Memorizing lessons can be done over any number of days. You can continue on with the next lessons as you work on memorizing the poem.
It might be best to memorize it in bite size pieces, maybe four lines at a time. When continuing on with the next four lines, include the previous ones learned.
If I Knew
“If I knew the box where smiles were kept,
No matter how large the key
Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard,
‘Twould open, I know, for me.
Then over the land and the sea, broadcast,
I’d scatter the smiles to play.
That the children’s faces might hold them fast
For many and many a day.
“If I knew a box that was large enough
To hold all the frowns I meet,
I would like to gather them, every one,
From nursery, school and street,
Then folding and holding I’d pack them in.
And turning the monster key,
I’d hire a giant to drop the box
To the depth of the deep, deep sea.”
I made this into copywork for extra help.
If I Knew Poem Copywork