A few of you were wondering if I had any glue-ins for Paul’s letters. Here is something that might be better. In seminary we want to get the students in the habit of writing notes and annotations in their own scriptures. So here is an assignment that gets them to do that. Print out a handout for each pair of students and have them write the brief annotation at the top of the beginning of each epistle of Paul in their scriptures. It might be easiest to do this all at once for Paul's 14 books.
Here is probably the last worksheet I will send this year that helps your students understand the purposes behind Scripture Mastery.
And again, I am not sending an answer key. It is better to have them fill it out, then go over it as a class and decide which is best based on good discussion and process of elimination.
Click on the picture to get the worksheet. It helps students think about the kind of person they need to be. I think it is also VERY important to share that those who receive Celestial glory are not perfect people, but made perfect through Christ (D&C 76:69); and that they are valiant and always striving and trying to follow the Lord (D&C 76:79).
The worksheet is one I got from Art Mechem years ago. Thanks Art!
I love March. For those who don’t know, this is the month that college basketball teams from all over the nation battle it out for #1. For me, March also seems to be the time that hope is back in the air. Help your kids feel that. I know that some of you teachers do a little competition with March Madness to decrease TARDIES, and increase READING. There are many ways to do this. One way is to break the class into two EVEN teams for the month of MARCH and let them choose a team name. Then you can set up a hoop (converted trashcan can work) in the room and then at the end of class, if they READ they can shoot for their team, and if they were there ON TIME, they can shoot. I would give them the option of choosing to take their earned shots at a 2 point or 3 point line. Over the month the teams will battle it out by being on time and reading.
The trick to all this is don’t let it take much class time. For this reason, let them simply mark being on time and reading as they come in. (Don’t take class time for that!) Then leave the last 3 minutes of class for the shooting for the entire month.
Since you might already have a hoop set up for “March Madness” you might also be interested in playing Scripture Mastery Basketball. Divide the class into two teams. One team will send up someone to shoot (with a rebounder) while the other team chases. The faster the other team can all get to the scripture mastery in their scriptures, the less time the other team has to shoot. Then they switch. I like to give the shooter the option of shooting from a 2 point line or a three point line. The team with the most points wins. Make sure to give everyone the chance to shoot. Each team will also want to have someone helping with rebounds.
Here is another worksheet to help your students learn how to apply the Scripture Mastery scriptures to situations in life. These help from the context of a missionary helping an investigator. Click on the image to get the worksheet.