Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Teaching: "Follow the Prophet"

I already posted the ASL for the YouTube page of "Follow the Prophet" but here is the link again. 

For Teaching it: ALL of March will be spent teaching it in a combined Singing and Sharing Time
March 7: Since Fast Sunday always runs short on time, we are doing more of an introduction to start. The Primary president is going to talk about prophets, what is a prophet, who are prophets, we are going to introduce our Prophet timeline. Then I am going to teaching the chorus with the sign language (ASL, see above or previous post). Then depending on the time we have left we are going to start learning the verses.  We were inspired by the March Friend "Follow the Prophet" activity. If you haven't checked it out yet you need to. We are going to start by matching the phrases to the Prophet. As we match a prophet we are going to put them on our timeline, have a child dress up as the prophet, learn about the prophet (quick lesson about why they were a prophet and their life), and then learn the verse about that prophet. I made helps that go on scrolls. They turned out so cute. The scroll ends I made with big craft Popsicle sticks. Two taped together over lapping just a little at the end. They are just copy paper rolled down with brown construction paper covering the sticks at the ends. The pictures I drew myself, really basic, I didn't glue pictures on because I didn't want the extra bulk. If I was to do it again I would have created it all in photoshop and then printed and taped those pages as the scroll. They didn't take me that long to make, and they work. My favorite one I did is the Jonah verse. I love to draw fish.
Also check out the new verse about President Monson in the Friend.

9. Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to return.
He blesses us with prophets who help us to learn.
President Monson humbly leads God’s Church today.

As we heed his words, we’ll walk a righteous way. 

So that first Sunday we are not going to rush anything, just take it slow learn what comes up, I am going to take my time teaching the verse with the scroll
Mar 14,21,28: Continue on with the activity of matching phrases to prophets, learning about each prophet, and then using the scroll to teach the verse and in between review what verses we have learned and using the ASL for the chorus. Once we have learned all the verses, we are going to assign classes verses to learn. They will take some time to learn the verse and then stand as a class (or two classes if your primary isn't that large) and preform the verse as an entire class.
Program- For the program we are going to do the 1st verse-Adam, the new last verse-President Monson, and then two other verses that the SR Primary will get to VOTE for their favorite to do. After that we are considering having some of the JR primary classes  preform in the program a verse as a class for their portion of the program.
Good Luck to all ya'll out there.


Kathleen said...

I am impressed with all your work on the scrolls. They look great! I really like this scroll idea. Hmmm...It will also make a great random choose and review later. Just pick a scroll.

Unknown said...

I did just what you did. It worked great. thank you. BArb in Idaho.

Austin and Amy Smith said...

Thanks for the reference! I've been looking everywhere to make sure it was "church approved". THANKS!

Sister B. said...

Your "Follow the Prophet" scrolls are a HUGE hit in my primary. I made some myself and while I haven't made them all yet (and I've made a few changes to the way I drew things), the children always get excited to see the scrolls and even more so if I have a new one to add. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!

It makes me the most happy chorister to know the primary kids love the prophets as much as I do and that they know so many verses!