A Little celebration here. Grandma has posted her lessons for a month now and I hope some people are getting a little benefit out of what I am giving to you.
It will probably be a short day for this Monday.Be sure to carry out the tasks and responsibilities of the day. Say your prayers and read from the bible or something of spiritual living. I looked in the Student Bible Faith Alive of my daughters and decided it is important to talk about Cain and Abel. God told Adam and Eve that they would be removed from the Garden of Eden and that it was cursed. He sad they would have to toil the earth for the rest of the days of their lives. That it would produce thorns and thistles; and that they would eat the plants of the field.
Now that so being they were dressed and given children. Cain was first and then Abel. Abel toiled with the animals while Cain chose to work the fields. But in bringing offerings from his stock to the Lord he looked on with favor to Abel. However, the Lord was not quite as pleased with Cain's offerings and Cain became sad and angry. The Lord asked Cain in Genesis 3:6 and 7;6"Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?7If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it." Master it! When I read this I can not help ask my self and others if God has told people all along that they must master it. If we can master the challenge of resisting the power of evil upon us. Does it not mean we must try not to give into jealousy, misunderstandings, anger, and our misgivings? Is it not better that we please our own confidence of what we feel is best and be happy with what God has given us. Is it not better to have a happy face instead of stiffness and anger at what we have had or haven't had. Does not mean that man cannot strive for the best one can reach in potential, but if God does not reward us for our efforts does that mean that we kill others or revenge or appease our sadness. God told Cain not to hang with devil himself and do wrong. Now being of the good and evil, is it not hard for man to easily fall into the hands of sin. God knew this from the beginning. Do you feel God was right in his justice upon Cain and how he handled his action? If you feel he should have done different tell what you think he should have done or what you may have done different? Write a paper about it and remember Cain and Abel when it comes to your own brothers and sisters and your feelings about them.
Be sure to do something for Childrobotics today. As a reminder to me Patricia Gallagher points out to remember a box is a child's favorite toy so give them one to play with today. Then I am going to start giving you some more little songs and finger games to play. Today I will give you "Bullfrog" from her book.
Here's Mr. Bullfrog (Left hand closed, thumb upright)
Sitting on a rock.
Along comes a little boy, (walking motion with the index and third finger)
Mr. Bullfrog jumps (Thumb makes diving motion)
in the creative dance book the last two things the author talks about in her last chapter are two special types of dances for the children to do. One is called "free dancing." In free dance, they all dance at the same time. You the parent are to play different types of music and the children are to express the music they are hearing. Again play some music for only half a minute and then stop it and play something else. Tel the children they must begin to move the minute the music begins and hold their shapes when it stops. Free dance must be a physical response to the music. Tell the children to imagine that the music is coming from inside them and making their bodies move through space. They can play their own music to this also. The author goes on to say, "No one watches a free dance, not even the teacher. This dance should be improvisaional an purely for personal satisfaction. Your evaluation of each child's development, assimilation of the elements, ability to find variations, make choices, and solve movement problems can be done during the main part of the session" as you watch them all. She goes on to say,. "Free dance should remain completely free, by and for the child personally." Emphasis should be on variety. It is a part of their expression.
The other special dance is the "Good-bye dance" The children line up on one side of the room and dance towards you in any way they wish, as long as they include an element of the day. They must use as much space as possible not just a straight line.They may dance for as much time as they wish but they must end in a shape.When they are finished they must come sit with you. You can have them later demonstrate some movements of your choice to the music also. Variety in music is good. These are good to use at special celebrations or birthday's or when someone is leaving.
Birthdays and Calendars
Be sure to mark the weather on the one and keep up with the time table. Don't forget your own birthday's and to check your scheduling for assignments. Now on October 6, 1846, George Westinghouse, American inventor was born. Then in 1902 Elizabeth Gray, children's author was born. In 1914 Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer and author was born. On October 7, 1849 James W. Riley, author of The Little Orphan Annie Book was born. IN 1893 Alice Dalgliesh, children's author was born. In 1931 a Desmond TuTu, South African human-rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Book 1 says he was the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1984 for his role in the nonviolent campaign to end apartheid in South Africa. Discuss what apartheid is with your children even if you have to look it up. Find out how discrimination is still going on here in the United States. She if you can come up with any solutions. For the events of the two days: The first permanent German settlement in America was established at Germantown, Pennsyvania. Grandma has a special cookbook mentioning this in it.This cookbook tells how things were cooked in those times along with a lot more in our history. I will try to share as much as possible. It is called The Compleat American Housewife 1776. She writes on the first page To the Reader: "On july 4, 1776, my marriage day, I entered the life of housewifery. As my thoughts were personal that day, I little understood, as the Journalist Mr. Paine has said, that "The birthday of a new world is at hand." Since that day I have striven to increase my knowledge of the duties and processes of American housewifery together with the ways of this American life from New England to the South.
