Monday, April 6, 2020

Learning From Home With Usborne - 6th Grade



Continuing our Learning From Home with Usborne series, we are going to take a look at the resources recommended for 6th grade students.

Learning From Home With Usborne - 6th Grade


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Girls With A Voice and Girls With Courage


6 Chelsea Walk Bindup 1
6 Chelsea Walk Bindup 1

Discover the extraordinary lives of the inspiring girls who have lived throughout history at 6 Chelsea Walk. 1764: Mary Ann wishes to become an opera singer, but when she's forced to leave her school, her dreams are dashed. Can Mary Ann find a way to sing again? 1857: Lizzie is sent to London to live with her aunt and uncle. She misses her mother and her garden in the country, but when she discovers her mother is in danger, she must find the courage to rescue her. Two inspiring stories of girls fighting for their dreams.

A Year in My Life


A Year in My Life
A Year in My Life

 A kids’ journal quite unlike any other, this beautifully illustrated book invites children to record a year of their life by filling in the 365 quirky drawing and writing activities—one for every day of the year. Activities are fun, quick—so no excuse to miss any days!—and imaginatively offbeat, so journalers might be invited to “Draw a scene that happened today, but give the people animal heads” or “Write down every feeling you remember feeling today” or simply just “Sum up today in a single word.”  At the end of the 365 days, children will end up with an amusing, creative, and offbeat record of a year in their life to treasure in years to come.

The Biology of Bananas


The Biology of Bananas
The Biology of Bananas

Get ready to play (and learn!) with your food! Discover the truth about yeast, learn how to count calories, conduct experiments with rubbery eggs, and more.

Series: The Curious World of Kitchen Science
Explore the key principles and practice of everyday science by using analogies, experiments and research with food and drink in the home kitchen environment. 

The Chemistry of Cola


The Chemistry of Cola
The Chemistry of Cola

You’ll be amazed at all you can learn from this favorite drink – what’s in it, why it fizzes, what you can do with it, the containers it’s in, and more!


Series: The Curious World of Kitchen Science
Explore the key principles and practice of everyday science by using analogies, experiments and research with food and drink in the home kitchen environment.

Periodic Table - Book and Jigsaw Puzzle


Periodic Table - Book and Jigsaw Puzzle
Periodic Table - Book and Jigsaw Puzzle

This pack contains a colorful 300-piece, 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 jigsaw of the Periodic Table for children to assemble, while also learning the positions and groupings of all 118 elements. It also includes a 16-page book explaining the Periodic Table in a fun and accessible way, and packed full of fascinating facts and uses of the elements that make up the world around us. 2019 marks the 150th Anniversary of the discovery of the periodic table by Dmitri Mendeleev and has been nominated the International Year of the Periodic Table.

Series: Jigsaw Puzzles
These beautiful jigsaw puzzles and matching books feature several different topics to interest any young learner.  

Real-Life Mysteries


Real Life Mysteries
Real Life Mysteries

From mysteries like Shackleton’s ghostly companion to the Loch Ness Monster and friends, read the amazing evidence about these mysterious cases and make up your own mind. Things are not always what they seem… 

Start to Cook


Start to Cook
Start to Cook

This is the perfect book for beginner cooks of all ages. There are more than 150 jargon-free recipes, covering everything from making a sandwich to baking a cake. Step-by-step pictures show what to do at each stage. There are tips on preparing ingredients, ideas for adapting recipes, clear allergy advice, and an easy-to-use index. 

Top Speed:  Cars


Top Speed:  Cars
Top Speed:  Cars



Buckle up for a ride in the fastest, most powerful, current and all-around best cars on and off the road!

Top Speed:  Motorbikes


Top Speed:  Motorbikes
Top Speed:  Motorbikes


If it’s fast, powerful, current, and among the best of its type – it’s here, and ready to rev, so put your visor down! 

Write Your Own Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories


Write Your Own Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories
Write Your Own Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories


A write-in book filled with a wide range of writing activities, tips, and advice to inspire a new generation of sci-fi and fantasy writers. Learn about world-building, suspense, and other tools to be the perfect sci-fi or fantasy writer!

Series: Write Your Own Books
The Write Your Own story books are full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with writing tips to help you on your way.
 

