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During most homeschool weeks, my children are assigned memorization in one subject other than Latin. Latin has its own share of memorization in learning vocabulary and grammar forms, so I make sure I take that into account when making memorization assignments.
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Here are our memorization assignments from this past week:
My 10th Grader:
My 10th grader has started The Aeneid and I required him to learn the first paragraph (12 lines) of Book 1, which starts:
I sing of arms and of the man, fated to be an exile, who long since left the land of Troy and came to Italy to the shores of Lavinium…
This was a longer and more dense passage, so I gave him a little over a week to memorize it.
Please excuse my notes in the margins of these pictures!
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My 8th Grader:
My 8th grader just started The Iliad, and she also had to memorize the first paragraph of Homer’s amazing epic. Her passage is a bit shorter than the Virgil passage, and it begins:
Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.
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My 6th Grader:
At the beginning of the year, my 6th grader did a marvelous job of learning all of England’s Sovereigns in Verse. She is studying through Famous Men of the Middle Ages and many of her literature selections have settings of a similar time period, so this was a perfect memorization assignment for her.
It’s been awhile since she recited it and she had a few rusty spots. She is working on smoothing out the rough spots and I’ve given her only a week to do that since the poem is mostly memorized. Originally, I gave her three weeks to learn it in its entirety.
The first stanza of England’s Sovereigns in Verse:
William the Conqueror long did reign,
William, his son by an arrow was slain;
Henry the First was a scholar bright;
Stephen was king without any right.
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My 4th Grader:
Honestly, my 4th grader hasn’t had a memorization assignment the past couple of weeks because I haven’t gotten around to making the assignment. Too many other balls in the air!
This coming week, she will work on the poem All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander. She started this poem at the beginning of the year, but we set it aside to work on another project. It is such a lovely poem and she will be thrilled to come back to it!
The first stanza of All Things Bright and Beautiful:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
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My almost 4 year old:
Like other preschoolers his age, my littlest boy is a just a sponge. This week, he is learning the Pledge of Allegiance.
My little boy is in no way ready for copywork, however, if you have elementary children you might be interested in this: Pledge of Allegiance Copywork.
This week, I’m learning Ephesians 6:10-18 – the armor of God section. I am memorizing 2 verses a day, so I’m giving myself a little over a week to learn the whole passage.
This is what I have memorized so far:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God that you might be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Ephesians 6: 10-11