Friday, September 23, 2011

Will Memorize for Sugar...

My children were given a nice box of their favorite candy a few weeks ago. I decided to make the best of it!
The rule- you can have the candy anytime you want IF you memorize something :-)
The fun for me has been to find the things I want them to memorize!
I started with things they had memorized before but had to study over, like the Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23.
From there we've added more Scripture, songs and hymns, and poetry.
I try to pick several things a week and lay them out on the school table and they can study it in their spare time.
Here's one site I'm digging through for Poetry and here's another specifically for children.
This is my favorite for hymns and here is Ambleside's homeschool list of hymns.

The kids' choices this week are My Jesus, I Love Thee and God of Mercy, God of Grace.

Here are two from the last few weeks that I thought you might like:

My Books
By: Author Unknown

I love my books
They are the homes
of queens and fairies,
Knights and gnomes.

Each time I read I make a call
On some quaint person large or small,
Who welcomes me with hearty hand
And leads me through his wonderland.

Each book is like
A city street
Along whose winding
Way I meet
New friends and old who laugh and sing
And take me off adventuring!

A Student's Prayer
Now I lay me down to study.
I pray today I won’t go nutty.
If I should fail to learn this junk.
I pray today I will not flunk.
But if I do, don’t pity me at all,
Just lay down my bones in study hall.
Tell my teachers I did my best
Then pile my books upon my chest.
Now I lay me down to rest,
I pray I’ll pass tomorrow’s test.
If I should die before I wake,
That’s one less tst I’ll have to take.

by a suffering student.


Treasures Evermore said...

This is an awesome idea...but I think I will use PS3 time as my "sugar". LOL


Donna said...

Very good Connie!

For game time- they have to tell me a Scripture before they can turn it on! ;-)

M & M said...

Love the idea of doing not just scripture but hymns too!

Donna said...

I've been digging through some Lutheran hymns too- very good stuff!