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Day 153 and 154

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Well The car still had a problem. It was a little thin washer on the axel. We had bought two differential parts, and a part on the back of the transmission. This little washer may have been the problem causing everything else. I am not sure, but it made it where Grandma could not go to the library and work yesterday well enough two little step great grandchildren to entertain. What fun! I am sorry! Hopefully, this will be the end of our problems. However, Grandma will put the two days together again.
Grandma also realized she wanted to cover the Continents of Australia and South American before the school season is over. Australia starts with A, therefore, this time of year it seems to fit into the lessons and I like to have it within the month of April so it will be covered today.
I hope you all remembered the other day and Grandma will review it as part of the posting to do your tasks; Childrobotics; physical education of sports or dancing else the health learning of our bodies in
the study of our eyes, teeth, ears, minds, skin, organs, muscles, and bones as well as healthy food or things not so good for us; some math of some kind; science of experiments, inventions, space, plants, animals, and insects; language of ABC's, words, vocabulary, sentence structure, and spelling; writing and styles of writing; newspapers; journals; yearbooks; and family scrapbooks and recipes as well as any history included.
Read History from the Bible in 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians then follow the Introductions and the exercises included from Faith Alive. The Introduction for 1 Corinthians is as follows:
Whom...did God inspire to write this book? The apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians. This is the secon of Paul's thirteen books in the Bible.
To Whom...was this letter first written? This book is the first of two letters Paul sent to Christians in Corinth, a port city in Greece very much like our big cities today. Paul knew Corinth well from his missionary visits (Acts 18:1-8; 20:1-3).
When...was this letter written? This book was written about A.D. 57, probably from the city of Ephesus.
How...does 1 Corinthians show us God's love? The book of 1 Corinthians shows that God loves his people even when they fall into all kinds of sins. The Corinthians were guilty of sins even their unbelieving neighbors would not commit. But God offered them the one and only remedy, and a simple one at that: the cross of Jesus. Jesus' death on the cross is the answer for all of our problems.
What...special messages does this book give us? Paul wrote this book to help the Corinthians solve problems in their church. The Corinthians were struggling with quarrels, sexual sins, lawsuits against each other, selfishness, and misunderstandings about Holy Communion and Jesus' resurrection. Paul wrote especially to help the Corinthians love one another.
        ...are some important teachings in this book?
     Christians united, not divided.                                         1 Cor. 1:10-17
 God's power and wisdom in Christ.                                      1 Cor. 1:18-31
                           Avoiding sin.                                            1 Cor. 6:9-11
             Temples of the Holy Spirit.                                      1 Cor. 6:18-20
Married or single, both God pleasing.                                    1 Cor. 7:1-40
  Holy Communion, the true body
               and blood of Jesus.                                               1 Cor. 10:16-17; 11:17-34
 Different roles from men and women.                                     1 Cor. 11:3-16; 14:33-35
            Each person important.                                             1 Cor. 12:12-31
                        Real love.                                                     1 Cor. 13:1-13
                      Jesus is alive.                                                 1 Cor. 15:3-8
            We will be resurrected too.                                         1 Cor. 15:35-58
Now follow and do the exercises in Faith Alive for 1 Corinthians starting with "Let's Live It! 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Thank you, Mr. Know-It-All--Do you know a Mr. Know-It-All? A know-it-all is somebody who thinks he or she knows everything. Well, nobody does, right? But lots of people think they do.
Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. Here's something not even Mr. Know-It-All could have figured out: how we could be saved from our sins. We were saved by Jesus dying! Seemed pretty foolish. Jesus looked pretty helpless. Turns out, by dying, he took away our sins and gave us eternal life. Pretty clever! And we don't have to be a know-it-all to get it.
Life In Bible Times-Temple Meat Markets--The meat of animals sacrificed to pagan gods was sold in markets that were part of pagan temples. Most city people in New Testament times bought their meat at these markets. 
Let' Live It! 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Really Present--The night before he died on the cross, Jesus took bread and wine and gave it to his disciples. Christians have been eating and drinking this special meal ever since.
What did Jesus mean when he said, "This is my body" and "my blood" (Matthew 26:26,28)? When Jesus said, "This is my body," he meant this is his body. When he said, "This is my blood," he meant this is his blood. Jesus meant what he said.
In Holy Communion, we actually receive the very body of Jesus, who died on the cross. We actually receive His true blood, shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Christ gives his body and blood in, with, and under the consecrated (blessed) bread and wine. We call this the "real presence."(how true this is meant, Grandma believes also if not the sharing of Jesus spirit with us meaning his power to become him as much as we can do. Meaning it gives us the power to do as he did and believed as well as the spiritual power to stay true to God and not falter to other beliefs.)
