Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Going to Be a Long Week

For the past couple of weeks we have been so busy, and have had something going on almost every night. On Thursday night I was supposed to attend an inservice meeting for seminary. I was so exhausted, and I just mentally couldn't face another night out. I also remembered that we planned to go to the temple Friday night, and I actually felt that I could do one of those nights, but not both, so I chose to save my energy for the temple night. I am usually the die-hard who goes to meetings even if I'm sick, but for some reason, I just couldn't face going out that night.

We did go to the temple Friday night. I'm so excited because we did the temple work to have my husband's grandfather and great Aunt sealed to their parents, and his great grandfather sealed to his great great grandparents. I have felt for many years that this great grandfather was, as I jokingly refer to it, haunting me to get this work done. I had felt for many years that he wanted this done. But my husband and I are very stupid about geneology, and couldn't figure out how to submit the information, even though we did the foot work to research it. So we passed the info on to my sister in law and she submitted it. I am so happy we had the chance to do this work for them.

As much as I liked going to the temple, that was about the 8th night out in a 10 day period, so by Saturday I was really tired. Last night I was sitting and realized my Saturday was almost over. I thought to myself, "I need another Saturday". Sundays are usually a good time for me to rest and recharge, but my Sundays are busy too.

This evening I was getting my lesson for tomorrow ready and discovered that I'm a little short on material. I don't really want to go ahead because I can't cover the next bit of material in the time I have. It's only the beginning of the week and I'm already tired, and having a hard time getting my lessons together. It's going to be a long week.


Becky said...

Why don't you have some sort of review activity in seminary? And make the kids do the preparation! Our Primary chorister is always drawing pathways on the chalkboard. The kids start as a group at the beginning, and the object is to make it to the end. Pretty simple. She determines the number of squares they move by how well they sing. You could adapt that by assigning scripture blocks to pairs of students. Have them come up with questions. Put all the questions in a bowl. Draw one, answer it, if it's correct, roll a die and progress along your chalkboard path. You could do teams or not. The more questions you have, the more class time is used! Just a thought. (We want you to enjoy the Christmas season!)

Nene said...

My favorite thing to do when I didn't have a lot of time is get the students to teach the lesson. Divide them up in groups of 2 or 3 and give them questions to answer or scripture blocs to tell about and explain. I always told them to not let anyone in their group be lazy and spread the work so everyone had to help. That is also why I liked to do it in groups of 2, 3 at the most. I was always amazed at their answers and the depths of their understanding. They also loved doing it, because they are teenagers, and think they know it all, and love being able to get up and talk in front of the others.