Fielding unexpected questions in class is one of the hardest parts of being a teacher. Rather than frantically try to answer them yourself, I find it’s really helpful to teach your students find solutions on their own. This simple video will direct you to a few great LDS resources to help you handle the toughest LDS questions.
Every LDS lesson has dozens of scripture references. Figuring out how to incorporate them into your plan without losing momentum can be a bit tricky. Here are a two of my favorite tips for helping your students use and navigate their scriptures in class.
You can find the FREE alphabetical scripture printable by clicking here.
We’ve heard you and we here at SugarDoodle want to try something new for those Relief Society instructors requesting help. I’m a visual learner, and do well with a take home that reminds me of the concepts learned during instruction. And for me, even as an adult, this method of learning is still quite effective. It’s much of why I became a doodler by trade. This week, I’m excited to offer a handout that may help you simplify your lesson preparation, and stay clear from, as President Uchtdorf refers to as, a foolish sacrifice. Remember his talk found HERE and the example of spending many hours stitching the title of the lesson into homemade pot holders for each member of the class? Let us spend those hours for you, so you can spend time in the scriptures and other gospel study during your prep time.
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter is our study manual this year. I started with an upcoming lesson for June found in Chapter 10, The Scriptures: The Most Profitable of All Study. I shared a post a few weeks back about prayer and hard work found HERE. The scriptures to me are right there at the top of the same list of habits to learn. Scriptures are pretty much the answer to 99% of the questions asked in our church meetings and it’s definitely one of the most basic ways we can stay happy in this life. I absolutely loved this lesson using quotes from President Howard W. Hunter. His ideas on scripture study are spot on. I created a little cheat sheet for your class to refer to during or after your lesson, you decide whether you give it to them before class starts or at the end of class. I created this first handout in black and white. It’s a one pager, easy to copy or print off with a minimal cost. You can color it or they can color it, doodle on it, make more notes, it’s up to them. You might find sisters using their scripture markers or pulling out the diaper bag crayons to doodle and take notes from their own conclusions on their personal cheat sheet. The printable can be found in the Sugardoodle Shop HERE. You might even want to share this resource with the priesthood instructors. The next thing you may find is they just might add a lace cloth to the table. Study on!
This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her blog at www.aimeeferre.com.
The scriptures are always the best tool to teach kids the gospel – but they can be intimidating for kids to use. When my kids were little I really wanted to help them connect with their scriptures (without spending a ton) so I created these cool, transparent scripture stickers based on the Gospel Art Kit found on LDS.org.
Here’s a quick video explaining why I created them and how they’ve made a difference in my family’s scripture study.
You can add them to your kids scriptures by following these four easy steps – I made it Pinterest friendly so go ahead, pin your heart out! 🙂
This year, I completely revamped the original stickers I created back in 2008. I included tons of new pictures from each of the four books of scripture (140 stickers total) and added all the the references and page numbers right on the sheet. I also formatted them to fit perfectly on my favorite peel-n-stick sticker paper so you could skip all the cropping time. They’re so much easier to use now. Here’s a pic of me putting the new set on my son’s scrips while I was waiting to pickup kids in my car. Multi-tasking moms unite. 😉