Friday, March 25, 2011

The Living Christ... MEMORIZED!

Well, we finished memorizing The Living Christ.  We actually finished about two weeks ago, but we have been working on perfecting it a little better.  There were a few spots that were giving the kids problems.  But, we are finished and it was a good experience for them.  They've learned not only that they are capable of memorizing a long piece, but they also understand more about their Savior and what his life meant to them individually.  My daughter loves that if someone has a question about the Savior she has lots of information about him "stuck in her head" :)

After we finished, they asked what we were going to memorize next!  I was a little surprised to hear that from them.  Well, I'm still working on that, but I'm leaning towards 1 Corinthians 13.  I've always loved that chapter about charity and my older kids memorized this many years ago.  I guess I need to start a list of the all the things I'd like them to memorize.  I'll add that at a later time though :)

So I guess memorization has become a part of our homeschool again.  I'm glad because my older kids did a lot of memorizing, but at some point I dropped the ball on that and my kids really seem to enjoy it.


Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is so wonderful! How long did it take your family? What tips and tricks worked for your children?

Notebooking Nook said...

Thanks, Dana! We started the end of September and worked on it a little every morning for about 15-20 minutes. The kids did the copywork and fill-in-the-blanks that are here on the blog. I would have them work on a section a week and then recite from the beginning each Friday.

We could have done more quickly, but there were days we didn't get to it and December we didn't work on it at all.

My daughter recited it to her YW's group yesterday in church and that went well. So just a little time and commitment, that's about it :)

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