Hi to all of you!! I ran myself so late yesterday, therefore today we are going to be early and get on the
right schedule. I am so glad to see more and more people coming to look. I just hope some people are
getting some use out of what I give. I at least am confident that I am on the right track of things even
though it seems a little dull to me at times. I am sure if you are having fun doing drawings and stuff it
should liven it up for you. I used to decorate for the holidays outside and make straw scarcrows of old
clothes. I like to paint my pumpkins. This year my body has not allowed me very much to do at all.
Maybe next year will be different.
With jobs done for the day until time to fix a meal we will get Deuteronomy finished. Until this year I
never realized Moses had so much to do with the Bible and what we are set up with. I ended at
chapter 15 yesterday as God is telling the people of Israel the things they are suppose to do. Tithing
was done different than what our churches expect us to do. Grains, firstborn, a tenth of everything
you have is set aside for that rainy day is what God and Moses decided. The people were to take the
offerings and tithes to the place God distinquishes for them to go to. Moses said that each town was
to store this money up to care for those who have nothing and rejoice in food with them. Moses was
definately for helping others. For Deutronomy 14:22-29 let the children and you discuss and figure out
chapter 14 yourselves to see how close Grandma's interpretations are. Faith Alive says and asks in
"Let's Live It!-Giving to God--Read those verses and answer these questions How much did God tell
the Israelites to give to the Lord? How was the money used?
Young people, as well as adults, have opportunities to give to God. Find three boxes or jars for money
. Label one "giving," one "spending," and one "saving."" As you begin to add those money's up you
will be surprised at how much you come up with in the end, how good you feel , and how much less
you spend away.
Chapter 15 is all about banks and people who have leant money to others. Moses said every 7 years
they are to cancel all debts owed to them except strangers. For if a family member needed money
and you leant it out to them and they could never pay it back you are to release them from that debt
within 7 years. You are to have mercy on your brethren and Give generously. Moses also said it was
important to let a slave go after seven years of service. When he goes it is important to pack him with
goods and make sure he does well off. If the servant does not want to go then an awl is put in his or
her ear and makes the permanent slaves out of choice. He reminds them that their people were slaves
once before also. Faith Alive concerning 15:12 says in "Did You Know? How does God's law show
that he cares about the poor? God's law told the Israelites to lend money to the needy without
charging interest. Sometimes the only way an Israelite could get out of dept was to be sold as a
servant. But he or she only had to serve seven years. After that the Israelite was set free and given
enough supplies for a new start in life. These and other laws show that God cares for the poor. God
wants us to help others, too." In the rest of chapter 15 and throughout 16 Moses talks of things to do
with the animals of the firstborn and celebrations of Passover, Feast of Weeks, and Feast of the
Tabernacles. Faith Alive talks about 16:16 in "Did You Know? What three feasts were all Israelites to
celebrate together? All Israelites were to gather in one place to celebrate the feasts of Passover,
Weeks, and Tabernacles. Deuteronomy 16 says these religious holidays were to be celebrated in a
place God would choose later. The place God chose was Jerusalem, which King David made Israel's
capital about four hundred years after Moses died."
For the rest of 16 and into 17 Moses talks to the people about appointing judges and officials;
Worshiping other Gods. For the rest of 17 Moses talks about Law Courts and what a King should
do if they appoint one.
Chapter 18 talks first about what offerings the Priests or Levites will recieve. The will recieve only the
delecacies in offerings awarded to them. They are servants to God and will never recieve any land to
plat. 18:9-15 is all about the detestable ways of the people they are to destroy. It says they are to
never carry on any of those ways. Faith Alive talks about these in "Let's Live It!-Not Just For Fun--Ouija
boards. Fortune-telling. Horoscopes. Seances(trying to contact spirits). Casting pretend spells.
Music about the devil. Are these really so bad if done just in fun?
People in Canaan did some of these same things. See what God said about them in
Deuteronomy 18:9-15These things are never just for fun, because they can work! And when they do,
it's Satan behind them. It's never just good fun to play Satan's games.
God has told us all we need to know. He did that through Jesus, the prophet promised in 18:15. He is
all we need to know--for every day and for eternal life." Moses says if the thing the prophet predicts
does not come true then you know they are fake. True prophets are only those sent by God.
