Monday, September 10, 2012

Lesson 39/Manual 1

If I have a theme for the lesson it really helps me with what kind of direction I go and gives me ideas for handouts. 

My sister taught this lesson a few weeks ago and passed on a great idea. She found some research that had been done on spiders. What they found was pretty amazing. 
They filled a fly with a certain drug like LSD and then waited to see what kind of web they spun. The results spoke for themselves. HERE is a link to one of the sites that had the results. You can also Google "spiders on drugs" to find some more. 

The spider results would be perfect to present at the beginning of Consequences of Drug Abuse

So with that I would use a spider theme with my lesson and since Halloween decor is coming out you shouldn't have any trouble finding spiders. I found a box of 150 spiders in the dollar bins at Target that would be perfect to attach to quotes or scriptures for the girls to read in class. 
I would also use a spider web table runner that I found at HomeGoods or you can make your own. 

HERE are instructions for the how to.

This arrangement would be really fun to have on the table as well.

And these would be the perfect handout. I've seen them at Michaels and Joanns and you can also find them on Amazon HERE. They are little spider web treat boxes & spider cellophane bags which you could fill with anything. 

Here are a few printables for the lesson as well.

download HERE

download HERE

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If you are unable to download any of these email me (email can be found on the sidebar)
and I'll be happy to send them to you directly.

Have a great lesson!!

*** added 9/13/12
As I was putting some of my kids books away one that came into my hands was "The Spider & the Fly". This lesson then popped in my head and I knew it would be a perfect way to show them how Satan uses subtle ways to get us into his web. How he uses a little flattery and how if we listen we'll keep coming back. If you haven't read this book you really should. 


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.