Matman
You will definitely want to ask for more information. Lions Quest covers a lot of areas, not just Red Ribbon, so you will need to pinpoint 3 to 4 things you can stress in the program.
I once did a school and changed my 4 main points on Friendship Skills to the ones that the school used. The skits and everything were the same, but the semantics (word choices) were theirs, not mine. The next year they invited me back. Different principal, and I couldn't find out what their words were, nor did I remember. The kids loved seeing the show and even responded better BUT the hiring person said, "We liked last year's show better." I have never been called back. Same show, different key words.
It's doable...stand by for major league tangent!
September 7 2008, 3:28 AM
First Matt, good to hear from you again.
You know on the way to the little white church in the valley after four yesterday afternoon I passed the farm of a friend to whom I loaned my anti drug curricula three years ago. All summer I had been saying I must get it returned. I didn't pull up her lane but I'll phone tomorrow. One of the reasons I didn't visit Kelly was the Tour Director had insisted I was becoming "reporterish again" and "thin skinned" so she insisted my gig on the pulpit was to be from Matthew 18 on how people who tick you off should be handled.
So my trip down Mustang Road to the Downeyville Highway was mostly involved with Matthew's message and trying to figure out if the Gentile reference was post-early church political split spin. Actually, a half hour later I just read it..the whole service was just 29 minutes long and that probably is what made people smile on the way out.
Then I came home and one of our Labradogs(Maisie Grace-the pup) had eaten part of my Zoroastrian prayerbook which I was ready to peruse that evening. Dang!
Matt, I have digressed( and the Bishop of Rome is Catholic) and I shall see if I can help you out. I really have some exceptional lessons for grades one to eight.
Must be that time of year again. At five this morning it was chilly enough so that I smelled woodsmoke from neighbours' stoves when I took the hounds out.
Great to hear from you again.
September 7 2008, 7:33 AM
Ron, what ARE you on????
September 7 2008, 8:51 AM
I'm beginning to understand him and that has me very worried!
September 7 2008, 3:12 PM
It is a school program sponsored by Lions Clubs. Contact your local Lions Club. They should be able to give you mopre information, or go to the website for Lions International and look under Quest.