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Confessing Our Need for Jesus Christ

Confessing Our Need for Jesus Christ

By now, it seems that everyone on the planet has heard of the Coronavirus known as COVID19 and everyone around the world is doing whatever they can to avoid it.  It's a deadly virus and it is still taking its toll on nations around the world including ours, the United States.  If that news isn't bad enough, our pastor presented to us today even worse news of something even more deadly than COVID19.  The following are my Bible study notes based on my pastor's sermon titled "Confessing Our Need for Jesus Christ."

You are invited to watch, listen, and worship with us here.

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The bad news is that we all already have a deadly virus.  It's called sin.  This virus of sin is more deadly than COVID19 because it separates us from God and can separate us from Him for all of eternity, but there is a cure.  The cure is Jesus.

Our scripture passage for today is John 13:5-17.
Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. So He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, “Lord, do You wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.” Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.” Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, “Not all of you are clean.”
 
So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?  You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.  For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.  Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

In the upper room where Jesus and His disciples gathered, Jesus washed his disciples' feet.  Jesus was signifying that He was the only One who could cleanse their feet.  In John 13:11, Jesus told the disciples that there was one among them who was not clean.

Are you like that one disciple?  Do you have a clean heart?
The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it? - Jeremiah 17:9

Our hearts are deceitful.  

Now back to the virus of sin.  How did we get it?  We got it from Adam.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. - Romans 5:12

When Adam and Eve sinned, we inherited the virus of sin from them.  The only cure is Jesus.  He died so that we can be forgiven.

In John 13:10 (above), Jesus knew that someone wasn't clean.  Are you clean?

Confessing Our Need for Jesus Christ


Who needs to be clean?  All of us.  We need to confess to Jesus our need for Him.  When we receive Jesus as our Savior, He saves us - like a full bath.  We are clean but sometimes we get worldly dirt on us.  When this happens, we need a washing, but not like a full bath.  It's more like the washing of feet.  

How do we get clean?  We confess like Peter did.  When we confess our need for Jesus, we are in agreement with God.  We don't try to justify our sin, but we confess our sin and our need for Jesus.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9
Peter confessed his need and asked Jesus to wash him.  When we confess our sin to God, we are admitting His ability to forgive us.  Even the worst of sins can be forgiven.  Whatever sin is coming to your mind right now, God can forgive.
Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? - Romans 8:33-35

Jesus is our final substitute.  He is sufficient.

What is the reason for being made clean?  If we are not made clean, we are separated from God.  We will not have a relationship with Jesus, but we need a relationship with Jesus.  When we are truly saved, we will have a relationship with Jesus, but sin interrupts our fellowship with Him.  Sin can cause spiritual defeat in our lives.  

How often must we experience a cleansing?  We need a cleansing whenever we have a conviction about sin. 
But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. - 1 John 1:7

We need to be walking in God's light. 

In Tim Keller's book titled "Quick Strike," he asks himself a few questions. He asks:

Do I have a heart of pride?
Do I have a cold heart?
Am I afraid?
Am I hooked (like an addiction  or anything that doesn't please the Lord)?



How do we help others experience becoming clean?  We need to be clothed in humility.  We need to recognize our own weaknesses.  We need to know that we are all fellow sufferers.  We need to confess that we all need Jesus.  

God can use our brokenness for His honor and glory. 
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. - James 5:16

As Jesus ministers to us, we are to minister and serve others.  

To summarize:  

The bad news is that we all have virus called sin.  

The good news is that Jesus is the cure.  

We need a relationship with Jesus and we can have a relationship with Jesus.
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9
God will forgive you.  You just need to ask Him.  

Confess your need for Jesus.  Receive Him.  He will forgive you.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Learning from Home with Usborne - 7th Grade

Usborne has added a Learning from Home category.  This new category will be a huge help to families across the nations who are suddenly homeschooling due to the COVID19 health crisis.  They aren't totally homeschooling as their children's public school teachers are still teaching them via online face-to-face meeting apps such as Zoom.  However, the resources offered under the Learning from Home tab will prove helpful to parents who wish to supplement their children's curriculum or if they decide to independently homeschool their children in the future.


