Bible: Romans 8. My goal is for us to eventually memorize the entire chapter, but this term my realistic goal is the first six verses:
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
We review a passage of scripture approximately twice a week. I also try to remember to work on the memory verses for CBS when we have them.
Poem: We will learn the last few stanzas of “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and after that we’ll probably start work on a Christmas poem which is to be determined.
Declaration of Independence, intro.: We trudge on. Actually, I’m learning that taking it slow and easy with this one is the way to go. As of the this past week (which is–eek!–three weeks into this new six week), we’re down to the phrase “long train of abuses,” which is pretty good, I think. I think there is such value in memorizing large swaths of material!
History timeline: we’re memorizing the “Explorers to 1815″ song from Veritas Press. We’re taking it in chunks. To date we’re working on the first ten cards or events, which gets us up through the American colonial period.
We’re reviewing our hymns this term, and we review poems approximately two days a week.