Five Takeaways of Teaching Primary

by | Jun. 08, 2012

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When I was a naïve newly wed still trying to figure out how the Church works because I converted at age 18, I longed for a calling in Primary. I didn’t get it until after I started teaching middle school full time and going to graduate school part time. But when it was offered, I accepted without hesitation. And then a fellow teacher friend told me that this invitation to teach Primary was a classic case of the bishopric breaking an unwritten rule of the Mormon universe: you do not call a full-time teacher to teach Primary every Sunday! I think the only exception to this rule is when nobody else in the ward wants to do it. I was in Primary for almost four years and collected enough observations to explain, in the fashion of, my five takeaways of teaching Primary children, ages 4-6.
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