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New and Improved General Conference Train! April 2, 2016

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I had decided to give up on doing anything with my Conference Train for this April Conference. Sometimes even good things have to get set aside for better and best things! And really, that’s OK! Then the unthinkable happened – my kids wanted to watch an uplifting movie that they have been wanting to see for a while, but we haven’t had a chance to see together after the afternoon session was over today. So… Magically I found myself with OVER an HOUR of time that I could sit with my kids and enjoy time together while they did something lifting to them and I could mess with my trains!!! Magical appearances of open time just NEVER happens it seems, so I did not look the gift horse in the mouth, but instead I grabbed my computer and began playing with choochoos! I am SOOOOO excited!!!! Plus, I finally made a caboose!!! Anyway, I simply can’t wait until October to share them with you, so here they are! (more…)


The start of the rest of my General Conference Prep. March 26, 2012

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Well, Sunday did not go according to my plans this week.  I had a lousy experience in Primary (a sick tummy and finding out I was re-teaching the exact same lesson as last week were a discouraging combo), but came home eager to hit Inkscape and see if I could pull together all of the rest of the ideas I have for this Conference.  I have already come to the conclusion that with all that I have on my business and school plates right now, there was NO way I was going to be able to do EVERYTHING I had originally wanted.  I decided to focus on the new NOTES pages I envisioned for my little guys and the ones for the older girls.  I dove in with great enthusiasm, but sometimes enthusiasm is NOT quite enough.  I was able to pull together the sticker sets to let everyone use to play the guessing games tonight for FHE and the ones for THREE and FOUR to use to take “notes” during General Conference.  I really want to start encouraging the kids to really listen for their own understanding – whatever level that can be.  I do not want Conference to ONLY be about bingo and eating super random foods from the 72-hour-kits.  I want those things to be part of it, but not the whole enchilada.  If that is all I teach my kids that General Conference is about, what a disservice I have done. (more…)


General Conference Part 2 March 18, 2012

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I made up some notes pages last fall for General Conference.  I want to help my kids get into the habit of taking notes and thought this was a good starting place.  Each page has a coloring book style image of the face and tie of the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  President Monson has a page all to himself, since he speaks more than the others and President Eyring and President Euchtdorf are on a page together.  The Quorum of the Twelve are all 3-to-a-page.  There are two different sets here.  One set was made just with lines to write on and the General Authority’s picture.  The other set is for younger kids that are either early writers or pre-writers.  It has a line or two on which to write and a blank box in which to draw a picture of what is being spoken of.  TWO, my first grade, loved this last time and took some really cute notes and THREE, a pre-K/pre-writer, loved the spots to draw a picture and practice pretending to write!  I hope you can have fun with these and I am working on some other possibilities for how to set these up in the future that I’ll share when/if I get them made. (more…)


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