1. What’s your full name? Jeffry Reed Land
2. Were you named after anyone? No
3. Where were you born? Amory, MS
4. What was the mascot at your high school? Okay… It’s really dorky. I went to a boarding school for gifted students called the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. Anyway, we were the Blue Waves.
5. What’s your favorite college football team? I was raised to be a MSU Bulldog, but I\’m probably more interested in Vandy.
6. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you "grew up"? Earliest dream job was to be a car salesman. I have always been fascinated by cars which showed in my early adult years as I was constantly trading cars. Then I realized how irresponsible that was and now drive a 10 year old Jeep with 180,000 miles. But, it’s paid for.
7. What is your favorite food? I love seafood.
8. What type of pets do you have, if any? We have an aquarium that My parents gave our oldest son. It sat in a closet until Bill Emeott got it out and bought fish. Now we have about 13 fish.
9. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes. I was always jealous of kids who had theirs removed.
10. Have you ever bungee jumped? Would you? I have not but would absolutely love to. And sky dive, parasail, etc.
11. What are you listening to right now? My little boys in their beds refusing to go to sleep while I fill out this survey on my iPhone while laying between their beds on the floor.
12. What color shirt are you wearing right now? Brown–my most favorite color. I love brown.
13. Summer or Winter? Summer- most definitely. Although I really love spring and fall most.
14. Computer or Television? Probably computer because I can watch tv on hulu.
15. What is the farthest you have been from your home? Taiwan where God blessed my wife and I with our three little boys.
16. What is your favorite color? Brown, hands down.
17. If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, where would it be? Somewhere with beach and lots of food.
18. Choose one word to describe yourself. Happy
19. What drives you every day? The opportunity to be used by God to create life changing resources. And I’ve got bills to pay.
20. How do you want to be remembered? Christ follower, devoted husband, and the best daddy ever.
Dear Mr. Land, You have not made it easy to find you on lifeway.com to comment on the new format. Of course persistence pays off. I have a few comments about the new SS material. Some may like the new format but I was very disappointed. Two of us teach 3’s, 4’s and 5’s. I do not like that the teacher’s book does not have enough appropriate activities as the former books had. I always had plenty of things to choose from including the bonus hour page. I now find myself shuffling through some saved materials to find enough that keeps the children actively engaged. I miss the materials being dated for the appropriate lessons. I am sorry to be sounding negative but the children’s page does not have the story for them to take home. Three year old and some four year old children need prompts at home find out what their lesson was about. It seems to me and I did talk with another SS teacher that you took a very good format and changed it so drastically that it takes extra time, that most teachers do not have, to make SS a learning and productive application. Lifeway has been on board with good instructional material. It wasn’t always that way as we changed to David Cook material at one time some years ago. I understand that this new format might be a cost-saving measure, but I do not understand this new format. I have never written you before and I commend the person or persons that have done our previous SS material in the past.
I do hope you get this note. It is nothing more than to inform you of a long time SS teacher’s
thoughts about the new quarterly material. Feel free to share this with others there at Lifeway.I would like to have a response knowing that you received this. Thanks for your time and consideration for our children. Rebecca Wells e=mail: email@example.com