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On Lemon Lane is a space dedicated to providing high quality, detail-oriented products for educators, religious teachers, stay at home mommas, and creatives alike. My hope is that it will be a place to uplift, inspire, encourage, and refresh.This site has been a product of my thoughts and dreams for a long time. I thrive when it comes to all things creative but nothing is more fulfilling than sharing them with you. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up to gain access to our exclusive member-only content. Subscription is free, and easy-peasy, lemon squeezy! *I promise I will treat your email as if it were my own… my personal email… not my trashy one 😉

You may be asking yourself, “What’s with all the Lemon?” Great question! Lemon is a family name. My dad literally grew up on Lemon Lane, in a house his Great, Great, Great Grandpa Lemon built. Some of my fondest memories still live on Lemon Lane. To me, Lemon represents faith, family, foundation, and hope for the future.

I am married to my sweet husband Ben. We came about in a rather serendipitous way that left me knowing that Heavenly Father loves us, knows us personally, and is cautiously guiding us through life. I will forever be grateful for him. Ben is smart, talented, witty and fun. He loves discovering new music and enjoys anything related to smoking meat, hunting/conservation, or Sports, yet can sing every word to Newsies. We are both major foodies, love the Red Sox, and left a piece of our heart in New Orleans. We challenge each other. We balance each other. I am a better version of myself because of him. We are the parents to two beautiful babies, 17 months apart. 

Benson is hilarious and so smart. He is obsessed with animals and hunting and can tell you what a Oryx, and an Eland is… While singing along to Garth Brook’s Thunder Rolls or Toto’s Africa. He is wild and full of life, mischievous and sweet, rough and gentle all rolled into one.

Little Lovelyn fits her name just so. She is lovely. She has brought such a light into our family. This beautiful baby girl is the most strong-willed, little thing I have ever come across. Don’t be fooled by her tiny stature, baby girl packs a punch. She has us all wrapped around her pretty, petite finger and she knows it. 

Even though the pictures are pretty and poised, know that our hands are full, and the days are long. My experience in motherhood has been such a rollercoaster causing extreme highs, and extreme frustrations, self-confidence, and self-reflections, utter joy, and utter exhaustion. Yet, it’s all completely, worth it. Yes, our responsibilities and short-fallings and messes may be overflowing… but so are our hearts.

On Lemon Lane is divided into three separate categories.

  1. Teaching:           · Educational · Fun · & Effective
  2. Living:                 · Inspiring · LDS · Ideas
  3. Creating:            · Everyday · Design · & Little Details

Each is a part of me.

 

 

Teaching

Educational · Fun · & Effective

Unlike most, I didn’t always dream of becoming a teacher. However, after years of schooling and multiple degree shifts. (Literally I could have had my doctorate by the time I finally graduated. I just have an interest in too many things. The idea of picking just one constantly eluded me.) I finally decided to finish my degree in Elementary Education. When asked why ELED? There were a few logical reasons that came to mind, but the overarching idea of the importance of the role of a teacher stood out. I literally credit my success in school to two instances with two separate teachers. Both saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself, and held me to a higher standard. I felt that if I could have this same type of impact on another, that it would be enough.

Becoming a teacher was one of the best decisions made. Not only did I discover a love for teaching, I gained knowledge and experiences that I draw from daily. Teaching also allowed a creative outlet. I was able to fine-tune my digital design skills as I created to the needs of my classroom. Like many teachers I was also in for a rude awakening to the demands and weight that accompany this profession. Many days I felt like a sub-par mother, wife, teacher, and community member. Working so hard to keep my head above water feeling mediocre in every facet. While the never ending paperwork, logistics, and hoops mounted.

