I’ve seen LOTS of singing time planners and schedulers out there. I’m more of a simpleton when it comes to my scheduling.
I like to plan only a month ahead (with the exception of my outline summary found HERE.
Along with my annual CD found HERE
If you aren’t familiar with my monthly singing time schedules, you can check them all out HERE
I personally use a simple Word document like this (nothin’ fancy!):
But I get several requests from those who like to plan out the whole year asking if I have something – well, now I do! But this planner can be used monthly as well so use it how you like to plan!
I think my favorite planner out there (and from what I can tell, I’m not alone!) is the one from Primary Singing Time Ideas found HERE
. It’s basic and simple yet very organized and efficient – just the way I like things ;). Unfortunately, Brittney (the blog author) isn’t currently updating her blog – at least what I can see. So I’ve taken the liberty to create a 2019 Singing Time Planner and Scheduler using her template as a guide.
I’ve kept each month as it’s own document so you can easily print one a time.
UPDATE: Due to feedback, I created another planner that follows more closely to what is recommended for singing time beginning in 2019. Only an “opening song,” “singing time” and “other” are options to be filled in. Hopefully this is more helpful.
There’s also a blank one that would work with any month and any year. You simply print and fill them in by hand.
I left all the details for opening exercises that have been done in the past “as-is.” I know some wards will be omitting a lot of this and others will be keeping it or moving it around, etc. Just know that this is as generic as I can make it.
If you prefer to type details in, there’s an editable Word version that Emily posted on the FB group HERE
(you can download it a
t the bottom of this post if you aren’t on Facebook). It’s only for January but you can update it as you need. Thank you Emily!
If you see any mistakes, PLEASE let me know ASAP!! I’m prone to mistakes – more than I care to admit and it can be terribly embarrassing!!
If you follow me throughout the year, I’ll help you get it all filled out with my monthly Singing Time Schedules that I post the last week of every month. Watch for January’s schedule to be posted the last week of December! Also, if you struggle staying organized in this calling, you can scroll through all of my Staying Organized posts all found HERE
(I’d recommend reading them from the last post to the first post).
How do you like to plan your singing time and keep yourself organized in this busy calling? Leave comments to help others out!
23 thoughts on “2019 Singing Time Planner and Scheduler”
Thank you for all the time and effect you put into your post. Unfortunately with the new curriculum and the way primary will be ran starting 2019 this document is no longer helpful. There will be no welcome, birthday, Reverent, opening and closing songs. It will just be opening pray with a 5 min talk and 20 singing time (which will be like singing and sharing time together. 🙂 thanks again for your wonderful website. It has really helped me this last year.
I'm sorry to hear you won't find this useful any longer. I'm very aware that a lot of these items will be going away but some wards will still be keeping a few things around which is why I simply left it as is. My thought was that you can omit anything that you won't be using and fill in what you will. My plan is to change it a little more after we've all had a year with the change.
Thanks for your thoughts.
I agree that these really need an upgrade according to the new church directions. Its easier to have a correct form than have to change each one. These would be great resources if done according to the new instruction.
The church states – "Primary will begin with a prayer, a scripture OR article of faith, and a talk given by a child. However, if singing time is held
after children have attended their classes, it will end rather than begin with prayer. "
We are given 5 minutes. There are no announcements/birthday or welcome song. There is no opening or closing songs. Any songs sung will be part of the 20 minute singing time. Primary presidencies will be following this outline.
Honestly, in the time you wrote this (and added links no less), you easily could have created your own form. Next time instead of demanding someone make something you like better than what's already available, just open up Word and create yourself a handy little document that suits your needs. Easy peasy.
Thanks for commenting! The "extra" songs I left on the scheduler will most likely fall under the "any songs sung will be part of the 20 minute singing time" section you mentioned. Which is why I chose to leave them for the time being.
Due to these comments, (although they are somewhat hurtful) I’ve updated the post to reflect another option for next year’s planner that correlates more closely to what is recommended with next year’s curriculum. Hopefully you find these more helpful.
You have done a tremendous amount of work! You will be blessed for sharing your talents!!!
Thank you so much Daphne
I just want to say THANK YOU Camille – You are so organized, creative, and now accommodating. Remember everyone what a great resource Camille's site is for us!! Just use what you want and give the girl a break. Thank you again and again Camille – YOU ARE AWESOME. You have saved me many times over the past 3 years. Please keep it up!
