I am so excited to share this memory work binder with you. Memory work is something I love doing with my children.
In our homeschool, we have incorporated memory work throughout the year.
However, I have not done a great job of keeping track of our memory work or adding in review times for our work.
I came up this system to keep our memory work organized and ready for years to come.
Why Memory Work?
Research shows that memory work helps students focus and learn new concepts.
As a Christian family, memory work goes one step further in allowing our kids to hide Scripture in their hearts and learn sayings and character traits for that stick with them throughout their lives.
Memorization provides good exercise for the brain. It is something that we work on daily in our own homeschool.
Our Memory Work Plan
In order to incorporate memory work into your homeschool day, you need a plan.
I suggest that you first come up with what you want your kids to memorize based on your values and goals.
Here is the framework:
- Scripture Verses
- Extra Practice
Here is our detailed plan:
- Hymns – Our plan is to follow His Mercy is New Memory Work each month. I also will use Hymns for a Kid’s Heart to choose hymns to memorize.
- Scripture Verses – We also will follow His Mercy is New Memory Work as well as verses we are learning through the Bible Road Trip. The younger kids continue to learn their verses from My ABC Bible Verses. I found these FREE printable sheets for the verses on Teachers Pay Teachers.
- Poems – His Mercy is New Memory Work and poems from Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. I found these wonderful printables of all the memory poems from Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind HERE from Homeschool Creations.
- Prayers – We are starting with this prayer, and reviewing the Lord’s Prayer.
- Extra Practice – This section changes depending on what my kids are struggling to learn. Right now, we are using these Skip Counting charts, and the planet song,
Memory Work Binder
In creating the Memory Work Binder, I took time to print out each hymn, Scripture verse, poem, and extra practice.
Once I had everything printed out, I grabbed some sheet protectors and labels.
I labeled 9 sheet protectors.
- Future Lessons
The memory work that the kids did not know was placed in daily and future lessons.
We will review this work every day until it is memorized. Once memorized, it will be placed behind either even or odd.
The memory work that the kids knew well was then placed inside one of the days of the week protectors to keep reviewing.
In other words, the first time we are learning something it goes in the daily folder. As we start to learn it, it goes into the even or odd folder. As it is memorized, it goes into one of the days of the week folder.
Using the Memory Work Binder
During our memory work time (usually during or right after breakfast), I pull out the sheet protector for daily, even or odd (depending on the date), and the day of the week.
We start by going over the daily work. We learn this material first.
Then, we review the material that is in the even/odd and the day of the week.
I love having all the material printed out.
I also enjoy having a system to make sure we are reviewing older material on a weekly basis.
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