Many of you may be familiar with the Charlotte Mason scripture memory box. It’s basically an index card box with dividers marked daily, odd, even, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and then one divider for each day of the week. Someone from my CC group shared how to make a memory box for the CC memory work and I thought I would share it here.
I am using the CC cycle 1 flashcards to put in our memory box. I love these cards and they are worth every penny to me.
Behind the dividers:
Daily…this week’s new memory work
Odd/Even...the past 2 weeks’ memory work
Monday…Latin (accumulates over the course of the year)
Wednesday…History /Timeline (accumulates)
Friday…English Grammar (accumulates)
Bible is in our scripture box and Geography is done as map work another time during the day.
Days 1-24 are for memory work from any previously mastered cycles (if you’ve mastered one cycle then
for example: Day 1 is week 1 for Cycle 3 etc. or if you’ve mastered 2 cycles then: Day 1 is week 1&2 for
Cycle 3 etc and then Day 13 is week 1&2 for Cycle 2 etc. IF you are working on Cycle 1). I am keeping the days 1-24 in a separated box as I opted to go for a smaller box size that would fit on my Ikea spice rack shelves in the kitchen.
How does the box look like in action?
Let’s say you are on week 10
Daily…all subjects for week 10
Odd…all subjects for week 9
Even…all subjects for week 8
Monday…Latin (week 1-7)
Tuesday…Math (week 1-7)
Wednesday…History /Timeline (week 1-7)
Thursday…Science (week 1-7)
Friday…English Grammar (week 1-7)
Bible is in our scripture box (daily slot until we’ve got it) and Geography is done as map work another time
during the day. We’d do week 10 everyday (tracing/drawing/pointing/coloring) and
review the other weeks (tracing/drawing/pointing/coloring as necessary).
I wrote the days (doubling them up) before I realized there was no way to fit two packs of flashcards in one box 🙂
I bought the dividers for my box for Cycle 1 (and flipped them upside down so I could write on them), but decided it would be too pricey for every box, so I am planning on using the fancy dividers for the current cycle and index cards for the review cycles.