Good Morning! Grandma hopes you enjoyed the pictures and the reading along with the messages.
Remember your tasks, Childrobotics, and some type of sport(maybe sledding or building a snow or sand fort.) If not then do some dancing and music.
For the Bible History today read The Beautitudes in Mathew 5 through 7. Faith Alive presents "Did You Know? 5:3-10 What are the beatitudes? The beatitudes are special sayings of Jesus. They describe the "blessings," or true happiness, we have by believing in him. Some people look for happiness in money or power. Jesus wants us to look for it in him.
Life In Bible Times-Giving to The Needy-The Jewish people believed that God would bless people who gave money to the poor. But God was not pleased with those who gave only when they were sure others would see them. These people cared more about what people thought of them than about God's blessing.
Let's Live It! Matthew 7:1-5 A Pretend Mirror--Read Matthew 7:1-5. What does Jesus say about judging others?
Often it is easy to be critical, to say bad things about others, without even thinking. But God would have his children choose a better way. Here's a suggestion to help you remember to look for good in others and to build them up. On a small card write, "I said something good." Turn the card over and write, "I said something bad. "Put the card in your pocket for one whole day. When you say something good about someone, put a check on that side of the card. When you say something bad or not very nice, put a check on the other side of your card. At the end of the day, add up the checks. How did you do?"
Grandma is typing up Calendar History Now. She had it typed and lost it. One little note I had on here is that Grandma was realizing some places you as a family may be interested in visiting and doing things for. An Old Folks home is a great place to preform plays, puppets, make things for, play instruments and sing songs for. Other ideas are hospitals and child cares. Another idea is to see if you can help out at an after school program or start a girlscout or boyscout type program. All these things would give interaction for the children.
Under February 7 Charles Dickens, English novelist, was born in 1812. Book (1) says, "Charles Dickens was a precocious reader. When he was growing up in Chatham, England, he loved to read Shakespeare and the Arabian Nights. He was delighted when he found boxes of novels stashed in the attic of his home. Ask your students to describe their most memorable "find."
The next birthday is that of Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist lecturer, author, and government official, born in 1817. Book (1) tells the story as "Many of Frederick Douglass's accomplishments would have been impossible if he hadn't been so determined to master reading. As a slave, he wasn't supposed to be allowed to read. But when he was 8 years old, the mistress of the house where he served invited him to listen as she read aloud to her son. Douglass later convinced her to teach him to read. All too quickly, however, the master of the house put a stop to the lessons. But Douglass had gotten a start and practiced reading whenever he could. Have your (children) list things they wouldn't be able to do if they couldn't read."
Then in 1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author, was born. She wrote Little House on the Prairie series.
She began writing at the age of 65 and the books she wrote were about her childhood. Have the children compare and contrast contemporary life with pioneer life. These series of books are only for an older child to enjoy. So is Anne of Green Gables along with the Babsitters Club. Have the children consider the following: foods and meals, famous people in the news, kids' games, chores, clothing, fears, symbols of wealth. Then have them imagine themselves in an earlier period and write a story including details of that period. Or mention they could write about their own childhood (which will seem more and more significant later in life).
The last birthday on February 7 is that of Eubie Blake, American composer and pianist, born in 1883.
The only event for the day is in 1827 when the First Ballet was performed in the United States at New York City.
The next day February 8th is Saturday with the birthday of William Tecumseh Sherman, American general, born in 1820. Then Jules Verne, French sciece-fiction writer, was born in 1828. Book (1) says, "Tell your (children) that Jules Verne combined scientific fact with fantasy to create his classic stories. Verne's research was remarkably thorough: Data he developed for his novels From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon (rocket weight, 12230 pounds; speed, 25,000 mph) correspond almost exactly to the 1968 Apollo 8 spacecraft (weight, 12,392 pounds; speed, 24,200 mph). Verne wrote about many inventions before they existed, including air conditioning, missiles, and submarines. Challenge your children to include a future invention in one of their stories."
The next birthday is that of Dmitri Mendeleyev, Russian chemist who formulated the periodic table of elements, born in 1834. Then James Dean(Jimmy Dean), American actor, was born in 1931. Anne Rockwell, children's author, was born in 1934. Then Ted Koppel, American TV journalist, was born in 1940.
The only event for the day is that 1587 when Mary, Queen of Scots was beheded at Fotheringhay, England.
There are some activities to go along with special events. One event of the day is Girls and Women in Sports Day. Book (1) wants the children to "brainstorm for a list of sports that women participate in. Then challenge the kids to find out who the top female athletes are in each of those sports. Have them prepare a brief biography for each athlete. (or at least one)
The next special day is National Inventors Day. You and the children can compile a list of inventions to keep posted. Most are included in the Time Line information.
A special time of mention for February is that of Children's Dental Health Month. Book (1) says to formulate a poster or so about Dental Health. They suggest putting a cartoon character on them like a talking tooth or dental mirror, (or a smile). Use your imagination to figure out something. To provide some background information the children could ask their dentist office for an interview, a visit, or asking questions. They can get additional information by checking library books or pamphlets says Book (1). The children could place the posters in public places like child cares, hospitals, or a school, or a city building, the dentist office, doctors office, etc.
Grandma is sending more material this morning and start on Monday's lessons.
Grandma is going to start you out with various experiments to do, but first she feels she must give you some basic information. What I understand is that for an experiment there must be a Theory and then through experiments taking in the fact of various obstacles and tactors a Hypothesis can be made. One of the most famous books in history is still read today called The Boy Scientist by John Lewellen (A Popular Mechanics Book and with Grandma having the (9th edition from 1960 and still printed today). The Boy Scientist says, "Science means different things to different people. To some it is the magic which produces radio, Jet engines, television and the hydogen bomb. To others it is a body of tested knowledge which explains the world in which we live. Science, however, is not magic. It is not solely tested knowledge. It is also a method of thinking; a way of solving problems. Science has made the progress it has because it has invented and perfected a method of solving problems by experimentation.
The impact of science upon our world has been incalculable. No one can hope to understand how science has brought about the great changes it has already made and is continuing to make in our daily lives without some understanding of what science is and how it has been brought into being....The story starts with the first scientist, Galileo." However, Grandma is hoping to optain the same information from you on Youtube or the have you find it on the computer if even from the encyclopedia. Youtube did it again.