Hi folks! I hope you are doing fine. I am doing good, however, Grandma will not have as much in the
history today. Monday we will go back into the History books. It seems to be a lot about books and
the Library this weekend; therefore, I hope you get lined up on some books Be looking into Knots
on a Counting Rope, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Ellis Island, Nine Days To Christmas, Follow
the Dream, Borreguita and the Coyote, The Silver Whistle, Molly's Pilgrim, Hill of Fire, , Family
Pictures, The Three Brothers and the Singing Toad. These are all books we will be covering starting
next week. However, soon after that we will be reading and going through books about the Civil War
and the Prairies along with wagon trails. Then before Christmas Grandma will be covering things
about many some Countries in Europe. I will be covering anywhere from at least one book in the
Bible to three small ones to get to Mathew for Christmas and the New Year. We will be looking at
Africa before or around Christmas. We will be moving into learning more about our other States. I
will cover China almost about the same time. Japan in February and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand,
South America will probably be right before Europe.
As long as you have your responsibilities taken care of for the day you can learn what Grandma
has to tell you about Moses in Leviticus. Faith Alive asks some questons: Whom...did God inspire
to write this book? This is the third book writtten by Moses.; When ... did this happen? God's
instructions were given about 1445 BC; Where ...did this happen? The Israelites were camped
at Mount Sinai when these instructions were given.; How ...does Leviticus show us God's love?
In Leviticus, God established the priests to be go-betweens between himself and Israel. In this way
he taught his people that he would always be connected with them in a loving relationship. This
illustrated for Israel how Christ would become the permanent go-between, the one who would bring
us into an eternal relationship with God.;
What ...special messages does this book give us? Leviticus lays out for Israel a system of worship,
sacrifices, and holy living. All of these, like the priesthood itself, were pitures of Christ, who would
be holy and would sacrifice himself for our sins. ...action happens in this book? Moses gives the
people and the priests of Israel God's instructions. ...important people do we meet?Two important
people in this book are Moses and Aaron. ...are some of the stories in this book? Aaron is ordained
high priest. Leviticus 8, Aaron's sons disobey God. Leviticus 10, God sets the Day of Atonement.
Leviticus 16, God sets special holidays. Leviticus 23.
Chapter 1 is about the Burnt Offerings; Faith Alive says in "Did You Know? What is a burnt offering?
When the Israelites made a sacrifice or offering to God, they burned an animal on a special altor.
Special laws told the priests and people just how to make burnt offerings." They are all done a
special way. Chapter 2 talks about Grain Offerings. The main things is that they do not have any
yearst. IN Chapter 3 it tells how some will have a Fellowship Offering and it will be done a special
way also. As Faith Alive explains it, "Did You KNow? What happened to the meat of a fellowship
offering? The family of the person who offered the sacrifice ate most of the meat of a fellowship
offering. The israelites thought of this as eating a friendship meal with God himself."
Chapter 4 talks about a Sin Offering in which someone who is guilty of a sin everything is a certain
thing and special ways they are done. Faith Alive says in "Let's Live It!-I Forgot!--"Kenny!" Dad said
angriluy. "Did you leave the hammer outside when you were done? Didn't I tell you when you used
my tools to put them back again?
"Oh, no, "Kenny thought. Then he told his dad, "I'm sorry. I forgot."
Kenny didn't do wrong on purpose. But he did do wrong. You be the judge. Is Kenny guilty? Should
Kenny be punished? Read Leviticus 4:27-31. What does it say about unintentional sins?
(Unintentional means not done on purpose.) How can Kenny be set free of his guilt and sin?
Chapet 4 was for those people who sinned because the did not speak up when the heard a public
charge to testify regarding something they had seen or learned about, they were held responsible.
It tells what offering he must make and how it was done.
Chapter 6 was about sins done against a neighbor and what they had to do. Faith Alive says
concerning Leviticus 6:8-7:21 in "Let's Live It!-Just a Bunch of Offerings?--God commanded his
Old Testament people to do many things we don't have to do today. But God wasn't just telling
Israel what they were to do. He was showing what he would do for them. Consider: The priests
kept the burnt offering going continually, a never-ending task; Jesus submitted totally to the
Father's will, never wavering from his task. The grain offering was without yeast, a symbol of sin;
Jesus kept the law for us without sin. The sin offering was for forgiveness; Jesus kept the law for
us without sin. The sin offering was for forgiveness; Jesus was the sacrifice for our forgiveness.
