Monday, August 31, 2015

My Hebrew Name

This idea came from a fellow teacher, Sharon Haynie.
I looked up the Hebrew  name for each of my students, printed them out from the My Hebrew Name site, and posted them on the walls of the hallway as the students arrived one morning.
As the students arrived, they had to guess which was their name.
Once they had the correct name, I had them look up the meaning of their Hebrew name.

Some of them are going by their Hebrew name in class and have had fun writing it on their supply box, paperwork, books, etc.
This can be used with any lesson emphasizing that we are children of God and that He loves us, He knows us by name, etc.
Great Old Testament introduction. Thank you, Sharon Haynie for this resource.
Click here for link for My Hebrew Name

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kiss or Cry- Scripture Mastery Activity

For the first 2 weeks of class, I have encouraged my students to mark all 25 Scripture Mastery verses.
As part of the "Studying Scriptures" lesson, we discussed various ways to mark scriptures.
Over the 4 years of Seminary, I encourage them to mark all 100 Scripture Mastery verses with a uniform color and method so when they are looking through their scriptures, those verses stand out as Scripture Mastery verses.
I show them several different examples and hope that they choose what works best for them and will develop their own system of marking scriptures as they study.

Today we played "Kiss or Cry", an idea I got from another Seminary Teacher.

How to play:
Call out any Scripture Mastery reference and the students all turn to it.
If they have it marked, they receive a Kiss (Hershey Kiss)
If not, they "cry" and no kiss is received.
Usually, those who don't have it marked start marking and by the time you play this in a few weeks, they don't miss out on receiving a kiss.

A nice aspect of this activity is that you can do it for 1 or 2 verses as a quick review on a lesson day or turn it in to a full activity for a flex day.

Today, I had our Bishop come in and play the game with them, however, you don't need to invite a special guest and this can take as much or little time as you determine to use.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thank you, Amy Jones, for putting into writing what most Seminary teachers feel.
This is wonderful.
If you know or love a Seminary teacher, read  THIS 
If you are a Seminary teach, read THIS.
What do you think?
I think she said is spot on!
Happy Back to Seminary class!