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Articles tagged Memory Work

No Habla Español

As I sat there repeating (less elegantly than the teacher) short phrases like “How are you?” and “My name is Tifany” in Spanish, a part of me felt truly inadequate. My intention in taking a Spanish class was to see how nine years of Classical Conversations Latin would...
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Mixing Up the Memory Work

While our Foundations tutors do a fantastic job of modeling memory techniques and review activities that can easily be duplicated at home, we can sometimes neglect to incorporate these ideas into our daily memory work review routines. Daily review can become tiresome...
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Cycle 2, Take 2

Something is different this year. When we went through Cycle 2 three years ago, we were completing our first round through the cycle of Foundations memory work, and my eight-year-old daughter felt that she now understood all mysteries and all knowledge. Her hard-won...
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What Do You Do When Your Child Does Not Pass Memory Master Testing?

[The author of this article has requested to remain anonymous to protect the child who is referenced in the article.] My child was a Memory Master for Cycle 1 and Cycle 2. Cycle 3 was going to be a cinch…or so I thought. She was confident. She flew through the first...
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July 4th Celebrations and Memory Work

On July 4th, and on other American holidays, do we really pause to reflect on our nation’s history? Too often, for my family, these holidays have become a day of swimming, grilling, and fireworks. Recently, I read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town on the Prairie to my...
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