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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Primary 2 Lesson 12

I should mention that I demonstrate with each children how their father/Priesthood holder will place their hands during the prayer, cover their nose and dip them like they are going under the water. It's fun to practise and the children really love this when it is their turn. You can also ask a Priesthood holder to come and demonstrate this for you. I just find it easier to do it without having to find someone to come during that part of the lesson - do what is best for you.

Prepare 6 large footprints for the footprint activity at the end of the lesson "We Can Prepare Now For Baptism". This year I have 12 students and wanted them all to participate. I decided to make a footprint with the question and a footprint with the picture. The picture idea would work with younger children who can't read too.

Primary 2 Lesson 1

Primary 2 Lesson Manual
Lesson 1
Happiness Comes from Choosing the Right

Journal Page - Print it here:
Hand out from the manual:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Primary Music: Oh, What Do You Do In The Wintertime?

Oh, what do you do in the wintertime
when all the world is white?

Is that what you do?
So do I!

Oh, what do you do in the wintertime
when all the world is white?

Is that what you do?
So do I!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Seminary Devotional

Sometimes I feel like I should be the energizer bunny during December. Going and going and going.

There is a lot to do all month long, decorating, shopping, wrapping, Christmas parties, devotionals, work, college applications, scholarship applications, school functions.. I'm tired, but I love it.

Brady gave his seminary devotional on Tuesday the 20th, the last day of school beforeChristmas break. I love seminary devotionals !!!!  We just rotate through the devotionals we've done the previous years. Here is a look at what Brady has done for Christmas seminary devotional here.

I made reindeer candy canes and the book mark that explains what the candy cane represents for each of his seminary classmates - 24 this year.

 And I make star sugar cookies.
It was a success and the kids loved it.

After school Brady and his friends got together and went to lunch and had a secret Santa party .

Brady received:
A Tangled piano book. He's been playing it the past few days and it getting really good. We are addicted to listening to the soundtrack to Tangled and I love hearing Brady play it on the piano too!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Primary Class Christmas Party 2011

This past year has gone by fast! I can't believe I'm ending another Primary class and sending my children onto a new class. Before I send them off we had one more party - our Christmas Party.
7 out of 11 children in our Primary class came to the party. I'm always a little nervous about having a party at Christmas time. My house is decorated everywhere and it's hard to move stuff around to fit a large class. I tried to fit them all in the kitchen around our small table. It worked and they all had room to do projects.
The projects were: Puppets as shown above, wooden ornaments to color, beaded candy canes, and foam ornaments.
We ate pizza, cupcakes and cookies. I try to make it easy, especially around the holidays. The party only lasts 1 hour. I've found that if it is longer then an hour they get bored and get into trouble. 1 hour is plenty of time.
I let them eat and create until it is almost time to go. Then I had them go into the living room for their Christmas present.
I pick one child at a time to pick a package from under the tree. I wrap the boys with one type of wrapping paper and the girls with another type. Then I let them choose a present at random - I don't attach names to the packages. 

They cannot open the present until everyone has been able to pick one.

Then I say .... 1 ..... 2 ...... 3 ...... Open presents.
My tradition is to give them a journal. During the whole year I give them journal pages to write in and start to journal their lives. Now that they are leaving behind our Primary Class and their binders, they all need a new - grown up journal to continue writing in a journal.

The party was awesome and the boys and girls were great! I sure love each one of them and will miss them as they move onto the next class.

I know that my new class is big again this next year - 12 children with 1 of them inactive. I understand the new class coming in is difficult to handle, so I have a team teacher.

My goal is to watch them grow this next year and learn how to act in Primary, prepare them for baptism and teach them the gospel so they will be ready for their special day.

I love teaching CTR 7!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Friday night I attended Meridian High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.

2011 - 2012 Officers:
President: Sarah (above in picture)
Vice President: Cody (above in picture)
Treasurer: Brady (in picture)

Historian: Christy
Senior Representative: Jen
Junior Representative: Danielle
Advisor: Mrs. Parshley

A short video of Brady giving his part on Service.

It was a very nice ceremony and the officers did a great job.


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