We just finished up our first year of Patch the Pirate Club at our church. We had a great group of children particpate in the program. They memorized Bible verses, kept a daily devotional journal, and learned a lot about making right choices. They also blessed our church family with special music one Sunday night each month.
We had a special party last night to celebrate their accomplishments. Bookworm busily worked in the kitchen all afternoon baking chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies loaded with pecans. My 9 year old is such a blessing in the kitchen! We ended up freezing some of the cookie dough because we had too many cookies for our small group of kids. You know me–I’ll use anything as an excuse to bake some sweet treats.
My co-captain helped me choose this year’s Sailor and Pee-Wee of the Year award winners. The winners were chosen based on their improvement in Christian character and their spiritual growth. After our snack time, the kids enjoyed playing “Mother May I” outdoors since the weather was so nice.
While I’ll miss my Wednesday night visits with the Patch Kids, I have to admit that I’m ready for a break from teaching the class each week. Between homeschooling, preparing Sunday school lessons, coordinating our church nursery, and directing our Patch and Pee Wee Clubs, I do occasionally feel a bit of burn-out. I’m looking forward to sitting in on the Wednesday night Bible studies during the next couple of months and getting my batteries recharged. Mr. C just started a series on soul winning that I’m really excited about.
After all, teachers need good teaching, too.