Our Come Follow Me Lesson Plan for January 2020


Well hello there! I took a little break from my blog for the holidays, but I'm back for 2020! I decided to make some changes to this blog, and I figured I should probably fill you in on those. I set some goals for this new year, and those goals will reflect in my changes here.


My goals for 2020 are simple:

  • Plan Come Follow Me (scripture study) monthly and study daily as a family
  • Draw in my sketchbook every day
  • Do yoga every day
  • Drink 80 oz of water daily
The goals I set for myself last year were pretty rigid, and that made it difficult to adapt when things like Mason's teething and my thyroid issues came my way. This year I'm keeping my goals simple, and focusing on the things that are most important.

Changes to the Blog in 2020

I've decided to move all my more personal family type posts to a private blog. This blog will just be for helpful homeschool resources, Come Follow Me lesson planning, gardening, art, etc. If you'd like to keep following our family updates, go to cleaverfamilymemories.wordpress.com and follow the steps to request an invite. I'll probably post family things mostly to my Instagram account though, so you might have better luck following me there.

I've also changed up my blog design (again). My intention was to make things a little easier to find, and of course to make it pretty... I just can't help myself! Blog redesign is one of my favorite distractions when the winter blues set in.

Ok, now on to Come Follow Me lesson planning. For those of you who don't know what Come Follow Me is, it's my church's home study curriculum for scripture. Last year we studied the New Testament, and this year we are studying the Book of Mormon.

Ideas to Keep Kids Reverent

Keep in mind that my kids are ages 7, 5, and 1, but this is all geared toward my oldest. My little tykes will most likely wander around or play with toys because sitting still isn't really their thing.

Here are some ideas for keeping younger kiddos reverent while you read the scriptures aloud:
  • Read while they are eating a meal or a snack
  • Read while they suck on a lollipop
  • Read while they play with Legos or other toys
  • Read while they color a page from The Book of Mormon Coloring Book
  • Read to them in the car (or listen to the audio version if you're driving)
I've found that even if it doesn't seem like they're listening, they are still absorbing something. So I don't mind if they play with something quietly while we read.



Without further adieu, here is what I've got planned for our family study of Come Follow Me this month!

Come Follow Me January 2020: Title Page - 1 Nephi 15

Week 1: Dec 30 - Jan 3

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

  • Read & Discuss next 3 paragraphs of Introduction

Thursday:

  • Read & Discuss last 3 paragraphs of Introduction

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

  • Review

Week 2: Jan 6-12

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

  • Review

Week 3: Jan 13-19

Monday:

Tuesday:

  • Read & Discuss 1 Nephi 8:14-26

Wednesday:

  • Read & Discuss 1 Nephi 8:27-38

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

  • Read & Discuss 1 Nephi 10:12-22

Sunday:

  • Review

Week 4: Jan 20-26

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

  • Read & Discuss 1 Nephi 13:22-42

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

  • Review

Whew! I really like having it all laid out and linked up so it's all ready to go for me. I teach the Sunbeams (3 year olds) at church, so this helps me prepare for them too.


In the beginning of the Come Follow Me book, there is a section titled, "Do I Need To Follow the Schedule?". It talks about how following the schedule will help sync up your learning with Sunday meetings, but the most important thing is that we are learning the gospel individually and as a family. I love that! This plan I made is the ideal, but I won't freak out if we get a little off track. We will try our best, and God will help with the rest!

For January 27-31, see February's Come Follow Me lesson plan.


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