Friday, November 25, 2016

December 2016 Singing Time Schedule


See how I use my singing time schedule HERE!  Then download an editable and printable version of the below information HERE.

My singing time for December kind of got planned out for me...our primary was asked to be our ward's entertainment for our ward Christmas party.  So we will be performing my Christmas Sing-a-Nativity found HERE.  In order to refresh the songs, we will be reviewing the first 3 songs of the nativity the first Sunday in December, then the next 3 songs the Second Sunday in December (performing that following Friday evening).  I will be incorporating all of my previous years' lesson plans to review all of those songs - with the exception of Away in a Manger (I've never taught that song).  I'll most likely just post a flip chart with pictures and quickly go over it.  I will not be pulling out costumes until the night we perform.  All the words to the songs will be posted (see how I post words HERE).   The Primary Presidency will be backstage helping everyone get a costume on.  The YM/YW will be reading the scripture passages in between the singing.

The 3rd Sunday in December we will be focusing on learning Away in a Manger as we've been asked to sing that in Sacrament Meeting on Christmas Sunday with the 3 other primaries that meet in our building.  We are having one big sacrament meeting that Sunday so all the kids will form a little choir.  Should be fun!  I'm going to try to teach the harmony to Sr. primary.

If your schedule isn't as demanding as mine, you can check out all of my Christmas posts HERE.  The Sunday AFTER Christmas we will be doing Christmas Singo (another annual favorite and a perfect close to the holiday season!)  Find that HERE.

And after all that, here's my schedule for December:

Singing Time Schedule
December 2016

December 4th:
Opening song:  Once within a Lowly Stable p. 41
Scripture song:  The Books in the Old Testament p. 116
Birthday song:  Have a Very Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus p. 36, When Joseph Went to Bethlehem, p. 38, Away in a Manger p. 42
Activity:  We'll briefly be going over all these activities:  Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus HERE, When Joseph Went to Bethlehem HERE, Away in a Manger (a simple flip chart - coming soon!)


December 11th:
Opening song:  Who Is the Child? p. 46
Scripture song:  The Books in the Old Testament p. 116
Birthday song:  Have a Very Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Stars Were Gleaming p. 37, The Nativity Song p. 37, Christmas Bells p. 54
Activity: We'll briefly be going over all these activities: Stars were Gleaming HERE, the Nativity Song HERE, and Christmas Bells HERE


December 16th:
Opening song:  Picture a Christmas p. 50
Scripture song:  The Books in the Old Testament p. 116
Birthday song:  Have a Very Happy Birthday p. 284
Welcome song:  We Welcome you p. 256
Singing Time:  Away in a Manger p. 42
Activity: flip chart - coming soon!  The Sr. primary will be learning the harmony (or alto part) to this song.  I like to pass out a copy of the music so they can visually see what they are singing.

December 25th: SING IN SACRAMENT MEETING (NO PRIMARY)
Opening song:
Scripture song:
Birthday song:  
Welcome song: 
Singing Time: 

4 comments:

Roseann said...

I'm new and have scoured your blog. Thanks for so much great information for new choristers! My ward hasn't been doing the "scripture song." Is that something we are supposed to be doing, or your own way of doing things?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Roseann!

The scripture song is just something I like to do - it's nothing formal :). I like it because it is another way to add other songs into the rotation each week. I rotate through all the 13 Articles of Faith usually but this year I deviated and we learned all the Books in the....songs and Scripture Power. Otherwise, we'd never learn those.

~Camille

Lacey Mecham said...

I have a question for you. What song do you usually do for closing?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Lacey!

Our primary doesn't do a closing song - there usually isn't time. But if we did, I'd pick songs that coordinate with that day's sharing time theme, similar to how I choose the opening songs. Anything to sing more of a variety of songs!

~Camille