The guilt offering meant accepting responsibility for sin; Jesus took the world's sin on himself. The
fellowship offering stood for restored relationships; Jesus has restored our peace with Godl See
why we don't have to bring these offerings? Jesus was the offering for us. Chapter 7 has some
special notes in it. Faith Alive in talking about 7:6 in "Did You Know?-What happened to the meat
of guilt and sin offerings? Much of these offerings was burned. The part that was not turned belonged
to the priests. The Israelites were commanded to make these offerings whenever they had
accidentally broken one of God's laws.
Chapter 8 is about the Ordination of Aaron and His Sons. Faith Alive from 8:2 talks about it in
"Did You Know?-What was the job of the priest in Israel? The priests made the sacrifices that
God commanded. The priests took care of the tabernacle and were also to teach the Israelites
God's rules for holy living. Chapter 9 is about the Priests beginning their Ministry; however,
Chapter 10 is where god fires flames out at Aaron's sons and kills them because they did
something wrong. Faith Alive says in "Did You Know?-Why was the sin of Nadab and Abihu so
terrible? Nadab and Abihu were priests. Priests were supposed to teach others God's law. Instead,
these priests disobeyed a law about how they were to worship God.
Then Faith Alive talks about "Life in Bible Times- Eating in Bible Times- In Bible times it was
important to show hospitality. Old Testament people did this by serving visitors a meal. They
probably sat down at a round reed mat or leather "table," laid flat on the floor. Food was served
in large dishes. Each person dipped into these dishes with his or her fingers or with a piece of
bread. Chapter 11 talks about Clean and Unclean Food. Faith Alive talks about it in"Life in Bible
Times-Clean and Unclean Animals--God set certain rules for what animals the Israelites could and
could not eat or sacrifice. Animals that were acceptable as sacrifices or for eating were called clean
animals. The Israelites were not allowed to eat or sacrifice unclean animals. Look at the picture to
see some clean and some unclean animals.."
Chapter 12 is about Purification After Childbirth. Chaper 13 discusses the Regulations about I
nfectious Skin Diseases and Mildew.. Faith Alive asks in "Did You Know? -What was the worst
infectious skin disease? The worst of the diseases described her is leprosy. A person with leprosy
could lose fingers, toes, nose or ears. The Old Testament tells people with Infectious skin diseases
to live apart from others, so others will not catch their illness." Chapter 14 is about Cleansing;
Faith Alive asks, "Did You Know?-What does cleansing mean? Cleansing here is not making a
shing clean, like washing our hands. Here cleansing means the ceremony that permitted Israelites
who were healed of things like infectious skin diseases to live and worship with others again.
Chapter 15 is about discharges they had from the body. Chapter 16 Is about the atonement Aaron
must make for his family. Faith Alive asks in "Did You Know?-What was the Day of Atonement?
Every year on the Day of Atonement, the high priest entered the Most holy place of the tabernacle
and sprinkled the blood of a special sacrifice on the cover of God's ark. This symbolized atonement
for all the sins of the Israelites. Read Hebrews9:11-14, 23-28 to see how Christ did this once and
for all." Chapter 17 is talking about how Eating Blood is Forbidden. Faith Alive asks "Did You Know?
Why were the Israelites told not to eat blood? Blood could only be used for holy purposes because
blood represented the life of an animal. The blood of animals that were sacrificed on altars
represented cleansing from sin. This taught the Israelites how Christ's blood would cleanse from
sin. Chapter 18 talks about Unlawful Sexual Relations. Chapter 19 talks about various laws.
Faith Alive says in "life In Bible Times-Food for the Poor--God's law told farmers to leave for the
poor any grain that fell on the ground and any grapes that were not ripe. Many laws in the
Old Testament show that God cares very much for poor people." Chapter 20 are punishments
for sin. 21 are the rules for Priests. Chapter 22 Talks to Moses about Aaron and Priests.
Chapter 23 is an overview of the sacred feasts of the Lord and what will happen to Blasphemers.
