This past Monday, as I prepared to teach my lesson on the Sacraments of Initiation using Learning Stations, I was thrown a curveball. As I entered my classroom to get things set up, I saw that the school teacher who uses that room each day had decided to totally re-arrange the classroom!
I had been mentally visualizing exactly how I was going to set up my learning stations only to find that the furniture was completely re-arranged. Luckily, I had arrived 45 minutes ahead of time and was able to adapt without too much panic! To top it all off, the beautiful table that I’ve been using as a prayer center was gone…vanished…nowhere in sight! I had to adapt here as well (a couple of desks put together) since the prayer table is a big part of our learning environment.
Ah, the life of a catechist! What’s a curveball that you’ve been thrown and needed to quickly adapt to?