I hope you like them.
Jacob, the grandson of Abraham was intrusted as the ancestor of Jesus. He had four wives with many sons. Jacob lived in the land of his father, Isaac, It is called the land of Canaan. This next story in the Bible is about Joseph, he was seventeen and he was tending the sheep of his family who resided with Jacob, now Israel, in the land of Canaan. He also owned the land of Israel in which God had given him also. Now Israel favored Joseph as the Bible says and he made a richly ornamented robe for him. In Genesis 37:12-28;39:1-23.Faith Alive under Life in Bible Times says, that, "people in Bible times liked beautiful clothes. They made their clothing out of black or white cloth, as well as from cloth of more vivid colors like purple, red, blue and yellow. Joseph's robe was embroidered by working colored threads into patterns in the cloth. The cloth could be woven with patterns too. The robe was not only a beautiful gift that Jacob gave Joseph. It probably showed position in the family as well, placing Joseph ahead of his older brothers He was the first born of Racheal as Benjamin was the last
Faith Alive tells in Let's Live It! that"Joseph's Travels-when Joseph set out to visit his brothers and their flocks, he had no idea he was about to "see the world." " It asks, "Where did he go once he got to Egypt(Genesis 39:1,20)?" It says, "Even as a slave on his way to prison, Joseph never traveled alone(see Genesis 39:2-6,20-23) God always loves and cares for his own even when we are lost, lonely, and far from home." Joseph's brothers were so jealous of Joseph they sold him to slavery and then made it look like he was killed to their father." Have you or any of the children thought of designing clothes. My mother taught me how as I was learning to sew and I wore a few we designed. She designed my wedding dress and i get a lot of complements about it. Grandma was very young than, But now I see dresses in my head occasionally. Sewing is a very good tool for learning math and developing coordination. Grandma will try to send some lessons to all of you through a seperate blog. It also builds social skills and self worth. Grandma has learned many new ideas..
Faith Alive also asks in Did You Know? Genesis37:36 Why is Joseph Important? and answers, "Joseph is important because God used this young son of Jacob to keep alive the family into which Jesus would one day be born. God made him the second most powerful person in Egypt so that he could save his family from a famine and bring them to Egypt to live."
Now Grandma hopes everyone is taking care of what they need to this morning. Don't forget any prayers. He seems to be answering Grandma's.
Next do your Childrobotics and get your body moving for the day. Grandma is going to give you Lesson 10 of her Creative Dance today.
The element is Body parts
The helper is mirrors.
The author tells everyone to spread out in the room. She says to, " Let me see you shake your whole body. Go. Stop. Now let me see a stretch with your whole body. Now a bend. A twist. A collapse. A swing. A sway. A shake again."
She goes on to say, "Today we are going to isolate parts of our body. That means we are going to move one part separately, all by itself. Let's try the head first. In order to move your head, what else has to move?Where are the muscles that move your head? In your neck. So let's isolate head and neck. Show me how many ways you can move your head. I'll say "head" but you'll know I mean "head and neck." Can you stretch it? How many ways can you bend it? Can you turn it/ Roll it? Twist it? Can you shake it slowly? Fast? How big a movement can you do with your head? How small?
Now your shoulders; lift them. Lift them one at a time. Roll them. Push them back. Push them down. What else can you do with your shoulders? How fast can they move? How slowly?
Your arms: show me all the ways you can think of to move them. Stretch. Bend them. Twist them. Move them through space. Swing them. Sway them. Shake them. Left them. Let them collapse. Circle them.
Your back: how many ways can you move that backbone? That will put you into all kinds of interesting shapes, won't it? Try moving your back and your shoulders together. Now your back and your shoulders and arms. Now your back and shoulders and arms and head.
Your hands: do a hand dance in front of your face. How many shapes can you make with your hands? Can they dance through space? Behind you? on the floor?
What about your legs? How many ways can they move? Lie down on your back and see what they can do. Stand on one leg and see what the other can do. Let me see it stretch. Now bend. Now the other leg. Keep moving that free leg through the space, twisting, stretching, bending, swinging, swaying, and shaking. Try everything. Go. And hold a final shape. Remember: keep those muscles tight.
Now imagine that you are inside a mirror. If I move my right arm like this, what does the image in my mirror do? It move exactly with me does just what I do. Try it: watch what I do, and do exactly the same thing. I'lll move slow motion so you can follow me exactly, just like a mirror. Watch which part of my body I'm moving. (Move head , shoulders, arms, hands, etc., stepping or going from side to side, but never turning.)
