Mini Memory Masters

In Classical Conversations, there is a great goal of becoming a Memory Master at the end of the school year.  A Memory Master is someone who can recite, without any mistakes (unless they are corrected on their own), every piece of memory work from the 24 weeks of CC.  This includes the timeline (a 13 minute long song spanning from creation to present day events), history, science, math, english, latin, and geography.  It’s a pretty incredible feat and one that we will *hopefully* someday accomplish.  We’re working our way towards it. =D

This year, Ethan chose to memorize all 24 history sentences, all 24 weeks of math facts and all 24 science sentences.  Mike was the judge and he said Ethan did it!  I wasn’t allowed to be present for his test because I tend to give things away without realizing it because I’m busy trying to memorize it all, too! =)  Sadly, I only snapped one picture during and one afterwards.  We are super proud of this guy!  His memory is unreal and we loved seeing the hard work he put into this goal!!

This was Micah’s first full year in CC and he had a giant goal, too.  He wanted to memorize all 24 history sentences and all 24 science sentences.  This is a pretty tricky cycle to memorize as every history sentence begins with a date and many of the science sentences have to do with various parts of the body (i.e. what are some parts of the digestive system?).  Micah did an excellent job memorizing and working hard this year and we rewarded him for his hard work, too!  He was able to get every sentence with very minor help (i.e. “does it start with a date?” “yes, in 1898…” and he’d take it from there).  Below are two videos of his favorite history sentences.

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Both boys were awarded with lego sets and dinner out!  We wanted to reward hard work and perseverance more than even accomplishing the goal, because that means more to us than knowing a bunch of facts.  We were very pleased with their effort!!

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