Friday, January 25, 2013

I am a Child of God Super Bowl

So we have Stake Conf. the first Sunday in February, which happens to be the super bowl so we will be competing in the super bowl this Sunday! It will be I am a Child of God Super Bowl. So here is our board... The flags, "Pennants" Spell out I am a Cild of God. On the back will be individual versus of I am a Child of God and other songs that we already know for this years program and some other fun ones. Someone will pick a flag, someone else will pick a "play" and then they will sing. If they do a great job, they will move the distance to the goal that it states on the play, if they do so so or not at all I get to move that yardage to my goal... The goal is to see who scores the most touchdowns by the end of primary. Hopefully it's a hit and they win the Super Bowl! Let me know how it goes for you! PS sorry for the random leg... I promise there is a body that goes with it!

Do you sing like an opera Star?

Ok... I promise I will get better at posting! Our primary has under gone some changes, moving things around, and working on our BIG time reverence issues :) I am sure you can all understand that one with me!
Lately, (we have afternoon church now) the senior primary are so ready to go home by the time it is Music time at 3:35. So I beg and plead and we have lots of fun! to let's just get through this and then I will do anything you want me to (within the realm of the children's primary book). So two weeks ago it started. I promised anything you want! What did they choose. Sis. Rishel sing I am a Child of God like an Opera singer. I will let you in to another secret... I am tone deaf, can't carry a tune, probably could break windows on most days, and frankly don't sound like an angel... but that's what they want that's what I give them... I hold my hands all opera style and off I go... They are laughing and I am of course trying to hold it together, but we get through it and they I think love it... This last week again we were practicing I Hope they Call Me on a Mission, singing different parts and learning the chorus in sign language (again not one of my many talents...that story is for another day) and they begged and pleaded, "Please Sister Rishel, if we are good will you sing for us again.""Why, yes I will I love to look like a fool in front of all of you to sing better!" was my thinking. I smiled and said, "yes." They were like Angels and they opted for me to be an opera star singing, wait for it... "I love to See the Temple." I busted it out... Loud and proud praying we would all be feeling the spirit... I hope they did... So here is my question for you, "Do you sing like an Opera Star too?"

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I'm not Emotional!

Ok... So let me first by saying, I am not all that emotional... I don't cry often... I'm good... Without being said today while introducing the theme and watching the video I felt the spirit so strongly and I was crying... I felt the spirit so much! Love that video! I was doing good until my junior primary started singing like little angels along with the video... I love my calling! I love working with the primary kids! The hours of prep that we do week after week was totally worth it today!
How did your first week go?

Friday, January 4, 2013

I am a Child of God Helps...

This month we are teaching "I am a Child of God" this song is usually one that most kids know. I am going to be focusing on the importance of teaching them that they are a child of God.
Mandy Farris submitted an idea on sugar
This is a 1 page reminder about the first line of each verse. I think it will be perfect for the little reminder the kids need. I will definitly try to incorporate the Mormon message video that I perviously posted here as well!

What are you guys doing to teach and review "I Am a Child of God"?

Quick Idea #1

Ok... So here is quick idea number #1. I know it is the beginning of the year and we are all excited new songs, new theme, and some new kids! A month or two in we might start suffering from "I don't know what to do" syndrome. Well here is an idea... Kacey, who has an A-MAZING 1st grade blog posts calendar number cards well we can use these for primary! What I do is I cut them out (Yes, I have all the seasons i.e... Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, September-going back to school, Halloween... well you get the point.) and laminate them and then I use these for matching games. I put the songs underneath them and have the kids call out 2 numbers and check to see if it is a match. I love them because they have the numbers on them so they can call out the number from their chair and saves time not having the kids get up and down and move all about... I of course put the songs we are practicing, sometimes even by verse and other fun songs. I do put a couple of free choices underneath so they can choose! Happy Prepping for an amazing year!

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January Plan

Each month I try and plan out all the opening and closing songs a month at a time? Why you ask? Because it is just easy for me to sit down and plan it once a month rather than once a week.
How do I pick the songs? For opening and closing songs I usually choose ones related to the program we a. know, b. have learned, or c. from an old program that I don't want them to forget. It is soooo easy for us to teach the kids the music all year for the program and then get burned out stop singing them and then have them forget it.... Let's keep them remembering the songs by occasionally sing them in opening!
Okay... so here is the plan for this month that we will be following in our ward for opening and closing exercises...

January 6th

Opening- I Love to See the Temple
Birthday- Your Happy Birthday
Visitor- Here We Are Together
Closing- Families Can Be Together Forever

January 13th

Opening- Families Can Be Together Forever
Birthday- You've Had A Birthday
Visitor- Hello Song
Closing- Stand for the Right

January 20th

Opening- Teach Me To Walk in the Light
Birthday- Your Happy Birthday
Visitor- Hello Song
Closing- We'll Bring the World His Truth

January 27th

Opening- Nephi's Courage
Birthday- You've Had A Birthday
Visitor- Here We Are Together
Closing- I am a Child of God

Feel free to use these... For birthdays and visitors we really only rotate through like 3 songs each... Perhaps I should teach them some more this year!