I team teach with Stacie T. and we have 10 boys and girls who will be in our class. I can't wait to actually be a Primary teacher again. It's been such a long time since I have had the opportunity to teach a class. I have spent many years in the Primary Presidency and being in charge of all the children. Oh how I crave some one on one time where I have the chance to focus on these 10 children. Oh, the fun we are going to have!!
The theme this year will help teach the children that they have an important role in building an eternal family. They can strengthen the families they have now, and they can prepare to be faithful fathers or mothers in their future families. Primary leaders will help the children learn that the role of the family is an important part of Heavenly Father's plan for us. We learn and live the gospel in our families. The scriptures, prayer, prophets, covenants, temples, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ are blessings that strengthen families.
Today I had the opportunity to teach the 11 year old girls and be in Primary. It just feels my spirit with joy to be there with the children and to sing Primary songs. I LOVE IT!! It is where I belong .... teaching children. Yeah!!
The other thing I am very excited about is changing the time we attend church. Currently in 2008 we attended church from 3pm - 6pm and now we get to attend at 9am -12 noon.. Hooray!! I love having it early and having the rest of Sunday to be lazy and have a nap or two - LOL.. This year has really cramped my style in having a nap on Sunday afternoon and being ready for a week of work. What a joyful year of Sundays 2009 will bring!