"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.
(During these weeks of home instruction I'll give the children one Memory Work assignment per week. You may have them say the Memory Work to you when they know it well but I'd love to have your child call me and say it to me over the phone whenever it's convenient. I'll usually be at school Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 4:00. This gives me a chance to visit with them briefly as well. 219-765-5525)
MEMORY WORK for the Week of March 30th:
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
FAITH CLASS for the Week of March 30th:
The children had been working on a Lenten Symbols book. They should try to finish that this week in lieu of regular faith lessons. Try to put as many symbols in the book as you can. When you come in next week to pick of your next pack of work you can bring your Lenten Symbols book to school and put in in your "box of books".
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18