General Conference Jeopardy, Matthew 5

I am going to be unavailable for General Conference weekend, and I will not be uploading the General Conference Jeopardy game like I did last year. :-( I hope to be able to do it for April’s conference, but it definitely won’t happen for October 2012. If you make one, please share it here so that others can use it, too. Matthew 5 I showed the videos from http://biblevideos.lds.org/ on the two days that I covered Matthew 5. They are both really short. I also used the quotation in the manual from Harold B Lee to guide our discussion of the beatitudes. I shrank the quotes down small and gave a copy to each student. We played “What did you…

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Matthew 4

Today we covered Matthew 4, the temptation of Christ. This has always been one of my favorite scripture stories. I’m not sure if it’s because Jesus owns Satan so soundly or if it’s that I feel like the temptations give an insight into the personality of the Savior… whatever it is, I always like this topic. There are a lot of JST footnotes in Matthew 4 that need to be looked at carefully to understand the passages. I began class if anyone had read the footnotes. One had (hooray), and I let her tell us what she learned from the JST. Since she was the only one I let her choose a prize from the prize box. We went through…

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Matthew 1-3

We’ve moved into our regular study of the scriptures. So far it seems to be going well. I am trying to focus my lessons on the expectation that the kids have read so that we get into some good habits of reading while they are still excited about Seminary. Matthew 1-2 I talked to the kids briefly about our very first lesson when I taught that there were two things we could do to become friends with Christ: obedience, and be like those who were his friends during his earthly ministry. I started out the kids with some handouts from the BYU studies website (https://byustudies.byu.edu/chartingnt/browse.aspx). If you pay the fee, you can get the charts that have a brief introduction…

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Week One – Fin

Wow. That was over fast! It’s always amazing to me how fast Seminary seems to go. The Freshmen are settling in, and they all commented during class today. Having 16 isn’t much different than 12 so far, but I suspect I haven’t gotten their full blown craziness yet. My first absence was today. I think he skipped because he knew we were writing devotional talks. I will have to think about how to handle that. I think he is capable of speaking, but he’s afraid…… Today was a pretty good lesson, I think. Probably the best so far. It started off a little rocky because some students didn’t have materials ready to go. Some have taken binders home and forgotten…

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My first sub….

I came down with a terrible sore throat and fever late yesterday afternoon, and so my husband subbed for me this morning in Seminary. The topic was the first of two sections of the plan of salvation. It was easy for him as a returned missionary to step in. I had already divided the board into three sections: premortal, mortal, and postmortal. I also stuck post it notes with words like fall, creation, resurrection, birth, war in heaven, outer darkness, death, celestial glory, paradise, spirit prison, etc, underneath each of the chairs in the room. My lesson opener was to introduce the material and then have the kids look under their seats to get their post it and stick it…

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Scripture Study Helps for Seminary

  Day two — successful completion! Today was scripture study helps. When I split our class into zones, I made sure each zone had at least one Freshman. Today we played scripture mastery jeopardy Mentor/Minion style. Upperclassmen were Mentors, and Freshmen were Minions. The Mentors were responsible to teach their Minions some valuable things about the scripture study helps in preparation to play Jeopardy. Before class I wrote some sample questions on the board to help teaching. I gave them 10 minutes on the timer and a few instructions, and set them loose, having taken down the chairs and set up a couple of groups of 4 chairs for each zone. Mentors did a surprisingly good job. There was some…

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I survived my (second) first day of Seminary!

Whew. I don’t know about you, but I did not sleep well before my first day of Seminary this morning. A friend came over and we talked for several hours, and so I didn’t get my last minute things finished before class last night. The first Seminary text came in at 4:40am, so I figured that was a sign and just got up. I had realized during the night that I forgot to make new name sticks for the prayer bucket (GAH!), and I decided last minute to change my chairs around. My fourth table isn’t in yet, and so four students were without a table. I spent a lot of time last year trying to get the tables just…

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