Organizing Memory Work for Middle/ High School
I mentioned briefly in my first blog post this week that the idea of grammar-level memory work surrounds us whenever we undertake a new project, hobby, job or vocation. Each new undertaking requires us to learn new vocabulary and new systems which we then have to integrate into what we know.
Therefore, just because your children grow out of the classical education ‘grammar stage’ does not mean that your child will stop needing to do memory work. It is still there and still something to be learned, practiced, and reviewed.
My rising high schooler (it just seems so absurd that my first baby is starting high school in a few weeks), Ben, is going to have a HUGE amount of memory work to incorporate into his life this fall. Here’s some of his subjects:
Introductory and Intermediate Logic
Algebra 1 and Geometry
Some of the memory work won’t necessarily be new to him (he’s been studying Algebra since February) but I will be requiring him to incorporate memory work into his daily routine – things like formulas and math properties will be items that he’ll need to commit to memory more intentionally this next year. And, although he made flashcards for Spanish, he will definitely be more intentional with it as well.
So let me introduce you to his memory work system:
Thanks so much for stopping by to follow my 5 Days of Memory Work. I am feeling more organized and ready to go for our new year!
Even in you are not involved in a Classical Conversations community, I hope you can tweak some of these ideas to help you get ready for a fantastic school year.
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