Monday begins our 20th year of home schooling. I have a 15 year old, a 10 year old and an 8 year old still at home. This year I wanted to work on some Bible memory work with the two younger boys. I decided we would memorize passages from the gospel of John where Jesus states that “I am…” The method I’m using is similar to what I have used in Bible class but at home we get the added bonus of working a little everyday. Each day we will read the entire passage together and then they will:
- Read the entire passage on Monday
- Copy a portion of the passage on Tuesday.
- Illustrate that part on Wednesday.
- Either write the portion for the week by memory or copy it again on Thursday
- Recite what we’ve learned so far on Friday.
There are boxes to either put a check mark or a sticker when a task is completed. Each page is intended to last one week. The title page will go in the front pocket of a 3 ring binder until that entire passage is memorized. Then it will go in the binder in front of the pages used to memorize that passage. The final page is a special challenge. The boys will be encouraged to write the entire passage by memory.
Click on the links below to print out a pdf so your child can work on it as well.
I Am The Light — 2 weeks
I Am The Resurrection — 4 weeks
I Am The Way, The Truth, The Life — 6 weeks
I Am The Good Shepherd — 6 weeks
I Am The Door — 4 weeks
I Am The Vine – 6 weeks
I Am The Bread — 6 weeks
As a little something extra, there are bookmarks that go along with each of the memory passages above. These should be printed on cardstock. You can give them to your child as a reward for memory work done or give it to him at the beginning so he can look at it frequently. Bookmarks for I Am…