The Primary General Board came to speak to this area this past weekend. While I am not in the Primary Presidency, our Primary President updated us on some changes to the Primary program.
- No more Sharing Time lessons in the Friend. From now on, sharing time lessons will not be published in the Friend. Lessons will be found in the Sacrament Meeting Presentation booklet, or you can use the lesson online.
- No more Class Sharing Time Presentations. All Sharing Time lessons will be given by the Primary Presidency only.
- Shorter Sharing Time = Longer Music Time Sharing time is now 15 minutes, and music time will be 20 minutes to allow music leaders more time to teach the songs for the Sacrament Meeting Presentations.
- Class Name Changes It used to be that Primary classes were named for the age you'd be turning during the upcoming year. For example, if you were going to turn 8 during 2010, you'd be in CTR 8. Now, classes will be named for the age all children in the class are on January 1. So if you are 7, you're in CTR 7. That means that all class names will move up with children this year -- CTR 5s will be CTR 5s next year, too, but after that they'll be CTR 6s.... Hope that made sense.
Please comment below if you have more information on the changes!