I started this letter earlier and got interrupted by the phone earlier. The lawyer says that my SSI, giving only $750 per month will go through but I must get a doctor to fill out the papers. I have switched doctors because mine would not support me for the school loan and wants me to train for a job at $7.50 an hour when I can make $3,000 now caring for little babies in my home. I want to give others my lessons and the family does not understand this. I do not know what this doctor is but my radiologist does not even feel I am up to the little babies. However, I will be set up totally very soon if necessary. I have our upstairs almost ready for renting, our house ready for tutoring and mentoring which I do want to do. My bedroom is set up with the dresses for dress-up birthday parties for children and for sewing things for people as my product. I am also working on more product and hoping for some better deals on things.
We have been through a bout with the cars. The step grandson is at the auction today for car parts and my husbands part is suppose to be in because the part they gave was the wrong one after a defective one was given. He is looking at the junk yard for cheaper. However, this has held me up on getting this lessons out to you sooner. I will be entering things at least till the end of May. I hope I will have enough to keep going through the summer.
We will be doing with $620 a month till the SSI goes through. I will be reimbursed for the months past and I can make up to $850 till they cut me off. Hope the best for me. I appreciate all of every bodies support and especially those answering to my blogs. It means a lot to me.
Google has written and said they want me to advertise for $25 a month because people want it. Empower Network has stood beside me and I know others have tried to help. I appreciate all of every body's help. I am trying to get time for all and want to contact Empower Network as well as fill out for grants. I need any help I can get. My husband only has a little set back and said I could use the taxes if necessary but he still does not understand why it is all so important to me. Therefore, stay in there and I will keep writing all that I can. Take care and Grandma will go into lessons today as far as time will allow.
Always remember your tasks for the day and to do some Childrobotics especially before any physical activity, for I have a friend who pulled something in her foot for not stretching before her routine. Carry out any extra math or other work to do. Do any extra reading or assignments. Do language of ABC's, words, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling necessary each day. Keep up the calendar as much as possible with the time line and birthday's as well as the weather and any news bulletins that are important to you. Keep up your work on writing, yearbooks, Family projects as trees, recipes, and scrapbooks. Work on your quilts if you are doing them. Also keep going with your newspapers.
To start our lessons today we will be reading Galatians and Ephesians in the Bible and covering material in Faith Alive. The introduction to Galatians is as follows:
"Whom...did God inspire to write this book? The apostle Paul wrote Galaians. This is the fourth of Paul's thirteen Bible books.
To Whom...was this letter first written? This book is a letter sent to several churches in the province of Galatia, a part of present-day Turkey. Some portions of this region Paul had visited during his missionary journeys (Acts 13:14-14:20; 16:1-6; 18:23).
When...was this letter written? Galatians was probably written either about AD 49 or between AD 53 and 57.
How...does Galatians show us God's love? Galatians drives home the point that God's love alone saves people. The gospel--what Christ has done for us--is all anyone needs to be saved. Nothing anyone needs to be saved. Nothing anyone does to keep God's law is necessary for or adds anything to a person's salvation.
What...special messages does this book give us? The book of Galatians helps the Galatian believers rely on Jesus rather than on trying to keep God's law. In fact, it is foolish and dangerous to try to earn God's favor by what we do. Instead, because we have already been saved by Jesus, good works just come naturally, as "fruit of the Spirit."
...are some important teachings in this book?
Jesus died for our sins. Galatians 1:3-5
Jesus saves us. Galatians 3:6-14
We belong to Christ. Galatians 3:26-29
We are free to love others. Galatians 5:13-14
The Spirit produces
good fruit in us. Galatians 5:22-25
Do good to all people. Galatians 6:7-10
Now follow Faith Alive starting with "Did You Know? Galatians 1:7 What is the gospel? The gospel is the Good News that God has forgiven our sins because Jesus died for us. Everyone who believes this has eternal life.
Did You Know? Galatians 1:17 How was Paul different from the other apostles? The other apostles were with Jesus when he was here on earth. Paul became a Christian after Jesus died and was raised again. But the other apostles knew that God had called Paul to work as an apostle.
