Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bible Bee... finishing Week 1

We have been working diligently (or not so diligently depending on the child...) on our Bible Bee memorization, etc.

Yesterday the headquarters sent out a new explanation of the regulations... stating that the younger children only have to know Categories 1 and 2, and older children Categories 1, 2, and 3 for the Bible Memory sections of the local contest in September. They will add one level if they make it to the National level in November. This was a relief to us all!!! They decided that they would work on the verses for the local level, and only add the additional level if we continue on to the National competition.

Josaiah stated, "The Lord has heard our cry! The Bible Bee People have taken away some of our fear!!!" I thought that was pretty funny.

Taking one level off for each of the children made us able to keep up with our schedule. This would not have been the case if they still had ALL the verses to do. All except one child (who has learning issues) will have memorized their sections of verses... I am posting the updated list here for those of you who want to either give the children a pop quiz as you see them, or use the schedule for your own studying.

Category 1: Week 1:
Genesis 1:1-2
Joshua 1:9
Nehemiah 9:6
Psalm 1:5-6
Psalm 19:14
Psalm 23:4
Psalm 23:6
Psalm 23:4-5

Category 2: Week 1
Genesis 3:14-15
Genesis 8:20-22
Exodus 15:11-13
Exodus 34:6-7
Duteronomy 1:29-31
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Deuteronomy 32:1-4

Category 3: Week 1
Genesis 1:26-31
Genesis 2:20-25
Leviticus 19:11-18
Deuteronomy 7:7-10
Deuteronomy 8:2-6
1 Chronicles 16:23-33

We are in good shape to complete these... Anna, Emma, and Matt are all memorizing Categories 1 and 2, and Angela and Josiah are memorizing 1, 2, and 3.

Oh yeah- and Sara (age 5) has memorized all the category 1 verses for the week, and Nate (age 4) has done the first two or three. They are too young to be registered, but they are listening to all the quizzing and studying around here and picked it up.

Yes, it is a hard thing. Yes, they have to work on these. But it is possible. It is even good for them to have such a high goal. I encourage all the parents to stay positive, and keep telling the children they can do it. They CAN do this!


  1. I'll bet they all encourage each other, too.

  2. I am so impressed and encouraged by this! Lisa~