Words to Remember 1 Corinthians 10;16 Is not the cup...a participation in the blood of Christ?
Let's Live It! 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Why the Lord's Supper?--Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Why the Lord's Supper?--Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Why the big deal?
The big deal is that Holy Communion gives us everything Jesus came to give! It all starts with Jesus' words: "This is my body,... This is my blood.. for the forgiveness of sins" (Matthew 26:26,28). On the cross, Jesus' body was killed, his blood was shed, for the sins of the world. When we receive his body and blood in Communion, we also receive that forgiveness! But there's more. It's our sin that makes us die. But because Jesus has forgiven our sins, death can't hurt us anymore; nothing can keep us out of heaven. Holy Communion strengthens our assurance about the eternal life that is ours right now by faith in Christ Jesus.
Did You Know? 1 Corinthians 12:1 What are spiritual gifts? Spiritual gifts are special abilities the Holy Spirit gives to Christians. Spiritual gifts let us help other people become stronger Christians. There are many different kinds of spiritual gifts.
Let's Live It! 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love Is--God's perfect love empowers us to love him and others. Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This passage explains something of how, by the power of God, a loving person will treat others.
Write on a different 3 x5 card each thing these verses say Christian love is. At mealtime, when your whole family is together, draw one of the cards. Have each person tell about a time when someone showed this kind of love to him or her.
Did You Know? 1 Corinthians 4:23 What is speaking in tongues? Speaking in tongues is a spiritual gift that let early Christians speak in unknown languages. Paul had this gift. But Paul said that it is better for people with this spiritual gift to use ordinary talk in church, so everyone can understand what they are saying.
Words to Remember 1 Corinthians 15:57 Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Life in Bible Times- A House Church--The homes wealthy Christians like Aquila and Priscilla (see 1 Corinthians 16:19) were large, with a garden-like area in the middle. Christians went to homes like these to worship instead of to church buildings." Here is a version of House Churches Today and Talk of the Two Houses of Israel. Grandma wanted a picture of a stone with stucco square house with an entrance to an open garden in the middle much like a fort with rooms in the corners and an open covered area of another corner with a shed on the outside. Some homes in the village my husband came from in Mexico are formed this way. I could not find a picture of them. However, I hope the two video's I pulled up are knowledgeable.
Next Grandma will cover 2 Corinthians of the Bible starting with the Introduction from Faith Alive and then the exercises. Following is the Introduction:
How...does 2 Corinthians show us God's love? The book of 2 Corinthians shows the power of God's love to accomplish its wonderful purposes. In 1 Corinthians, Paul was force to condemn the church for many sins and one man especially for terrible sexual sin (1 Corinthians 5:1-13). By the time Paul wrote 2 Corinthians, though, God's warning had brought the people to repentance. Now God's Word speaks gentle comfort and forgiveness.
Whom...did God inspire to write this book? The apostle Paul wrote 2 Corinthians. This is the third of thirteen books by Paul appearing in the Bible.
To Whom...was this letter first written? This book is the second letter that Paul sent to Christians in the city of Corinth, in Greece.
When...was this letter written? This book was written about A.D. 58 from Macedonia.
What...special messages does this book give us? The book of 2 Corinthians lets the Corinthians know that God is continuing to love and care for them despite their sins and sufferings. This is one of the Bible's most comforting books for anyone who is hurting.
       ...are some important teachings in this book?
Our prayers help leaders.                                2 Corinthians 1:8-11
Forgive those who repent.                                2 Corinthians 2:5-11
We are reconciled to God.                               2 Corinthians 5:11-21
God loves a cheerful giver.                               2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Help for the weak.                                           2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Now follow the exercises starting with "Life In Bible Times-Corinth--Corinth was an important port city lying on a narrow strip of land between two seas. Cargoes were landed at Corinth and carried overland to the other sea.
Let's Live It! 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 He Has Delivered Us, Too--Read 2 Corinthians 1:8-11. To find out about the "deadly peril" Paul was in, read 2 Corinthians 11:23-29.
Most people have hardships and even feel despair at times. Ask your mom or dad or your grandparents if God has delivered them from any really hard times. Ask them to tell you about what happened.
It is good to know that God, who delivered your mom and dad, will deliver you too.
Words to Remember 2 Corinthians 3:18 We ... are being transformed into his likeness.
Let's Live It! 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 Reading God's Mail--How does God send letters to people today? Read 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 to find out. Christians can be a letter from Christ by doing what is right, by loving others, and by telling others about Jesus.
