Tag Archive: home study seminary

It’s been a while…

I have been struggling with motivation lately. The website has just been something I’ve not been excited to work on lately. This WordPress update is partially complete, but there are a few thousand images and documents to be uploaded.  I was hopeful that I could get Jared to help me with it while we were in Austin in June, but that didn’t happen.  I had planned to take an entire…
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Information on Seminary Course Options (released time, home study, daily or early morning, and online)

Our unit has a number of challenges that make it very difficult to organize Seminary. Our boundaries have resulted in a unit that covers parts of the boundaries of three high schools.  Additionally, one family of three Seminary-aged children attends a fourth high school.  Two students are enrolled in college courses.  Four or five more are home schooled.  The building to which we are assigned is far outside our ward…
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Book of Mormon Reading to Lesson Correlation Chart for Home Study Seminary Students

As you know, the suggested Seminary assignments for home study Seminary students is not an easy schedule to keep.  Each day students are expected to read vastly different amounts of material, which can lead students to be frustrated that they can not allocate a given amount of time to seminary activities at home, and they may quit the program all together.  This chart is intended to help home study teachers…
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Last Day of Class

Today was our final day of class.  Students cleaned out their cubbies, ate some yummy food, watched some YouTube videos (sorry, kids — still no Strange Brew), and wrote some questions to Stump the Chump.  It was a fun laid back day to enjoy our time together. New Book of Mormon Manual I am relieved to be finished with this year but I am still in Seminary mode, I guess. …
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John 10-21

You know, it feels like I’m better caught up on the blog than I really am….  I didn’t realize I was so far behind. Anyway, we are wrapping up with John this week. My class takes off all but one day during the week of mid-terms/finals so that students can rest well and do their very best on their tests.  A lot of classes in the area don’t do this,…
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Teach the New Testament in book order or chronologically…..

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…
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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 delay because of ice, which meant the schools did as well, and so Seminary was…
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Seminary lessons learned from National Geographic

This month’s National Geographic magazine has an article in it on the teenage brain. As the mother of a teenager and a Seminary teacher, I was interested to read what they said. Much of the information was not particularly new to me — this information on the developing teenage brain has been available for a while now. I first read about it in Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your…
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Collecting Seminary Ideas

Well, I’m continuing my hunt for Seminary ideas and have greatly expanded the Seminary articles on the site. I’ve added the following: Seminary structure – for classroom organizational type stuff, how to assign a devotional, choose a prayer, integrate scripture mastery, etc. This is the part I had no clue about and about which I asked the most questions. Seminary teaching tips – Includes lots of random links and ideas…
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A new gig

Well, my tenure as YW secretary will be over when Girl’s Camp is done. Sunday I was called as early-morning seminary teacher for our unit. I’d be lying if I said I was thrilled at the prospect at first, but I’m getting more and more excited about the ideas I’m getting. I’ve never actually attended early morning seminary. We had home study seminary with once per week lessons at the…
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