Saturday, September 29, 2007

Mnemonic Phrases

Our study of Astronomy began this week.  We are using Exploring Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright.  The girls really enjoyed the reading this week.  But the best part was making up mnemonic phrases for learning the names and order of the planets.  The book gives an example - "My very early morning just started under Nancy's pancakes." 

Lulu came up with - "Miss Vent eats my jelly soup under Nellie's pug."

Monkey came up with - "Madilyn Violin eats monkies, jumps some underwear, next please!"

The two minds of my oldest girls.....  Any of you that know them personally -- true to their natures!

By the way, the order of the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.  And with these funny phrases the girls almost have them down.

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