Regardless of the obstacles, I loved teaching. Deciding to stay at home with my then two under two was a more bittersweet event than I could have ever imagined. There is a family created when teaching: your grade-level team, your students, the faculty, parents… 5th grade will forever hold a special place in my heart. My goal while at home is to continue to create products, and deliver fresh ideas that are educational, interesting, and effective. With the hope that in turn some of that precious teacher time will be freed up. If you are a teacher make sure to join the Teaching on Lemon Lane Facebook Group, here you will find a wonderful community willing to share their expertise and ideas, and follow Teaching on Lemon Lane on Instagram. Both are a great way to connect, and stay up to date when exclusive FREE teaching products are added to the Teaching on Lemon Lane resource library.

Surely by now you know I love giving you FREEBIES. #piday is no exception! Head to the website to download TWO Of my favorite FREE Activities for Pi Day. You will also find some fun activities and inspiration to make this year’s Pi Day Festivities the best day ever! My ALL time favorite is where you actually make PIE in the classroom using MATH and ZIPLOCK Bags!!! Head to the website to learn more 🥧
Comment below and tag a friend or teammate that needs a free activity to celebrate Pi Day on Monday! 💛
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Utah schools are officially closed for the next two weeks! Comment below if your school is closed or not and where your from! .
If you are still in school or need a fun St. Patrick’s Day project to assign make sure to head to the website where I’ve linked my favorites, (FREEBIES INCLUDED) In case your didn’t know I’m a bit obsessed with all things Irish. I think it all started with this throwback to Notre Dame Stadium to watch the #fightingirish🍀 Anybody else fascinated with all things Irish?? I’ll go to Ireland one day.... maybe just not today 😳🤧🤒
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With all the madness going on... you could use a FREEBIE. In case you didn’t know I have a bit of an obsession with all things Irish and St. Patrick... I can’t describe how much I LOVED learning about the man behind the holiday. St. Patrick’s story is inspiring. He truly believed in something and went up against all odds, naysayers, and dangers to achieve it. Not to mention you throw in a little Celtic mythology with fairies and leprechauns and I’m all in! 🍀🌈☘️🌈☘️🌈
I hope this product brings you joy and a little peace amongst the Chaos. You are STRONG. .
Tag a friend in the comments to share the love, link in story and profile!
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It doesn’t take long for the crumbled crayon boxes and loose, scrambled crayons lead you to slowly lose your sanity.... I love this tip from @heidisongs I also organized my crayons in drawers but her drawer separators are taking it to a whole other level!!! This makes my teacher heart so happy! .
How do you stay ahead of the scrambled Crayon Game???
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Guys.... I’m not usually one to toot my own horn.... but 🎺 🎺. You HAVE to try this in your classroom. I racked my brain to come up with a pie recipe that didn’t require melting butter, a hand mixer, oven, or mess, that still incorporated math and fun. When plastic bags came to mind I couldn’t find anything that supported the idea of whipped cream in a bag but, in theory it should work.... IT. DOES. Every “piece” of that pie #punintended is made in a ziplock bag with ingredients that simply require measuring. Best part, it’s delicious. This is SURE to be a favorite and memorable activity with your class! 💛 be sure to tag me, I can’t wait to hear all about it!.
Link can be found in my story! You should know by now I’ve got FREEBIES for you for Pi Day as well 💛💛💛 .
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Comment below if you plan to try this activity with your class! Also what day are you celebrating Pi day??? Friday or Monday?? Let me know!
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PSA: If you are wanting to try these in your own classroom, (outfit your whole grade level for less than $15!) Follow the link in my profile and order supplies through Amazon Prime👊 While you’re at the website check out the detailed step by step video tutorial for the lucky charm bracelet! Notice no glue or flame required to make this pretty little thing! Also make sure to download the FREE and EXCLUSIVE St. Patrick’s Day resources while you’re there🍀🌈☘️🌈🍀🌈☘️
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Tag a team member or friend that needs to try this with you!