Learning from Home with Usborne - 7th Grade


The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood


England 1194. The poor folk of Nottingham find themselves at the mercy of the heartless money-grabbing Sheriff. But deep in Sherwood Forest, rebellion is brewing. Join brave Robin Hood and his band of daring friends as they pit their wits against the Sheriff and his ruthless ally, Guy of Gisbourne. Swash-buckling thrills come thick and fast in this action-packed graphic adventure story. Graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks to popular culture and the amount of exposure they get. These new Graphic Stories from Usborne provide a great gateway to somewhat difficult stories for relunctant readers to learn to enjoy. Specifically designed to be easily readable, with familiar vocabulary and sentence structures, these stories are entertaining, and the fun, action-packed illustrations are a great way to initiate reluctant readers to the pleasure of sitting down and being swept into an imaginary universe and be taken away by a story.

Art Designs to Color

Art Designs to Color
Art Designs to Color

Explore beloved art styles from the late 1800s through the 1920s with the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco patterns included in this gorgeous coloring book. Try your hand at completing tapestry designs, Nouveau lampshades, and an art deco building-scape, and many more while indulging in a little art therapy.

Series: Patterns to Color
Vibrant coloring books featuring fabulous patterns from around the world.

Coding for Beginners Using Python

Coding for Beginners Using Python
Coding for Beginners Using Python
An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Python (a widely used programming language), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.

Series: Coding for Beginners
Learn what goes on inside a computer, how coding works, how computers talk to each other across the internet, and more!

 Drones

Drones
Drones

Where can drones fly that no human would dare? Why do engineers turn to nature to design new flying machines? Could a drone space rover reveal the secrets of distant planets? How can a fire rescue drone save lives? Fast, agile and cheap to build, drones offer all the benefits of flight with no risk to any pilot. Already vital tools for the world’s armed forces, drones in our towns and cities could transform the way we live, work and play.

Series: Discovery Adventures
With easy-to-read text, colorful photographs, and picture strip illustrations, these books are ideal for reluctant readers who prefer fact to fiction. Includes internet links to websites with video clips and more information. 

Engineering Scribble Book

Engineering Scribble Book
Engineering Scribble Book

This scribble-in activity book will help children develop their creativity as well as learn lots about engineering, science, technology, and math! It's full of problems to solve, concepts to explore, and things to invent, design, and create!

Series: Activity Journals
Behold the antidote to boredom at last! Whether it’s a rainy afternoon or a long summer’s day, whether you’re at home or with friends, you’ll never get bored with these books. Includes an elastic bookmark so you won’t lose your place!
Epic Expeditions
Epic Expeditions
Join some of the world’s greatest explorers as they embark on the most unforgettable expeditions in history – including that of Stanley and Livingstone through central Africa, Amundsen and Scott’s race to reach the South Pole, and even Bear’s own epic trek through the dangerous waters of the Northwest Passage.

Series: Bear Grylls
Outdoor adventurer, Bear Grylls, shares fascinating facts about our remarkable planet, teaching you everything you need to know to venture through all of Earth’s many terrains and environments.

 This is Not a Math Book

This is Not a Math Book
Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. And you’ll learn incredible math facts as you draw the beautiful designs. A real eye-opener for kids of all ages with an artistic bent who think that math is dry and boring, while math enthusiasts will discover new ways to be creative.

This is Not a Science Book

This is Not a Science Book
This is Not a Science Book
This innovative activity book develops science knowledge through drawing, sketching, making, and coloring. From mapping out bones in the body to building amazing spinning rotocopters, the stimulating activities will get brains ticking and pens scribbling. This is NOT a science book…or is it? 
True Stories of Survival
True Stories of Survival by Paul Dowswell

From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, these are real stories of people who have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale. Find out what separates the living from the dead when catastrophe strikes.

Series: True Adventure Stories
Collections of thrilling adventure stories, all based on actual life events. Ideal for reluctant readers.

Write Your Own Poems

Write Your Own Poems
Write Your Own Poems
A write-in book filled with a wide range of poetry writing activities, tips, and advice to inspire a new generation of young poets. This book aims to make poetry accessible and exciting for beginners.

Series: Write Your Own Books
The Write Your Own story books are full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with writing tips to help you on your way.


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