Happy New Year Folks; I hope you are starting out with a good one.
Grandma has had a good holiday with her mom. However, she has had car trouble the whole holiday which made it hard on her mom but her mom enjoyed it. It just made it where Grandma could not work on the computer like she wanted to. Then she found out the jack in the wall is goofed up so she is doing work at her sons until we get lined up with getting use of her own computer. Thanks for a son.
As before the holidays be sure you do your chores, tasks, and responsibilities necessary for the day. I do still like giving you a chance for the childrobotics first because many people like to start their days out with some stretching and movement. There is only two more lessons from the chart in the creative dance book that Grandma has. Grandma will give lesson 33 for today with the subject: qualities; helper:what's in the cage; The author Mary Joyce writes,
"Who has seen a lion? Show me how a lion moves. Now show me how a cat moves. What is the difference between a lion and a cat? Now can you stand on two feet and move like a lion? Can you still get that movement in your back? Can you still move your head and make your eyes piercing and creep stealthily with your paws? Show me how a lion leaps or runs. Show me how it sleeps. Show me another resting ion shape. How does a lion use its paws? Are they big or little? What happens to a cat's back when it is angry or frightened? Show me.
Now show me a snake. Show me that wiggling snake but, instead of moving along the ground, keep the feeling of a snake and move upward to high level. Can you do that? It must still be smooth and curved and darting--like a snake, but like a dancer too. We are dancers, so we must be able to get the quality of snake into our bodies. We don't pretend we are snakes, we dance the quality of snake.
Now everyone line up on the black line, and go across the floor two or three at a time. You must walk, but you can move as a snake or as a lion. Let me see what you are.
Everyone spread out in the room and build a cage around yourself. You are now in a zoo. What are you? Don't be a lion or a snake, we've done those. Be something else. What will you be? A bear? A flamingo? A lizard? Does everyone have an idea? Good. First show me how your animal rests. Go. Show me another resting shape. Go. Now show me that animal moving at low level. Can it turn? Now change levels and keep the feeling or the quality or the essence of that animal in your body.
Go. Now move around inside your cage. How does your animal feel being caged? Imagine your cage being opened. Does your animal rush out? Or does it slowly come out? How does it move? What would it do if it met a person? Would it want to be petted? Run away? Eat him up? Imagine a person in front of you. What do you do?
This time I am not going to tell you what to do or suggest things you can do. You must do all the things that will help us to get the feeling you can do. You must do all the things that will help us to get the feeling or quality of your animal. I will come around and open your cage. You can move in your cage and out of your cage. Be sure to change levels. When you return to your cage, we'll guess what you are!
(It is important that the children understand how to use the movements of the animals as dancers. A dancer uses all the elements while portraying the animal, thus giving the feeling or the essence of the animal rather than pretending to "be" the animal. The goal is to communicate a quality. Continue with other things in nature that have a distinctive quality. African music makes this lesson exciting!)
Goals for evaluation: Look for the ability to select and convey an animal quality.
We left off on the 73 psalm last; but Grandma noticed some different authors than David recorded in Faith Alive. Psalm 72 was written by Solomon and Psalm 73 was written by Asaph up to psalm 84 then a couple is written by the Sons of Korah, before another one, Psalm 86, is a prayer of David. Next Psalm 87 is a psalm by the Sons of Korah along with pslam 88. Psalm 89 is from Ethan the Ezrahite. Psalm 90-106 are prayers by Moses. I believe Moses also wrote the Psalm 107. I believe David wrote Psalm 108 through 118. Psalm 119 was written by Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth, He, Waw, Zayin, Heth, Teth, Yodh, Kaph, Mem, Nun, Samekh, Ayin, Pe, Tsadhe, Qoph, Resh, and Taw. David again wrote Psalm 120 through 126 then Solomon wrote 127 through 132. Then David again wrote 133 through 150.
Faith Alive writes about "77:12 in Word to Remember-I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.: 79:13 in Words to Remember-We your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever.; 86:11 Words to Remember-Teach me your way O lard, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.; Life in Bible Times-What God is Like-Psalm 89 says God is "Lord God almight." He is the one who created the whole universe. Such a powerful God is surely able to take care of us.; Did You Know? 95:1-7, When is Psalm 95 sung today? Psalm 95 is sung as a song called "The Venite."; Let's Live It! Psalm 102:1-11-Tell God Your Feelings--No one likes to feel upset. Or afraid. Or angry. But sometimes we all have feelings like these. Read the first eleven verses of Psalm 102. What words tell you how the psalmist feels?
The person who wrote this psalm knew God would listen to his feelings and that telling God would help. Next time you're feeling bad, write your feelings down for God to see. Maybe by the time you're done writing you'll feel better, just like the person who wrote this psalm (see Psalm 102:16-17).; Life in Bible Times- What God is Like- Psalm 103:13 says God is like a compassionate father. This means God loves us very much. He will not stay angry when we sin, but he will forgive us.; 106:1 Words to remember-Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.; 107:15 Words to Remember-Give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love.; Let's Live It!, Psalm 113:1-9-Praise God--Praise is telling God how great he is. Sometimes we praise God by talking to him. Sometimes we praise God by talking to others about him Read Psalm 113.
You can praise God too. One way would be to write down two lines telling God what you like about him. Another way would be to write down two lines that tell others why God is so special. When it's your turn to pray before a meal or during your bedtime prayers, start with one of the praise verses you wrote.; Let's Live It!, Psalm 119:9-16-Memorize Scripture--(This is hard for Grandma, maybe she will learn also.) Read Psalm 119:9-16. To hide God's word in your heart (Psalm 119:11) means to memorize Bible verses with a friend.
1. Read the verse aloud, but leave out one word. Have your friend fill in the word you left out. Take turns reading the verse, and each time leave out a different word.
2. Each time you read the verse aloud leave out one more word. The first time, one word; the second time, two words; and so on. You or your friend fill in the words left out.
3. Write the Bible verse on a card. Cut out each word, and scramble them. See who can put the words in the right order in the shortest time.; 119:105 Words to Remember-Your word is a lamp to my feet.; Life in Bible Times-What God is Like-Psalm 119 shows that our loving God gives us his Word. Our sinful nature wants to go its own way, but we Christians are glad to know God's will.; 119:160 Words to Remember-All your words are true.;127:1 Words to Remember-Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.; Let's Live It! Psalm 136-Thanksgiving Every Day--Psalm 136 is often read in church on Thanksgiving. It describes things God did long ago. But "His love endures forever" means he's still doing mighty things for his people today.
Why not celebrate Thanksgiving today? Ask Mom to make a special meal. Then, around the table, take turns telling of some great thing God has done for you. After each one, hae everyone else say, "His love endures forever."; Life in Bible Times- What God is Like- Psalm 139:13 says that God knew David even before he was born. God knew you and watched over you before you were born too. You are special to God because he made you.; 143:8 Words to Remember-I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go.; 145:9 The Lord is good to all.; Life in Bible Times-Dancing-In Bible times a man and a woman did not dance together. Usually a group of men danced, or a group of women danced. People danced at weddings to show happiness. They danced at great feasts held to worship the Lord. David danced and leaped for joy when God's ark entered Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15:29).
I believe this is all the lessons Grandma is giving for today to start us off. She will try to be with you tomorrow. Hang in there the best you can till her return if she can't. Look up all the information you can about Africa and do your journals, newspapers, and yearbook. Study and write. Take care. Grandma. Write about your holidays.