Morning Time and Memory Work Plan April 2022

free morning time memory work april 2022

Ah, April. Full of showers, poetry… and a wish that the school year would just be done already. lol

Just me?

It no longer shocks me that April finds me wishing we could just say “done already” to all the official school plans. It’s why I always create an “All That’s Left List” in April to help us persevere to the end.

It’s also why I don’t put too much “stuff” in Morning Time. I mean, let’s be real. I can barely force certain people in this family who shall rename unnamed to get out of bed in time for Morning Time recently. And another child asked if we could do less this month, but really try to master the memory work.

So. That’s what I’m going to try to do. Not to make everyone happy, because I realized a long time ago that is a losing parenting proposition. But to create a plan that is simple and nourishing for this season when we are extra tired body, mind, and soul.

free morning time memory work april 2022

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This post is a continuation of my informal monthly Morning Time and Memory Work check-ins, where I share the actual Morning Time and memory work my own family will be using for the month. I type it up and print it out for my own family, then come on here to let y’all see it. Email subscribers can also download the pdf I use with my own family from the subscribers freebies page.

Not included on the list is our daily viewing of WORLD Watch News. Due to changing school and work needs, my teens often, but not always, participate in this following our main Morning Time routine.

You’ll notice that I’ve typed up the Bible memory verses in our preferred responsive reading format. We’ll take turns being the one to read the light print, and everyone else will reply with the dark print. We’ve found this hugely helpful in keeping us focused during our Scripture memory work time!

You can read more here about how to choose the best memory work in your own homeschool, or head to the Year of Memory Work for a year’s worth of free printable poems, speeches, and other beautiful pieces for recitation!

I’d love to hear what your family will be including in Morning Time this month! Let me know in the comments below.

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Morning Time and Memory Work Plans April 2022

2 Corinthians 5

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 

For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 

Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 

We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 

Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.

For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. 

For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

I previously shared this month’s poem from Chesterton as a weekly poem I send to my email subscribers. My friend Carrie Brownell from A Fine Quotation has created a beautiful watercolor print of this poem, and I am so excited to both share it with you and memorize it with my kids this month!  Want a poem in your inbox each Monday? Join my email community below!

O God of Earth and Altar

G. K. Chesterton

O God of earth and altar,
bow down and hear our cry,
our earthly rulers falter,
our people drift and die;
the walls of gold entomb us,
the swords of scorn divide,
take not thy thunder from us,
but take away our pride.

From all that terror teaches,
from lies of tongue and pen,
from all the easy speeches
that comfort cruel men,
from sale and profanation
of honour and the sword,
from sleep and from damnation,
deliver us, good Lord!

Tie in a living tether
the prince and priest and thrall,
bind all our lives together,
smite us and save us all;
in ire and exultation
aflame with faith, and free,
lift up a living nation,
a single sword to thee.

The Home Builders

Edgar Albert Guest

The world is filled with bustle and with selfishness and greed,
It is filled with restless people that are dreaming of a deed.
You can read it in their faces; they are dreaming of the day
When they’ll come to fame and fortune and put all their cares away.
And I think as I behold them, though it’s far indeed they roam,
They will never find contentment save they seek for it at home.
I watch them as they hurry through the surging lines of men,
Spurred to speed by grim ambition, and I know they’re dreaming then.
They are weary, sick and footsore, but their goal seems far away,
And it’s little they’ve accomplished at the ending of the day.
It is rest they’re vainly seeking, love and laughter in the gloam,
But they’ll never come to claim it, save they claim it here at home.
For the peace that is the sweetest isn’t born of minted gold,
And the joy that lasts the longest and still lingers when we’re old
Is no dim and distant pleasure-it is not to-morrow’s prize,
It is not the end of toiling, or the rainbow of our sighs.
It’ is every day within us-all the rest is hippodrome-
And the soul that is the gladdest is the soul that builds a home.
They are fools who build for glory! They are fools who pin their hopes
On the come and go of battles or some vessel’s slender ropes.
They shall sicken and shall wither and shall never peace attain
Who believe that real contentment only men victorious gain.
For the only happy toilers under earth’s majestic dome
Are the ones who find their glories in the little spot called home.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!

1 All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall,
let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,

Refrain:
and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him, and crown him Lord of all.

2 Crown him, ye martyrs of your God,
who from his altar call,
who from his altar call;
extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod, [Refrain]

3 Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
ye ransomed of the fall,
ye ransomed of the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace, [Refrain]

4 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
the wormwood and the gall,
go, spread your trophies at his feet, [Refrain]

5 Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe
on this terrestrial ball,
on this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe, [Refrain]

6 O that with yonder sacred throng
we at his feet may fall,
we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song, [Refrain]

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