Believing that no art ought to claim a Preference to that which makes Life easy, My aim is to instruct Ladies in the Nicest ways of management, to cook the goodly variety of American stiles, and to join economy with elegance. My wish is that this collection of fine recipes of the most renowned cooks along with sentiments, instructions, and observations of prominent citizens will advance the American Lady for her lasting pleasure and that of her family's.
Finally, I commend to you these views on cookery by the English author, Mrs Glasse, and subscribe also to her hopes for your approval, dear Reader, In this instance, for an American wife.
If gentlemen will have French cooks they must pay for French tricks. I have heard of a French cook that used six pounds of butter to fry twelve eggs: when everybody knows that half a pound is full enough, or more than need be used: but then it would not be French. So much is the blind folly of this age, that they would rather be imposed on by a French booby, Than give encouragement to a good American cook.
If I do not gain the esteem of those gentlemen let that be as it will. I shall say no more, only hope my Book will answer the ends. I intend it for; to improve the servants, and save the ladies a great deal of trouble.
"Women are creatures without which there is no comfortable living...it is true, of them what is wont to be said of governments, that bad ones are better than none." by John Cotton"
"Of Colonial Life:Our differences are many because our origins are many, but our new nation requires of us a knowledge of these differences. Already sectional snobbery is in the air. Virginians say the ladies of Philadelphia are homely and hard favored; New Yorkers say Virginians live only to feast and riot; and they all say New Englanders lack grace and manners. Now that we have most bravely accomplished our Independence, we must turn to the task of binging in Harmony the varieties of customs in these colonies. There are those today who say travelling to our southern colonies will take you into the midst of many dangerous temptations;"
Such reports must be laid to envy. The mould of fashion is indisputably the Virginian or the Carolinian. He is celebrated justly not only for elegance in dress, speech, dining, and sport, but for the way he excels in all the social arts. Unlike most of his compatriots, he has a fund of social small-talk. True, he does delight in fox hunting, cock fighting, horse-racing, and dancing parties, but without him our century would be appreciably more gray, for with all his vanities, he has taste. The gentlemen are partial to blue, the product of their staple indigo, while their wives and daughters dress in the latest French mode. Until the Revolution, these planters called england"home" and many sent their sons there for schooling, but the practice is dying."
"The Dutch women of New York are reputed to be less distinguished or social charm and grace than for thrift, initiative and commercial shrewdness. It is also said that every woman over forty smokes a pipe, but this may be exaggeration. They are much renowned for their clean households, surely a virtue to be admired. When Dr. Alexander Hamilton visited New York he wrote of their houses: "The Dutch here keep their houses very neat and clean, both without and within. Their chamber floors are generally laid with rough plank which in time,by constant rubbing and scrubbing becomes as smooth as if had been plained. Their chambers and rooms are large and handsom. They have their beds generally in alcoves so that you may go thro all the rooms of a great house and see never a bed. They affect pictures much, , particularly scripture history, with which they adorn their rooms. They set out their cabinets and bouffetts much with china.
Their kitchens are likewose very clean, and there they hang earthen or delft plates and dishes all round the walls in manner of pictures, having a hole drilled thro the edge of the plate or dish and a loop of ribbon put into it to hang it by...They live here very frugally and plain, for the chief merit among them seems to be riches, which they spare no pains or trouble to acquire, but are a civil hospitable people in their way, but att best, rustick and unpolished. I imagined when I first came there that there were some very rich people in the place. They talked of 30,40,50, and 100 thousand pounds as of nothing, but I soon found that their riches consisted more in large tracts of land than in cash."
In the early days, the dutch did not face starvation as did the New Englanders and their settlements have now reduced to a minimum the hardships They do all necessary to support life. Besides the ordinary cooking she prepares delicious dainties adn proserves. She draws perfumes from the flowers; she sees the hops are planted, dried and brewed; she culles herbs and concocks medicamentis. In addition she supervises the carding and weaving and spinning.
Of special-interest in Dutch houses is the little stoep, a high wide doorstep with benches built on each side. Another is the double door, with the upper and lower section separately hinged. Since pigs run at will through the villages and streets rooting in the garbage there, the citizens have adopeted this Dutch door In 1780 Henry Larens