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With it being National Women’s Day Yesterday it seems only appropriate to highlight a woman I love and admire... My mother. Some find it funny or strange that I hope to be just like her, but I truly mean it. She epitomizes what I believe the divinity of femininity is. She is soft and kind, all while being strong and grounded. She is all-giving and self-sacrificing all while knowing her worth. The needs of others especially those she loves will always be put before her own. Oddly enough this could be considered her weakness, which at the end of the day speaks volumes of the type of person she is. What a blessing it is to know her, how grateful I am to call her mom. .
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Who do you think of on National Women’s Day? Comment below!
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I’ve been meaning to post this video for days! If you’re looking for a fun, upper grade #artproject for Valentine’s Day that is simple and only requires supplies you can find in your closet... Look no further! The end result looks intricate and complicated, but the process is simple and fun! This was always a hit with my students. Download the template and planning sheet @teacherspayteachers FOR ONLY $1.99💕💕💕😎Please, please tag me in the end results! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY dear friends! Don’t forget to download the FREE Valentine Printables for your class on the website! .
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What do YOU do with YOUR class for Valentine’s Day??
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Last minute TPT Gift Card and Teaching on Lemon Lane Product GIVEAWAY! 🍋🍏🍋🍏🍋🍏🍋🍏
TO ENTER: Simply like and comment on this post with a Teaching on Lemon Lane Product you would like to WIN! .
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🍏Tag a friend for extra entries! 🍋Share a Screenshot of your product of choice and tag @teachingonlemonlane for 5 EXTRA entries! Can’t stress how much I LOVE to have my products in your classroom. Few things as fulfilling💛
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10$ Gift Card and Product winners will be announced Wednesday at 6:00 PM MST! 🍏
HAPPY TEACHING 🍋
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Just added the link to my FAVORITE Activity for Black History Month! Best part... IT’s FREE 💛💛💛💛💛💛 -
Head to the website to download now!
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My Favorite FREE Activity for Black History Month! This activity has been done in grades as young as 3rd and as old as 12th. Best part, it makes a BEAUTIFUL and IMPACTFUL display for your classroom or school. Students can also read 3 of there influential quotes and pick a favorite to reflect and respond to on the Quote Activity. This also make the PERFECT springboard for a Biography paper. Make sure to check out my Bio Graphic Organizers to help students plan out and organize their thoughts! .
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Download the FREE Black History Month Activity from the website! .
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Tag a friend from your #teachertribe that needs to try this activity for #blackhistorymonth
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I NEED your help!!! Head to my story to help me pick out the custom details of my @the.septarian.sisters ring. .
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Hi, my name is Tara and I struggle to make decisions! 😂😬 Which stone? Bezel? Band? & Detail would you pick??? Watch the story then comment below! .
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Which of the pictured rings is YOUR favorite???
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Looking for an impactful lesson for #mlkday ? Use the words that changed a nation and continue to shape us today. The Martin Luther King Jr. quote activity along with the FREE Crossword puzzle based on #mlkjr quotes is my favorite activity to pay tribute to an incredibly wise man. What’s your favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quote? I won’t judge you if you post more than one..... Comment below!
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Head to the website to download the quote activity and FREE MLK Crossword Puzzle
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The “BIG SCRIBB” is a FREE Download exclusive to On Lemon Lane members. See my story for the swipe up! This is one of the finished projects by @msbolier class. They did such a great job! This activity is perfect for #settinggoals and #teambuilding the discussion that results from this collaborative activity is priceless! Tag a team member or someone from your #teachertribe that needs this FREE ACTIVITY in their life 💛💛💛 ...

