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Home School Education - Misty, water-colored memorization...

...of the way we were....Did you ever have to memorize anything in high school? Don't remember? I did, and to this day I can still annoy my family with "No Man is an Island"! Memorization isn't a the most critical skill, but it can be fun. Choose a poem or a scripture, and try it for yourself.


When we began, I didn't actual think that memorization was that important, so I set my sights pretty low. I began with deciding that my kids would merely read the same passage each day of the week for three weeks. I wasn't trying for the goal of memorization at all, I was just trying to give them an "ear" for good literature. What I found out really surprised me! About two weeks into this process, I found that the boys had memorized much of the passage. By three weeks they could say it completely by heart! Later in our homeschool career, they were able to memorize large portions of scripture just by reading it aloud daily to me. I was amazed - I didn't know the human brain worked like that!

Try it, and see if it's fun for your own homeschool!

Blessings,
Lee
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Guest - The HomeScholar on Sunday, 27 January 2008 11:11

Lori,
That's so cute! I don't know if you can really prevent a child from memorizing things, you know? I think of how many times we've seen "Nemo" or "Toy Story" and the kids seem to know it by heart! We tried to be careful about which movies we brough home for that reason, because they did seem to be memorizing them... Anyway, that's a cute story!
Blessings,
Lee

Lori,
That's so cute! I don't know if you can really prevent a child from memorizing things, you know? I think of how many times we've seen "Nemo" or "Toy Story" and the kids seem to know it by heart! We tried to be careful about which movies we brough home for that reason, because they did seem to be memorizing them... Anyway, that's a cute story!
Blessings,
Lee
Guest - lori on Sunday, 27 January 2008 10:57

Lee,
my 10 year old just learned the midwest capitals by jump roping and memorizing at the same time....

and the youngest one...it he hears it over and over...like Scripture or small passages, he gets it!
I just have to call it something other than memorization!

have a great weekend!
lori

Lee,
my 10 year old just learned the midwest capitals by jump roping and memorizing at the same time....

and the youngest one...it he hears it over and over...like Scripture or small passages, he gets it!
I just have to call it something other than memorization!
:)
have a great weekend!
lori
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