Chapter 19 talks about three cities someone who kills someone that they may take refuge in unless
it was intentional and planned in which they will be taken back to be stoned. He also says there must
be two or more witnesses to a killing and it must be true or they will suffer the same consequence.
Chapter 20 is about Going to war, for there is certain laws to follow in this area. Faith Alive points out
in "Did You Know/ Who did not have to fight if Israel went to war? When Israel went to war, men who
had just married or built a new house were sent home. Men who were afraid were also told to go
home. Men with new vineyards were not required to go to war either."
Chapter 21 covers Atonement for an Unsolved Murder in which all the sorrounding people of a murder
who did not see who did may be washed of any guilt for that by washing their hands over a strangled
bull, Marrying a Captive Woman is where a soldier has the choice to marry a captive woman if he
wishes. She will be taken to his home and her head shaved, nails trimmed, and clothes removed.
After a month of morning for her parents they can become man and wife. If he changes his mind he
must let her go but he must not sell her or enslave her because he has dishonored her. The Right of
the Firstborn is given to the first son whether he loved that first wife or not, it cannot be taken from a
second son of a woman he loves, and A Rebelious Son, is where a parent claims a son will not listen
and obey can be taken before the people and stoned to death.
Chapter 22 is about Various Laws that will just have to be read along with Marriage Violations.
Chapter 23 brings out certain people not accepted to enter the assembly of God. Then Moses talks
about Uncleanness in the Camp. The last part of Chapter 23 through Chapter 25 is more
Miscellaneous Laws that will have to be read.
Chapter 26 talks about Firstfruits and Tithes. Faith Alive talks about 26:12 in "Did You Know? What
were tithes, and what were they used for? The tithe for an Israelite was 10% of their crops or income.
For two years, the tithe was to be taken to the tabernacle or temple. It was used to support the
Levites and priests who served God. The third year, the tithe was stored in each town and used to
feed the poor. Moses also states in the end of Chapter 26 how they must Follow the Lord's Commands.
In chapter 27 Moses tells the elders of Israel to keep all the commandments given to them and when
they cross the Jordan they are to make an altar of large stones and put plaster on them. Write on
them all the words of this law and give sacrifices to the Lord and feast with him. He tells them they
must not use an iron tool on them though. However the new priests step in and says they must do
different. That they must obey them now. They appoint some men to go to Mount Gerizim to give
some blessings to people that they state to them; and the other tribes are to go to Mount Ebal as
Moses instructs but give out Curses. The Levites give out the curses to be given.
Chapter 28 goes through blessings the people will recieve if they obey God and that there will be
Curses for Disobedience. Faith Alive talks about 28:1,15 in "Did You Know? What difference did it
make if the Israelites obeyed God or disobeyed him? God, In his great love, desires to bless his
people. Although disobedience has consequences, God desires to use these consequences to alert
his people to their need for repentance and forgiveness."
Chapter 29 Is about revewing the Covenant with the Lord. He talks of the good from the past and
how they must now do what the Lord tells them and obey the laws. Telling the people that there is a
renewal of the covenant with the Lord that the one he made with their forefathers that disobeyed him.
That the land is promised to them and they are now to become the owners of it.
Chapter 30 tells the Blessings that will come upon them for obedience and what will happen if they
do not obey. Faith Alive has this to say about 30:19-20 in "Words to Remember_Choose life, so that
you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold
fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to
Chapter 31 is where Moses reminds the people how he is getting old and will not be leading them
into their land and he getting ready to hand it all over to Joshua and Levites. This is also where God
reveals that the people will forsake him and worship other gods and that is when he will hide his face
from them and hide from their presence because the will discrace him. Moses sent his book with
The Levites to have it put with the altar. God orders Moses to teach this certain song to the Israelis
and have them sign it, so that it may be a witness for me against them. Faith Alive talks about 31:8
in "Words to Remember-The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave
you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." then asking about 31:14 in "Did You
Know? Who became the leader of all Israel when Moses died? Joshua, who had led Israel's soldiers
from the time they left Egypt, became leader of all Israel. He was one of the spies Moses sent into
Canaan. Only Joshua and Caleb wanted to obey God when they were told to attack Canaan. God
blessed Joshua and Caleb. Every other adult who left Egypt died before Israel finally entered Canaan.
