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Home Educaton Program

Day 107

Hello Folks, I am sad to say I may not be able to help for a few weeks. Grandma is going to do her best, she  has ran into complications beyond her control. Keep working on lessons given to you; language of words, abc's, vocabulary, and spelling; writing and journal writing, yearbooks, and the newspaper. Grandma will have to get back with you on the History, time line, science, math, Social Studies, health, etc. as soon as possible.
 
The next part in the Bible to read is called "A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman" Mathew 9:18-34, Mark 5:21-43 and do in Faith Alive "Let's Live It! Mark 5:21-23, 35-43 Parents Who Pray--Read Mark 5:21-23, 35-43. What did the father do to help his little girl?
Pretend you are a newspaper reporter. Interview your mother, father, or a grandparent. Ask the questions below. Then write a story about a time someone prayed for you.
Can you remember a time when you prayed hard for me? Why did you pray then? What did you say when you prayed? Why was an answer to this prayer important? How did God answer the prayer? What things do you ask God for when you pray for me now?"
"A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman" is also in Luke 8:40-56 with "Words To Remember 8:50 Don't be afraid; just believe. from  Faith Alive.
Next read "The Faith of the Canaanite Woman" in Mathew 15:21-28 and "Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand" in Mathew 15:29-39 and Mark 8:1-13. Next read "A Mother's Request" Mathew 20:20-28 and possibly the same "The Request of James and John in Mark 10:35-45. Read Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman" John 4:1-26 and read as part of Faith Alive "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."
Next read "Faith of a Syrophoenician Woman" Mark 7:24-30. Then read "The Healing of a Deaf and Mute Man -Mark 7:31-37 along with "Jesus Heals the Blind and Mute" Mathew 9:27-34; Blind Bartimacus Receives His Sight Mark 10:46-52; and The Healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaidda Mark 8:22-26.
 
 
Grandma will now give parents the Calendar History for February 27:


The first birthday is of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, born February 27 in 1807. Book (1) wrote, "In his poem "Paul Revere's Ride," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow failed to mention the contributions of William Dawes (who rode with Revere from Lexington on the night of April 18, 1775, warning of the approach of the British) and Samuel Prescott (who eluded the British when Revere was captured and actually carried the warning to Concord). Have any of your children ever participated in an event without getting credit? How did they feel? Ask them to right a historical wrong by composing a poem about the ride of Dawes or Prescott.



In 1923 on February 27  Mary Francis Shura, children's author, was born.


In 1934 on February 27  Ralph Nader, American consumer advocate, was born.


In 1935 on February 27 Uri Shulevitz, children's author, was born.



Only one event before the 1900's has happened on February 27. It happened in 1717 when Book (1) says,  "The "Great Snow"--a 9-day blizzard--left an average of 5 feet of snow in parts of New England. Book (1) says, "The Great Snow of 1717" is "Still considered one of America's worst blizzards--dropped an average of 5 feet of snow on parts of New England. Make a mark on the wall at 5 feet and ask the kids to take turns standing next to it. What is the average difference between their heights and the snow line? Have any of your students been in deep snow? Invite them to share their experiences." Or maybe you know a grandma or someone who lived through a great snow to talk to. Maybe you can find an article in an old newspaper or magazine with an experience in it. Maybe the computer has another. Talk about it as a family.



 
Next Grandma is going to work on information about Japan. Following Grandma's Book (5) it is found out "Japan is "an Island country in the North pacific Ocean. It faces the Unified Republic (formerly the U.S.S.R.), Korea and China. It consists of four large Islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku) and thousands of smaller ones. Japan, including all the islands, has a land area which is slightly smaller than that of California. Most of the land is covered by mountains and forests.
(More than) 125,000,000 people live in Japan. It is one of the world's most densely populated areas. Tokyo, its capital and largest city, has an average of about 37,000 people per square mile. It is one of the most populated cities in the world.
Japan's flag was adopted in 1854. It is a red sun on a white background. The Japanese call their country Nippon or Nihon, Meaning "source of the sun."
Using a black pen or marker, write a three line haiku poem on the flag (5 syllables, m syllables, 5 syllables). Then, color the flag lightly with colored pencils and cut it out. ...haiku poetry originated in Japan and was often written while sitting quietly in a Japanese garden.
Nearly destroyed at the end of World War II, Japan has risen to be an industrial giant. But let's look at Japan from a different point of view-that of their gardens. Until recently, the craft of designing gardens in Japan was passed down from father to son or son-in-law. The training used to take about 15 years. The underlying characteristic of most Japanese gardens is fidelity to the natural forms of rock, plants and trees. The gardener designs his garden to be in harmony with its surroundings, often turning it into a poetic vision. See if you can gather some pictures of Japanese gardens for the (children) to see. Some large cities, such as St. Louis, Missouri, have a Japanese garden as part of their Botanical Gardens. If one is located nearby, take your class on a field trip there.
                                                     Writing Japanese
It is discovered that "written Japanese is considered to be one of the most difficult writing systems in the world. It is a combination of Japanese phonetic symbols as well as Chinese characters. Each character is a symbol that stands for a complete word or syllable. However difficult, almost all Japanese people 15 years of age or older can read and write." Use the characters of the following words to have the children write a story about a big man.
 
big     man      tree       forest              mountain           gate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life in Japan
"Japan, a small island country, is located in the Pacific Ocean. Its four largest islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Many computers, TVs, stereos, and cameras are made there. Japan is modern, but it also stresses tradition.
Japanese people celebrate the cherry blossoms, visit Mount Fuji, attend festivals and parades and create beautiful art. People in Japan also create beautiful and delicious foods. These include: sashimi--raw fish cut and designed as an appetizer; sushi--raw fish pressed in rice with vegetables, nori--pressed seaweed used in sushi and breads. Tea is popular, and tea ceremonies are performed for guests.Japanese people have more festivals than anyone in the world. Japan celebrates with kites, food, dance, dragon parades and special music.
Japanese people of all ages enjoy many sports and leisure activities. Martial arts are popular. Aikido is the art of offense and defense. Karate is the art of forms, which are patterns of movement and defense. Judo is the art of making an opponent lose his balance, and kendo is the art of the sword. Sumo wrestling is a fight to push an opponent out of a round ring.
Outdoor sports include soccer, which is popular with all ages, and baseball, which is especially popular with high school boys. Volleyball is popular too, especially among girls and women. Ping pong and swimming are popular with children and adults. Golf has become extremely popular with huge 3-tiered driving ranges and hundreds of golf courses. Snow skiing is a popular vacation sport.
Answer the following question with 3 answers.
 
  1. Name 3 products made in Japan._________________________________________________
  2. Name 3 types of fish dishes Japanese eat.__________________________________________
  3. Name 3 islands of Japan._______________________________________________________
  4. Name 3 holidays in Japan._______________________________________________________
  5. Name 3 things you can see in a Japanese parade._____________________________________
  6. Name 3 things Japanese people celebrate.___________________________________________
  7. Name 3 popular Japanese martial arts.______________________________________________
  8. Name 3 outdoor sports.__________________________________________________________
  9. Name 3 sports that could be indoor._________________________________________________
10.   Name 3 large countries near Japan._________________________________________________
 
 
 
 

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