My "huh!" moment
Today we had a really small Primary. So small, that it was just my two kids! So I sent my counselors to Relief Society and decided me the kids were just going to sing! I had the Sharingtime lesson prepared, but was struggling with how I was going to teach it to a younger group from the get-go, so didn't really worry about teaching it. Near the end of our hour (we only have 2 hour church currently), Sevy asked why we hadn't done Sharingtime yet. So, I taught it. I've been teaching Primary so long and every week decide that the kids don't listen to me. I'm always annoyed or frustrated or just tired. Today though, teaching Sevy one-on-one (Teik was aimlessly wandering the room), I realized, she really is listening. She knew the answers to all my questions, and caught on a lot better than I expected. It made me love teaching again--even with our simple 10 minute lesson where the majority of it was spent helping her spell out words to fill in a worksheet! I was telling Jon about this on our way home from church and we decided that for FHE, we are going to teach her out of the CTR manual that she would be learning out of if we had the regular church schedule. I do now feel that she is learning and missing out on great lessons. The best part--it makes FHE easy because I have the manual and an activity book that goes along with it! We are redetermined to tackle FHE!
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