Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 25: Your Day in Great Detail

Today was a pretty typical Sunday for me. Woke up at 9 am and got ready for church, made it in time for the opening hymn, sacrament meeting, and then my primary class.

I absolutely LOVE my primary class this year. I teach the 10-11 year olds and they really are so great- they are truly eager to learn the gospel and participate and only occasionally are super chatty during sharing time. They all like to read and ask thoughtful questions, and even remember some of the stories I tell them. Several of them are just amazing- they do all of the additional things like take notes during Sacrament meeting, read their scriptures on their own, and one girl even taught her brother how to repent. I truly feel so excited to be able to teach them every week.

I love being able to sing primary songs again. I have even learned a few new ones- even one in sign language (which I keep forgetting the signs). My friend Shayla gives these incredible sharing times with such great object lessons. Today she used plastic cups to explain the differences between the church in Christ's time and why a restoration was necessary. It was the perfect way to illustrate the concept- and all of her sharing times have great object lessons like that. My teaching style is much more lecture based, since that is the main method of university instruction, so these are some skills I need to better develop.

My visiting teachers came over and we had a great visit. One is preparing to close on a house and the other is getting ready to go to Europe. So of course, I had to go on and on about all of the things to see. And I just covered London. I sent her an email afterwards with even MORE items. It made me long to go back to Europe- I've been there 8 times but it has been 4 years since my last visit. Its just a MUCH longer flight now from the west coast and there are SO many other places I want to go visit as well so I'm not sure when I'll be back again.

We then had lunch and I had a long nap :-) We watched the Amazing Race and talked with my parents, as well as William's parents. And then I have been doing miscellaneous things on the computer/Internet ever since.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Cheryl, I want you to move to my ward and be one of my Primary teachers. And then I'll clone you and have you teach, like, four classes. :)