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Articles tagged Memorization

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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Letter to a New CC Mom

Dear CC Mom, I have learned so much about the classical model in the past few years (I still have a long way to go!), and I admit that it has sometimes gone against what my preconceived notions and tendencies are! I just finished reading Echo in Celebration by Leigh...
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Why I Pursued the Title of Memory Master

I am sitting here early in the morning before my kids wake up, getting some reading in. Suddenly, it popped into my head to share why I went for the title of Memory Master last year. First of all, my intention is not to convince all of you to do what I did. I just want...
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Challenge: The Moment You've Waited For

The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten...
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