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Wow. Yesterday was a rough day. I have not been sleeping well, and both Jared and I slept in and were several minutes late for church Sunday morning. I spent a few minutes after Sacrament talking with the other teacher. I had no idea the level of sacrifice he is enduring to teach Seminary. Sometimes with his work schedule like it is, he has traveled out of town, taken a red-eye back into town to arrive around 4:00 AM, driven straight to Seminary and taught, and then taken the train back into the city to go to work. It's absurd, frankly, but he told me he has committed to teach another year and he will. That dude should be translated.
Aug 07 2012
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Last year in Seminary I used the famed Magic Squares. I loved the idea of the little jingle to memorize scripture locations. My own children learned the little jingles very, very quickly, and I thought surely this was the answer to all Scripture Mastery needs.
Jul 31 2012
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For the past several days we've had the entire family here for a reunion. Phew. Fourteen people running around here. It was fun. Due to the chaos, the only thing I got done Seminary related was to start work on the first few lessons for the first week of class. I'm not even done reading Matthew yet.....
Ah, well. I don't think I'm going to have time to finish up the entire New Testament before class begins. I've read the Gospels many times, so I think I may skip Mark, Luke, and John in favor of familiarizing myself again with the epistles. Seminary is just five weeks away for me!
Jul 21 2012
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I love the functionality of the new gospel library app, and I've been seeking my own holy grail of smart devices on which to run it. My husband bought me a Nexus seven as a surprise gift. It came in the mail yesterday. I'm writing this blog entry using Dragon dictation. Dragon is very accurate and makes typing on the tablet much easier. It's made a lot of progress since I last tested it. Since I'm using the tablet- even with the Swype keyboard- it's difficult to type. Dragon dictation makes it much easier and faster to get words on to the tablet. I'm enjoying the widgets a great deal, especially the Gmail widget. I'm surprised how productive I feel suddenly. The calendar app is very helpful as well since I've now added my seminary reading calendar and schedule to my Gmail calendar.
Jul 09 2012
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The last few days I've been second guessing myself about what order to teach the books of the New Testament. I had decided to teach in book order, but now I'm not sure. Both of the teachers I've talked to teach it as the Life of Christ in chronological order using whichever book has the main story. Then they teach epistles.
There are several different pacing guides in the New Testament found on pages 277-278 of the teacher manual.
Jul 06 2012
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Last week I read a blog entry from Leading LDS titled "What if Elder's Quorum was Forever Cancelled". It really got me to thinking about the meetings we hold in the Church. Would people have missed Relief Society if it was cancelled when I was president? How about now in Seminary? Do my students consider Seminary vital in their lives? Do they miss it over the summer?
Jul 05 2012
Jul 02 2012
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The new sticker designs are here! I meant to order them two months ago and got busy with some other projects. I had initially thought they would be the first things I'd add to the new website, but unfortunately, that upgrade hasn't worked out. It's pretty much making me crazy.
Jun 21 2012
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I started work this week on the reading schedule for New Testament. Wow. This is going to be SO much easier than Old Testament was! There are just 260 chapters in the new testament, so It's pretty easy to finish the New Testament for these students. Students who read just one chapter a day, 7 days a week will finish 252 chapters in 36 weeks. So really, most kids will be reading just slightly more than 1 chapter per day to read the entire New Testament this year. Easy.