Monday, May 24, 2010

Patch Quiz Bowl

Each year our Patch the Pirate program has a quiz bowl and awards dinner for the fourth through sixth grade Patch class.
Brother Johnathan, his wife Mrs. Jennifer, and Mrs. Kim do a wonderful job teaching this class. Harrison has BLOOMED in their class! Pun intended for the picture.

The Quiz Bowl is set up so that the parents go head to head with their children in answering questions from the Patch year. This year the children were taught some New Testament survey and it was hard. LOL

Our wonderful Pastor.....:D

After prayer we ate a dinner that the children chose of rolls, corn on the cob, chicken tenders, and macaroni and cheese.
Behind Harrison you'll see his picture and something above it. The children were asked to write a verse and what that verse meant to them. Harrison chose and wrote:
Psalm 118:1, "O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good. His mercy endureth forever." We need to give thanks because no matter what we go through, His mercy will be with us forever.

Brother John O' the ninth gave us our devotional for the night. I'm excited about this summer because he will be doing his internship at our church, helping with the youth from, I believe, second grade all the way to teens. I may be wrong about that, but that was my understanding. Anyway, I know he'll do a fantastic job!

For the Quiz Bowl, our distinguished *giggle* panel of judges were Brother RJ, Brother Johnny, and Brother John.

In the first round, we were given multiple choice questions and had to write our answers on a marker board. The kids beat us (the parents) pretty bad in the first round.

In the second round, we had to use the bells. The kids beat us pretty bad in that round too.

In the third round, the four kids that would be leaving this Patch class and moving up to SIGMA went against adults they chose from the room, which were Pastor Goodman, Mrs. Ava, Brother Howell (missionary to New Zealand), Brother Jeff, and Mrs. Janet (who pretty much gave up as soon as the question was asked. LOL)

Brother Johnathan asked them to name the months on the Jewish calender. Uhhh...yeah. BUT! Thankfully, the parents side had Brother John and Pastor and did quite well. However, we still got beat pretty bad.

Needless to say, the parents lost and the children usual.

GREAT JOB, KIDDOS! But we're taking you down next year!!!

Next came the presentation of awards. All of the children did a great job this year. Harrison won the trophy for saying the most memory verses. Brother Johnathan couldn't remember if it was 130 or 140.

Harrison also received the trophy for second place and the highest point scorer for the boys. Deborah won for the girls and was also in first place for the class. Way to go, Harrison and Deborah!

Each child received a certificate of completion.

And the Fishermen were the winning team. They received medals. Congratulations, Madison, Coby, Kaylyn, Deborah, and Harrison. Y'all did great!

My Patch the Pirate kid with his booty. hahahaha

Harrison with Brother Johnathan, Mrs. Jennifer, and Mrs. Kim.

Harrison with Bruce and me. :D

After the Quiz Bowl, Bruce took Harrison to Wal Mart to purchase anything he wanted. We've always awarded the kids if they work hard and do exceptionally well in their Patch and Sigma classes. Harrison did exceptionally well this year and has overcome so much! He struggles with his reading (not near as much as he used to) and so it took a lot of effort for him to make it to the top like he did. I am so proud of him!!
Way to go, Harry!