When I heard about the Scripture Memory System I thought it sounded perfect for our needs and it really has been! It's become an indispensable part of our morning routine. We use (a modified) version of the system to memorize Scripture as well as poetry, French, history, and science.
Each morning, as part of her routine, TJ pulls out her binder and goes through the appropriate sections for that day. Once a month she recites her daily work aloud without using the binder and we move things and add new items as needed. This system has worked so well for us!
Here's what she memorized during her first-grade year -
Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13 Psalm 23 Psalm 100
Poetry: Hearts are like Doors Toot! Toot! The Purple Cow The Caterpillar Days of the Week Work Ooey Gooey Celery The Months Mr. Nobody The Young Lady of Niger
History and Science Topics: Important pharaohs of Egypt Seven wonders of the ancient world First 20 emperors of Rome Systems of the body
Other: French days of the week Personal information (address, phone numbers, etc.)