These are the most noteworthy changes that have been made by the Primary General Board and will affect how you plan for next year. If confused regarding these changes and how they will affect your calling, counsel with your bishop and ward council to make sure the needs of each child will be met.
How has the Primary schedule changed?
- Opening or closing exercises are eliminated. Sunday Primary is normally held for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Children in the nursery stay in their nursery class for the entire time. The other children attend two sessions. In one session, children meet together for 50 minutes for sharing time. In the other session, they divide into smaller classes for 40-minute lessons taught by their Primary teachers. The children and teachers who attend sharing time and classes have a 10-minute break between the two sessions. (See Handbook 2, 11.4.1.)
Do we still have quarterly activity days?
No. They are no longer part of the program. The quarterly activity days referred to on page 18 in the Faith in
God guidebooks are no longer a part of the program.