Monday, February 02, 2015

Memory Work: week of February 1, 2014

In an attempt to help motivate me (and maybe you too!), I'm going to go back to posting our memory work on Mondays (vs. listing it in our educational report on Friday). Last year, we fizzled out of our memory time so it's my goal this year to be consistent throughout the year. The goal is to work on it daily- it usually takes us 1-1.5 hours to get through it all. We tend to do a shorter version on piano days.

I'd love to hear what you're memorizing this week! :):):)

Memory Work for the Week of February 1, 2014:

Bible: the older three children are memorizing Isaiah 53:1-4; Jonathan & Elizabeth are working on Isaiah 9:6-7; Abigail & Emily are reviewing Genesis 1:1. Everyone is reviewing the hymn Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise and child's Bible song Books of the Bible.

Catechism: for the Children's Catechism, Emily is learning #1-3; Abigail is learning #9 & beyond; Jonathan & Elizabeth #56 & beyond. For the Shorter Catechism, Matthias is memorizing #21 & beyond, while Benjamin is learning #84 & beyond. Patricia is learning #20 & beyond for the Heidelberg Catechism.

Poetry & Rhyme: Courage by Sister M. Eulalia for the older children; Jonathan Bing by Beatrice Curtis Brown for Jonathan & Elizabeth; Ooey Gooey for Abigail & Emily.

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2, Scene 2.

Latin Songs: Manners Song for all; Latin Vowel Song and Quid Agis Chant for Jonathan & Elizabeth; Salve/Valve for Abigail.

Geography & History: for US mapwork, we're reviewing Southern Border and Northern Border songs.We're also reviewing the President Song. We are memorizing CC cycle 1, week 15 ("tell me about Henry the Navigator") & timeline cards #1-53 with hand motions.

Science: CC cylce 1 extension fact: what are six types of microscopic organisms?

Math: this week we are reviewing skip counting by 1, 2, 3, & 4 (we use CC tunes- so catchy). It's new to Abigail, who is focusing on learning to skip count by 1 & 2.

Grammar: we are reviewing Shurley English Jingles: Noun & Verbs, as well as reviewing the Spelling Jingles #1 (ai & ay rule) and #2 (ie rule) from Phonetic Zoo.

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