I don’t think I could love this little classroom nook any more than I do. The details are killing me. From the, be a nice human, to the, “I volunteer as tribute” nod. Every. Little. But. Well done @prayandteach you have outdone yourself. 😍😍😍 ...

Still all 😍 for @farming4knowledge post about the One Word Resolution! Did you download this FREEBIE? Did you know you can also download the word list that lists every. one. of the 150 One Word Resolutions JAM PACKED into that word search! Challenge your fast-finishers to find as many of the words as they can! Both the list qnd the crossword can be downloaded FOR FREE on the website. Thanks again for sharing Jessica💛💛 ...

Can’t get over how cute this INTERACTIVE New Year’s themed #bulletinboard turned out! I’m still undecided on the poem, but I am convinced my little dinosaur friend makes it work 😂. This Bulletin Board kit is SO easy to put together. Simply print, cut, (notice the easy to cut shapes), and assemble. This is the PERFECT way to display your student’s #onewordresolutions Head to my website #linkinbio to learn more💛💛
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Comment below if you plan to recreate this Bulletin Board in your classroom, or if you downloaded the FREE One Word Resolution #wordsearch
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Living

Inspiring · LDS · Ideas

My faith is my foundation. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, involved with Relief Society, Young Women, Sunday School, or interested in Gospel Lesson helps, Family Home Evening, Mutual ideas,  Scripture Study, or other Christian-based teaching resources. This is the place for you. You may also be interested in joining the Living on Lemon Lane Facebook group. A community built on the intent of Mosiah 18: 8-9. As well as following Living on Lemon Lane on Instagram. Here I strive to share inspiring stories, tender mercies, and faith promoting products and Latter Day Miracles, (original #latterdaymiracle). Everything I create in regards to my faith will always be free and can be accessed in the Living on Lemon Lane resource library. To learn more about what I believe, click here.

 

Creating

Everyday · Design · & Little Details

Here you will find a plethora of everything else! Organizational, Holiday, House Decor Designs, Gluten Free Recipes, Travel, Tips and Tricks, Lists and Guides, Party Invites and Details, Travel and Stay at Home, Crafts, and DIY projects, Favorite Things and not so Favorite Things… Being a wife and a mother. Basically a glimpse into the everyday, perfectly-imperfect, lemonade like life we live. These products can be found in both the shop, and the free resource library. I’d love to connect more! Make sure to like the On Lemon Lane Facebook page and follow On Lemon Lane on Instagram. 

 

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Comment below if you’re starting the COUNTDOWN TO GENERAL CONFERENCE Paper Chain! With two versions available you're good not matter how old your kiddos are. I've included videos from a couple of my favorites, @latterdaykids @angiemaek and @davidbowmanart as well as a podcast episode of Gordon B. Hinkley’s perspective on Joseph Smith that is INCREDIBLE. ...

