Friday, May 8, 2009


Today was the last day of seminary.  I have mixed feelings about it.  I am so relieved to be done, but I will really miss it.  It has been a great 9 months.  I am sure glad my kids aren’t teenagers, but when they are, I wouldn’t mind if they turned out like a few of my seminary kids.  I have learned so much!  I surprised myself with being able to get up at 5:30 five days a week.  I was only late once and it was yesterday!  I was one minute late.  

Yesterday I had the students make me a summary poster of what they learned this year using candy bars.

The Boys’ Poster:  

(They crossed out part of the names of lots of the candy bars to use them.)

I have learned to ROLOver out of bed, TAKE 5, drive the ROCKY ROAD, hit the 3 bumps along the way.  MAMBA already called the teacher to see if I was there.  The lesson was GRAND, felt like a PAY DAY.  The teacher was SWEET and BURST with JOY.  Even though her BABY’s FINGER was CRUNCHed by the KAT.  It was a SHOCKER she was still there.  



Let’s SNICKER at the other team.

The Girls’ Poster:

BeTWIX you and me, seminary is worth 100 GRAND.  It taught us:

- about the 3 MUSKETEERS - the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

- even God loves BUTTERFINGERs, they make Him SNICKER

- when you’re in a CRUNCH, TAKE 5 and God will show you the MILKY WAY

- we may be on a ROCKY ROAD full of SHOCKERS, but it will make us stronger and make us SWEETARTS

- when you’re feeling down in the REESE’S, ROLOver and talk to your MAMBA.

- men are that they might have ALMOND JOY

- it’s ok to be NERDS about the gospel, in the end it’s a PAY DAY!

Since December, they have been earning “Seminary Bucks” and today we had breakfast and an auction for them to use their bucks.  They seemed to have a good time with it and got a little competitive. 

Abby counting her bucks.

Miranda and Aubrey deciding what to have for breakfast.
Beau, Sam, Jacob, and Aubrey checking out some of the auction items.
I had 3 students who missed the last day.

Of my 9 students, 8 will pass, 5 have 100% Scripture Mastery, 2 (so far) have 100% reading (2 more are close and say they will have it done by the time my grades are due Monday).  1 student only missed 5 days the entire year, but with make-up days, she will have 100% attendance.  I am so proud of them.


Emily Hurtado said...

That is really cool. I love the girls' poster. So does that mean you don't have to teach next year?

Anonymous said...

I love the candy bar idea. I might have to figure out a way to use that in YW. Way to go teacher! I thought getting up early was hard as a teenager. I can't imagine as an adult!!

The Boehme Family said...

Nope, not next year. I would really love to, but the I can't do that to the boys for another year. It has been tough for them - especially Doug.