I am all for coming up with all kinds of goofy anythings to help my kids (and myself!) remember stuff.
When Audrey had to learn the state capitals, we made flashcards and crazy sayings for as many of the states as we could.
For example: St. Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul was a missionary and so he couldn't afford a big soda and had to buy a mini soda.
Some were much shorter.
For example: Dover, Delaware
That was enough to help us remember that one.
We do it with spelling too.
We go TOGETHER TO GET HER.
CLOSE the T in the CLOSET.
We do it with Bible verses.
Philippians 4:8-9 tells us to think on whatever is TNR PLA EP. True, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy.
And now I'm doing it with Greek.
This word means "I say; I speak" and is pronounced "lego."
How to I remember it? I say: Lego my ego!
And this one means "crowd, multitude" and is pronounced "ochlos."
And my favorite for this week?
This word means "house, home" and is pronounced "oykia."
What else could it be but this: Oy! Go to IKEA to decorate your house!
Silly, but it works.
I write them on all of my flashcards.
(And, yes, there are supposed to be accent marks on those words, but I've not figured out how to get them on their with this font yet.)