Monday, October 21, 2013
Day 4 in Our Homeschool - Fall 2013
I've been impressed by how much we have been memorizing this year. We have Memorized Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 127:3-5, Psalm 9:9-10, and Psalm 34-1-9. Even Felicity who is three can say most of these verses with little to no prompting when she wants to. Today we began learning Psalm 98:1. We will be learning the whole Psalm over the next several weeks. Once a week we try to review all the verses we have already learned. This morning Kent, Katy and Kaomi showed me their memorization skills on a poem that they chose to learn by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kaomi and Katy each chose to learn The Swing and Kent chose to learn Autumn Fires. They each quoted their poem to our whole school. They worked on memorizing the poems over the last two school weeks on their own. This was an assignment I chose to critique and grade. They all did well receiving 99%, 97%, and 95%. The critique included addressing issues like speaking too quickly or too softly and playing with hair or touching their faces rather than keeping their hands by their sides. Only one person needed to be prompted, twice.