Friday, April 20, 2007

Memorization and Recitation. A List.

We have finally made a list of material to be memorized for the year! Our goals are lofty, but if we get through half of our list, we will be happy. I've included poetry, prayers, and verses from the bible. You will find that some are in Spanish and others in Latin. We are planning on having a small poetic recital every 6 weeks or so. Thanks to all the people who helped guide me towards good books (WTMboards)! At the bottom of the list, you'll find some great poetry books I came across to help me compile the list.

  1. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Happy Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. How Doth the Little Crocodile, Lewis Carroll
  4. Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. The Purple Cow
  7. Good and Bad Children, Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. Cucu Cucu, Spanish nursery rhyme
  9. El Patio de Mi Casa, Spanish nursery rhyme
  10. El Barquito Chiquitito, Spanish nursery rhyme
  11. Various Mother Goose Rhymes
  12. Padre Nuestro
  13. Ave Maria
  14. Angel de Dios
  15. Pater Noster
  16. Gloria Patri
  17. Angele Dei
  18. Requiem Aeternam
  19. Anima Christi
  20. Signum Crucis

I'll probably be adding or even taking away some of these...all depending on how we do. I will keep this list updated as we go along. If you are interested in looking at some good poetry books for children, try these.

  • A Child's Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Honey for a Child's Heart
  • When We Were Very Young, A.A. Milne
  • Now We Are Six, A.A. Milne

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