Now who wants to lead all the people in the mirror?(Choose one child.) Remember to go slowly. Good. You choose someone else now, and go back inside the mirror..
Now everyone choose a partner. Decide who will be the leader and who will be the mirror. Leaders, you move. See if you can move slowly and clearly so that your mirror can follow exactly. Ready, shape, begin.
Let's change leaders. Whoever was in the mirror come out and be the leader. Whoever was the leader, jump inside the mirror. This time, reach out and touch hands slowly. Now draw back slowly. Reach out and touch elbows. Draw back. Can you change level? How else do you like to move with your mirror? How many different shapes can your mirror follow exactly? Move your whole body. Now isolate one part, and see if your mirror can follow you.
Show we watch these duets? Decide who will be the leader this time.and who will be the mirror. Audience, watch to see if the leaders and mirrors can isolate different parts of their bodies. (Performance and comments.) Next group.
For our good-bye dance today, I want to see separate body parts moving. When you skip, try turning your head. Gallop and shake your hands. Combine a step and a body part. (Play music.)
Goals for evaluation: Watch that leaders move slowly, with sustained flow, and aim always for variety.
Look at your own birthday's and schedules for today. The only birthdays are all in the 1900's and there is no events for today. Bob Montana, comic-strip artist and creator of "Archie" was born in 1920 on October 23. Be sure to look at some of those comics and see what the children think. in 1925 Johnny Carson, talk-show host. Pele(real name: edson Arantes do Nascimento), Brazilion soccer star was born in 1940. Your family could find a famous soccer player today or one of their favorite sports people if they have one. Talk about their favorite sports or activity. If you have someone in the family with a nick name or a friend. Maybe they like it or do not like it. We teased our oldest son because Grandma overheard them call him Duckie on the phone. If Grandma had know it was because of a hairdo one day I probably would have been a little more considerate. Grandma was kind of bad there. We really should use our heads sometimes.Then in 1941 P.J. Petersen, children's author was born. October 23 is also Swallow Departure Day; It is really a spectacular sight Because these swallows all leave San Juan Capistrano in California at the same time to depart to Peru, South America. They all return at the same time also in the spring. According to Animal Superstitions by Thomas G. Aylesworth, swallows have been linked to a variety of misfortunes. In England , low flying swallows portend bad weather; in France, stealing a swallow's eggs will make your horse lame; in Germany, destroying a swallow's nest will make your house burn down.talk about superstitions. Talk about how halloween began because the farmers years ago in Europe got a superstition that November 1 being "All Saints Day" that the bad spirits wanted the last souls they could get before they were blessed on that day. Therefore, the people decided if everyone dressed up as a bad spirit the real bad spirits would not recognize them as good and pass them by. Therefore, that day became Halloween..
Find out how far it is to Peru and talk about migration. See if you can find out what other animals fly south for the Winter from where and make a list.
Today read Rip Van Winkle and Grandma is typing some activities to go with it.Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle adapted by Thomas Locker, Dial 1988. This a Geography Lesson which is part of Science, History, Social Studies, Reading, Language and probably has some Math and Art in it as well as other skills. It's Focus is to trace exploration routes. It is out of Grandma Book number she calls (4). The author in the Geography lesson Book (4) gives a summary of Rip Van Winkle to begin with. "For Rip lives in a Dutch settlement in New York's Hudson Valley in the mid 18th century. He is a good-natured but lazy fellow, hardly able to support his family. One day, to escape his wife's complaints, he goes hunting in the hills. There he meets a group of Dutchmen dressed in the clothes of the century before. They are playing ninepins(bowling) and drinking from a keg. Rip takes a drink, too, and falls into a deep sleep. His nap lasts 20 yers, so that when he wakes up he finds that he and his hometown have changed a great deal. He is finally recognized by his grown daughter, and his neighbors believe his story: legend has it that the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his crew come back to the mountains from time to time to play ninepins in the hollows. When the thunder rolls, say the local people, this is the sound of Hudson and his men at their game again."
This is a good time to learn about bowling. Grandma has a book about it. Look at the library for one. I could not benefit you much without pictures. maybe they is something on the computer to help the children and maybe give parents who like to play a few hinters. Also before you read Look at the voyages from England into the Far Northern end as explorers were trying to find a path across Canada to avoid traveling clear around South America to get to Asia. Then look at the routes from the Netherlands in 1609 where the Dutch settled in around the Huson River. Look how the River starts further north from there and travels on into the Great Lakes of our Country and Canada. The four voyages Henry Hudson and his crew made during 1607 and 1611, The voyage he made in 1610 he was working for a company in Holland, The ship th Half Moon was only big enough to furnish for him and 20 crew members. See if you can find a picture of it or draw how big you think it might be allowing for sleeping, eating, captains quarters, storage, and engine room(if there was one) because I bet they used sails only.
