In addition to graduating from First Language Lessons, we celebrated finishing a two-year long Bible memory project. This was something Anna did at her school in 6th grade and it was my favorite thing she did that year. The memory work contains key facts and verses from every book in the New Testament.
This was something I didn't want Ryne to miss out on, so decided to add it into our schedule last year. Since this type of thing is easier for us to do as a group, I decided to include Grace even though she was only in 3rd grade when we started. Unfortunately, we got behind schedule, and when I realized we wouldn't get done in the school year I slowed down our pace. Apparently I slowed it down a little too much, because we finished on the last day of school a few weeks ago! Both kids recited individually (Ryne was almost perfect, Grace was great with the verses but a little weak with some of the verse addresses) and then I recorded them together. So if they look a little weary, this was the end of a long day of reciting (they also recited some history memory work).
Warning: If you thought the videos from the last post were long, this is even longer!
Over and over, the kids have had opportunities to use the information they have memorized. Whether it be in their Sunday School or Catechism classes at church, while we're doing devotions, or reading books, they are always saying something reminded them of a verse they memorized. And that's the whole goal -- to hide God's Word in their hearts.