Have I mentioned that our primary is really transient? At the beginning of the year I decided that this would be a great song to have just one primary class sing. Naturally, I chose the 6-7 year old class because they are preparing to get baptized. So, about 6 weeks ago, I went into their class during Sunday School time and taught the 5 of them this song. We drew a rainbow on the board and talked about how the verses sounded like a rainbow; it goes up in the middle and back down at the end. And the chorus sounds kind of like rain. The kids got it, and it sounded great. Especially the chorus (my kids always learn the choruses really well) and the first verse was almost there too, in just one Sunday. So, I was feeling pretty good and their teacher promised to practice with them in class in the coming weeks.
The next week, only one of the kids there the week before was back and 3 new kids had joined them. The next week, I had 3 of my original 5 there, and 4 totally new kids. Last week, TWO WEEKS before our program, I had 3 of the original 5, 2 of which haven’t been there in at least 2 weeks, 3 who had been there once in the last 6 weeks and 2 totally brand new kids. Who are all supposed to be able to sing this song NEXT WEEK in our Sacrament Meeting Program!
Today, I brought this flip chart with pictures (cause that age can read, but they’re still beginners) for them to sing with when we went through our program. It went alright, but I’m still pretty concerned. Hopefully, we’ll get them all (or at least most of them) back this Saturday for our practice in the chapel. I’m hoping we can pull them aside into one of the empty rooms with a piano and drill it a few times. I’d rather not have to use this during the program, but I will if I have to.
So, in case you’re in a similar situation, or just want an extra aid to teach or review this song, here’s the flip chart: