Every week this year the Explorers will be memorizing a piece of poetry, a notable quote, or an excerpt from a famous document or speech. Pieces will vary in length and increase in challenge as the year progresses. You can help your child by being aware of the weekly piece, and by working with them to learn it for their recitation on Friday. Students will be given a copy of the new piece on Friday, thus giving them the week to practice. All pieces will also be located on the class website on the “Memorization” page, or are readily available on-line. I hope this is fun, and imagine that at sometime in the future they are able to break out in verse.