Joshua was a leader faithful to God." Regarding 31:30 it asks, "Did You Know? Why did Moses
teach Israel this song? Moses taught Israel this song because he knew that it is easy to remember
songs. Moses wanted the Israelites to learn this song and to think about its words."( again Grandma
want to step in and say she believes God told him to in verse 19 in which he said, "Now write down
for yourselves this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a
witness for me against them.")
Then in Chapter 33 Moses Blesses the Tribes and in chapter 34 Moses climbs up Mount Nebo
from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah and sees all the Land for his people and then he dies.
The people grieved for him thirty days before they moved on. Faith Alive talks about it in "Let's Live
It!- When a Loved One Dies--Paul sat very still. It was quiet in the funeral home. Dad was standing
by Grandma's casket. Paul sat very still through the funeral, too. But that night, when Dad talked
about how he cried when they buried Grandma, Paul cried, too. Grandma had been so special. And
now she was dead.
Dad said it was all right to cry. One day they would see Grandma in heaven. But now it was all
right to feel sad. Grandma was special, and the whole family would miss her.
Deuteronomy 34:1-8 tells us what happened when Moses died. If someone you love has died, read
this Bible passage with your family and talk about these things:
How did the Israelites feel when Moses How did you feel when the person you loved
What were some of the great things What were some of the things God did for
God did for his people through Moses? you through this special person?
In what wonderful ways did God show In what ways did God make this special
his love for Moses--and how did Moses person his child--and how did it show in
show he loved God? his or her life?
Then read aloud together John 11:23-27 and Revelation 21:1-4 ."
( this part of our lesson tonight is very touching to Grandma because a very special Aunt to her may
be dying tonight if not this week)
I hope you have done your childrobotics , because whether you keep following what they have on
the video's and you are not ready to go ahead with what the book has you may be eventually.
There is approximately 50 pages left of material we can cover from the book. I think it will be easier
not that you have the videos to refer to also. This next chapter is Based on Imagery for the
Introduction says just that Lessons Based on Imagery
"Lessons based on the use of imagery and other stimuli could fill volumes. Here I list the types of
stimuli most widely used for dance. As in the lessons on the elements, each lesson is conceived with
the aid of a helper. Notice that the children's background knowledge of the elements is called upon
constantly in every lesson.
In this section, the children see dance in relation to other things. This relationship will later provided
them with source material for their own dances. For instance, when they se the relationship of
sadness to movement, they will be able to dance their own sadness. When they see the relationship
of sights and sounds to movement, they will be able to use these in expressing that feeling of sadness.
If they can dance as Rumplestiltskin would dance, then their imaginations are feeding their minds.
and their bodies; they will be able to dance all kinds of beings.
The use of gestures, pictures, poems, and textures should help them relate the dance in their bodies
to things in the outside world. When this connection is made and strengthened, the world of dance
expression is wide open before them.
Dance education is never complete. You can never say you are finished. Next year, even with the same
children, if you repeat the work with the same elements and images, you will be surprised at how new
it is to both you and your children. You will have changed, and your children will have grown. The
lessons you develop will change and grow too. You will find a way to work that is your own and that
fits the needs and abilities of your children.
The elements will always be there. The helpers you use to reach them can always be different.
Lesson Page Subject Helper Suitable grades
27 171 Feelings Movement words K and up
28 177 Gestures Please, no 4 and up
29 179 Textures and properties Bag of things 1 and up
30 183 Sights Designs 4 and up
31 187 Images Word cards 3 and up
32 191 Sounds Voices 4 and up
33 193 Qualities What's in the cage 2 and up
34 197 Stories and poems Rumpelstilskin K and up
There is only 2 birthdays and 1 event in Book 1 today, but first I hope you are getting youself lined up
on your calenders, schedules, and weather. I hope you are able to keep up with the time line ok. The
first birthday for November 20 is that of Selma Lagerlof, Sedish writer who became the first woman to
win the Nobel Prize in literature born in 1858. The second was born in 1889. An Edwin Powell Hubble,
American astronomer. The event is that of 1789 in which New Jersey became the First state to ratify
the bill of rights. There was no activities to go with any of these this time.
I hope you have had some time to do some writing in your jounals, in the yearbook, and the newspaper.
Grandma will go into the Colonial cookbook a little here and then I will work some in the History book.
There are some little messages in the book by famous people of the times. John Cotton wrote these
"If I do not gainthe 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
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."