As you read think of some of the changes Rip Van Winkle may have encountered upon his return as the red, white, and blue flag flying on a pole because the United States had been formed. think about how things might change in 20 years for the children, how it changed it time for your parents or grandparents. This is all part of Oral Language when you talk about it. A Drama lesson could be to make a tape of various sounds tied in with the story to play while listening to the book.
Off of this Book we will do many extending things:
The imaginations of the children is already part of the lessons. There are some more word to add to our lists we already have of the Dutch place names in new York as Catskills, Sruyten divil, Harlem, and Poughkeepsie. See if you can find more names from other European settlements. Talk to your LIbrary or Community Ceners of your area to learn about things in your own area. Here in Omaha most began south of us around Nebraska City. There is later history here in Omaha and Lincoln, there is Morrman history, As you travel west there is even more history in towns around Hasting and North Platte. Grandma came from many of the settlements around Scottsbluff and Alliance Nebraska. Grandma has learned through reading and travel that there is history all over.As part of art the book suggests making a picture about an area of our beginnings after a field trip to that area. It is learned that even photos are part of art so take lots of photos of your areas. Cllect a maps of Canada, Mexico, Central American, the islands off of Florida and the United States. Keep in mind we are learning about only the first 13 first, Canada, and Mexico. Book (4) has an activity in where a ragged piece of paper is drawn which you could make out of manilla paper, just make the edges ragged in order to record your own Catain's Log on. In big letterr's at the top put CAPTAIN'S LOG below make the following:
Aboard the ship_____________________________________________
Today we are sailing_____________________________________________________________
The weather is___________________________________________________________________
We are searching for______________________________________________________________
The crew was glad when__________________________________________________________
By tomorrow, I hope_______________________________________________________________
Children could have a lot of fun with this. Another page Book (4) has is about Rip Van Winkles dog and what he might have said if he could have talked. You can make up some of your own as a family.
What do you and the children think wolf might say when 3. Rip leans back on a tree and drinks from the keg:
What do you and the children think wolf might say when 2. Rip sees the little men bowling:
What might wolf say when 4. Rip falls fast asleep.
What might wolf say when 1. Wolf follows Rip into the mountains.
The picture show it like a game with the dogs footprints Starting at the bottom at start here and walking from 1. scene to 2. then to 3. and then to 4.
Before we go any further, I feel there is a time to learn about Longitude and Latitude along with the time zones. Captains had to follow them to know where they were at in sailing their ships for ever where it led them. Book (15a)-Multicultural Math has two sections in them on thiese topics. Graandma will try to just touch the basics.
Let the children know that Longitude and Latitude are the lines going across and up and down on a globe. The Latitude divides the North and South in half dividing the two. They run horizontal across the globe. The middle line is the equator-0 Latitude; the North and South poles are both 90. Like the north pole would be considered 90 degree North Latitude, but the East and West lines or Longitude starts at about the tip of England down through France, Spain of Europe and through Morrocco and Ghana of Africa until it hits the Ocean and travels clear down through the middle of Antartica and back up through the North pole back around to England again. There is six Longitudes on each side of this mark going east and another set going west. Each Longitude is 30 degrees from the last and they go up to 180 degrees each side. The latitudes go 30 degree each but only up to the 90 each direction.
Practice finding different towns and areas by the longitude and latitude
Next try to find something with the Time Zones on it and talk about it to the children. Talk about the time saving changes and Grandma believes one is coming up. Explain to them how it works. Practice with the children on drawn clocks to tell time. They do still learn this in school. Talk about the difference between that and digital watches. Point out the standard method of telling time is usually still on our wall clocks. You can talk about various clocks also including the Big Grandfather clocks.
Book (15a) also teaches about the different Climates we will discuss here. The Geography explains it also but more brocken down into various stories. Book (15a) introduces the subject with Activities and Questions for Discussion:
"1. Climate is an integral part of our lives. Brainstorm the many ways climate affects the way we live our lives. List the ways weather has affected your life in the past week.
2. Imagine living in a place where the temperature never gets higher than 32 degrees F. How might your life be different? What additional expenses would you and your family have? What aspects of your life would not be affected by the lower temperatures?
3. List each season of the year and the changes you make to prepare for each season. Also list activities that are seasonally related.
