Monday, April 3, 2017

April General Conference 2017 Brag Tags

Hello! Hello!  It has been a VERY long time since I posted anything.  Not that I haven't wanted to, but I have been in over my head with work and school.  I just finished my teaching 
degree :)!  

The past two days have been wonderful for me.  In my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we have a semi-annual General Conference the first weekend in April and October.  My kids love it, because we get to enjoy church from our own living room, and they can stay in their pajamas all day if they want to.  I love it, too, but for different reasons.  I love the inspiration and motivation I receive from the messages.  It is a great lifter-upper.  I always come away feeling like my spiritual cup is overflowing.  The Spirit always teaches me things that pertain to my own life and what I can do.

As I was listening to each speaker and taking notes, I decided to create a little brag tag for each one.  I am not exactly sure how I will really use them :), but I have some ideas of how I'd like to.  I think they would be a great Family Home Evening review activity.  Or, they could be made into a memory match game (just blow them up a little!).  Also, I would really like to use them in Primary- that's the organization in our church for children.  I am currently serving as the president of our ward's Primary. A week ago, I gave each child a "General Conference Report" to do over conference and told them if they brought it back on Apr. 9th, I would give them a cookie.  I want to display all of their reports on the back wall for a little while.  I thought adding the brag tag that correlates with their report would be a fun little addition.  I haven't quite figured out what I will use to hang them from.  If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them :).

You are free to use these for your own personal use.  Of course, they may not be sold or modified in any way, with the exception of the three blank tags.  I included them so you could create one of your own about your favorite talk.  If you do use them, I would love to know how you chose to :).

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you a wonderful day :)


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

4th Grade Soil Profile lesson plan, Clue 3-2-1, and Edible Soil Profiles!


Hello! Hello! Everyone,

I know it has been an extremely long time since I have posted.  I have been extremely busy.  By August 1st, I will have completed 39 credits in 6 months.  It has been a wonderful journey of growth and learning.  I have learned that I can put on blinders and not go crazy from a house that is not clean to my standards.  I have learned that if I give my family the opportunity (and enough time), they will pick up the pieces.  I have always just done everything.  In a way, I have enabled them to not learn to do those things.  I have also learned that I can do hard things, that I am not a quitter, and that I am capable of achieving my goals. 

For the last class I completed, I had to create a 4th grade science lesson based on my state's science standards.  I am excited about how it turned out and wanted to share it with you.  Of course, being me, I like hands-on activities and do not like being bored, so this lesson plan has lots of opportunities for involvement and different ways to engage students. 

In this lesson, I have created a Power Point Presentation, a vocabulary game called Clue 3-2-1, a graphic organizer, and a hands-on edible soil profile activity.  I have also included a Plickers quick assessment. 

You are free to use any of these resources as long as you leave them intact as is and do not use for monetary gain. 

Hope you enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by :)  -Dari