BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
|BACK TO SCHOOL
NIGHT: - - We have
decided to have a Back to School Night the week that school starts.
We're thinking about doing different workshops ranging from organization ideas to putting on make-up. It should be a fun night.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: - - We did fun items like makeup, social activity tips, current fashions, we tied back to 'For strength of youth' lightly. We also did the ABC's of learning, I don't remember how, but they were spiritual preparation like; put on armor (prayer) , reading was like scripture study each morning. I know we had 8 class periods. Each class was with a different instructor and they rotated with the bell. We had them in rooms, so they did not have a previous mind set before entering. They had a handout in each room.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: - -We are planning to use a revised edition of the "Survival Kit for camp leaders". We will have the girls pull the items with the notes attached, out of a backpack and read the note, then they can keep the item. We will also discuss "other" items in their bag such as integrity, good works, knowledge, etc. and how they can use these values every day at school. Here are some of the ideas for school items:
BACK TO SCHOOL NEW YEARS PARTY: - My class traditionally has a "New Years" Party the week before school starts - we have decorations, snacks, party hats & horns as if it were new years - each girl brings her journal - we talk as a group about where we want to see our selves spiritually in a year, - things like journal keeping, seminary attendence, scripture study, etc... then each girl finds a corner to write her "new year resolutions" in her journal. There was a cute idea in a New Era a few years back - a YW group made a paper tree on the wall of their meeting room, set scripture goals and than every week their goal was meet, they hung a new leaf up. We set our scripture goal for the tree at the new years party, and each girl makes a paper fruit with her goal written on the back to hang on the tree.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: - We did a back to school night one year. It was before school started or the week of. We decorated in all the school colors (we have 5 or 6 high schools in our ward). We started with a values treasure hunt. Talked about the values we each have - use these values as we return to school. We had a gift exchange using school supplies ($1 limit) that was a lot of fun. We ate "teen" things, pizza, pop, chips, etc. It turned out to be a fun evening.