Sunday, January 3, 2010

LDS Primary 101 Quiz

Image courtesy creative commons license by Billaday April 2008

This is a quiz. You will not be graded. However, if you answer *'d questions incorrectly, imagine me taking a rubber band and flicking your arm with it... repeatedly.

*1. It's Sacrament Meeting and a primary child is sitting behind you. Do you...
A. Ignore the child
B. Say Hello and smile at the child
C. Pretend the child isn't there
D. Why would I notice a child behind me?

2. I don't know all the names of the Primary children yet. What do I do?

A. Learn the names quickly
B. Use phrases like "I'll call on my beautiful friend in the pink polka dot dress or I'll call on my handsome future missionary friend with the really awesome blue striped tie."
C. Don't sweat it. The children won't even remember in 5 years.
D. Both A and B

3. Do I need to know the songs the children are learning if I'm in the Primary Presidency?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe So

4. Where should I sit during Primary if I'm in the Presidency?

A. In the back, far away from the children with other adults
B. By the Pianist, after all, you don't want her to get lonely
C. Right smack dab in the middle of the action with the kiddos
D. Did I need to be in the Primary room during Primary?

5. I'm the Primary Pianist, how often should I sit by the piano?

A. Always
B. When I need to play, otherwise I can sit by children too
C. When I need to play, otherwise I can sit in the back and talk to adults

6. The children are talking while I'm talking and don't seem to be paying attention. I should...

A. Give up and cry, and then go home and cry some more
B. Just keep on going with the lesson
C. Pretend I'm on a beach with luscious pineapple juice listening to the calming waves, zone out and let them (as in the Primary children) do their own thing
D. Wait... and wait... and wait... until they look up... what's 15 minutes of waiting?
E. Have them do a 10 second motion activity to redirect their attention like "Get out your pencils please! (Taking your finger) Let's write in the air, I'm getting all my wiggles out. And sign your name... S-O-F-I-A! Great job, pencils down but hands up if you can answer my next question..."

*7. I should prepare my lesson...
A. At least a week in advance
B. 2 nights before
C. When it comes to me it comes to me

8. Sharing Time lessons should be...
A. Cute
B. Fun
C. Very calm
D. Engaging

9. I'm teaching a lesson, but it's a little hard to hear because the adults are talking. I should...
A. Ask the adults to please show respect and reverence during your lesson and promise you'll do the same for them. After all, how can you expect that of the children if the adults aren't being good examples?
B. Flick them with a rubber band afterwards
C. Why worry about it! End the lesson early and go get the scoop on the latest news.
D. Bang fist on the wall and yell, "You guys are being real pills! Shut it! NOW!!!!" Good thing those anger management classes are working out.

*10. Primary should be a place where children AND adults...
A. Learn about Christ
B. Feel the Spirit
C. Enjoy themselves and Feel Safe
D. All of the above

1. B!!!!!!!!!! 2. D 3. I'll take A or D 4. C 5. B 6. E 7. A 8. D 9. A possibly B - although violence is never the answer 10. D

President John Taylor said, “It is true intelligence for a man to take a subject that is mysterious and great in itself and to unfold and simplify it so that a child can understand it” (“Discourse,” Deseret News, Sept. 30, 1857, 238)

YOU ARE TRULY INTELLIGENT!!!! You may feel intimidated at times times and unsure of what you are doing. It may even feel impossible, but remember... " With God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE." (Matthew 19:26) He will guide you as you prayerfully prepare and adhere to the Sharing Time Outline topics for each week.


Christy said...

I would really like to put a plug in for every adult in Primary to learn the songs along with the children. It is really difficult to get our Primary kids to learn the songs when the adults don't want to sing. And the songs are great!

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Sister Christy- Plug away my friend, plug away!! The world needs more electricity to get things going!

Henckel House said...

I think I am going to dig through my junk drawer and find all the rubber bands that I can!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I really mean it

The LaPierre Crew said...

Ohh, I just LOVE you! Thank you so much for your example and wonderful ideas, I cannot tell you how much I love everything about your blog!

Kevin and Tami Scott said...

I just stumbled across your blog looking for some Sharing Time ideas, and love how you have this blog set up. You have done a fantastic job!

Jana said...

Great Quiz!! But on #3, what does WWJD mean? Thanks!

Lynda said...

HI !
Thanks for your HILARIOUS quiz!
It made me laugh out loud! I look forward to a lot of great ideas for my junior Primary chorister calling!
I am one of those "voice challenged" choristers . I now try to look at it as "Maybe if I sing every one else will feel so much better about their own voices !" I know that I have this calling for some reason right??

Loni said...

Love it

DoNNa DeLL said...

Thank you so much for what you share! I am excited to apply your ideas. You got me on a roll! :) I am from the Philippines and it's amazing how different we all can be "culturally" but one in the gospel. You're blog is a great help. !

DoNNa DeLL said...

Call me a rookie. I meant to post a comment on your post regarding the February 2010 Sharing Time Ideas and clicked on the comments section of this ("Controversy") blog instead. My bad. Haha. But still, you rock and thanks again for what you share. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the inspired words. I am 50 yo, convert and now called to Primary presidency. I was overwhelmed!!!! Just got set apart Sun and a sister gave me this blog for helps and ideas. Thanks so much for helping a craft-impaired, over-educated sister to try to reach these babies!

Janell said...

Oh my goodness! This is just what I needed. I am a newly called primary presidency member and this helped put it all into perspective :) I love your blog and appreciate your inspired ideas. Thank you so very much for sharing!

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Dani Souza said...

Hi Sofia!! May I translate your quiz to Portuguese and post it in our Brazillian blog? Of course all credits will be given to you. I'm sure sisters in Brazil would love to have it. Hugs from Brazil.