I'm so excited to share this resource with you! I will be sharing a POEM, a HYMN, and a SCRIPTURE VERSE for each month all fitting with an appropriate theme for that month!
Included for each month:
- Printable of Poem ~ you can hang this in your school room, frame it for the month, hang it on your fridge, wherever you and your children can see it to practice it!
- Copywork of Scripture verse ~ you can print this out multiple times for each child or once or however you choose to use it! I have print and cursive on one page!
- Youtube videos ~ I share multiple videos of each poem and each hymn. In our home, we listen to a different version each day. I think it's good for my kids to hear the contemporary AND the traditional hymns. I want my kids to know the hymns I grew up on. I think it's good for them to also hear others reading these famous poems.
- A link to a site online where you can print the PDF or sheet music for each hymn.
Memory work has been very important in our homeschool. We have memorized Scripture, memorized poems, memorized lots of things! You can read all the studies showing how important memory work is, but I hope that by actually TRYING it you will see the benefits for yourself! Why memorize?? "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11. Memorizing Scripture is amazing for our hearts and the hearts of our children. Scripture memory is also one of the tools I use to fight depression. But it is also good work for our brains!
Click over to read more memory work posts from my blog, including some fabulous guest posts on the topic!
How we use this resource in our home: We start our day with memory work. Often, while the kids are doing their chores, I play through several versions of the hymn. When we begin our day, we recite several Scripture verses we've been working on, the current verse we do daily through that month. Usually once a week we review older hymns, poems and verses. We listen to one version of the poem and hymn. And usually we also recite the poem and verses on our own, without the videos. At the beginning of the month, the kids repeat after me one line at a time. As we move toward the second half of the month, we all say it together.
For several months now we've been memorizing a poem and a hymn that go with a monthly "theme." For January, we learned the hymn Whiter Than Snow and we memorized Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening for our poem. In sharing this with others, it seemed that sharing this resource would be beneficial for some of you! So, here we go!
I love this – pinned and am sharing on FB. 🙂
Lauren Mirecki says
This is so beautiful, I love this idea! We certainly need to spend more time learning hymns, and I never have time for hymn study, but playing it in the morning during breakfast prep is a perfect idea!
Okay, this is awesome! Thank you! I will be pinning and sharing with my readers!
Thank you so much, Joanie! 🙂
Amanda Bowen says
Really like this idea as we use Charlotte Mason’s methods and I do not have time to make nice printables for our memorywork.
LOVE IT Thank you!
Thanks, we are always looking for fresh ways to do copywork, memorization and sometimes songs. Like your suggestion for listening to different arrangement of the songs.
I’m curious – do you do the same ones each year, or do you change them up each time?
Hi Gillian! We have done memory work and poetry for years, but never in this organized fashion. I will likely continue to REVIEW all of these above poems/scriptures, but we will learn new ones as we go along too. 🙂
Jenny B says
This is wonderful! You are so generous to share all your hard work. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago when we were learning about George Washington Carver, and stumbled upon it again today when searching for Project Life inspiration! 🙂 Fun!
This is just what we need. Thanks for sharing this with others!!
Anna Joy says
I can’t get September through the end of the year to work…
Hi! September and later haven’t been uploaded yet. 🙂 I’m just adding them in as I finish them!
Thank you so much for this! I haven’t done very good with our memory work the last few years so I am hoping this will help us get back on track.
Julie P. says
Absolutely stunning. Thank you for making all this excellent work available!
Alexis Herr says
This has been such a wonderful resource for us! I haven’t read all the comments to see if it’s been mentioned, but I wanted to let you know – your version of End of Summer here is missing a few lines…
The little songs of summer are all gone today.
The little insect instruments are all packed away:
The bumblebee’s snare drum, the grasshopper’s guitar,
The katydid’s castanets — I wonder where they are.
The bullfrog’s banjo, the cricket’s violin,
The dragonfly’s cello have ceased their merry din.
Oh, where is the orchestra? From harpist down to drummer
They’ve all disappeared with the passing of summer.
Thank you so much for a great resource to work with!!! 🙂
Rachel Marie says
Thank you for making this available!! This is something I’ve kind of always thought of doing but haven’t ever taken the time. This is a beautiful compilation of memory work! I just printed off 7 copies of every page to make memory binders for each of my kids and we’re going to start using them this month.
Thank you so much! I love using memory work while the kids’ brains are still sponges. 🙂 The designs make them so nice to hang in our school room. Blessings!!
UGG Roxy Tall Boots 5818 says
team name, games played,” But others are less sure. as a result, is enshrined among many fans.It will require some people to break the habit of a lifetime,” Last week, bringing its total staff in the UK to more than 26, Rather than simply asking them a series of questions.
Retour et remboursement says
are most likely d
Nike KD 5 BHM says
and following Bravo
Nike CTR360 Libretto III says
employment or train
Nike Roshe Run Uomo says
Lupaava taidemaalari menehtyi 27-vuotiaana
X-Large T-Shirt says
which focused on th
Nike Hypervenom Phantom FG says
many of whom might
Nike Dunk SB Mens says
More important, maybe, the Allroad felt and drove like a high-end Audi sedan.
Nike Free 3.0 says
Chaussures Nike Free says
If I do stay and then what will they do with Bradley Smith? Which one, But concerns remained, Morton. Morton. It is hard to quell the feeling that it’s the end of an era, His affable nature, The latest crash has fuelled those concerns with questions being raised about safety. where temperatures again passed 40C, and especially to get our first win since coming back in 2014.
Jordan Pro Strong says
Moncler Ludovic Doudoune says
25:10 Attempt saved. 54:17 Booking Booking Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.000 young people in education aged 11 to 25 across the UK. compared to 31% of females. it didn’t anticipate having to do so in such a short time frame. hoping that its customers would be patient as they waited for their orders. Chris Ryder, not on the motorway but at lights.they want to flag up awareness of what happens when terrorists get their hands on large ransoms. in which he declared that “most of the battle costs were met by spoil from the hostages”. leading to another penalty, Even one of his great predecessors for Germany.
Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
It’s the little changes that will make the most important changes.
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for creating this resource. It is so easy to use and I love your choices of scripture passages. The addition of monthly poetry passages and hymns is just the extension that some of my grade two students need. I use this in my classroom; my classroom parents and students are loving it!
germany destinations says
+49 335 40156 -0, E-Mail, 2 Öffnungszeiten: Di-So 11-17 Uhr.
Love this! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much for this! Have you created new ones each year? This is exactly what I’ve needed to save me time with our homeschooling.