"Memory Work is spoken to the teacher and due each week on Wednesday and Friday. It is graded with a +, /, or - depending on how fluently and accurately it is said. Most of the time Memory Work comes from Luther's Small Catechism. Once a month the children learn a stanza or two of the Hymn of the Month. Other times the children recite Scripture.
Memory Work is very important. It's important primarily because it "hides God's Word in our hearts". It's also great training for learning good study skills. Also I give very little homework in second grade so my expectation is that it be done well and on time.
MEMORY WORK FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 25:
Due on Wednesday, January 27th:
The Ninth Commandment
You shall not covet your neighbor's house.
Due on Friday, January 29th:
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right,...
FAITH CLASS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 25th:
Monday: One in Christ: Daniel and His Friends
(Daniel 1) God shows His love for us by blessing those who fear, love, and trust in Him. Activity: When I Am Tempted
Tuesday: One in Christ: Daniel and His Friends
(Daniel 1) Review the narrative from Monday and also review the First Commandment and how it applies to this story. Reproducible 30: Daniel and His Friends
Wednesday: The Eighth Commandment
The children will illustrate God's No and God's Yes in the Eighth Commandment. We'll review the meaning and take ideas for illustrations from the students before starting.
Thursday: One in Christ: Three Men in the Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3) God shows His love for us by giving us courage to stand up for Him and love Him above all. Activity: I Have Hard Times Too
Friday: One in Christ: Three Men in the Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3) Review the narrative from Thursday and, again, review the First Commandment asit applies to the story, Reproducible 31: God's Promises for Me
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.