Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Faith In God... A learning/reflection packet for those new to the program

I love the Faith in God program!! It's nothing crazy. There are great ideas, yet room for creativity. Everything about it is inspired.

I've thought very carefully about how to track progress. In the book there are small boxes to check, but those boxes don't tell us what the children did, how the children felt and when they accomplished their activity.

Is tracking that important? I don't know. But I do know that we underestimate the power of reflection. It could be just a few sentences, "I taught a family home evening on prayer. It was fun because we posed my dad in a way NOT to pray and he fell over. It felt nice." Having that record is precious.

I started off with a generic letter. In the book it says to make sure the children understand the greatest reward for the program is joy in spiritual growth.

The Articles of Faith are meant to be understood. If children take the time to write on Sunday and discuss with family vocabulary, then they are going to get it. Writing is that extra step in confirming what they know. In this program children aren't just supposed to memorize!

I also like a bigger space to write testimony. Usually children's handwriting isn't the neatest and at least with more space it won't be as hard.

So here's my two-cents. Get some of the 10 cent folders at Wal-Mart, use the church copier (I know 20 pages is a lot) and staple in groups of age. 3 pages for age 8. 3 pages for age 9. 3 pages for age 10.
Put everything in the folder and check in with families once in a while. Hopefully, the things the children write will inspire and help them in the years to come.

Faith in God Keeping Track of What Primary Friends Have Done by chulbakera


jaacs said...

Sof - You are awesome. What a neat thing to put together. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Ramona M. Pinckney said...

God does not need a genius.He simply scans the whole earth for those with faith and who are willing.You can never maintain a close relationship with God unless you spend time with him.


Hollie said...

How do we download to print? I would love to use this!

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Hi Hollie!

To print you can either go to scribd.com to get it or you can email me and I'll send you a PDF. I'm on vacation right now but should be able to get it to you by next Monday!

dedesmith32 said...

Any chance I could get the pdf emailed to me today?


Thank you so much!

Shannon Webster said...

I'd really love if you could email me the pdf as well. This is just what I was looking for. Thank you!

Deanna S said...

You have truly been inspired... would you please email me the pdf??? It would be awesome to put in the girls binders I am making!!! deanershaw@msn.com

Marianne said...

I love this! Would you be willing to email me the PDF? Thanks so much!

Yara said...
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Yara said...

Hello! I am new to the Faith in Good program and would love a pdf of this! Could you phrase email me a copy? Thank you so much!!!

Tiffany said...

I would also love a PDF of this as well. Thanks!



Anonymous said...

Could I get a copy of this as well? This is amazing. Thank you!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness, I love this one too. Will you send me the pdf for this one as well? primary150@gmail.com Thank you!

LookWhatYouMadeMeDo said...

May I please have this emailed to me as well?

dbcmknott said...

I love your ideas. May I please have the pdf emailed to me as well?
If there is any possibility you could do it today that would be AWESOME. xx

Lyric said...

Could you email this to me? Lyricwebb@yahoo.com

This is awesome, thanks!

Laurie said...

If possible Ii would love a copy emailed to me!


Siri Alemany said...

Hi Sofia! Can I get a copy of this emailed to me? This is so fantastic, I'm so excited to start using these in our Primary! Thank you!