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    Teaching Combined Classes - Please Help

    I have seen it done both ways. I have experienced both ways. My biggest problem as a sub was having the activity I needed to teach the class. I now teach 2 classes of CTRs at the same time. Most of the children I have taught at one time or another. I prepare for 10 children. I have had as many as 14 in this class. That was a combination of 3 classes. (4-6) I always fix a coloring page. The LDS site is just great. I adjust teach. If I prepare a lesson using a fixed activity for the 10 and I get 12 children then I bring out the coloring page. I then ask one of the Leaders to make copies for me, please! The way alot of the lessons are set up I can use the other activity for another lesson or send them home the following week as review. Our 4 year olds have had alot of subs this year. I have worked with alot of these sisters or brothers that do sub in this class. They know I have something if there is not something already prepared in the manual. :) Since I have taught in several of the classes I have a file full of clipart pages and coloring pages from the LDS site. All Church approved materials. I went through and donated extra copies to the Primary Leaders. Suggestion : Collective Primary File for Clipart and coloring pages that can used for the subs. This can help your subs prepare for a class quickly.
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    Just So You Know

    The month of October is a big fund raiser for the Volunteer Fire Dept. my Hubby has been in for forty years. We have two houses and a outside maze. I help with the monsters . We have the crazies in the first house. We have the movie monsters in the back house and the maze is full of zombies. I do the make-up :) then I help the ladies in the concession that puts us in the right place to watch all the fun. LOLOL I do not go back into the houses and maze after I do my painting and help with the make-up. Nope, no way, no how....:) it is just too scary. Funny story: Five men go into the first house and come out running and laughing. Two of them sit on the ground. I asked them what they thought was scary. One of them confess that he dropped in the third room and crawled the rest of the way as fast as he could. He went through 6 rooms on his knees. :) I do not think his friends are going to let him forget this one... They then started talking about bringing their girlfriends back. I looked at the young man on the ground. I asked him was he coming back. He said no way she was worse then he was about these things. He would never get her out of there. She would drop and start screaming. lololol I also remember when we had one girl come out of the house after her boyfriend made a fast exit. She came out the house saying over and over , "He just left me there!" One of our firemen caught up with him at the parking lot and reminded him that his girlfriend was still at the house and not to leave. This is all done in fun and for a good cause. It is put on by the firemen, school groups, and members of the community.
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    I wonder...

    I wonder if I am just looking at the bird out my window or is he looking at me through the window.
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    I wonder...

    I wonder if the roads are really big fences that keep the ants in an area. I am not wondering about the ones that get eaten by the chickens or the ones that use the trees that fall out of the woods and on to the roads as bridges. Dr T once said " I wonder what will come from my being here". I wonder if he knows some times topics like this are needed to provide the wonder in our lives. :)
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    I wonder...

    I wonder if ants ever cross the road.
  6. Primary 2 CTR A I know this is not needed now for you to teach your class. I thought it might help others who might need to know. :) You can find out what manual is being used by going to LDS site and hit resources. When next window pops up ...go to Primary. Then go to side of page and pull up class manuals. It will show you what manuals are being used for classes this year.. Hope you had a good class.
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    Folding arms to pray

    I had this discussion in my class yesterday. I guess I should say at this time that I teach the Sunbeams. (3 year olds) I was telling my "little ones" to get ready for prayer. We were almost there when one of the little boys suddenly informed everyone that not everyone folded their arms when they said the prayer. He then told us that some people put their hands together like this. :) After just a little futher discussion we were almost there again when another little one spoke up and informed everyone that not everyone shut their eyes when they prayed. :) I informed everyone that we will fold our arms and shut our eyes. Now, here comes the guilty part. I looked to see if they folded their arms and shut their eyes. :)) Every eye was shut and every arm crossed. When I saw this post I lost it. I could not stop laughing. My warped sense of humor took over. I could just see you all discussing your veiws just like those "little ones". Lessons learned maybe from an old primary teacher or Mom and Dad. Then another thought entered my head. When I think of prayer I remember sneaking in to watch my grandfather say his morning prayers. His hands would be clasped together hitting the top of his head. I remember sometimes his words were broken with emotion and sometimes no words were spoken. I then would see the constant movement in those beautiful old hands. I think when I say prayers in class or in Sacrament I fold my arms. When I say my private prayers I follow my grandfather's example of so long ago.
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    Church Cancelled