Think about it...what kind of letter are you? What do your friends and relatives see and think bout Jesus when they look at you?
Life In Bible Times-Treasure!--Archaeologists have found treasures of silver in cheap clay pots. Clay pots were common, and thousands were made. But they were sometimes used to store the valuable and the precious.
Did You Know? 2 Corinthians 5:20 What is reconciliation? To reconcile means to get together again as friends. Jesus died for our sins so we could get together with God and be his friends. God wants us to tell our friends about Jesus, so they can become God's friends too.
Life in Bible Times-Sending a Letter--Many New Testament books were letters that were sent to churches. There was no post office. People wrapped up the letters carefully, tied the, and asked travelers to take them to friends.
Did You Know? 2 Corinthians 8:14 Why do Christians give? Paul urged Christians to give to help other Christians who were hungry. Christians are not to give offerings because they have to, but because God has given so generously to them.
Let's Live It! 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Why Give?--God wants us to give some of our money to help others. And he wants us to do it cheerfully. He promises, then, to make sure we always have enough. Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-11.
Giving is something everyone can do. Do you have an allowance or a job for which you get paid? After reading these verses, how much of your allowance can you give cheerfully?
Let's Live It! 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 What Makes Us Strong--"I can't," ten-year-old Jimmy wailed. "I just can't do it." Jimmy could be talking about one of these things: Telling the neighbors he broke their window. Taking a hard test at school. Memorizing the multiplication tables. Going back to school after everyone had laughed at him. Standing up in front of everyone at church to recite a poem he memorized. If you were to say, "I can't do it," what would you probably be talking about?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. Perhaps feeling weak might make you more likely to ask God for help. What will happen if Jimmy asks God to help him with the situations listed above?"
Now Grandma will move on to the Calendar History in Book (1). In starting off with April 24 Book (1) says it is Children's Day in Iceland. It says it also World Day for Laboratory Animals.
In 1822 James Pierpont, American composer noted for "Jingle Bells", was born. In 1911 Evaline Ness, children's author, was born.
In 1800 The Library of Congress was established with a fund of $5,000. Book (1) says, "In 1800, when
President John Adams signed the bill moving the nation's capital from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., he also approved funding for a reference library for Congress. Today, the Library of Congress has more than 81 million items. One of its most precious items is a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. How many items does your school library have? Challenge students to find the most unusual or valuable item in the collection.
Then in 1833 The Soda Fountain was patented. Next Grandma must cover April 25th and 26th.
April 25th is Friday and in 1874 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian Inventor of wireless telegraphy, was born. In 1927 Alvin Schwartz, children's author, was born.
In 1507 The German geographer Martin Waldseemuller published the First Map of the New World, which he name "America" in the mistaken belief that it had been discovered by Amerigo Vespucci. In 1719 The first edition of Robinson Crusoe was published. In 1805 Lewis and Clark reached the junction of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers. In 1859 Construction began on the Suez Canal.
April 26th which is Saturday is also part of this weeks lessons. It has more activities in it. In 1785 John James Audubon, American ornithologist and artist, was born. Book (1) says, " John James Audubon used watercolors to paint wild birds of 19th-century America. His Birds of America contained 435 colored engravings. Challenge your students to look through a copy of this volume and find a bird that no longer exists. Then have the kids investigate why the species disappeared."
In 1900 Charles Richter, American seismologist who developed a 10-point scale for measuring earthquake intensity, was born. Then in 1935 Patricia Reilly Giff, children's author, was born. Book (1) says, " Author Patricia Reilly Giff taught school for nearly 20 years before writing her first story. One of her motivations for becoming a writer was to make children laugh. Why is it important to laugh? Have your (children) make a ... list of authors and books that make them laugh."
In 1607 Captain John Smith and 150 colonists aboard three vessels arrived at Cape Henry, Va., from Portsmouth, England. Then in 1777 Sybil Ludington, 16, rode horseback 40 miles to inform patriot militias of the British attack on Danbury, Conn. Book (1) says, "After the British raided nearby Danbury, Conn., Sybil Ludington rode her horse through the night to muster volunteers to meet the Redcoat threat. Have your (children) write a story detailing a similar act of heroism with a modern-day setting."
Last in 1865 Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth was cornered in a barn near Bowling Green, Va., and shot.
Now Grandma will begin some lessons on Australia and possibly cover at least one book from there.