I’m so late posting this! BUT SO EXCITED!! General Conference is a week away, to help you prepare I’ve created a FREE Countdown to General Conference Paper Chain! This download is editable and includes 2 READY-TO-GO versions.
Version 1: Made with toddlers and young children in mind
Version 2: Families & Youth
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To keep things as simple as possible each link includes a QR code that once scanned will quickly bring you to one of my favorite videos, podcasts, songs, or illustrated stories with an emphasis on preparing for Conference, Joseph Smith, and the Restoration of the Gospel Of Jesus Christ! Head to the website, download now, and get started TODAY! Complete one activity for the next 7 days💛💛💛
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SO excited to share this FREE with you for #comefollowme this week! Get ready to study the account of Enos, while pulling out the specifics and pattern of his prayer... then relating that same pattern to your own life! The idea for the activity came from a suggestion from @theensignmagazine the download included both the answer key **shown, and the response page! You will get access to the digital version meaning you can alter the text, or complete online as opposed to printing and completing! This activity is perfect for a wide range of ages even starting with my 4 year old! .
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Head to the website to download this FREEBIE now! .
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Do me a favor and tag a friend or share this image to your story💛 With all of us worshipping at home there has been an increase in people searching for supports for their home based church 💛 Sharing and tagging is one of the best ways to support the efforts of @livingonlemonlane
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Enos records, “I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.” It wasn’t easy. Faith did not come quickly. In fact, Enos characterized his experience in prayer as a “wrestle which [he] had before God.”But faith did come. By the power of the Holy Ghost, he did receive a witness for himself. -Elder Robert D. Hales
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Head to the website for this week’s Come Follow Me, FREE Resource Roundup! This week includes free videos, activities, coloring pages, articles, and printables! .
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You can also download this weekly reading assignment reminder along with other graphics to share through social media, or text!
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Come Follow Me: Book of Mormon
Enos-Words of Mormon
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Head to the website to see this week’s round up of FREE resources to help your study of Come Follow Me! From Printables to Videos, to Podcasts to Activities! This week is JAM PACKED with awesome resources! .
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Comment your favorite resource for this week below, I’ll share mine in the comments😍 .
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As always do me a favor and share an IG post from @livingonlemonlane to your story or tag a friend in the comments! With this new focus on Home Centered Church many are looking for resources and helps for Come Follow Me, sharing is one of the best ways to support the efforts of @livingonlemonlane 💛🍋💛
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This week we’re doing it a little differently... In light of Jacob 5, the LONGEST chapter in the Book of Mormon and the chapter that always caused the wheels to fall off my reading wagon, I wanted to create a tool that would better help (me) you and your family better understand the WHAT and the WHY of the Allegory of the Olive Tree. Instead of an object lesson I’ve provided my favorite resources for teaching the allegory to toddlers/ youth, and individual study. This FREE download is included. .
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Comment below how your FIRST Home Centered Church Supported Sunday went!! Any highlights?? What about low lights?? What went well? I want to hear it all! .
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Don’t forget to tag a friend in the comments and share the love, we could all use a support and pick me up during this crazy, social distanced time!
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“These surely are the latter days, and the Lord is hastening His work to gather Israel. That gathering is the most important thing taking place on earth today. Nothing else compares in magnitude, nothing else compares in importance, nothing else compares in majesty. And if you choose to, if you want to, you can be a big part of it. You can be a big part of something big, something grand, something majestic!” -President Russel M. Nelson
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Share this image to your story or Facebook as a fun visual reminder for this week’s study! .
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Head to the website for this week’s free resources and study tools for better understanding Jacob’s Allegory of the Olive Trees 🍋
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If you’re like me, when you realized we had finally made it to Jacob 5, your breath may have been shortened as you realized you were about to embark on the Olive Tree Allegory with your family. This is a section of scripture, where admittedly I try to get in and get out and with that plan of attack I am left getting little to nothing out of it. I wanted this to be different. Instead of planning an object lesson this week, instead, I wanted to dive into this allegory and give it the time and attention I’m told it deserves. So my hope this week is to give you the tools necessary to “GET” these chapters, no matter how old your kiddos are, or what stage of life you are in.
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Head to the website for my favorite FREE resources | tools for teaching the Allegory of the Olive Trees. .
Do me a favor and tag a friend in the comments, I’ve noticed a large influx of others looking for resources for #comefollowme with the renewed focus on home centered church 💛💛💛
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Surely by now you know I love giving you FREEBIES. #piday is no exception! Head to the website to download TWO Of my favorite FREE Activities for Pi Day. You will also find some fun activities and inspiration to make this year’s Pi Day Festivities the best day ever! My ALL time favorite is where you actually make PIE in the classroom using MATH and ZIPLOCK Bags!!! Head to the website to learn more 🥧
Comment below and tag a friend or teammate that needs a free activity to celebrate Pi Day on Monday! 💛
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Utah schools are officially closed for the next two weeks! Comment below if your school is closed or not and where your from! .
If you are still in school or need a fun St. Patrick’s Day project to assign make sure to head to the website where I’ve linked my favorites, (FREEBIES INCLUDED) In case your didn’t know I’m a bit obsessed with all things Irish. I think it all started with this throwback to Notre Dame Stadium to watch the #fightingirish🍀 Anybody else fascinated with all things Irish?? I’ll go to Ireland one day.... maybe just not today 😳🤧🤒
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With all the madness going on... you could use a FREEBIE. In case you didn’t know I have a bit of an obsession with all things Irish and St. Patrick... I can’t describe how much I LOVED learning about the man behind the holiday. St. Patrick’s story is inspiring. He truly believed in something and went up against all odds, naysayers, and dangers to achieve it. Not to mention you throw in a little Celtic mythology with fairies and leprechauns and I’m all in! 🍀🌈☘️🌈☘️🌈
I hope this product brings you joy and a little peace amongst the Chaos. You are STRONG. .
Tag a friend in the comments to share the love, link in story and profile!
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It doesn’t take long for the crumbled crayon boxes and loose, scrambled crayons lead you to slowly lose your sanity.... I love this tip from @heidisongs I also organized my crayons in drawers but her drawer separators are taking it to a whole other level!!! This makes my teacher heart so happy! .
How do you stay ahead of the scrambled Crayon Game???
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What’s your Game Plan for this week?? Did you check out this week’s Come Follow Me Resource Roundup? All Free and all WONDERFUL! .
Make sure to comment or tag a friend below!
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Jacob 4:6

When we are troubled, our first reflex must be to search the scriptures and the words of the living prophets. Their writings are beacons that cannot deceive us: “Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken” -Bishop Gérald Caussé
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This weeks resource roundup is live! Excuse my tardiness I’ve been a little under the weather but am working to be two weeks ahead again 💛💛
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This week’s object lesson is all about comparing our testimony’s to a tree. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the metaphor of our leaves or branches being shaken!
Comment below💛
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Guys.... I’m not usually one to toot my own horn.... but 🎺 🎺. You HAVE to try this in your classroom. I racked my brain to come up with a pie recipe that didn’t require melting butter, a hand mixer, oven, or mess, that still incorporated math and fun. When plastic bags came to mind I couldn’t find anything that supported the idea of whipped cream in a bag but, in theory it should work.... IT. DOES. Every “piece” of that pie #punintended is made in a ziplock bag with ingredients that simply require measuring. Best part, it’s delicious. This is SURE to be a favorite and memorable activity with your class! 💛 be sure to tag me, I can’t wait to hear all about it!.
Link can be found in my story! You should know by now I’ve got FREEBIES for you for Pi Day as well 💛💛💛 .
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Comment below if you plan to try this activity with your class! Also what day are you celebrating Pi day??? Friday or Monday?? Let me know!
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PSA: If you are wanting to try these in your own classroom, (outfit your whole grade level for less than $15!) Follow the link in my profile and order supplies through Amazon Prime👊 While you’re at the website check out the detailed step by step video tutorial for the lucky charm bracelet! Notice no glue or flame required to make this pretty little thing! Also make sure to download the FREE and EXCLUSIVE St. Patrick’s Day resources while you’re there🍀🌈☘️🌈🍀🌈☘️
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Tag a team member or friend that needs to try this with you!
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With it being National Women’s Day Yesterday it seems only appropriate to highlight a woman I love and admire... My mother. Some find it funny or strange that I hope to be just like her, but I truly mean it. She epitomizes what I believe the divinity of femininity is. She is soft and kind, all while being strong and grounded. She is all-giving and self-sacrificing all while knowing her worth. The needs of others especially those she loves will always be put before her own. Oddly enough this could be considered her weakness, which at the end of the day speaks volumes of the type of person she is. What a blessing it is to know her, how grateful I am to call her mom. .
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Who do you think of on National Women’s Day? Comment below!
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What was your favorite FREE Resource for #comefollowme this week?? Did anyone download the Feast Upon the Words is Christ Scripture Tracker? Comment below:
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“Craving the Lord’s companionship, the scriptures infuse my spirit with the Spirit. They will do the same for you. They will enlighten you, lift you, comfort you, strengthen you. They will envelop you in a warm blanket of heavenly love. How do I know? Because they do that for me. It is Heavenly Father’s promise to us. It is eating at the Lord’s table.” ...