Faith Alive talks about Jubilee in "Did You Know?- Wat was the Year of Jubilee? Every fiftieth
year all land in Israel was to go back to its original owner, and all indentured servants were to go
fee. Similarly, Christ brings his people back to God and gives eternal freedom." Chapter 25 talks
about The Sabbath Year and the Year of Jubilee. Chapter 26 talks about the Reward for Obedience
and the Punishment for Disobedience. It is said in "Let's Live It!-If You're good? Often folks say, ?
If you're Good?--Often folks say, "If you're good, I'll give you (fill in the blank). In Leviticus 26 God
said he would belss his people if they obeyed him and punish them if they sinned. Many think
these verses mean God rewards is because we obey or punishes us because we sin. People
may work that way, but God doesn't God blesses us, not because were good, but because he is
loving. Because we are sinful, we would deserve punishment all the time!
God promises blessings to remind believers that, because of his love in Christ, he will bleess
them forever in heaven. God punishes as a worning, so people will not ignore his love and be
punished forever in hell." Chapter 27 is the last Chapter and it is about Redeeming what is the Lord's.
(Grandma is adding more to the day).
Out ojf Grandma Book (5)--"Israel-Get a map of Israel for the children to better understand the
difficulties Israel has faced, Discuss how it is surrounded by the Arob countries of Lebanon, Syria,
Jordan, and Egypt. Discuss how the land was established by the United Nations in 1948 as a
homeland for the Jews. Explain that about 85 percent of the people are Jews, and the rest are
Remind the students about the war in the Persian Gulf. If possible, show them a map of the entire
Middle East. Talk about what is going in there now and the battle that is going on with country to
the south west of them. Israel is in an area known as the Middle East. It is a small nation about
the size of New Jersey with an area of 8019 square miles and a population of about 4,440,000.
Israel's land regions have coastal plains, hills and desert regions.
Israel makes up most of the land once known as the Holy land of the Bible. It was founded in
1948 as a homeland tor the Jews. The name means "the People who crossed over."Hebrew and
Arabic are the two languages that are spoken." By the time they reach fourth grade they are also
learning Hebrew even though their lative language is Arabic. Israeli law guarantees religious
freedom and promises a day of rest for each religion's Sabbath. So three Sabbaths are observed
: Friday (muslim), Saturday (Jewish), and Sunday (Christian). Therefore, workweeks begin on
Saturday, Sunday,or Monday.
Be sure to find a picture of the flag and the people living there now. Look at resources and other
material about it that you can find.
For a fun excersize: Fill out the blanks to the following sentences using the below schedule of a
Jewish student in Israel.
!. Zefa is in math for ________ minutes.
2. Studying Hebrew takes ______hour(s) per day.
3. Zefa is in school________hour(s) per day.
4. Private study takes up_________minutes.
5. Zefa is in school__________hours before lunch.
6. Social Studies lasts _________minutes.
7. Art and Private Study take up a combined total of _________minutes.
8. The two longest classes are________and___________.
9. Learning Arabic takes up only___________minutes a day.
10. Bible Study and computer take_______minutes in total.
Sunday, September 23
8:00 am School begins. Math
8:30 am History and Geography
10:30am Bible Study
11:30am Hebrew Writing
12:00pm Hebrew Reading
1:00 pm lunch
3:00:pm Private Study
3:30pm School is out
Remember the things you need to do on the calendars. In 1738 on November 15 William Herschel,
German Englishastronomer who discovered the planet Uranus. Then in 1887 Georgia O'Keeffe,
American artist, was born. She is best known for her close-up, oversized views of natural objects,
such as flowers, bones, rocks, and clouds.Have your students close one eye and hold a small
object about 6 inces away. have the draw or point the object from this perspective. "Filling a space
in a beautiful way---that is what art means to me." In 1891 Erwin Rommel, German general was born.
Then David Mccord, poet and children's author was born in 1898. The event for November 15 is one
in 1777 in which the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. Novermber 16 is
Children's Book Week. Its founder, Franklin Mathews, the official librarian for the Boy Scouts of
America, toureed the United states from 1913 to 1915 to promote higher standards in children's
books. Talk about the children's favorite books. Make a place mat of them. In 1873 William C.
Handy, African-American musician and composer known as "the Father of the Blues" was born.
Then in 1915 Jean Fritz children's author was born. Dwight Gooden, famous baseball pitcher
was born in 1964