Good Morning! Today will be an easy day yet it will leave you with a lot to do. Do you tasks, Childrobotics, music and dancing or physical education as some sport or health lesson. For health you could talk about the feet. Do your language lessons, writing, some math, science experiments or anything else in science, art, yearbooks, journals, and newspapers.
To start the day read in the Bible "Jesus at the Temple" Mathew 21:12-17, Luke 19:45-47, and reviewing these "Words to Remember" from Faith Alive Luke 19:46 "My house will be a house of prayer." Then read in the Bible "Jesus Clears the Temple" John 2:12-25.
Next we are going to cover the animals in Book (57) through the Zoos. We have already been on the road to many of these activities. Grandma is only going to give you a few tonight. I will be breaking this section up.
"Which Continent does the Animal Live ON?
Zoos often display animals according to the continents on which the animals live--Africa, South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, or Australia. They may use regions of the world too, such as the rain forest or the arctic.
When you visit the zoo, notice which continents various animals come from. Does your zoo specialize in any one geographical area? Use reference books to study the species that live in each area of the world. Remember that continents are large areas. The animals of northern Canada are not the same ones that live in southern Florida.
Getting Started on Research
Choosing One Animal to Study
Think:Who, what, when, where, why, and how. Tell
your reader the basics about the animal--what it looks like,
where it lives, its most interesting characteristics.
b. Physical appearance: Provide details.
c. Habitat: This is vitally important in these days of diminishing
habitat. Which continent? Which part of that continent?
What specific requirements does the animal have
for its home?
d. What does it eat?
e. Who are its enemies? How does it defend itself?
f. Reproduction: How does it raise its young? etc.?
g. Status: Endangered? Threatened?
h. What is special about the animal?
6. How will you present your information?
a. Read, take notes, and write a report in your own words.
b. Make some drawings. No one is expecting perfection.
Certainly you can show stripes versus spots! You can
probably draw a bear's head so it looks like either a polar
bear or a black bear. Observe, then draw. Collect some
photographs, if possible.
c. Make a bulletin board display.(or poster's; books; etc.)
d. Dress up as your animal.
e. Give an oral report to the class.
f. Present your report to a younger group of children.
Do this for anything we study as Natives, a Country or Continent, only insects, etc.
Grandma will be typing more fun activities on zoos tomorrow. Have a good day.
Next we will move to our Calendar History for March 5:
The week of March 5 is Newspapers in Education Week- All week long or so gather Newspapers and find articles of interest and discuss them. obtain ideas for your own newspapers.
The first birthday of March 5 is in 1512 of Gerardus Mercator, Flemish geographer and cartographer.
The next birthday of March 5 is in 1575 of William Oughtred, English mathematician and inventor of the slide rule.
Next March 5 birthday is in 1824 of James Ives, American Lithographer who with Nathaniel Currier published a pictorial record of American history.
The last of March 5 is in 1946 of Mem Fox, children's author.
The events are as follows:
March 5 of 1749 is when Benjamin Franklin installed a lightning rod on his Philadelphia home.
The other is of 1770, March 5 in which five men were killed when British troops fired into a crowd of American protesters. The incident became known as the Boston Massacre.
Book (1) has two activities built around this: one called ""First to fall" Crispus Attucks, a former slave who became a sailor, was the first man killed by the British in the Boston Massacre. Challenge your (children) to develop an in-depth news broadcast describing Attucke's compelling life story."
The second is called ""Updating Currier and Ives" Show Your (children) some Currier and Ives lithographs of 19th-century American life. Then give the kids an understanding of the lithography process-- and get them thinking about how life has changed since the last century--with this activity. First, have them use crayons to draw a Currier and Ives-style scene from contemporary American life on white poster board. Next, have them brush a tacky mixture of dark tempera paint and liquid starch across the picture mixture of dark tempera paint and liquid starch across the picture and place a sheet of vellum over it. Finally, have them roll a rolling pin across the paper to get a print of the picture. When the prints have dried, students can exhibit them alongside the Currier and Ives works. What kinds of changes did the kids include in their updated scenes?" Connect to "Currier and Ives" for something special.
One last book about Japan from Book (6) is called Sachiko Means Happiness by Kimiko Sakai (Children's Book Press, 1990, 32 pp.)
"Ever since little Sachiko was bon, she had a special relationship with her grandmother, who shares her name. But as Sachiko's grandmother ages, she changes so much that eventually, she cannot even recognize her own granddaughter. How Sachiko and her family come to accept Grandmother's illness it is testimony to the strength of a family's love."
Grandma is having to deal with the beginning stages of dementia with her own mother at 87 in which most the family is in a denial stage because they do not believe Grandma because they do not understand how it works. Grandma's mom can be a very bad person bad to Grandma and is very controlling in the family as well as very independent. Grandma's mom gave the house she was promising to Grandma away to her brother to make Grandma leave and he doesn't need it as well as having his part already. A very sad and selfish family they are. Andrea, Grandma's daughter had videos about the brain She emailed them to Grandma. It shows what they have found and how it backed Grandma up. I couldn't help sharing that with you.
Before reading see how the children feel about this book.
After reading the book see if the predictions the children had were correct and ask them if they feel it could only happen in Japan or if the experiences could happen or be in any family.
In the book's afterward notes, Kimiko Sakai, author of Sachiko Means Happiness, tells of the bittersweet story of her own grandmother in Japan who suffered from Alzheimer's disease." Talk about anything like this that may have happened in your own family or that you are experiencing now. Help your children understand their own feelings regardless of culture or ethnic group. Suggest that the children write their own bittersweet experiences in a book or books. It does not have to be about the loss of a loved one. It can be about anything that has made them sad or makes them sad. They can decorate it with flowers or something special. An art activity is a big leaf stating their name, origin, and meaning. This could be a flower also. It is all about their name. Have a good day!