Grandma says Hello! She hopes you are all doing well and got enough information off of the last few days. Grandma hopes you are all remembering to do Childrobotics, some dancing, tasks, and learn some music for the day. Then she hopes you are all working on writing and older children are doing reading with reports and understanding settings, climax, beginnings, endings, and characters of stories as well as recording vocabulary and studying it. Make sure from second grade up children get spelling words to learn if not just a few out of the dictionary/day. Younger children must learn numbers, shapes, symetry and sequence, as well as letters and beginning words along with words with 1 vowel, all sounds, and adding and subtracting. They will start to learn multiplication and division in 3rd and 4th grades as well as algebra. Some might understand sooner. Most will start to learn about money and the clock at 2nd grade.
Grandma is going to start with the Calendar birthday and events. Today is Day 91, February 5. The first birthday was in 1744 for John Jeffries, Boston-born physician, balloonist, and weather observer. Book (1) says Weatherman's Day commemorates the birth of Dr. John Jeffries, a Boston physician who kept detailed records of weather conditions from 1776 to 1816. In their notebooks, have your (children) keep daily records of precipitation, temperature, and cloud cover. Have them compare their data with information listed in the local paper.
Tell your (children) that before people had almanacs, newspapers, or meterorologists, they looked for changes in animal behavior or appearance to foretell changes in the weather. Some thought that if a black band on a woolly bear caterpillar was wide or a squirrel's tail was extra bushy, lots of snow was on the way. Although such signs are not always reliable, the folklore is fun. Invite the kids to research other weather superstitions." Grandma does watch the birds and the insects at times. He dog can tell her when a storm is coming because she hears the thunder miles away. Their might be some grandparents still about that might be able to give you some ideas of what to watch for.
The last birthday is for Hank Aaron, major league baseball's all-time home run leader with a career total of 755.
There are four events before 1900 and one in 1917 that Grandma is going to mention of Mexico adopting its current constitution. The first of the four is in 1557 when the English mathematician Robert Recorde created the Equal Sign. in 1631 Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, arrived in America. In 1884 Willis Johnson patented the Eggbeater. Then in 1892 temperatures in Siberia dipped to 94 degrees F.
In reading the beginnings of Jesus work, Grandma found out that in Mathew, Mark, and Luke Jesus went to Capernaum and met with Simon(Peter) and Andrew. However, in John 1:35-42 he had met them before John in Bethany where John was Babtizing. Andrew and Peter were two of John's disciples and started to follow Jesus. Jesus stopped and questioned them following him and he told Simon would be called Cephus(meaning Peter). Then Jesus went to Galilee in John 1:43-51 and met up with Philip and Nathanael. Nathanael was reluctant and then Jesus said some things to him that made Nathanael believe in him. Then the next day he went to a wedding with his mother(Mary). They had run out of wine and Jesus was angry at his mother because she volunteered his assisstance in making the wine but he made it and that was considered his first miracle but his disciples began to have faith in him. Faith Alive says here in ""Life In Bible Times-Water Jars-Water was stored in large stone jars and was used for washing and drinking. Jews at the time of Jesus did much ceremonial washing of their hands before eating. These very large jars were the sort that Jesus asked to be filled with water before he changed that water to wine."
After the wedding Jesus, his mother and brothers and his disciples went down to capernaum for a few days in which they were celebrating the Jewish Passover. Seeing men sell things at the temple courts Jesus made a whip out of cords, and drove the men from the temple area. He told them, "How dare you turn my Father's house into a market." John 2:12-25. In chapter 3, that night Nicodemus comes to Jesus and he talks to him.
Faith Alive says in "Let's Live It! John 3:1-16 Born Again--Read John 3:1-16. When you were born, you received physical life. People who are "born again" receive eternal life from God. Physical life ends when people die, but a person with eternal life will live forever with God in heaven.
How were you born again? When a person is baptized, he or she is born again "of water and the Spirit" (John 3:5). The date you were baptized is really another birthday, your rebirthday!"
It also states some "Words to Remember 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
After this Jesus and his disciples return to the Judean countryside to help John the Baptist before he was arrested. John had moved over to Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water. Jesus disciples were baptizing others on the other side of the Jordan. Some of John's disciples and a Jew got into a dispute over Jesus and his disciples. Then the Pharisees heard about it so Jesus went back to Galilee. On his way he had to go through Samaritan in chapter 4 and talked to the Samaritan woman carring water. He talks to her about marrying a man instead of just living with them. Faith Alive says, "Life in Bible Times-Carrying Water-Getting each day's water supply was the job of women. Each day they came to the town well, filled their jars, and then carried the full water jars home on their heads." The disciples rejoined Jesus and asked about the woman when they saw Jesus talking to her. Because it pleased the Samaritans that Jesus knew everything about the woman and helped her they asked him to stay a couple days. Then they left for Galilee. They were pleased and glad to see him. A boy lay sick at Capernaum and Jesus heals him. That is the second miracle. Tomorrow Grandma will slip back into Mathew, Mark, and Luke with some things and back to John later.
Next Grandma want to make sure we have got everthing we need on our time line from the History Book so you may not want a copy of these but Grandma is typing them out just in case.
In 1803 United States buys Louisiana.
In 1804 Lewis and Clark start exploring Louisiana.
In 1807 The Embargo Act stops trade with France and Great Britain.
In 1812 the War of 1812 begins.
In 1814 Treaty of Ghent ends War of 1812.
In 1820 The Missouri Compromise is written.
In 1823 President Monroe delivers the Monroe Doctrine..
In 1828 Andrew Jackson is elected President.
In 1830 Congress passes the Indian Removal Act.
In 1832 South Caroline passes the Nullification Act.
In 1836 Texaswins independence from Mexico.
In 1838 Frederick Douglass, a slave, escapes to the North.
In 1846 United States and Great Britain compromise over Oregon.
In 1848 The Seneca Falls Conference meets.
In 1849 Gold Rush begins in California.
In 1850 The Compromise of 1850 is passed.
In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Uncle Tom's Cabin.
In 1853 Mexico agrees to the Gadsden purchase.
In 1854 The Kansas-Nebraska Act is passed.
In 1857 The Supreme Court makes the Dred Scott Decision.
In 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President.
In 1861 The Civil War begins at Fort Sumter.
In 1862 The battle of Antietam is fought.
In 1863 Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation.
In 1863 The battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg are turning points in the Civil War.
In 1865 The Confederate Army surrenders.
In 1865 Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to end slavery.
In 1867 Congress passes its first Reconstruction Act.
In 1868 The Fourteenth Amendment is ratified.
In 1877 Reconstruction ends.
In 1881 The first Jim Crow law is passed.
In 1896 The Supreme Court's decision in Plessy v. Ferguson allows segregation.
Have a good day. Keep record of all you can do and keep working on things.