(Wait? Isn't that the same thing?)
Today I was released from my calling as Sacrament Meeting Chorister.
I am actually going to miss this calling- I love the hymns, I love working with Elaine (Organist), and I enjoy people watching from up on the stand.
I will not miss everyone looking at me. I will not miss the kids acting crazy while I am leading. Well, they weren't always crazy. One meeting when Corban stayed home, Izzy was sitting alone on the front bench. She actually sat there the entire meeting. It must have been a miracle. Another time Corban crept up to the stand, grabbed a second music stand (conveniently there were 2 up there that week) and he opened a hymn book and started leading with me. There wasn't much I could do at this point, we were singing the final verse so I just continued leading to the end of the song. I escorted him back down afterwords and talked to him about staying on the bench. It was sure cute. He always manages to be adorable and a stinker at the same time.
I was sustained today as the Junior Primary/Nursery Music Leader. It is going to be soooo fun to work with little kids! They are all under eight. I love working with groups of children. I just hope I can be successful at keeping their attention and helping them learn the words and still have fun and make it enjoyable for them. (The Primary Program is in October.)
So I would LOVE any ideas of how you (or someone you know) found fun/exciting ways to teach children? How have you taught and still made it fun?