I've received two questions from readers over the weekend...
One asking if I'm planning to do a 2013 CD Challenge - last year I implemented a 2012 CD Challenge (if you don't know what it is, find it HERE). I've decided to not do it this year. The first and main reason is hardly any of the kids participated. Of the 30 families in our Primary, I'd have 1, maybe 2 of the families turn in their papers. So, for lack of interest, I quit doing it about April last year.
I was also finding it to be one more thing to try to fit into my 20 minute block of time and it was just too much. I'd end my singing time lesson only to forget to hand out my monthly handouts or collect them back in, etc.
I'd love to know if anyone tried this last year, what you changed, what worked, what didn't work. Maybe get more ideas on how to simplify it or make it better. A reader commented last year that they handed out the whole year's worth of challenges in January on a single sheet of paper and made it in "tear-off" form so the kids could just bring in their little slip each month.
My next question was if I have my 2013 CD Cover in PDF form...and yes, I've updated that post with the PDF link. Find it HERE. It's nothing amazing and really plain and simple so I just assumed no one wanted to use it.
If you have more questions, keep them coming! I'll try to respond as quickly as I can.