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© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 24 Are you good at remembering things? Try the games on this page to test and help improve your memory and concentration skills! WHAT’S MISSING: Look closely at each top picture. Cover it. Then try to draw what’s missing on the one below it. Memorial Day is a day to remember the people who have lost their lives to keep our country safe while serving in the military. Many businesses close on this holiday so that people can spend time remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. Do you have a family member who was a veteran you like to remember? (Name) was my remember him/her because . I like to Shuffle and spread all of the cards out on a flat surface, face down. Players take turns choosing any two cards. (A match is two cards with the same number or face card. For example, a two of hearts and a two of clubs is a match. Two Jacks are a match.) If the cards match, then the player keeps the cards and goes again. If the cards don’t match, turn the cards back over and leave them in the same place. Play until all the cards have been picked up. The winner is the person with the most pairs. I remember the time we DRAW A WORD: One player uses their finger to‘write’a word on the back of the second player. The second player tries to identify the word. Players switch positions and take turns being the‘writer’and guesser. Play with a deck of 52 playing cards. Draw a picture of the person you like to think about and remember here. Long car rides are a great time to play memory games. A classic memory game is “I Went to the Store…” Each person in the car takes turns adding grocery items in alphabetical order. The first player says, “I went to the store and I bought APPLES.” The next player says, “I went to the store and I bought apples and BANANAS.” Tray Memory Game Look at the objects on the tray. Then cover the tray with a piece of paper and draw the objects you can remember on the tray on the right. Variation: Play at HomeWith Real Objects 1. Placeseveralsmallitemsonatrayathomeandhaveafriendorfamilymembersaythenameofeachobject outloudtorememberit. 2. Coverthetrayandaskthepersontotrytonamealltheobjectsonthetray. 3. Startwithjustafewobjects.Thenifthepersonremembersthemall,keepaddingmoreandplayingagain. Select a photograph in the newspaper. Study it for one minute. After one minute, cover the photo and write down as many details about the picture that you can remember. Repeat with other photographs and challenge yourself to remember one more detail each time. Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. Each player must repeat every item on the list before adding an item starting with the next letter of the alphabet. It’s gets tricky! “I went to the store and bought apples, bananas, carrots, dog food, eggs, fish…” Can your family make it all the way to the letter Z? Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow multiple-step written directions. Memory Builder Read the word list a few times aloud. Then cover the list and see how many of the words you can write down in column 1. Look at the words again, cover them, and see how many you can write in column 2. Can you remember them all by column 3? Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow multiple-step written directions. the words in the puzzle. MEMORIAL Find How many of them can you REMEMBER find on this page? OBJECTS C R O E V O R P M I IMPROVE N E S H C M E R N T WINNER R N T C A E E C A F CARDS MATCH S N C T T M I S L Y GAMES E I E A E O D A A C COVER M W J M Y R T R D O PLACE A O B N A I T U M V PLAY FACE G E O C L A O E M E TRAY R O R Y P L A C E R FLAT Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical LOUD words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns. This week’s word: CONCENTRATION The noun concentration means giving close mental attention to a subject. The noisy dogs barking outside disturbed my concentration as I worked on my science project. Try to use the word concentration in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family. Always Remembered Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate info. ANSWER: Because he forgot how to spell! Look through the newspaper for a person that you think people should always remember. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper explaining why this person should be remembered. What will you remember most about this school year? Write about it! NIE SpoNSorS Rotary Club of Hanford Sunset Suzanne Marienau Cardoza, O.D.