Benjamin Franklin wrote this one:
I wish the Bald Eagle had not been shosen as the Representation of our Country; he is a Bird of bad
moral Character, generally poor and often very lousy...The turkey is...a much more originalnative of
To Dress a Turkey or Fowl to Perfection.
Bone them, and make a force-meat thus: take the flesh of a fowl, cut it small, then take a pound of
veal, beat it in a mortar, with half a pound of beef sewet, as much crumbs of bread, some mushrooms,
truffles and morels cut small, a few sweet herbs and parsley, with some nutmeg, pepper, and salt,
a little mace beaten, some lemon-peel cut fine; mix all these together, with the yolks of two eggs,
then fill your turky, and roast it. This will do for a large turkey, and so in proportion for a fowl. Let your
sauce be good gravy, with mushroom, truffles and morels in it; then garnish with lemon and for variety
sake you may lard your fowl or turky.
To Stuff a Turkey Another Way.
Grate a wheat loaf, one quarter of a pound butter, one quarter of apound salt pork, finely chopped,
2 eggs, a little sweet marjoram, summer savory, parsley and sage, pepper and salt(if the prk be not
sufficient,) fill the bird and sew up.
The same will answer for all Wild Fowl.
Water Fowls require onions.
The same ingredients stuff a leg of Veal, fresh Pork or a loin of Veal.
To Roast a Pigeon
Take some parsley shred fine, a piece of butter as big as a walnut, a little pepper and salt; tie the
neckend tight; tie a string round the legs and rump, and fasten the other end to the top of the
chimney-piece. Baste them with butter, and when they are enough lay them in the dish, and they will
swim with gravy. You may put them on a little spit, and then tie both ends close.
A Pretty Way of Stewing Chickens
Take two fine chickesn, half boil them, then take them up in a pewter, silver dish, if you have one;
cut up your fowls, and separate all the joint-bones one from another, and then take out the
breast-bones. If there is not liquor enough from the fowls add a few spoonfuls of water they were
boiled in, put in a blade of mace, and a little salt; cover it close with another dish, set it over a stove
or chafing-dish of coals let it stew till the chickens are enough, and then send them hot to the table in
the same dish they were stewed in.
You may do rabbits, partridges, or moorgame this way.
In Virginia the most popular standing dish is a boiled joint, the famous Virginia-cured ham.
Contemporary tastes all through the colonies now agree that any large cut of meat--a leg, loin,
breast, neck rump or haunch--should be put into cold salted water and placed over a large clear
fire for steady, even cooking.
Boiling is the Dressing Things by Means of Water, as Roasting does it by the naked Fire; this is the
whole Difference, but in general Boiling is the easiest Way, as it requires less Nicety and Attendance.
To keep the water really boiling all the time, to have the Meat clean, and to know how long is
required for doing the Joint, or other Thing boiled, comprehends almost the whole Art and Myster.`
To Boil a Neat's Tongue
A dried tongue should be soaked over night, when you dress it, put it into cold water and let it have
room; it will take at least four hours. A gren tongue out of the pickle need not be soaked, but will
require near the same time, An hour before you dish it up, take it out and blanch it, then put it into
the pot again till you want it, this will make it eat the tenderer.
To Boil a Leg of Pork
A leg of pork must lie in salt six or seven days after which put it into a pot to be boiled, without using
any means to freshen it. It requires much water to swim in over the fire, and also to be fully boiled;
so that care should be taken that the fire do not slacken while it is dressing. Serve it with melted
butter, mustard, buttered turnips, carrots, or greens.
T force cocks -combs
Parboil your cocks-combs, then open them with a point of a knife at the great end: take the white of
a fowl, as much bacon and beef-marrow, cut tese small, and beat them fine in amarble mortar; season
them with salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg, and mix it with an egg; fill the cocks-combs, and stew
them in a little strong gravy softly for half an hour; then slice in some fresh mushrooms and a few
pickled ones; then beat up the yolk of an egg in a little gravy, stirring it. Season with salt. When they
are enough, dish them up in little dishes or plates.
To Stew a Hare
Beat it well with a rolling pin in its own blood. Cut it into little bits and fry them. There put the hare
into a stew pan with a quart of strong gravy, pepper and salt according to the palate, and let it stew till
tender. Thicken it with butter and flour. Serve it up in its gravy with sippets in the dish and lemon
sliced for garnish. (more tomorrow)