Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Internship

This is Arza, the man I'm staying with this summer. He's the kind of guy that impresses Mr. Pelfrey. He's written volumes and volumes of lessons, historical documents, and devotionals. Right now he's working on 365 lessons for the year. Each day he writes a lesson or two hes about 23 days ahead of schedual right now. He estimates it will take him over 600 hours to get them all done. Its really nice to be able to spend time with a guy who spends his time thinking about Biblical things. While he has no formal training in such scholarly things, he continually dives deeper into what he does not know. He said something today that I nearly did, "The more I learn the less I know". I've thought this alot about what I study. I'm glad to be near someone like this. Unfortunatly, he is also very keen at rummy. :)

My internship is going good. Though sometimes I feel like I'm wasting some of my time. I'm making photo copies and writing lessons and doing lessons, but I wish I could be doing a little more. I kinda just want to hang out with the kids some. Not to be cool and get on their good side or anything, but just to get to know them and be a role model. Anyway I'll be talking to Kathy about that some. Anyway I'm starting on a lesson plan through James. I'm still on the intro. I think I need to introduce the idea of the canon to the kids. I doubt they've ever even thought about where the Bible came from. It will be a good lesson. I actually wrote a program for VBS... yes an actual computer program. You see I am incharge of the point system for VBS to encourage the kids to show up bring their Bibles and to do their memory work. But I thought if we just add up the figures then wouldn't larger classes do better than smaller classes? So I created a formula so that the kids would gain points based on their potential rather than their shear numbers. In order to do this with half a dozen classes in about five minutes it was clear that something was needed. Thus the VBS Point System Calculator was born. It is written in Python and it took me two evenings to write, but I think it will be worth it when the time comes. If nothing else it gave me something to do on my day off. :) I think thats it, I'm going to KC with Julia to Shane and Beth's wedding. Bachelor party!!!..... which means coke and fries!! Bye all I miss you. Posted by Picasa

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Anonymous said...

I hope you had fun at the wedding and bachalor party. You better had been good or else. JK. You will have to tell me about it later. I love you. -Heather

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