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Matthew 28 to Mark 1

Matthew 28 We wrapped up Matthew with a short summary and activity. I had the kids read the first 8 verses of this chapter silently and had 6 volunteers — 2 had to be female — come up to the front when they had finished reading. I had these kids act out the story in mime (silently). The boys ended up asking to be the women, so I let them, and we had 2 angels, 2 guards, and the two women. It was pretty great. One of my angels knocked over a guard (she is nearly 6 feet tall), who fell in slow motion on my other guard (she is about 4’10’ and maybe 90 lbs) who in turn knocked…

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Finishing Matthew

Tomorrow we are wrapping up Matthew. It seems like it took a long time to get through this book, and I was gone for nearly half of it. :) I’m feeling better about my lessons now. I don’t know if it was my jet lag or the kids getting used to me again or a lack of lesson preparation or getting back into the habit of teaching or what, but things are going better now. Game Day We had a game day before we covered Matthew 24. I have to say that it did not go terribly well. I was definitely under-prepared. I put the kids in two groups of 8 so that I could talk to them about their…

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Struggling to get back my A-game

Well, it’s obvious that I’ve been away from teaching for a while. I’m feeling like I’m not quite on my A-game yet. I don’t know if the kids have gotten out of the habit of discussing with the other teacher or if I’m not asking the right questions. Either way, my lesson today could have had some improvement. Matthew 21 Yesterday’s was a fun and easy lesson to prepare. I told the kids that we were going to pretend to be newscasters describing the events of the the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. As a lesson opener to help set the stage, I took a few verses at the beginning of the chapter and had the kids write headlines to describe…

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Ask the Missionaries

After an extended vacation, I’m back! I’m still pretty jet-lagged from the trip, but at least getting up in the morning for Seminary isn’t a challenge. I’m waking up at midnight and trying to get back to sleep. Rome is 7 hours ahead and it’s taking a little time to get back into this time zone. This morning I woke up early and was so wide-awake that I just gave up and decided to catch up on our shows that were recorded. I watched the first session of general conference. It was great! It was funny to watch the reaction of the people in the audience when they heard the change in missionary age. I am glad that’s happening. I…

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