Memory Work in Winter

We are still holding on to the little bits of Christmas until Epiphany.  The tree is up, the lights are lit, tea and candles and treats in the afternoons.  We started slowly back to school today.  But because we were traveling during Advent, we didn’t finish our Jesse Tree.  So for the rest of the week, we will still be working on the Jesse Tree instead of our American history.

Artwork by Gertrud Mueller Nelson

We will also start our January memory work next week.  Thought that maybe you might be needing new memory work too.  So, I’ll post mine here.  No grand plan, no overarching theme.  I print out a copy for everyone–even the pre-readers!  We all sing the hymn.  Then I say a line of the memory work, then we all say it together.

The clipart as always is by Gertrud Mueller Nelson.  I needed to hear that fourth verse from Psalm 91.  “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust.”  Plus I love that fox–he reminds me of Melissa Wiley’s Fox and Crow Are Not Friends!  As for the hymn selection, I’ve got a boy who is all about Beethoven’s 9th symphony right now.  I thought a little joy would make our morning just a little easier to embrace.  We use the accompaniment from Traditional Hymns because it sounds like the organ at our church.   And the King James because it sounds like Shakespeare!


  1. I always like to hear how people incorporate Bible study into their homeschool work because I have a terrible time doing it myself. It is one of the first things to fall by the wayside as soon as things get hectic.

    I chose Psalm 91 for my wedding, because of “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” A relative had sneered at me, “It won’t last!” and Ps. 91 was me thumbing my nose at him.


    1. Hee hee! Using the psalms to thumb your nose! **Love**

      The bulk of our Bible study happens during Advent and Lent. For the rest of the year we basically only attend church and do a bit of memory work.

      Peace keep you!

  2. I love the fox.

    For us Bible memory work mainly consists in listening to the Liturgy of the Hours and thus absorbing the Psalms and Canticles via osmosis. I do often use Bible verses for copywork, but I don’t make copywork into memory work. I do figure that they’re more likely to remember bits they’ve copied or to at least recognize them when they turn up again, which I like to think of as a sort of pre-memory work.

Leave a Reply