Let's Live It! Galatians 2:11-16 A Reminder for Everyone--Nobody gets to heaven by doing good things or by not doing bad things. The one and only way to heaven is to trust that Jesus has done everything for us already.
That's still the most important thing for us to hear every day, because everyone gets confused now and then. Read Galatians 2:11-16. Even Peter needed a reminder. Great to hear again, isn't it?
Words to Remember Galatians 2:20 Christ lives in me..
Did You Know? Galatians 3:1 How were the Galatians foolish? The Galatians thought they could become better Christians by trying harder. Paul reminded them that they had been saved by Jesus, not by being good. Christians are made good by God's love, not by trying harder.
Did You Know? 3:24 Why did God give people his law? God wanted people to know the difference between right and wrong. The law cannot make anyone good. Instead, it helps people see that they have done wrong, and that they need to trust Jesus to forgive their sins.
Life In Bible Times Guardians The boy of a well-to-do Greek family had a guardian. This guardian was a slave, who went everywhere with the boy. The child had to obey the slave, who took orders from the child's father. When the boy was old enough, he became a "son," and no longer had a guardian.
Did You Know? Galatians 5:13 What is Christian freedom? Christians are not free to do whatever they want. Because God helps us, we are free to do what is right.
Let's Live It! Galatians 5:22-25 Fruit on Your Tree--Read Galatians 5:22-25. Paul says love and joy and all those good things are like fruit. How does fruit grow? The tree itself doesn't make fruit grow, does it? When everything is just right, fruit simply happens. Paul wanted the Galatians to know good works are the same way. We don't make them happen. God's spirit causes them to grow in the Christian, just as naturally as fruit grows on a tree.
Words to Remember Galatians 6:10 Do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers."
The introduction for Ephesians is as follows:
Whom...did God inspire to write this book? The apostle Paul wrote Ephesians. This is the fifth of thirteen books by Paul appearing in the Bible.
To Whom...was this letter first written? Paul sent this letter to the Christians in Ephesus, a city in what is now Turkey. It was probably to be shared also with believers in other cities. Paul had spent several years as a missionary in Ephesus. (Acts 19).
When...was this letter written? Ephesians was probably written about AD 62 from Rome, where Paul was in prison.
How...does Ephesians show us God's love? Ephesians shows that by his love through Jesus Christ, God has called people to be and live as his church. From all eternity he chose us to be his children. With the coming of Christ he unveiled a great mystery: that everyone is welcome in his kingdom. And then, although we personally were all born in sin (we are as good as dead!), he saved us by his grace, as a gift.
What...special messages does this book give us? Ephesians helps us understand the glorious purposes God has for his people, the church. He has saved us and drawn us together in unity. Now he equips us to love one another and grow in faith. Paul says that the love between a husband and wife is a beautiful illustration of the way Christ loves his church.
...are some important teachings in this book?
What God did to save us. Ephesians 1:3-14
God gives life in Christ. Ephesians 2:1-10
Jesus gives peace. Ephesians 2:11-18
Ways God's people live. Ephesians 4:20-32
Christ, the husband of the church. Ephesians 5:22-33
Children and parents. Ephesians 6:1-4
The armor of God. Ephesians 6:10-20
Now follow in Faith Alive starting with "Did You Know? Ephesians 1:11 What has God done to bless you? Ephesians 1 tells how God the Father chose you, Christ died to forgive you, and the Holy Spirit stays with you to keep you safe. Paul wanted the Ephesian Christians, and us, to remember that we have these "spiritual blessings."
Words to Remember Ephesians 2:8 By grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Words to Remember Ephesians 3:20 [God] is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
Let's Live it! Ephesians 4:29-32 Learning God's Language--Most of the Old testament was written in Hebrew. The New Testament was written in Greek. But God has a special language for Christians.
Read Ephesians 4:29-32. Discuss these questions with your parents: What are some things a Christian who talks God's language would never say? What are things a Christian who talks God's language might say to others?
Words to Remember Ephesians 5:1-2 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love.
Did You Know? Ephesians 5:15 How are Christians to live? Christians are to live as God's people. We are to be loving, kind, and forgiving. Ephesians 4 and 5 tell the kind of lives that please God.
