"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 DECEMBER 6:
Due on Wednesday, December 8th:
...but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way.
Due on Friday, December 10th:
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,...and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
FAITH CLASS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6th:
Monday: "When All the World Was Waiting"
Day 6 (Genesis 26:4) Abraham was a very old man without a descendant when the promise of the Messiah from his family was given.
Activity: Paper-mache Apple
Tuesday: "When All the World Was Waiting"
Day 7 (Genesis 35:11) The promise continues through Abraham's son Isaac, and then to Isaac and Rebecca's son, Jacob.
Activity: Paint the paper-mache apple
Wednesday: "When All the World Was Waiting"
Day 8 (Genesis 35:12) For centuries people waited for the Promised One. They became impatient. God knows the best time though.
Activity: Make a Christmas Card
Thursday: "When All the World Was Waiting"
Day 9 (Numbers 24:7) I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come forth out of Jacob.
Activity: Make a Star ornament for the Jesse Tree.
Friday: "When All the World Was Waiting"
Day 10 (Psalm 78:68) Jacob had 12 sons. Which one would continue the promise of the Messiah? God chose the tribe of Judah.
Activity: A Puzzle made fromm a Christmas Card as a gift.
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.'