Monday, February 23, 2009

JPW, pt3

I've had lots of good feedback from the video of Katrina walking. You'll be happy to know that while I write, she is walking around with her lion, a perpetual grin on her face. She loves being so independent, plus she can stop and explore things. So while I write this, I am constantly interrupting myself to turn her around when she reaches walls and couches and other obstacles.

I was bored in primary yesterday, which means it's time for another....JUNIOR PRIMARY WISDOM!

For those of you who don't know, I play piano on Sundays for two hours at church. The kids are split into Senior Primary, or kids 8-11, and Junior Primary, kids 4-7. They each have singing time, sharing time (a lesson or activity), and class for an hour. They also meet all together at the end for a scripture, talk, announcements, birthdays, and more songs. Adam takes Katrina for most of it but because he teaches the deacons (12-13 year old boys) during the third hour, we have to alternate and the other sisters in Primary help me out.

The lesson in sharing time Junior Primary was on the Creation. The sister who was teaching stuck numbers on the board with the different creations that were made each day, and then had an activity where the kids were blindfolded and guessed things with their different senses, and then we talked about how Heavenly Father made all of those things for us.

Teacher: "On this day, he made the oceans. Also, what's smaller than the ocean?"
Child: "A water bottle!"

T: "What swims in the ocean?"
Children:"Fish!" "Boats!" "Life jackets!" "Piranhas!"

T: "Adam and Even were created on the sixth day."
Child: "And they were naked."

T: "And what happened on the 7th day?"
C: "Clothes."

T: "Do we taste with our tongue?"
C: "No, with our tastebugs."

T: "Can you tell what this smells like?"
C: "An orange."
T: "Not quite. What is a yellow fruit that's kind of like an orange?"
C: "Orange juice!"

T: "Okay, everyone, make the sound of this animal and she can use her hearing to guess what it is."
Everyone: "Bzzzzz. Bzzzzz. Bzzzzz."
One child: "Oink, oink, oink, oink!" (smart aleck)

We also celebrated the Bishop's birthday with a surprise party and a trivia game.
Primary president: "Who can guess the continents that the Bishop has not been to."
Child: "California!"
Bishop: "No, I've been to California. Though it is a different world there."

I snapped this picture on my phone while I was writing this. I usually let her struggle a bit when she hits a deadend just to see what she'll do and how she will explore and try to solve her problem. So when she ran into the couch, she came up with an interesting solution to get unstuck--pushing the lion backwards!

Now it's naptime. We're going to go walk to the bedroom. Have a nice day!

1 comment:

Jeff & Chels & Brooklynn said...

Oh my goodness! She's walking!! YAY!!!