Words to Remember Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Life in Bible Times-A Soldier's Armor--This description by Paul of a Roman soldier's armor shows how familiar Paul was with Roman soldiers and what they wore. Each part of the soldier's armor was an important part of his defense against the weapons of his enemy. Read Ephesians 6:10-18 to find all parts of the soldier's armor. Now compare that solder's armor with the armor you must put on as a Christian."
We will be finishing up the experiments in Grandma's book (12) on Chemistry. The seventh experiment in this section is called "Jet of Flame--Light a candle, let it burn for a while, and glow it out again. White smoke rises from the wick. If you hold a burning match in the smoke, a jet of flame shoots down to the wick, and it relights.
After the flame is blown out the stearin is still so hot that it continues to evaporate and produce a vapour. But as this is combustible, it can e relighted at once by a naked flame. The experiment shows that solid substances first become gaseous at the surface before they will burn in a supply of oxygen.
Gas pipe--Roll a thin piece of tin foil round a pencil to make a tue about four inches long, and hold it with one end of the tube, a second flame will be lit there.
Like all solid and liquid fuels, stearin produces combustible gases when heated, and these accumulate inside a flame. They burn, with the oxygen of the air, in the outer layer and tip of the flame. The unburnt stearin vapour in the middle can e drawn off, like town gas from the gas works.
Gas balance--Fix tow plastic bags to the ends of a piece of wooden beading about 18 inches long and let it swing like a balance on a drawing pin. Pour some bicarbonate of soda and some vinegar into a glass. It begins to froth, because a gas is escaping. If you tilt the glass over one of the bags, the balance falls.
The gas which is given off during the chemical reaction is carbon dioxide. It is heavier than air, so it can be poured into the bag and weighed. If you were to fill a balloon with the gas it would never rise, and for this purpose other gases are used, which are lighter than air.
Fire extinguisher--Light a candle stump in an empty glass, and mix in another glass--as in the previous experiment--a teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda with some vinegar and let it froth. If you tilt the glass over the candle, the flame goes out.
The carbon dioxide formed in the chemical reaction in the top glass displaces the air needed for the flame, because it is heavier, and because it is noncombustible the flame is smothered. Many fire extinguishers work in the same way: the sprayed foam consists of bubbles filled with carbon dioxide. It surrounds the flame and blocks the supply of oxygen.
Burning without a flame--Press a handful of steel wool firmly into a glass tumbler and moisten it. Invert the tumbler over a dish containing water. At first the air in the tumbler prevents the water entering, but soon the level of water in the dish becomes lower while that in the glass rises.
After the steel wool is moistened, it begins to rust. The iron combines with the oxygen in the air, and we call this process combustion or oxidation. Since the air consists of about on-fifth oxygen, the water rises in the tumbler until after some hours it fills on-fifth of the space. However, an imperceptible amount of heat is set free in the process.
Burning iron--Would you have thought that een iron could be made to burn with a flame? Twist some fine steel wool round a small piece of wood and hold it in a candle flame. The metal begins to blaxe and scatter sparks like a sparkler.
The oxidation, which was slow in the previous experiment, is rapid in this case. The iron combines with the oxygen in the air to form iron oxide. The temperature thus produced is higher than the melting point of iron. Because of the falling red-hot particles of iron it is advisable to carry out the experiment in a basin.
Destroyed metal--Put a piece of aluminium foil with a copper coin on it into a glass of water, and let it stand for a day. After this the water looks cloudy and at the place where the coin was lying the aluminium foil is perforated.
This process of decomposition is known as corrosion. It often occurs at the point where two different metals are directly joined together. Wit metal mixtures (alloys) it is particularly common if the metals are not evenly distributed. In our experiment the water becomes cloudy due to dissolved aluminium. A fairly small electric current is also produced in this process."
That is all for experiments Grandma can give today. She must move on because she does not have much time. She will return tomorrow or as soon as possible.
Moving on the Calendar History in Grandma's Book (1), she will start with April 27th. The first birthday for that day is that of Samuel F.B. Morse, American artist and inventor, born in 1791. (Grandma believes he could be the inventor of the Morse Code. Therefore, link to Morse Code. Then meet the man himself Samuel F.B. Morse.
