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Parsha Chayei Sarah חיי שרה “Sarah’s Life”
- Torah portion: B’reisheet/Genesis 23:1-25:18
- Haphtarah: 1 Kings 1:1-31
- Brit Chadasha: Matthew 1:1-17
Did you know: Chayei Sarah is the 5th parsha [portion] of sefer [scroll of/book of] B’reisheet [Genesis]?
Bible: This week we will continue our Torah study by completing this week’s Messianic Weekly Series of parsha studies. The preschoolers will complete Parsha for Preschool for this week’s parsha. You can find these affordable and wonderful resources in our storefront. We will also continue working through our parsha lapbook MessiShul program with the older elementary kids and junior high school students. This fulfills a portion of our Hebrew language study as well. We have a student preparing for a Bat Mitzvah in our homeschool so she will continue learning through her Bar/Bat Mitzvah workbook as well.
Math: Just in time for reviewing our basic math facts, Restoring the Way has a NEW math drill sheet workbook collection. Noach’s Math will help us review addition facts, subtraction facts, multiplication facts, and division facts. These drill sheets are an invaluable tool for increasing speed and accuracy in math calculations. You can find these Noach’s Math in our storefront.
Reading/Phonics: We will be using MessiKids Reading for the younger elementary students to continue our reading practice and Super MessiKids Preschool Adventure program for the preschool students to continue our studies in reading, phonics, spelling, and handwriting.
History/Geography: We will learn about the Cave of Machpelah where Sarah was buried, (as well as all of the patriarchs/matriarchs except Rachel). This website has a very good overview of the geography. In Jewish culture, this location is a place where children growing in responsibility in their spiritual walks are awarded their first siddurs (prayer books) which are used for the three prayer times through the day. Restoring the Way has a children’s Messianic simplified and paraphrased siddur to get us started in our Amidah (standing) prayers. We can watch a video on YouTube with Yehudah Glick about the cave of Machpelah.
Science/Technology: Since we are learning this week about Rebekah drawing water from a well, we are going to study wells. There are many different types of wells. We are also going to learn about water treatment and how to purify water if the water is contaminated.
Art: Abraham’s servant gave Rebekah silver and gold and jewelry and garments. This week we are going to make upcycled leather cuff bracelets. So, grab an old purse or belt or leather jacket from the thrift store to use as the starting point for your project. We might also make earrings. HERE is the link for the upcycled belt bracelet/cuff and HERE is the link for the leather feather-look earrings.