Month: January 2012

Teaching Technique: Removing Barriers and classroom setup

I promised to write about this lesson some time ago, but hadn’t gotten around to it. The weekend before I taught this lesson was inservice meeting. For me, the actual lesson material is easy. I don’t have any trouble reading a passage and picking out something awesome to share or have the kids discuss. What

A Home Study Seminary Teacher?

This week is a weird one. The kids are off Wednesday and Thursday for exams. The other teacher is having a surgical procedure this week, too, and so his class isn’t meeting Friday, which means mine isn’t either. Next Monday is a school holiday (which I forgot). And yesterday, the federal government called a 2-hour

The Week in Review

This was an easy week of lessons. I think I mentioned earlier that I am treating this section in Judges and Ruth like a biographical examination of some of the heroes (and losers) found in these passages of scripture. I am hoping these kids will see characteristics they want to emulate and avoid by studying

Best Seminary Lesson Evah!

What a fantastic lesson we had in Seminary today! I’m not sure what happened to make things go so well, but wow, this was really a great lesson (from my point of view, anyway). Class started off very silly — like Monday silly — and we even got started a little late with our opening

Deuteronomy 8, 18, 29, 30, 32, 34

I’m posting this out of order, but I taught Deuteronomy last week. Just catching up. On the easel I wrote the following for Deuteronomy 8: Blessings of REMEMBERING v 2 v3 v4 v5 Dangers of FORGETTING v11 vv12-14 v17 v19 Here’s what I had in my notes: Blessings of REMEMBERING v 2 – God led

Joshua 1

My kids are always silly on Mondays. I don’t know what does it to them, but most of the time Mondays are just a little sillier than usual. I’ve learned to just accept this and embrace the silly. It helps that I do find them genuinely funny, and so I don’t have to stretch too

Back in the Swing

Well, it’s the second day back at school after Christmas break, and the kids are already starting to droop. It was 12 degrees outside when they came in this morning. Brrrrrr. This was the first day that no one complained about sitting close beside each other on the couches :) I didn’t write out my

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year! I’ve set a goal to add new content to the site each day of 2012. Most of the time I’ll be blogging since I am blogging about my Seminary class, but on off days I will try to add some new content related to Young Women or Primary. I’ve been working