Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Song: Song of your choice from the Children's Songbook

May is ANOTHER "your choice" song!  To pick my May song, just like April, I looked at May's theme for the month and started from there (it helps our Program jive a little better!).  May's theme is "Prophets Teach Us to Live the Restored Gospel."  Here are my suggestions (they are all listed under "Prophets" in the Topics section in the back of the Children's Songbook):

Book of Mormon Stories p. 118
Follow the Prophet p. 110
Keep the Commandments p. 146
Latter-day Prophets p. 134 (find my lesson plan for this song HERE)
Nephi's Courage p. 120 (find my lesson plans for this song HERE and HERE)
The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden p. 237
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus p. 36 (find my lesson plans for this song HERE and HERE)
Seek the Lord Early p. 108
The Sixth Article of Faith p. 126
Stand for the Right p. 159 (find my lesson plan for this song HERE)
We'll Bring the World His Truth p. 172 (I'll be teaching this one so stay tuned for my upcoming lesson plans)

For ideas for teaching the other songs, I'd reference the following:

A Children's Songbook Companion.  Find details of this book HERE.
Sugardoodle HERE and search for the song alphabetically.
Search past files on Primusic on Yahoo Groups (find details HERE)
Google, Pinterest, Facebook (Chorister's Group HERE), or other singing time blogs of course!

There are a few good hymns that go along with this month as well:

Praise to the Man (see my 3 week lesson plan HERE, HERE and HERE)
We Thank Thee, Oh God For a Prophet (reference the 2013 Outline HERE in May for teaching tips)


Henckel House said...

Wow, this is an AWESOME reference!

amanda said...

Hi Camille,
For the Sunday you practice Mother's Day songs are you going to use your crying mother again? I have to practice my songs this week as we have Sacrament Meeting first. I just wondered if your squirt gun made just tears or actually sprayed the kids. How did that work? I am a little nervous to spray a teacher on accident. :) Thanks

And thanks for all of your help. You make my calling so much more fun!

Camille said...

Hi Amanda,

My "weeping mother" did't last (okay, and she didn't turn out like I had hoped!). The water got into the marker and bled so I tossed it. But it was fun to use. When I used it, I did both - I made it tear up just by squeezing a little bit of water and letting it run down the front. Then I also sprayed it, usually up front or up high so it would lightly mist the kids. They actually loved it. I never sprayed anyone in the face. The better the kids sang, the more I made it cry.

I hope that helps!