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Staying Organized, Part 1 – Singing Time Schedule

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I keep myself organized in primary with my singing time schedule.  It’s very simple but works for me, any substitutes, my pianist and those conducting Primary.

First up is my “Singing Time Schedule.”

Camille's Primary Ideas January Singing Time Schedule Lesson Plan Ideas
 
The last 5 minutes of our transition time will incorporate singing.  It doesn’t take 10 minutes for all the kids to get to primary and if it does take a child 10 minutes, they can miss it if need be.  If your primary won’t be doing this, simply omit the welcome song and opening song.
 
Transition Time (last 5 minutes of transition period)
 
  • Wiggle Worm Jar –  Check out how I use my Wiggle Worm Jar HERE.  Each child will also be greeted as they enter primary by the primary presidency and birthday children will handed their Golden Birthday Ticket (see details HERE).
  • Opening Song – We’ll be singing The Books in the Book of Mormon all year using my interactive post HERE (coming soon!).  If I find that we KNOW it by the middle of the year and need something new, we may go back to doing Article of Faith songs like I’ve been doing HERE.
If we are limited on time due other factors, the transition songs will simply be omitted and we’ll begin primary with opening exercises.  That includes an opening prayer, scripture/Article of Faith and talk.  Then move right into singing time.
 
Singing Time (20 minutes)
  • Scripture Song – these will consist of the suggested songs for each month (found HERE) that we WON’T be learning for the primary program.  I’ll rotate them every other week during the month.  A quick discussion could even be brought up by simply asking the kids how the song relates to what they’ve been learning with Come Follow Me at home and in their classes.
  • Wiggle Song(s) –  See my Wiggle Worm Jar HERE.  These will be used as needed, especially if I didn’t have time for them during our transition time.
  • Lesson Song(s) – These will consist of one of the suggested songs for each month that we’ve chosen for the program, review the ones we’ve learned for the entire year or something relating to the season or holiday.  Check out individual lesson plan ideas HERE.

So I am not up singing a solo on unfamiliar songs that we won’t be memorizing (i.e. wiggle songs, opening song, scripture song), I make sure to post words like I do HERE.

 

I create a monthly schedule with each of the elements listed above that I keep for myself and give to those involved with Primary music on Sunday.  It includes dates, page numbers and any other details needed so we can all quickly get to where we need to be.  I print and distribute a copy to me, our pianist and 3 Primary presidency members (5 copies total) on the last Sunday of each month for next month’s schedule.

In the past, to create my document, I have simply saved a template on Word entitled “Singing Time Schedule” that I can quickly change for the next month’s schedule.

This year I’ll be retiring the Word document and using the monthly planner I’ve created.  You can find my 2020 Singing Time Planner and Scheduler HERE (coming soon!) for you to fill in if you like.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Monthly Singing Time Schedule

Every month I post my monthly schedule all filled in with that I intend to teach that month.  Find my past monthly Singing Time Schedules HERE.  Obviously, the schedule is all tentative and if I need to make changes, I do. I just make sure to give notice to those the change will involve.

If you want access to my current singing time schedule, you need to join my website using the button below and a link will be emailed to you:

You can also find all of my past Singing Time Schedules HERE.

Then I put my copy in the front cover of my “Singing Time Binder” that goes with me every Sunday.  Find that information HERE.  Find all my posts in my “Staying Organized” series HERE.

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Make singing time easy!

Follow my monthly schedule!

It is simple, but it works! Keep yourself, your pianist, any substitutes and those conducting primary on the same page.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Monthly Singing Time Schedule

7 thoughts on “Staying Organized, Part 1 – Singing Time Schedule”

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    Camille!! You are my new favorite person haha! Thanks for taking the time to post all of your ideas. I just recently got called as the music leader in my ward and am finding your stuff to be very helpful 🙂 I'm sure it takes some extra time for you to upload everything, so THANK YOU!

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    Hi terryandkori,

    I sing the scripture song during the first few minutes of my singing time. But it would defintely work during opening exercises, I would think after the opening prayer (the opening song would come before the prayer). I hope that helps!

    ~Camille

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    Camille,

    I just got called as primary chorister about a month ago. We've had Mother's Day and stake conference this month so I haven't had an opportunity to really teach the song we are suppose to learn this month but I have just been feeling like "man I have no idea what I'm doing!" I'm a convert to the church when I was 16 so I skipped all my primary years! I'm pretty excited about my calling, especially since I found your getting organized section. Thank you for giving me and others this resource! I am feeling much more confident in what I will be doing!

    Danielle

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