Saturday, August 8, 2009

Time for Review

The last time that we met with the girls was such a beautiful day. Because of that, we decided to spend our 'lesson time' outside instead of indoors. Once the girls arrived, we chatted for a bit, and then headed outdoors with some sheets and our box of 'bottles' (which we use for review). We picked a nice shady spot and then spread the sheets on the ground . . .

Then came time for review! We try to review from time to time the attributes that we have learned about so far, as well as all of the Scripture verses that we have memorized. While it isn't as exciting as a regular and new lesson, we try to make it enjoyable as well as interesting for the girls . . .

One of the girls during the "bottle toss" review game

Reviewing one of the attributes - in this photo, she is reading the Scripture verse that is on the bottle labeled "Thankfulness". Once the verse was read, the girls shared about what thankfulness is, how to express it, etc.

The time outside was very pleasant, but before long, it was time to head inside and finish up the vegetable reference sheets that the girls have been making . . .

The sheets are all finished now, are in sheet protectors, and are in the girls' notebooks ready to be used as needed. They did a great job making them, and not only will the sheets be helpful, but they look nice, too! Before saying our goodbyes for the day, there was just a bit of time to cross-stitch and/or crochet. The youngest girl in our group whom I have been teaching crochet to for the past several weeks, was able for the first time to crochet a row without any help or assistance from me. I was so happy for her! Her diligence and patience has paid off. :)

Well, this girls group post is going to only be about one of our times with the girls instead of being about two, as we are taking the month of August 'off'. We are in the process of changing schedules so that girls group and the sewing lessons that I teach will be on the same day, and Leah and I are also going to be planning and preparing for a new year of girls group as well as planning for our 'anniversary'. The last week in August marks three years since we first began girls group and each year on that week, we always do something special with the girls. It will be fun to plan and prepare for!


  1. Looks like fun! I would like to learn so to crochet, I can knit. But it must be pretty exciting, I know that is was for me when I was able to do that!!

  2. What a blessing to have a 3 year anniversary for your group.
    You & Leah come up with some really nice ideas for activities. I enjoy reading about them. I'm glad your computer is up & running so you can share again.

  3. Sitting outside with the girls was a terrific idea!!! One has to love it when the weather co-operates enough to do something enjoyable and memory making like that!!
    I can't wait to hear what you and Leah plan for your 'anniversary'! I bet the girls love it! :o)

  4. It was fun, Desiree! I hope that you are able to learn how to crochet sometime as it is enjoyable to do. :) That is neat that you know how to knit! I would love to be able to learn how to knit sometime. Did you teach yourself, have someone teach you, or did you learn from a book?

    Yes, it was exciting for her to be able to crochet all on her own!

  5. Thank you for you sweet and encouraging comment, Ellen! We are thankful to the Lord for blessing us with three wonderful years with the girls, and we are looking forward to another year with them! :)

  6. Thank you, Ashley, for your enthusiastic and encouraging comment! Yes, it is always nice when the weather cooperates for things like this. :) And so far this spring/summer the weather has been very nice (except for being a little on the hot side :) each time we planned an outdoor activity. (Not quite like last year when it rained just about every girls group day! :)

    I look forward to sharing about what we do for the ‘anniversary’!

  7. It was so nice to see all the young girls with Leah sitting outside learning God's word. These girls are truly blessed to be apart of your Bible study. That is great that you have had it for 3 years now! I wish we lived closer ~we(my girls) would be over every week! It was so nice to hear that the youngest girl can crochet now. She must feel wonderful. God bless, Rose

  8. I have a book, but a friend of mine taught me!

  9. Thank you so much for the encouraging words, Rose! If you all did live closer, we would love to have your girls join us for girls group! I know that I would enjoy meeting and spending time with your daughters. :)

    The little girl was pretty excited that she was able to crochet on her own! And it will be fun to work with her on it some more over the next weeks as she works to expand her skills. :)

    Thank you again for your comment!

  10. Thank you for answering my question, Desiree! How neat that your friend taught you how to knit! That was sweet of her. :)


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