I agree with Michelle! You have the BEST blog and have helped me so much over the few months that I have been chorister. I am sorry people are being hurtful, you are so talented and your creativity is blessing my ward as I am sure it is blessing many other wards. I appreciate your work and thank you for sharing it with us! THANK YOU!
Camille you are amazing! I have relied so heavily on your site since becoming the music leader in our ward this past year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! For all the work and effort you have put into this site so I can have access to the wonderful ideas and handouts for FREE! We are all so blessed that you are so generous with your efforts, hope you and your family have had a wonderful holiday season 🙂
I just needed to add my voice to those thanking you for all you do and the time you put into preparing and sharing so much! I think some people (myself included) are not always as careful with their words as they should be but I hope you can feel built up my the many words of appreciation and know that we are surely only a small fraction of the countless other music leaders you are helping. THANK YOU! Happy New Year! 🙂
Haha and apparently my husband is logged into his email on this computer right now. 😉
Camille- I just want to add my voice to the previous posts and say that I am so grateful that you give your time and share your talents with us so freely. Your blog has been so helpful to me as I've planned singing times the last year and a half. I use at least something from your blog every single week. All of your tools have helped me be a more confident music leader and helped the kids sing more confidently (posting words!) That was truly very generous of you to edit your planning sheets. I just printed out the full year and will appreciate them all year long. Thank you!
Thanks so much Camille for all your wonderful help! I was super overwhelmed today and you helped me so much with your year plan! 🙂
I am shocked over the entitled comments shaming you for your generous FREE forms to help with singing time, just because they have extra slots some people may not use. *ahem…cross them out or leave them blank….ahem* I will admit, I was hurt right alongside you. You are my favorite site to come to when I really let the ball drop and need a quick idea, and you have saved my bacon on a number of occasions. I'm sorry you felt like you had to revamp an already helpful form. It just shows how generous you really are. I am grateful for the (once again for those in the back) FREE help you provide for all of us.
Seriously I am so sorry what some people said about your forms. IF you do not have something nice to say then don't say it people! Seriously, you spend so much time and effort on this and give it all for free. I hope you can ignore those haters and know how much good and help you offer to so many.
Thank you for the planning sheets, I just printed out every month for 2019 and I feel so on top of things! For the past few years I've used an Excel spreadsheet I made myself for monthly planning. When it came time to change it up, I decided to go with the documents on your site because they are WAY cuter than my boring old spreadsheet!
Just my 2 cents…don't worry about pleasing everyone, and give people the benefit of the doubt. Often things typed online sound way more blunt than they would if they were said face to face. Remember, no one can hurt your feelings without your permission. 😀 Also, I bet that some music leaders are not well-versed in technology and feel intimidated by creating or editing a document of their own. That's why they come to your fantastic website, for all their primary chorister doodads. BUT that doesn't mean you have to provide everything for us. We just appreciate whatever you share. <3
You go above and beyond in your calling. If you ever have to simplify or opt-out of a project, you don't have to apologize to anyone. You're awesome no matter what. 🙂
I can't say it enough! THANK YOU,THANK YOU!!! Your talents have made this calling so much easier.
Thank you for these wonderful pages. Our ward is still singing a birthday song on the first Sunday of each month and a welcome song when there are visitors and new children so I am very thankful for your cute forms that I just need to feel in. I appreciate your hard work.
I have used lots of my own home made forms but this is now my new favorite! Thanks for putting all the details on it like the lesson titles and the songs for the month! Thanks for taking the time to do this for others!
Camille, thank you so much for all you do. You could easily do all of these things for yourself and leave the rest of us in the dust, but you choose to share your talents and make the primary singing world a better place. Thank you for being you and helping the rest of us fill in our shortcomings. It's going to be a great year!
Camille, I just stumbled upon your blog after having been called PP in our branch, and I was almost dying with worry (we have no music person, so the presidency are doing the music time), until I saw this treasury!!! You're saving my life. Words can no express how amazing I think this all is! <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much for your wonderful work & ideas!!!! So helpful!!! My heart hurts to read some of the negative comments! I mean really people! We love what your doing & sharing & I want to add my thanks!