Memory Work

Digital Flashcards: Latin, Geography, Phonograms

3GRD

Have you heard of “spaced repetition”?  It’s practicing words you don’t know at intervals.  I made decks for Beginning Latin I, II, and Fundamentals I on memrise.com.  The advantage of that site is that the material is cumulative and you have control over adding new words.  The child can practice daily, only the words he […]

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Funny Father-Assigned Memory Work

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I listened to a school lecture about memory work.  In fourth grade, we memorize population and electoral college data for the largest states (by population).  When asked, our director said that this was information that had come up in conversation in her life and was embarrassed not to know.  Same for the population and square […]

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Memory System Box

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Since we have dyslexia and dysgraphia in kids 2, 3 respectively, I have had to use a lot of alternative curriculum. I keep little pieces of what works for our methodology. This memory box is dreaded and loved. You can tell where I got it from (All About Spelling). It catches all the material that […]

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WRTR Pacing Guide!!!

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There are different personalities in this world and mine CANNOT function without a pacing guide. I don’t hold tight to them and force a child to go a particular speed, but I need to know the standard path to make good choices. I make very poor decisions otherwise. I need to know WHAT I’m disobeying, […]

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Date Rhymes

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Theoretically, rhymes are my “art.”  But, these are NOT NECESSARILY GOOD. Some of them intentionally so. HA! I want them to each stand alone.   If we memorized them as a whole poem, the child would have to recite the whole thing to get to the correct date. Varying the meter and whatnot, while irritating to […]

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Memory Hooks for Geography Facts

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ACK, those numbers, right?  How do we remember the mountain heights and rivers? Well, here are the memory hooks we use. You can use these several ways. Good:  You can just say them a lot. Good-er:  Sign the numbers when you say them. Better:  “place” them in an environment with you imagination.  See OZ and […]

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Geography Facts in 5GRD

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With my dyslexic student, we have hit the wall over and over and over on the numerical geography facts in our curriculum.  So this year, I tried something new that REALLY paid off for us.  First, let me confess that I don’t really know why we memorize the exact heights of certain mountains and rivers; […]

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Math Facts, States Resources

1GRD

My kids do best with their memorizing, if they have a funny phrase or picture connection.  Above you see my favorite card from the www.memoryjogger.com states and capitals cards.  All of my kids know their states and capitals quickly using these cards. Below, you see another one. In addition to being funny, they’re actually quite […]

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Recitation (shhhhh, Catechism) Printables

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    I have been asked for these a lot, so here they are!  If someone with authority complains, I’ll have to take them down.  They contain all the poems we use for K-4th (there are a few added and removed from the MODG list, sorry!), the catechism questions (some adapted), dates, states and capitals, […]

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History Date Labels

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  I have posted these cards before, but not with the date labels. To use this work: Download images by clicking on them. Print them all on card stock and laminate. Cut pictures apart from each other, leaving the event name attached. Cut apart all of the dates. In sharpie, write the correct date on […]

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English From the Roots Up Resources

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English from the Roots Up is a great program.  However, for my visual-spatial learner, it’s a little on the colorless-side.  These cards are not meant to replace the originals.  I don’t include any information about whether it’s Latin or Greek, and I don’t have all the example words using the root.  These are just so […]

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Dates and Mountain Height Cards

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Click the pics to download! In 3rd grade Mother of Divine Grace, we memorize American history dates, mountain heights, and river lengths.  These are the cards for most of the year.  I will add more later.  Print out the pictures on cardstock and hit them with contact paper or run through your thermal laminator.  Then, […]

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Memory Work Binder System

Memory Work

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 […]

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