    It is 78 degrees here with a light rain. The first of next week is suppose to get in the 20s at night and then in the 40s or 50s during the day. It is making everyone sick.
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    A really bad day

    Sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my prayers.
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    Teaching Moments

    Sunday was such a fun day. I now co-teach the Sunbeams at our Ward. One of our “little ones” was having a clinging day with mother who is doing sharing time. I pick him up and take him to our room and talk to him for a few minutes. On the way back I pick him up. He asked me what was wrong. I told him nothing. He looked at me and pointed to a picture on the wall of "The Lamb and the Lion". Now this same little boy the week before was fascinated about the story of “Daniel and the Lions’ Den”. So I in my great wisdom started telling him that this Lion because of Heavenly Father had no desire to eat the lamb. I asked him if he remembered the story of Daniel and the lions. He nodded and said yes. I noticed he still had a confused look on his face. I took a moment and walked down the hall telling him about each picture we passed by. When we had reached the third picture he said, "Sister is they broke". Now, I was confused. No they are not broke I told him. He then asked me, “not moving?” He looked at the picture again and turned to me and said, “Not talk?” OK, this old woman finally realizes what this “little one” was asking. He thought they were flat screens and that they broke. Trying not to loose it too bad in laughter I explained that these were pictures not flat screens.
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    Nursery release?

    Nothingspecial, is there a hint in the name? I sense something more going on here. Sometimes there is more? I was just wondering. I love the Nursery. This calling has been my special blessing through the years. The last time I had this calling I had to ask to be realeased. At the time I had a very sick mother-n-law. I had to start rotating with my hubby so we could at least attend our meeting part time. Just like the PP you are giving certain blessings when you start teaching. If you felt the need to be released you should go to your PP and ask. Sounds to me like your spirit also took a beating. Reading what you tried to do for them sounds to me like you did all that you could do. No body should ever be abused in a calling. There is something wrong and the PP should have stepped in sooner. Try to take up the VT again. Sometimes when we are so down, helping others in another way helps us be stronger. It takes a special person to be a Nursery Leader. You did it for 2 1/2 years. In my books you are not Nothingspecial. You are Somethingspecial. The kids did enough beating on you... stop beating yourself up. Know your Heavenly Father loves you. He knows your heart. Sometimes we are not the answer for these "little ones" sometimes it takes another. Sometimes another hears and feels a need that we do not see. :) I just did a talk on "Gifts of the Spirit". I realize more then ever that sometimes we just don't listen sometimes when we are trying so hard. My prayers are with you.
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    Callings

    Ahhhhh but the Blessings :) Try doing Primary with nothing but tapes. Makes the Primary Program very interesting. Every Sunday when I sit with my class I say a prayer for the guy who plays in our Primary. One of my callings was as Primary Chorister. I told the Bishop I knew Heavenly Father had a sense of humor if He was calling me to this. I walked around the house making my children laughing idiots when they saw me trying to lead music. I guess Heavenly Father knew better. :) Guess who became Primary President who had to use tapes. :)
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    Long time no post

    Good to see your post. :) Dr. T. Sorry to hear about your family and Health problems. I will pray that Heavenly Father will take care of you and yours. Football and books what can I say. :))) Football- nothing because I would certainly get kick off here for my comments. . Sigh, books... OK I had to delete what I was going to say. It is good to see you post though. :)
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    Including someone with low self-esteem?

    I had this very problem at one time. I was very shy and had low self-esteem. I had some very good people try to help me come out of my shell. I would tell someone I would do something and then before I left the building I was already trying to come up with an excuse not to attend. If they asked me to do something for someone I would do so as long as I could just drop it off and leave. I did not do good in large groups at all. One on one I could do, but just barely. I wanted to so bad. I just could not do it in the end. Then the guilt set in. With low self-esteem you do not have to have someone tell you that you did wrong. You know it. The people around me seemed to have it all together. I really can not say any one thing brought me out of it. I read a lot of self-help books and inspirational stories. Somewhere in all this I realize that it had to be me that had to make the change. No one else could. I went back to Church after over 10 years being less active. A very wise president called me to the Nursery Class. Working with those "little ones" helped me. Those basic concepts of self worth that I taught helped me build my own self esteem.
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    Halloween!

    Our Volunteer Fire Dept. has a Haunted House every year. I help paint rooms, make-up and do face painting for the little ones that can not go into the houses. Sometimes I dress up as a clown. Last year it was painting with black light paints. This year I am doing a lot of Zombies and Doll faces.