"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 18th
Due on Wednesday, January 19th:
...but help and be of service to him in keeping it.
Due on Friday, January 21st:
Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
FAITH CLASS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18th:
Tuesday: One in Christ: Elijah and the Widow
(I Kings 17:8-24) God shows His love for us by proving that His Word is powerful and true.
Activity: God is Faithful, He Cares for Me
Wednesday: Preparing for Worship
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth (Luke 4:16-20)
The children will read this narrative from the Scripture, discuss it, and finally illustrate it. They'll be hearing it in Chapel.
Thursday: One in Christ: God Speaks to Elijah
(I Kings 19:9-18) God shows His love for us by gently encouraging us with His strong, true Word.
Activity: Elijah's Journey Back
Friday: One in Christ: Naaman and Elisha
(II Kings 5:1-19) God shows His love for us by cleansing us by water and the Word, giving us life and salvation.
For truly I say to you, If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.'