Grandma is obtaining her information about Australia from her book (2) and Youtube. "Australia is the smallest continent and the only continent that is also a country. Australia lies entirely in the Southern Hemisphere and is located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and southeast of Asia. Because of its location under the equator, the continent is sometimes referred to as being "down under." Australia is divided into six states and two territories.
Australia is the world's driest continent. It is covered mainly by deserts and dry grasslands. Artesian wells are an important source of water. Most of the people live along the eastern coastline and are of British ancestry.
Australia has three main land areas. The Eastern Highlands area, sometimes called the Great Dividing Range, is located along the Eastern coastline. It extends into Tasmania and is the most populated area of the continent. This region is covered by rich farmland. The Australian Alps, a mountain range formed by volcanic eruptions, also extend through this region.
The Central Lowlands area is generally a flat region. Wheat is grown in the southern part of this region. The rest of the region is too hot and dry to grow crops. The dry, grassy area is good for grazing. Desert land also exists in this region.
The Western Plateau covers two thirds of Australia. Deserts cover the central area, while grassy, grazing areas are found in the northeastern part. One third of Australia is covered by deserts. One of the most spectacular land formations, the Ayers Rock, is located in this region. Paintings by the Aborigines, the first known inhabitants of Australia, cover the walls of caves in this formation.
The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, is located off the northeast coastline. Over 400 species of coral and hundreds of rare forms of sea life inhabit this reef, which stretches over 1200 miles.
Many unique animals live on this continent. They include the echidna and platypus, which are egg-laying mammals. Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and wallabies are marsupials that live in Australia.
Australia is the world's leading exporter of wool. There are nine sheep to every person on this continent. Other major farm products include cattle, wheat, sugar cane, and fruit. The continent also is a leading producer of bauxite. Most of the world's high-quality opals come from Australian mines.
Australia Regions
New South Wales
South  Australia
Western Australia
Mainland Territories
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory
Other Territories
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australian Antarctic Territory
Christmas Islands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coral Sea Islands
Heard and McDonald Islands
Norfolk Island
More Topics to Research
Aborigines                          Emu                                 Colombo Plan
Boomerang                         Ayers Rock                       Australian Terrier
Sheep raising                      Mt. Kosciusko                   Bottle tree
Coral Sea                            Seasons                           Polyp
Marsupials                          Australian Cattle Dog          Indian Ocean
Great Victoria Desert           Platypus                            Natural Pearls
Tasman Sea                        Snowy Mountain Scheme   Education (in remote areas)
ANZUS                               Royal Flying Doctor Service
Australian Flag                    The language"
Now Link to Australia1 for some information.
Some activities to do Concerning Australia are as follows from book (2):
As Different As Night and Day
List 10 ways these continents are different.
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It's How You Play the Game
The climate of Australia is very mild in most areas. This makes it possible for the
people to enjoy many types of sports. Australians are highly competitive and believe strongly in good sportsmanship. Since most of the people live near the coast, Australians enjoy a variety of water sports. Some of the most popular activities, however, are the team sports of cricket, soccer, and rugby. These games were brought to Australia by settlers from Great Britain.
Select a team sport played in Australia. Write a paragraph describing the game. Include the number of players required and the rules of the game. Share your description with a friend.
8th Wonder of the World
The Great Barrier Reef, sometimes called the "eight wonder of the world, " is the largest chain of coral reefs on earth. Some scientists believe that the reef is millions of years old. It is located off the northeast coast of Australia. A large variety of sea life inhabits the reef. It is illegal to take any of the coral.
Read about this special place. Choose one life form that makes the reef its home. Make a cutout of the species and glue it to a piece of paper on which you have written a short descriptive paragraph. Attach your paper to a wall or a poster board.
All oceans have currents. These are the general movements of the water. To find out more about currents and the directions they travel, scientists throw drift bottles into the oceans and trace their routes. Bottles have also been used to signal for help. The notes in the bottles are called S.O.S (Save Our Ship) messages.
Pretend you have been shipwrecked along the coast of Australia in the town of _________________.
Write an S.O.S. message on the "bottle." Include your location (town, latitude, and longitude), the crops that are grown in the region, and two native animals that you have seen.
Say Cheese
You have been selected to "photograph" a fiction book for a major magazine. After reading the book, complete two "photos" of events from the story that would definitely not happen in real life Complete two "photos" of events that could happen in real life. If you read a realistic fiction book, complete four "photos" of events that could happen in real life. Write a caption for each picture. Draw a pretend picture on plain paper of each type of events. Label it with the Name of the book, author of the book, main characters, and the setting
Aboriginal Art
Study some of the Natives art and design some of your own; for Grandma will have to stop here and give you activities for two books on Monday. Take care.

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