Sunday, April 13, 2008

Finally!!!

After almost 3 months of being Primary chorister, I have had a breakthrough. Today we were learning a hymn, rather than a Primary song. So, I knew it would be tough for the junior Primary to get it. For the juniors, I brought this expanding ball(if you go to the link, I didn't pay that much for it. mine was $2 at a community yard sale in Germany). And as they sang louder (no screaming or yelling) and said the words well, I made it get bigger and bigger. They LOVED it. For senior, I had made copies of the hymn as all of them can read. We went over the song line by line explaining what it meant. I had them sing it through a few times, and then for the big finale, I had had one of the teachers put on one of Matt's old ties. He came up, and I told the kids that the better they sang (as in louder and saying the right words) the more I would cut off the tie. You should have seen their faces!! Cutting ties is old hat for me. I used to do it at the restaurant I worked at for four years. So, I cut off about four pieces and they loved it. Hopefully they will retain the song for next week. And in exciting news, the Primary presidency changed the scheduling of Primary. I get singing time FIRST! so that I always have enough time to teach the songs. YAY!! Now I just always need to be really really prepared. Cause some days I'm not. Anyway, just my happy moment of the day.... and that people complimented me on my skirt AND my new hair. I'll post pictures of me soon as soon as I can get a decent picture of me. Andrew takes better pictures of me than my husband.....sigh....

3 comments:

emily said...

I'll be borrowing some of these ideas, thank you veddy much!

I'm so burned out on my calling of the same kind, and wish I could be released. *GASP* Did I just admit that into the blogosphere??? Bad EMily.

Terina said...

NO!! i felt that way after the first week!! and did you know there is a yahoo group dedicated to only primary choristers? look for primusic, and you should be able to find it.

LeeElle said...

I think primary choirister is the best calling in the church. Call me, I have a ton of ideas for you.