I’ve got my 2020 Singing Time Planner all ready to get you organized! I’ve made a few adjustments now that I’ve acclimated to the new 2-hour block meeting schedule and Come Follow Me curriculum. Check out more details below!
I’ve seen LOTS of singing time planners and schedulers out there. I like to plan only a month ahead (with the exception of my yearly outline summary using the Music for Singing Time 2020 found HERE.
Thanks to lots of feedback, I’ve created a planner that lets you plan weekly, monthly or the entire year if you like! Personally, I like to plan monthly but do what works best for you and your primary!
How my Singing Time Planner works:
The songs listed at the top of the page are the monthly Music for Singing Time 2020 song suggestions. The songs that are randomly at the bottom of each weekly block date are songs that are suggested in the Come Follow Me-Primary curriculum. If a song was suggested in the primary manual and it’s already a monthly singing time song, I’ve left it off for that particular week.
I’ve also included the weekly theme that is suggested in the Come Follow Me-Primary in case you want to try and incorporate that into singing time somehow.
These monthly schedules can be downloaded from my Resource Library. To receive initial access to my Resource Library, click on the button at the bottom of this post and that link will be emailed to you. If you’ve already joined, go to my Resource Library link that was emailed to you. Filing instructions are at the bottom of this post.
Each monthly planner is its own document so you can easily print one at a time. If you want to fill in the document before printing, I’ve learned how!
I use a Mac so if it’s different on a PC, I apologize!
- Download the singing time schedule PDF document
- Open the document in Preview and click on Tools > Annotate > Text
- A text box will appear in the middle of the document. Drag and drop it to where you’d like to type text
- Repeat with more text boxes (can copy and paste works well) until you’ve filled the document
I’ve left lots of space for you to cater this planner to your primary’s needs. Our primary likes to sing during “Transition” time so I’ve added this to my schedule.
This year during this time, I’ll be pulling out my Wiggle Worm Jar which is full of Wiggle Songs (just what those kids need coming from Sacrament Meeting!). Find details on that jar HERE.
Then we’ll end our transition time by singing The Books in the Book of Mormon using my interactive bookshelf HERE.
How I use my Singing Time Planner!
On my singing time schedule, I write in “Wiggle Worm songs” and “The Books in The Book of Mormon” in the “Transition” section. Then when I give a copy of my monthly schedule to my pianist, he knows what the plan is. He has a separate list of all my Wiggle Worm songs that includes all the page numbers as well.
The “Singing Time” section is where you can fill in what you will be teaching during singing time. Then the “Other” section is anything that doesn’t fall into the other 2 categories.
Some primaries still celebrate birthdays with a birthday song, or welcome visitors, etc. This is a way to accommodate any “other” singing you may do in singing time. It’s also nice just for some more writing space ;).
I also have a blank singing time schedule that would work with any month and any year. You simply fill it out by hand or by using my instructions above.
How do you like to plan your singing time and keep yourself organized in this busy calling? Leave comments to help others out!
I’m prone to mistakes – more than I care to admit and it can be terribly embarrassing!! So if you see any, PLEASE let me know ASAP!!
If you follow me throughout the year, I’ll help you get it all filled out with my monthly Singing Time Schedule that I update the last week of every month. To gain access to my current Singing Time Schedule, you’ll need to make sure you’ve joined my website. You can join here to get access my current singing time schedule:
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).
All my printables are free and can be downloaded from my Resource Library. Access to my Resource Library is sent to you via email and not linked here. If you need initial access to my Resource Library or need access sent to you again, click on the button below, fill out your information then check your email. Instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button. Check out my email tutorial HERE for more help.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Schedules > 2020 Planner.