New tips I learned:
"Notice that if you say it this way, "FACE is for the space" it rhymes.
"Every Good Boy Does Fine is for the lines," rhymes as well.
This will help with the hardest part for students, which is keeping the memory tools for the lines and spaces straighted out in your head. Also keep in mind that there are 4 spaces on each staff and 5 lines. So that helps narrow down the options." -http://hubpages.com/hub/Learn-to-Read-Music-for-the-Piano-Faster
Fat Cat Go Down Allies Eating Bird.
But she lamented not having a mnemonic for the flats. Now I know why. On this music theory site, I just learned that the order of flats is the same sequence but backwards. Nice!