Friday, September 7, 2012

Lesson 34 ~ Manual 1

I actually get to teach this lesson so there will be a second post with my quotes and printable things that I used for the lesson. 

This lesson is mostly a talk from Boyd K Packer which is amazing. What an important lesson especially for today's youth when they always seem to have their earbuds in. 

I am going to start off my lesson with the object lesson I found on Sugardoodle by Sue Curtis "Don't think about M&M's"

I think it makes a great point that what we listen to does fill our minds even if we don't want it to. 

I also thought I would explain what garnish means. 

garnish the dish with chopped parsley: decorate, adorn, ornament, trim, dress, embellish; enhance, grace, beautify, prettify, add the finishing touch to.
keep a few sprigs for a garnish: decoration, adornment, trim, trimming, ornament, ornamentation, embellishment, enhancement, finishing touch; Cooking chiffonade.

and see if they could make a connection with the scripture  “Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly” (D&C 121:45)
Also on my table I will have some things that "garnish". 

The rest of the lesson is the talk from Boyd K Packer that I will divide up for reading and attached to that I will put two candy eyeballs which works great since the Halloween candy is already coming out. 

To make it not quite so long a reading I will show THIS video which is the first part about the irrigation and water. 

After they have read through and answered the questions following I thought that THIS object lesson was a great way to reinforce how much we are influenced by what we hear. 

Or I read somewhere that someone used their phone ringtones and played a few and asked the girls how they felt when she  played them to show how we're influenced by music. 

While I was reading through this lesson IPod's kept coming to my mind and then I remembered seeing an IPod Valentine on line. 
I will put a quote about music in the screen and on the back the scripture "Let virtue garnish thy thoughts" 

Instructions to make these can be found HERE

I am also considering having the girls bring their IPods and maybe do a little cleaning on their playlists. 

Have a great lesson!!

***added 9/10/12
I also added another object lesson about garnish. After we read the definition of garnish I pulled out two glasses. The first I dipped in hot fudge and then sprinkles. I then filled the glass with milk and added a small doughnut which I'd made a slit in to the rim of the glass and finished with a cute stripy straw. The second glass I dipped  the rim in maple syrup that had dirt in it and then in paper scraps. I then added the milk and added a brown banana slice to the rim and a chewed up straw. We talked about how both glasses were ganished but what the garnish was made a difference. Just like our thoughts should be garnished with virtue not garbage. 



  1. Help! Can you speed ahead?? I'm teaching Lesson 39 Drugs on Sunday!! :>

  2. Thanks for mentioning the iPod Valentine and linking my blog! I've loved being introduced to your blog and all of these wonderful ideas. My mom sure appreciates the help with her calling! :)

  3. Very cute ideas. I think I'll do the iPod one. An interesting thing I learned is that "garnish" originally meant "arm yourself" or guard. Then it evolved to "fit yourself" or "dress" and eventually to "decorate or embellish". I imagine if I were trying to show a plate of food and garnish as it was originally intended, I'd use one of those big silver covers over the whole plate. I like the idea of "guard/protect your thoughts".

    Thanks for the help!

    1. Thank you. I wish I would have had this to go with my lesson it makes garnish thy thoughts a little clearer. Do you mind if I add it to this post for others to use? Thanks for visiting my blog. : )

  4. Great ideas - thanks!! How do the eyeball chocolates fit into the lesson?

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    2. It goes with "WATCH" your thoughts. : )