Memory Work Binder System

in Memory Work, Organization

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I don’t do well with a big list of assignments.  And for school, my children have phonics, states/captials, poems, catechism, and history dates to memorize.  Do your Latin words.  Go over the Ten Commandments.  Mayflower landed when?

Multiply it times three kids….and well, my “To Make Them Do” list is overwhelming!  So now I’ve reduced it to one thing: Review your cards.

I got an index card binder, pictured above, and filled it with their weekly assignments.  On Sunday afternoon, I sit down and write all their spelling and dates and poetry stanzas for the week are on cards.  I punch holes through any flash cards that came in a pack and pull out whatever cards are now unnecessary.

Once a day, I hand them the little binder (or go through it with them for emergent readers).

*I no longer keep all the kids memory work in one binder, but I still use these.  It’s just that lots of their flash cards overlap, so keeping a separate binder for each child would mean rebuying sets over and over.  I still combine all their memory work, but multiple kids may share the same little binder*

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cynthia July 31, 2012

Wow – thank you so much for the insights into MODG – We will be using it this year for the first time – we enrolled! There is SO much memory work in grade 3, I’m a little worried. This binder seems like a good way to manage it.


2 admin July 31, 2012

It’s not too bad if you group it together. I print out all the catechism questions for the year and all the poetry up to this point and put them in my own notebook for easy reference. The capitals of states, dates, phonograms, and latin all stay together. It only takes a few minutes that way.


3 Sandy April 1, 2012

This is interesting. I have a small 3-ring binder that could work for this. It would really help my son to have all the memory work in one place.


4 admin April 2, 2012

We sure do love it. We do all our memory work at once.


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