CHALKBOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS: -
- We do something kind of fun in our ward for announcements.
When the girls come in they write any announcements they have on
the chalkboard. Usually these are announcements about
upcoming sporting events, music events, birthdays and notes of congratulations.
Then whoever is conducting will read the board during announcement
time. This works out well because even the shyest girls who wouldn't
normally raise their hand has the opportunity to share something
with the rest of us.
DEAF YW HELP: - We have a girl who is deaf in our class.
When we teach the lessons she has her own book and can follow along.
Also whenever we have a quote to read we type out all the quotes on one
page and give each one to the girls. That way when our deaf girl
reads the other ones can follow along. We also try to make the lessons
as visual as possible with saying typed up and put up in the classroom,
"ADD" MENTOR: - We have a special needs Beehive--she has ADD
and has been physically abused. At times she can be very obstreperous
during class. The bishop of our ward, thought it would be a good
idea for this special young woman to have a mentor. The bishop called
one of the woman of the ward as her special mentor. The special mentor
has a one-on-one sunday school lesson with the young woman, and then comes
with her to Beehives. If things get out of hand, the teacher does
not have to stop the lesson to pay attention to the special young woman.
Instead, the mentor will take her out, if needed, and talk with her.
It makes the young woman feel special, and relieves some of the stress
the teacher has while trying to pay attention to all the girls. Becky