Sunday, August 31, 2008

Back to School - Program Song Review Day

Okay, here goes nothing:

JR: 3:10-3:30 – When Jesus Christ Was Baptized p. 102
BACK TO SCHOOL activity: I will have a giant sack with a bunch of props that represent each “subject”. A ton of people have suggested cute Back-to-school lessons, but I especially wanna thank Nicole at Sugardoodle. See
§ Reading: “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” p. 57: Let’s learn about a few stories of Christ’s life. 3 stories: (1) Sea scenes (2) Children received blessings (3) Jesus calming the sea. I’ll have to bring pictures for these ones. BOOK WITH PICTURES THAT I MAKE
§ Language: “I Love to See the Temple” p. 95: Let’s learn some more sign language for 2nd verse! It’s always good to be able to communicate. Let’s use Sis. Carpenter’s sign language for this song! (Emphasize that my ASL might not be completely accurate, but is pretty close.) ASL BOOK
§ Writing: “We Thank Thee Oh God” H19: We read the words of the prophets in all scriptures, including modern day words in the Ensign. Just like the Prophet writes words for us to read in modern day scripture, I wanted to see if we could all “write” in the air and lead the song “WTTOG” while we’re at it! Here’s what we’ll be writing in the air (draw on the board how to lead 4/4 time). PAD OF PAPER
§ Recess: “Called to Serve” p. 174: in my recess class, we do a lot of walking and shuffling. As missionaries, we do a lot of active movement. For instance, we walk to our neighbor’s house to invite them to FHE, etc. March with me to the verses of “Called to Serve”, turn sideways when I do, in good old “Follow the leader” fashion. TENNIS SHOE
§ Math: “WJCWB” p. 102: How many members of the Godhead? Turn 180 degrees when we sing about one member of the Godhead. CALCULATOR
§ Lunch: “Home” p. 192: I like to eat lunch at home, but making lunch can be hard. To make a perfect sandwich, I need some very necessary ingredients like bread, cheese, etc. To make a perfect home, we need certain necessary ingredients too. Whip out the “Home” 3 story house and piece together as we sing. SACK LUNCH

SR: 3:55-4:15 - WJCWB p. 102
Wrap up all my ASU textbooks for each class. Each kid can unwrap one. We’ll actually talk about my college courses in SR…
§ Mixed Martial Arts: p. 174 Teach them the fighters stance, teach them to keep loose (stretch arms, wiggle shoulders, etc). HAND WRAPS (note: teaching this in an effective, but reverent way is a tough one. I'm taking a fighting/self defense class, so we'll talk about fighting Satan's evil influence and working hard to build up the kingdom of God and sharing the gospel).
§ Strategic Management: p. 102 It’s all about formulating, implementing, and evaluating plans. I always have to evaluate my baptismal covenants, reformulate, and implement. STRAT MGT BOOK
§ History of Art: p. 95 we’re learning to appreciate art in today’s society. The temple is one of the most artistically beautiful pieces of architecture I’ve ever seen. It makes it even better that it is God’s house on earth. PICTURE OF TEMPLE “ART”
§ Guitar: H19 guess which prophet plays the guitar? GUITAR BOOK.
§ History of Elvis: p. 57: in my Elvis class, we learn all kinds of stories about a really pretty singer. In church, we get to learn about an even more important person. We hear lots of stories in my Elvis class and some are very happy, but some are very very sad because he sometimes made bad choices. That’s why it’s so important to look to Jesus Christ as our ultimate example. In one song, we sing about a few awesome stories about Jesus’ life. (1) Sea scenes (2) Children received blessings (3) Jesus calming the sea. BOOK WITH PICTURES IN IT.
§ Finance: p. 192: at home, families have to work hard to keep their finances in order. For one, we always pay our tithing in our household. There are lots of important pieces to a house and lots of people that work together to create a perfect home. Let’s piece the Home puzzle together. CALCULATOR

My Baptismal Covenants (Renewed Each Time I Partake of the Sacrament) (found this info on search: baptismal covenants)

At Baptism I Covenant with the Lord to: 1. Come into the fold of God (become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ).2. Be called his son or daughter (take upon me the name of Christ).3. Bear others’ burdens, that they may be light; mourn with those that mourn; and comfort those in need of comfort (help others).4. Stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things an din all places (testify of Christ and set a good example at all times).5. Serve God and keep his commandments.

When I Keep My Baptismal Covenants, the Lord Covenants to: 1. Forgive my sins.2. Pour his Spirit more abundantly upon me (give me the companionship of the Holy Ghost).3. Redeem me that I might be numbered with those of the first resurrection and have eternal life (permit me to enter the celestial kingdom to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ).