Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cemetary Seminary

I'll be teaching seminary* in the fall.

Before you gasp, grab me by the shoulders and try to shake the crazies out of me, let me explain. I'm only teaching for the first semester (since we're not sure we'll still be here by the second), and I'm team teaching with my good friend Riki. So I'm really only teaching about 9 weeks of seminary. I've subbed more than that in a year. Multiple times.
Also, I'm really excited. I love seminary. I had perfect attendance (not the faker kind where you make up a bunch of days at the end of the year, but the actual "I honestly got out of bed at 5:45 AM every single school day") for all four years of seminary. I had great teachers that inspired me. And I have really enjoyed subbing seminary in the past. Plus, now I'm not working as an astronomer anymore, so the 5:30 start time should feel a little easier. I hope.
And before you wish me luck, think instead about wishing my students luck; they're the ones who I'm going to force into singing hymns in the wee hours of the morning and annoy with my generally chipper teaching style. They have no idea what they're in for.

*Seminary is an early morning scripture study class for LDS high school students. Yup, they seriously get teenagers to show up at church at 5:30 in the morning and participate in lively discussions about religion and faith.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are doing your seminary teachers proud - as well as your Dad. You also have an awesome husband to support you in this.


Flem said...

I am jealous of your students. It is going to be way fun and please take copious notes of your awesomeness so we can all learn from you.

Patrick and Leigh said...

your students are lucky-they'll love you!!

Flowers by Rileigh said...

I second Lee, you will be an awesome seminary teacher.

Jess said...

Round these parts it starts at 5 am, I have to drive my little bro. So, I don't seem to recall any early morning chipperness (though I don't remember much from long past early mornings, I wasn't exactly paying attention). You'll have fun, I would have loved a teacher like you!

Bethany said...

Can I come??