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I’ve said it before… my job in primary is kind of getting me down.

It’s not really the kids.  And I LOVE the other ladies in primary, but the job itself, the constant pelting of choosing the right and all the stories, that all seem the same, and the week after week after week of lessons.  We hardly ever leave town which leaves me constantly teaching, when I could REALLY use a break from it.  But, I do know in my heart how re-assuring it is for those kids to look in and find me every week.

I know there’s something I’m supposed to learn.

So, I’m branching out a little.  Stepping out of what is provided in the lesson manual.  I really liked my tithing worksheet from last week.  The kids really got into the counting and those that could read read the directions aloud for everyone else.

So, this week, we’re working on our primary program parts.  They always seem to have such a hard time memorizing them, so I thought I’d take a little class time to work on them (lighten the parent’s load).  I saw a great idea that I’ve been using on pintrist of having kids trace using a highlighter.  So, I thought maybe some muscle memory would help them memorize.  Or, I just thought it was  good way to work on letters and take up some time.  Either way, it’s my plan for the beginning of class on Sunday.

So, now it’s your turn.  What kind of times have you felt pretty ingenious in primary?  Do you ever just want to beat your head into my manual?  Honestly, I was doing pretty good until about May and then I just dreaded putting the lesson together.  I feel like I’m back on track now, just adding  a little of myself to it.

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  1. Becky w says

    I have a similar challenge with the YW lessons. I feel like the girls are smarter and can be more challenged. I have a hard time with cheese ball stories. Keep up the creativeness there are many great ways to teach!

  2. says

    Uh, I’m in Nursery so I’ve got nothing. My two hours consist of trying to keep the passing of infectious diseases to a minimum and keeping them from biting each other. I’m lucky if I get a 2-minute lesson in… But, I love the little Bedlamites so it’s all good…

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