Memory work has been hit and miss for far too long! So, this week we jumped back in with both feet! Phew!
Memory Work for the week of August 5, 2012:
Bible: we're reviewing the sixth day of creation, Genesis 1:24-31. Jonathan and Elizabeth are memorizing Colossians 3:20. This week, we're reviewing the Apostle's Creed, memorizing the character quality "patience" and reviewing Veritas Press Bible Cards #1-9.
Catechism: For the Children's Catechism, Abigail is still working on number 4 (we'll be here for a bit); Elizabeth & Jonathan #47 & beyond. For the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Matthias #11 & beyond; Benjamin #71 & beyond and Mama is reviewing #1-30. For the Heidelberg Catechism, Patricia is working #14 & beyond.
Songs: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise; WSC song #21; Quid Agis Song for Latin.
Poetry & Rhyme: O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. Jonathan & Elizabeth are working on Singing Time by Robert Louis Stevenson; Abigail is working on Ooey Gooey. Everyone continues their own review each day.
Geography & US History: US Presidents and The Star-Spangled Banner. For mapwork, we're working on labeling the USA- 21 states and capitals so far.
History: CC Cycle 1 Week 6 history sentence about the fall of the Roman Empire; 16 VP history cards.
Science: CC Cycle 1 Week 4 science sentence about the parts of an animal cell.
Grammar: literature definitions for fiction, historical fiction & novel; Noun Jingle.
Miscellaneous: parent's names, our address & phone number.
Here is a video of Patricia reciting our history sentence for this week (You'll notice she isn't very excited about being in front of the camera. Remove the camera and you'll see much more enthusiasm!):
If your interested, you can go here to see how I organize our memory work.