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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bible and Morning Time

One of my very favorite blogs has been Dominion Family. Cindy, who writes it, is a homeschooling mom of 9 kids - 8 BOYS (aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!) and 1 girl. I have gleaned much wisdom from her posts over the past few months. She has inspired me, challenged me, and helped me reorganize things that I was struggling with in our homeschool. The funny thing is that she has no idea. I don't know Cindy, I just read her blog like so many others. As of Feb. 1, she ended her blogging "career" because as her older children leave the house her duties in the home are growing again. She needed to give up her blogging to better serve her family. One of the things that Cindy helped me think through was my Memory time. We have Bible and memory time each morning where we read our Bible and memorize scripture and other things (the list of helping verbs, personal pronoun list, historical documents, etc.), but there were other things that I wasn't covering that were really important to our family. I just couldn't figure out where to put them in and so I was covering them haphazardly and always feeling defeated not doing them on a regular basis. In reading through Cindy's morning time posts in her archives I found the answer. We have now expanded our memory time into morning time and I have organized it all into sections with new things to learn and then a more systematic plan for review. I feel like a big burden has lifted off of my shoulders and we are so enjoying it. I miss Cindy's posts in my inbox each morning and in honor of her, here is next week's Bible and Morning Time schedule:

Memory Time 2/25 – 2/29

Learning: Fairest Lord Jesus
Review – Joyful, Joyful
And Can It Be?

Bible- Deut. 9-11, 13, 15-18
Psalm or Proverb


Learn: Psalm 19
Review – Luke 2: 1-14
Apostle’s Creed

Learn: VP OT Greece and Rome history song
Review - VP Explorers to 1815 history song
Old Testament books
Manger Throne

Learn : #3
Review #1, #2

Learn: The Quality of Mercy/ Shakespeare
Review: The Little Cares – E. B. Browning

Relearn: Declaration of Independence
Review: Gettysburg Address

Artist – Charles Russell
Music – Handel
Reading – “Plutarch’s Lives” –Theseus

Okay, and I have to interject about Plutarch....I know it is kind of a high and lofty goal, but I think that it is a good one - and my kids LOVE it - ha! They are as weird as I am! :)


Fox said...

Sorry. Look please here

Angie B. said...

Wow--that's a lot to memorize.

I've missed talking to you the last few weeks. And I need to bring you those word tiles.

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Jennifer said...

I think I should be embarrassed that I don't even know what “Plutarch’s Lives” –Theseus
is. hmmm.

Off to use The Google...