4. How might your wardrobe be different if you lived in the far north? How might it change if you lived along the equator? Considering the ways in which climate affects how we live, which part of the world might be the most inexpensive place to live? Why might it be less expensive to live there?"
On a map use the activity in book (15a) to locate various climate areas. the children are to point out where there would be you will help them out:
a tropical climate Polar climate rain forest desert
tundra icecap temperate climate savanna
steppe marine climate arid humid
Measuring Temperatures in book (15a)
"Climate zones reflect an area's temperature and weather conditions. In many parts of the world the Clsius scale is used to measure temperature. The United States uses the Fahrenheit scale predominaantly. Challenge the children to find out the world's lhighest and lowest temperatures for the previous year in Fahrenheit degrees. Then encourage or assist them in converting the Fahrenheit temperatures to the Celsius scale using the folowing equation: 5/9(F degree-32)=C degree. Also, find the boiling and melting points of water on both the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.
Wind Chill Table and Heat Index in book(15a)
Two major weather conditions that affect climate are wind and humidity. A wind chill table and a heat index are references used by the National Weather Service in the United States to alert people of severe weather.
Low temperature and wind case heat loss from body surfaces and make a person feel colder than the actual temperature. If the actual temperature is 20 degrees F and the wind is 20 miles per hour, then the wind makes a person feel as if it is --10 degrees F. Have your children refer to a world almanac to investigate a wind chill table. Ask them where they might find such cold weather conditions in the world and what they would need to wear should they be exposed to freezing weather.
High humidity and abnormally high temperatures make it difficult for a person to stay cool. Aheat index may show that for an actual air temperature of 100 degrees F and a relative humidity of 50 percent, then the temperature would be 120 degree F. Research the heat index with the children using a world almanac. Find the locations where temperatures reach 100 degree F and greater on a map or atlas.
Look at a glove and think about the location of different climates. How does the latitude affect climate? Do some investigating to find out.
Do some investigating about the Global woarming and discuss how it will affect many of us and how it is affecting us already.
Read the weather map in your local Newspaper every day for a week. What were the average temperatures in your area for the week? Average precipitation? Is this week's worth of information enough to determine the climate in your area? Why or why not?"
Try to demonstrate what happens to earth as the seasons change and how it does not change its tip even though some believe it does a little. Show how as the earth is still tipped in the same direction the Sun hits it at a different place in the different seasons.
" The tropics are the lands along the equator. Here they have worm weather year-round. The average monthly temperature is around 80 degree F. Right on the equator, from 0 degree to 10 degree latitude, there are two different seasons---a wet season and a dry season. These seasons alternate and occur twice a year. The dry seasons coincide with our winter and summer. Between 10 degree and 15 degree latitude, in an area known as the tropical lowlands, there is a thunderstorm nearly every day. This area may have a short dry season during the winter monts. Another portion of the tropics, between 15 degree and 30 degree latitude, is usually dry. The temperatures in the deserts of this area are the highest in the world. They can reach as high as 130 degree F.
Above the Artic Circle, at about 65 degree latitude, is the polar region. Here the temperatures are always cold. The winters can get as cold as -100 degree F." This is especially the temperature that may be changing with the Global Warming and people here in Omaha beleive it even effects us.. The people in these Polar Regions never have seen summer. Though the polar portions closest to the equator can get as worm as 60 degree F. Only one or two monts out of the year have average temperatures above 0 degree F. The polar region can receive as little as 5 inches of precipitation per year, usually in the form of snow. The portion closest to the equator may get up to 15 inches of precipitation per year.
activity-make a world map that shows the seasons and when they occur in all parts of the world. Use small symbols to represent each season as in pictographs. Make sure to label them so that it does not appear that summer occurs simultaneously all around the globe.
Climate and temperatures affects the kind of homes we live in. Here are just a few examples:
-The Bedouin, a tribal people, live in tents.
-Their tents are made of woven goat hair.
-The Bajau Lant live in boats.
-The frame of the boat is made of bamboo.
-The frame is covered with mats made of woven rush.
-Cooking is done on the boat ove a small fire in an earthenware pot.
Ghana, Western Africa
(even though there is a lot of modern living there now, I am sure some live this way still
-People live in round mud houses.
-These houses have low doors and no windows.
-All cooking is done outside.
Malaysia, Southeast Asia
-Wooden houses are built on stilts whether they are along the coast or inland.
-This is not due to a flooding problem
Nepal and India
-People live in two-story homes.
-The first-story houses the animals.
- The second story houses the people.
Talk about other places people live and the kinds of homes they may have.
Grandma is going to go into other things about North America tomorrow.. Have a good dauy.