Monday, November 7, 2011

Memory Work 11.7.2011

 Food for thought this week...

Over on the Well Trained Mind Forums, rgrin mentioned that her child memorizes best while in motion.   Others agreed, and several posters pointed out the Jewish tradition of shuckling while praying.   Of course, as things go at these forums, this discussion led to another excellent discussion where OrdinaryTime mentioned this article , So Will Kids Become Smarter If They Gesture.   Turns out that studies have shown people who learn while engaging in some kind of motion learn more easily, and the learning tends to stick for longer.

So, I believe we will start adding motion to our memory time.   As well, I believe we are going to invest in some   exercise balls to sit on during school time.

Our Memory Work this Week:  

Next section of The Living Christ
“He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead. He taught the truths of eternity, the reality of our premortal existence, the purpose of our life on earth, and the potential for the sons and daughters of God in the life to come. He instituted the sacrament as a reminder of His great atoning sacrifice.” 

Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare
Everyone is expected to be offline for the first half of their lines this Friday.

We almost have those prime numbers learned

We continue working on memorizing The Grammar Catechism. Parts of Speech, Common Nouns, Proper Nouns, Concrete Nouns, and Abstract Nouns have been throughly learned, so onto Gender, number, and case we go.  

How goes your memory time?

1 comment:

  1. I agree that memory is best accomplished with motion but also with music. The combination just adds to it.


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