The next birthday is in 1822 of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States. In 1896 Rogers Hornsby, baseball great whose lifetime batting average of .358 is the highest among right-handed hitters, was born. In 1898 Ludwig Bemelmans, children's author and illustrator, was born. Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist, was born in 1927.
The events for the day include that of 1521 in which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines. Grandma will be giving the 1900's to you soon. However, there is one mention in their Grandma felt important to give today in which a Faberge Easter Egg was auctioned for 220,000 dollars in 1977. It was made by the jeweler Faberge in 1913. The egg was a gift from Czarina Alexandra of Russia to her husband, Czar Nicholas II. The egg's outside was covered with jewels; inside was a silver statue of the czar riding a horse.
Another last note here is that it was Sham El-Mesim in Egypt. Book (1) says, "is also known as "Smell the Spring Day." Ask your (children) to list some things they can smell--as well as see, hear, taste, and touch--in the springtime.. It is also Tyi Wara in Mali.
April 28 has three birthdays. One is in 1758 of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. Then Lois Duncan, children's author, was born in 1934. In 1950 Jay Leno, American comedian and talk-show host, was born.
In 1788 Maryland became the seventh state. In 1855 The First Veterinary College was incorporated in Boston. It is also Great Poetry Reading Day. Book (1) says, "Begin ...today by reading your favorite poem aloud. Have the children draw or paint a picture reacting to the poem. It might be a representational rendition or an abstract creation, depending on the poem. Next, invite the kids to brainstorm for a list of 10 nature words (for example, rain, grass, mountain). Then have them write free-form poems on one of these topics. Have the kids take turns reading their work aloud.
Before I go on any further, Grandma want to remind parents that one of these days: either May 1 was considered May Day her in United States. I see no mention of it in my book. However, Grandma just looked on Youtube and she is right, but there is uproar in Ukraine and Turkey both to upset the day so maybe check it out. An easy may day basket is a colored paper rolled up diagonally to form a cone and staple the bottom folded up. Fill it treats and put it on a friend step. Get away without being kissed though. Look it up for much much more information.
April 29 is exciting for in 1863 William Randolph Hearst, American publisher, was born. Then in 1899 Duke Ellington, American jazz composer, musician, and bandleader, was born. Book (1) says, "In honor of Duke Ellington's birthday, play some of his most popular works, including "Mood Indigo" and "Sophisticated Lady." Challenge your (children) to use just one word to describe how Ellington's music make them feel."
In 1970 Andre Aagassi, American tennis player was born. Then in 1988 Molloko, the first condor hatched in captivity. Under Learning about endangered species, Book (1) writes, "the California condor is nearly extinct, in large part because of destruction of its habitat. Then have (the children) research another animal listed as an endangered species (for example, the gray wolf, the humpback whale, the cheetah, the ivory-billed woodpecker). ... find out some general information on their species as well as why it's endangered and what can be done to save it. Make a large poster about them.
In 1813 J. F. Hummel patented Rubber.
April 30 Karl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and scientist, was born in 1777. In 1933 Willie Nelson, American country singer, was born. In 1961 Isaiah Thomas, basketball star, was born.
In 1789 George Washington was Inaugurated as the first president of the United States. Book one gives a famous notation in is his diary as "I bid adieu to Mount Vernon, to private life, and to domestic felicity; and with a mind oppressed with more anxious and painful sensations than I have words to express, se out for New York." Discuss this quote. ... What would Washington lose by becoming president? What would he gain? Can your students imagine what it would be like to be president today?
In 1798 Congress established the Navy Department. In 1803 The United States Purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, about 4¢ an acre. in 1812 Louisiana became the 18th state. As a special mention-In 1904 Hamburgers were introduced at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
It is also National Honesty Day and Book (1) says under To tell the Truth "Have an honest discussion with your (children) in honor of National Honesty Day. Ask your (children) what it means to be honest. Do they agree that "honesty is the best policy"?
I am going to leave you with this last thought for the day but I will cover the day tomorrow or later. The project for the month of May is all around Older People so instruct your children to learn all you can about older people and do interviews if possible. Make posters or books, etc. Discuss at the end of may what they think it will be like when they grow old.
Grandma must go now and I will get back to you as soon as I can.