This is a running list of all the things we have worked on during our memory portion of Morning Time in our homeschool. I do not strive for perfection of recall, but more a solid familiarity. My hope is that repeated exposure to beauty of the written, spoken and sung word will inspire my children to love good and godly literature and music.
Matthew 5:1-10 (the Beatitudes)
Matthew 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer)
Matthew 13:44-46 (Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price)
Matthew 18:10-14 (Parable of the Lost Sheep)
Mark 4:2-9 (Parable of the Sower and Seed)
Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson
Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson
Furry Bear by A. A. Milne
Hoppity by A. A. Milne
Knight-in-Armour by A. A. Milne
The Engineer by A. A. Milne
Mix a Pancake by Christina Rossetti
Who Has Seen the Wind by Christina Rossetti
The Mist and All by Dixie Willson
Trains by James S. Tippett
How Doth the Little Crocodile by Lewis Carroll
Fuzzy Wuzzy, Creepy Crawly by Lillian Schulz
First Snow by Mary Louis Allen
(Note that I have assimilated several of these from Mystie Winkler’s own Memory Work page. She is great at coming up with meaty, brief motivational statements!)
I can do hard things.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Focus on your job, and do it right.
Respond cheerfully, politely and promptly.
Obey right away, all the way, with a good attitude, every day.
It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, not for men. (Colossians 3:23)
Do everything without complaining and arguing. (Philippians 2:14)
“Work while you work, play while you play.
This is the way to be happy each day.
All that you do, do with your might.
Things done by halves are never done right.”
All Creatures of Our God and King
Be Thou My Viision
Be Still My Soul
Lead Me to Calvary
My Jesus, I Love Thee
O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Take My Life and Let It Be
The Solid Rock
Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
All Night, All Day
The Angel Band
Down by the Station
Here We Come A’Wassailing
I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad
Old John the Rabbit
Rhyme of the Chivalrous Shark
That’s a Nice Field of Turnips
There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
With My Swag All on My Shoulder
New City Catechism (shorter version) Questions 1-13
Books of the Old Testament
Books of the New Testament