A new year is coming
Here are some ideas to get ready for a new year, or setting up a new ward Primary!
Bishopric 2nd Counselor
In the beginning of each year (maybe at the teacher Improvement meeting!!!), you can give each teacher a ring binder with the following:
A personal letter from the Presidency
A poem about the importance of being a teacher
A class list of the children attending + their addresses and birthdays
Information to the teacher of the 7 year old: A list of children who will be baptized in 2001
Make sure that the teacher teaching the 11 year old has a copy of the Priesthood lesson.
Plan for which room they shall be in
Duties and tasks you expect the teacher to handle him/herself.
Copy of CSMP
List of new songs in the CSMP: encourage the teachers to sing the songs when appropriate
Which goals your Presidency has set for Primary
Year’s Primary calendar (includes QA, AD Awards, Pack Meetings, Blue and Gold, pinewood Derby, day camps, Appreciation dinner, Baptism and Priesthood Previews, Sac Meeting Program)
Calendar over meetings you expect the teacher to attend: (Teacher Improvement/ Ward Primary Leadership, AD planning meetings, Orientations to cubs and AD, etc.)
Pictures to the manual
Phone list of possible subs
Opening/closing exercises schedule
sharing time schedule: time when it is, talks, scriptures and such + activities where you would like the teacher to participate more then usual ( maybe the teacher has a talent you would like him/her to share)
List of Primary workers
By the end of the year gather the ring binders. Update them (remove manual and CSMP and put those for the next year new in) give it then back to the teacher/new teacher.
Each classroom can also have a box that is kept in the primary closet, it can contains these things:
chalk and eraser
white paper (no lines)
crayons (in some instances)
Other than that:
Give a list of children who will advance from Primary (names and dates) to Bishopric 2nd Counselor
Make a list of Visiting and Home Teachers for the children’s families. These lists can be used to take left over primary materials into the homes of our less active children. The teacher puts the name on the paper and we (the presidency) make a file for each class and file this for the month. Then we separate according to family names and give to Home or Visiting Teachers.
Make a tape with CSMP song on to those families who might be interested.