Seminary Moments

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Good Bye...

I am sad to see our three seniors go, two are heading off on missions, the third to college. Bittersweet day for me as a teacher, as I have grown to LOVE them as my own. I feel very protective of them. I am so grateful to spend every morning with them. Not everyone is as lucky as a seminary teacher. WE are truly blessed to be surrounded by the great youth of the church!!
As a gift from the class, I am holding our new class mascot

Moroni 8.....BINGO

Moroni 8.....played bingo

 This is a fun activity. I give a clue, they look up the scripture

 for the answer, then look on their Bingo card for the word. If 

they have it, they mark it off. We keep playing until everyone

 has a Bingo, that way they get through the entire chapter.

 They were excited to have a different way to go through the scripture block

I don't have a file I can send you, I did a search online for free Bingo Board. 
After reading through Moroni 8, I picked out different things I wanted them to learn. 
I wrote out questions. 
Then gave them the scripture reference, once they found it, they read the scripture searching for the answer.
If they think they had the correct answer, they then looked on their Bingo card for the word. If they found it, they could mark the word off on their Bingo card.

End of year breakfast 2014

This year I put the class in charge of the end of the year breakfast...
here is a look at the invitation one of the students put together for the incoming Freshmen....

Moroni's Challenges

What do you know about Moroni?
What were some of the difficulties he faced?
We tried to put ourselves in his shoes and got a sense of what he was up against.

Watch this you tube video called:
Moroni Buries the Plates

Ether 13-15 Repent

Ether 13-15: after reading through these chapters, we charted how 2 million people killed each other off until only 2 remained. Then Coriantumer slays Shiz , this is an example of when people reject God's repeated invitations to repent.

Ether 12 Faith

Ether 12:
 why is it important for a boat to have an anchor? What influence does waves have on a boat? Imagine your life is the boat, in Ether 12 we are told to anchor our lives with spiritual anchors-read the chapter to find just what some of those anchors could be!

We also talked about some Examples of Faith found in Ether 12....

Ether 7-11

Ether 7-11. put together a scavenger hunt with pictures I had taken all over the building. They had to figure out what the picture was and where it was located. If they guessed correctly, they found a scripture clue. It was fun watching them scurrying all over the building.

 They were running so fast, I could not get a clear picture of them! As one student commented, "This got my blood pumping! I am ready for school now!"
Just read through the chapters, pick out what you want them to know. Make up questions that they have to look up in the scriptures. Number the questions, place the questions by the object. As they look at the master sheet of picture clues, they will run to find the right spot, read the scripture, answer the question on the back of the sheet, read the next clue and go find the spot again.  

When they were all finished, we gathered back in our room to discuss the questions.