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Memory Monday

October 10, 2011

It’s Monday once again, and once again, we’re not doing so great with our memory work!

Last week was not one of our better weeks all around.  In addition to our usual busyness, we were in charge of our history club activity, and I was gone 5 nights in a row between teaching cello, book club, and three nights of symphony (rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and then a concert.)  Add to that one almost-two-year-old who decided he hates bedtime (or maybe just the dark or maybe just me being gone, who knows?) and would rather scream for a couple of hours every night before going to sleep, and we just weren’t functioning to capacity in the mornings.  In fact I’m still feeling pretty drained from it all.

But tomorrow is another day, right?

So here we go with memory work for this week:

  • Scripture: I think we’ve got Amos 3:7 down and so we’ll move on to Genesis 1:26-27: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

  • Poetry: “A Book” by Emily Dickinson

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

  • Latin vocabulary and chants as always
  • German vocabulary–parts of the house and yard this week
  • Science: naming and locating 14 major bones in our skeletal system–cranium, mandible, scapula, ribs, radius, ulna, clavicle, humerus, sternum, pelvis, femur, patella, fibula, tibia

Last year we found that reciting our scripture and poem at every meal was a great way to work in extra review and get Daddy involved as well.  We need to start doing that again.  So, a new week and a fresh start?  Let’s hope.

Check out Miss Moe’s blog for more Memory Monday posts.

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  1. October 10, 2011 11:08 pm

    Hang in there! Baby and Sleep always come before memory work. We’ve just started working on our scripture during supper time as well and it is going well. We’ve also hung it up in the bathroom, so we all say it while we brush our teeth. Thanks for the link-up.

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