Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ward Conference

Hi everyone. First, thank you so much for all the positive feedback that you are giving me. I really just started this blog to keep track of what I was doing for myself, but I am so happy that my blog and other wonderful blogs dedicated to primary choristers are helping so many of you. Thank you to many of you who are sharing your ideas as well.

Second, just so you know..."The Brick Wall" idea I posted this past week went AMAZING! I am shocked too say it, but my primary kids know all the words to this song and sing it out. I feel really blessed because the first week was sort-of rocky. I always encourage the kids to go home and ask their parents to include the song of the month in FHE so they can learn the words better. I think its working because there was a marked improvement.

Third, my ward conference is this coming Sunday. The Stake has asked that all the Primary leaders attend RS/EQ/HP, so I get a break. I hope the stake has them sing the song at least once, but I might have to do a bit of reviewing on week four.

I will be working on and will post week four probably sometime later this week. I always do a Test Day on the fourth Sunday of the month, and this one is a good one.

Thanks again for all the support.

Hang in there, do your best, and the Lord fills in the rest.

2 comments:

Heidi said...

I just happened across your blog and it is so great! I love this brick wall idea and I actually happen to have the cardboard bricks. I think I will try this on Sunday but I have one question. When a child picks a word strip, do you sing the whole verse or 1 line, etc.? Thanks!

Melanie said...

Heidi,

It's really up to you. I usually go back and forth from 1st verse to 3rd verse. I really try to make sure its a complete verse because I want them to know the words. I usually have the tempo up a bit so we can get through it faster. I love it because they don't get bored at all even though we end up singing the song about 15 times. Good luck.

-Melanie

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