CC Memory Box

I think the Memory Box is originally from Charlotte Mason to memorize scripture, but many Classical Conversations moms have adapted it to work with the CC grammar.  I’ve had the idea pinned for … longer than I want to admit.  So I finally got it put together just in time before we meet with our community.  I have it set up this way:

Daily: Current week’s memory work
Odd & Even: Two prior week’s memory work
Monday: History & Geography from past weeks of current cycle
Tuesday: English from past weeks of current cycle
Wednesday: Latin from past weeks of current cycle
Thursday: Math from past weeks of current cycle
Friday: Science from past weeks of current cycle
1-24: Memory work from previous cycles (Week 1 from both cycles goes behind Tab #1, Week 2 behind Tab #2, etc.)

Yes, I did write out all of the memory work individually on index cards.  It is time consuming, but I’m through Week 12 in Cycles 1 & 2.  I have a little bit further to go, but I’m almost there.  We work on Timeline separately with the song, so I chose not to add it into the weekly tabs.  I am using a large box so I can keep our scripture and Bible books memorization in separate tabs behind the CC material.  And for later, I have flashcards of the states & capitals printed and ready for review.  We’ve been using this memory box method for the past week and it’s working pretty well so far.  It’s not fancy or super fun, but it gets the job done!  I fell off the memory work bandwagon after my China trip in March and then working on adoption paperwork, so I am really excited to see how the Memory Box system works for us.

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  • April 27, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    Amy - We use this exact idea too! I have loved using it. We started out with just Bible verses in it, then slowly added more subjects. This past year we did CC and I wrote out all the memory work out on cards as well. It is really a great system. I do find that sometimes my kids forget things that are in the monthly tabs (because if it falls on a weekend or a CC day they don’t actually get to review it for 2-3 months, so occasionally I will move things from the back up to the front and it quickly cycles back, giving my kids extra needed review. Thanks for linking up to Trivium Tuesdays and sharing how you do your memory box!ReplyCancel

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