I had a student who’s father died this AM after a long illness. I think tomorrow’s lesson will need some adjustment…

So I had a student who’s father died this AM after a long illness. I think tomorrow’s lesson will need some adjustment and I would like the class to do something kind for this family. Anyone have suggestions?
A couple ideas: Did the youth in your class know the father? Perhaps they could write experiences they had with him and how he had made a difference in their lives. It would be a comfort for his family. You could put together a freezer meal or two to deliver to the family. At times of grieving, it can be a comfort to just pull something easy from the freezer that you pop in the oven or slow cooker. And know that it was made with love by someone who cares.
Oh wow, I couldn’t imagine. Everyone get ready to hug the student when he/she comes back to seminary. Kendra, had some great suggestions up above. If you need more time, spend each day the rest of the week doing something each day.
I would go with some ideas but let the kids take the lead on this one. I suspect that they will have really good insight as to how to best help.
My father died of cancer when my brothers were all young. Two were on missions and one of them was still in high school and it was the love and support of his friends that ultimately kept him from exploding with anger at the unfairness of the situation. They kept him close enough that although he started making poor choices, he never lost his connection to the church. He needs to have friends that he can express himself to without being judged and he needs love… lots of unconditional love. Especially after the funeral when things calm down. That is when he will need the most support. Cards and notes express love in a way that he can read them in private and break down if he needs to without feeling ashamed for crying in front of others. .. just my two cents based on personal experience!
i think this talk really covered it well

i know that you wonder why the world is still turning. it seems impossible that life is still going on when such a tragedy has happened.
one of the important things for the other kids to know is that nothing you say will make it ok. is is never going to be ok. don’t try to make it ok. you do learn to live differently. you adjust to them not being physically there. that is ok.

D&C 42:45-46
“Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die…And it shall come to pass that those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them”

My cousin died this last year and these scriptures brought me such comfort. My class had a really good discussion about the sorrow and the beauty of death and the joy of the gospel. It’s okay to be sorrowful, in fact we should be at times. I think kids need to know that just as much as they need to know that we move forward by letting go of our sorrow and focusing on the light of the resurrection

How about having the class look for scriptures of comfort regarding loss and trial and write testimonies or their thoughts with the scripture. They could then be put together in a book for the student.
How about Elder Uchtdorf.
“In light of what we know about our eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings.”

At the Ohio lesson

In December 1830 the Saints were commanded to move to Ohio(see D&C 37:3), and in January 1831 they were 

promised that they would be “endowed with power from on high” if they would obey (D&C 38:32).

Those who gathered in Ohio were greatly blessed. Continuous revelations led the Saints to deeper understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, they received the blessings that came from building a temple and preaching the gospel. While the Church grew in numbers and spiritual strength in Ohio, severe opposition also increased against the Church and its leaders. 

The Prophet Joseph Smith lived in Kirtland from January 1831 to January 1838.

Explain that in January 1831, the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife,Emma, as well as Sidney Rigdon and Edward Partridge, left New York for Ohio. Most of the New York Saints followed during the next five months.

I made up four Mini-lessons- and had them rotate from station to station

At the Ohio lesson

At the Ohio lesson

The Law of the Church

Sir Isaac Newton is well known for his three laws of motion. The first law of motion, the law of inertia, states that objects at rest will remain at rest, and objects in motion will remain in motion, unless acted on by an outside force. Inertia, a resistance to change, depends on both mass and friction. In this activity you will observe the inertia of a penny at rest.
I found this activity online…they had to put the index card on the cup with a penny on top of the card. Then flip the 
card out having the penny fall into the cup. 
Using their scriptures and journals answer some questions about the Law of the Church (D&C 42)
                                             At the Ohio lesson

D&C 38:32 and 88: 119 the promised to endow the saints with power from on high and gave them commandments.
I had a Kirkland Ohio Temple fact sheet for them to read and questions for them to answer
They were to then build a edible temple out of marshmallows, graham crackers and frosting

At the Ohio lesson

At the Ohio lesson
D&C 42: 6-7 the Lord gave them commandments about missionary work
Once the Kirtland Temple had been dedicated and the keys for the gathering of Israel had been restored, members of the 

Church began to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in more places.

Using their scriptures: Map 3 in the Church History Maps section (“The New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Area of the USA”).
 they found that:
Kirtland was an ideal location to begin to send missionaries throughout the world. Kirtland was near several main routes of transportation in the United States. From Kirtland, missionaries only had to travel short distances to access steamboats on

America’s major rivers and Lake Erie. They also had access to a national road system to the south and a canal system to the north. Because of this,Kirtland was the point of departure for missions to Canada, other parts of the United States, and Great Britain.

Because of missionary work during this time, the membership of the Church throughout the world increased by thousands.In 1837, 
Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde were called along with five others on a mission to Great Britain, where they baptized around 2,000 people. By 1838, when the Saints left Kirtland because of persecution, there were about 2,000 members of the Church living in
Kirtland and nearly 18,000 worldwide

Mini-lesson 4—Other Significant Revelations and Events       

Read D&C 42:61

Joseph Smith arrived in Ohio, the Lord told him that he would “receive revelation upon revelation” if he would ask God.

-Turn to the chronological order of contents of the Doctrine and Covenants (located after the introduction).

Determine the location where most of the revelations recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants were received. 

Locate D&C 76; 89; 107; 137. Read the section introduction and skim the section summary located before the first verse.

In your journal write why each of these sections is significant.

Video: Star Bellied Sneetches

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Video: The Law of Consecration

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Link: 4 ways to prevent feeling offended

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D&C 41-44 Handout

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When using chocolate milk to demonstrate the law of consecration…

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Handling Disruptive Students

From the Gospel Teaching and Learning Handbook: Correct disorderly or inappropriate behavior. There are some general principles to keep in mind that will help a teacher invite proper order and respect in the classroom. To have order does not always mean having complete silence; nor does it mean that a class cannot be enjoyable and fun. But a disorderly or irreverent student or group of students can have a negative…
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D&C 42 Worksheet

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At the Ohio Ideas

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