We recently made the Jewish calendar that comes with 1st grade. The TM says the Jewish New Year is in the spring because the Jewish people celebrate their new beginning as a people as marked by Passover when God led them out of Egypt. Makes sense to me. Well, my pastor is Jewish (born and raised) (converted ) and last week at church he is saying "Happy New Year" in Hebrew and talking about how it's the Jewish New Year. Confused now ; I look it up briefly on the internet and sure enough it says the New Year is in the fall????? Is the TM incorrect or what am I missing here.
sarah wrote:Yeah, that's confusing. How do use one to count the months and one to change the year number?
sarah wrote:Okay, I get what your saying.... but I still can't wrap my brain around it but I am going to let it sink in. I think trying to explain it to a 6 year old makes it more confusing because Jan 1 is really the main comparison he has to use. Basically, Nisan is when the months start over, but they don't celebrate New Year in the 1st month, right? Kinda like if we were to celebrate New Years in Sept but still start the calendar 1/1. Their New Year isn't linked directly to what month it is- it's a "holiday" in itself and is related to the harvest, tradition, etc. So yeah, I think I do get it more now that I am typing it. So I should tell my child, "The Jewish people started their calender in Spring in the month of Nisan. Their first month of the year was in the Spring, not in Winter. They decided to start their calendar in the spring because that's the season when God brought them out of Egypt and established them as a people." And leave New Year out of it (for now anyhow). But someday I will say, "The Jewish New Year is in the fall because........... but the first month is the month of NIsan, thus the New Year is not what marks the beginning of a new calender year. " Basically instead of changing the year with 1/1, they change the year number in the fall at Rosh Hashanah. I need to look at each separate and know their are many Jewish traditions/feasts that have reasons behind them largely foreign to me.
mlhom4him wrote:Has anyone had trouble with the recipe in the TM for the Cornstarch Modeling Clay (for about 6 small jars)? A group that I host in another forum is reporting very poor results with the recipe. I don't remember any troubles so I am not much help. The ladies there are reporting that it is too soft to hold together and will not stay together but crumbles or falls in on itself when making the clay pot. Anyone experience this? What did you do to the recipe to help this? Thanks!
Mary Lou Hom
kw4blessings wrote:We just started MFW1 and we're loving it! I'm afraid I'm stumped, though. At the risk of realizing how ridiculous this question is once someone answers....here goes: On Day 8 in the reading notebook, the students are writing the letters, "S,T, and U". Above each letter is a picture. I can't for the life of me figure out what the picture for "U" is. Are the children walking "up"? Doesn't look like it. DD and I would love to know. Thanks all!
kw4blessings wrote:"Us"!! It makes so much sense now. Thanks!
mshanson3121 wrote:I have a question about the daily math activities. It says to do the Calendar activities, and then the following 6 steps every day:
1. Number Identification
3. Base Ten and Place Value
4. 100 Chart
5. Oral Story Problem
6. Number of the Day Sheet
Under #1 there's 3 different activities to do, under #3 there's two activities (using the beans and the expanded form cards), under #4 it lists a few different things to do and then of course the Number of the Day sheet has a few different things to do.
Do you do ALL the activities listed daily, or do you just pick one from each number? Say, under #1 you measure something, under #4 that day you count by 2s, and under #3, maybe that day you just use the beans. I just find all the daily math activities is too much for my son.
Good advice.Mom2theteam wrote: Adapt this to your child's needs. Don't feel you HAVE to do every thing exactly as written. Use it as a guide.
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