Wednesday, January 12, 2011

If I Listen With My Heart - for Sr. Primary

For Senior Primary, I also used what was in the 2011 outline found in the back "How to Use Music in Primary" under the "Direct the Children's Listening" section. It says:

"As you teach IILWMH, write one of the following questions on the board:
1. Where can I hear the Savior's voice?
2. Who teaches us how to live righteously?
3. Who speaks quietly to us?
Invite the children to listen for the answer as they sing and to signal (by folding their arms, standing up, or touching their ears) when they sing the answer. have the children sing the answer with you a few times. Write another question on the board and repeat."

I posted on the chalkboard 3 pictures (one for each verse): A picture of a child reading the scriptures for the 1st verse, President Monson's picture for the 2nd verse, and a picture of a child receiving the Holy Ghost for the 3rd Verse.

Then under each picture I typed up the words so each verse to fit on one sheet of paper and then hung the 3 verses under its corresponding picture.  Use my "Posting Words" document for this song HERE.

I used a CD player and had IILWMH on CD which contained the words being sung. Then I wrote question #1 on the board while we listened to the first verse. I had the kids raise their hand once they figured out the answer and we answered it all together. Then we sang verse one.

I repeated the 2nd and 3rd verses the same way. Then we just sang the whole song through. I had them repeat the chorus a few times until they could sing it without using the words on the board (if they could do it, they turned around to face the back wall) since it is repeated 3 times and fairly short and simple.

Next week I'm going to do a word scramble for the 1st and 2nd verses for Sr. Primary. To make the word scramble, simply download my document HERE and cut out each word using the lines are your guide  (I have another document HERE that includes the 3rd verse but doesn't have the guide lines for cutting them out).

(note that there is a typo on this first page - there should only be 1 "child" so please toss that 2nd child until I can get this fixed!)

To make it simpler, I'll scramble each phrase (each document is a phrase) but each phrase will be in order . For example, the phrase "If I had been a little child when Jesus lived on earth" will be row one and the words within that phrase will scrambled. Row two will have the next phrase scrambled "I would have liked to walk with Him and listen to His words" and so on. There are 8 phrases in the 1st and 2nd verses so there will be 8 rows.

We'll start out by singing the 1st and 2nd verses using the words I typed up last week (see above) and I'll tell them they need to try to memorize the order. I'll remove the words and we'll work on the first phrase. I may time it and see if 2 or 3 kids can get phrase 1 in order in 1 minute. Then I'll bring the words back out and we'll check the answers. If it's wrong, we'll correct it and re-sing it. If it's right, we'll move on to the next phrase.

I will also post the corresponding pictures that I used last week (see above) just so they can get a broad idea of what the verse is about.

Find my lesson plan for teaching for Sr. primary HERE and teaching the 3rd verse HERE.


The Mecham Family said...

Seriously! You are so prepared and on top of things! How do you do it!! I can plan, but then get flustered in front of the kids, and my plans all seem to fizzle. I bet your primary LOVES you!

Hernandez Family said...

Since we are learning this song again next month, I'm curious how this lesson plan went and if you have anything you would change? I think it sounds like a great idea, but I know I change things up a bit or think of a better way after I've done a lesson. Thanks for all you do! You're my go-to page when I need ideas. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for your great ideas and graphics. I think there's an error on the first verse of this. It has the word Child twice in a row. Is that correct?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Inknuwn!

Yep! You are totally right! I'm prone to mistakes...sorry! Just toss it!


Kara said...

Do you have this doc in an editable format? I love it and I am going to use it to review all 3 versus tomorrow and would love to be able to take your sizing and just add the 3rd verse. I love your work! I am a new chorister and creativity is not my strong point. Thank you, thank you!

Camille Hill said...

Hi Kara!

I added a new document to the post that includes the 3rd verse but doesn't have the lines to cut it out - hope that's okay :). I don't know that they are really necessary.


Kara said...

You are an angel! Thank you for sharing your ideas. They have been so helpful and fun!