Parsha Vayishlach

Parsha Vayishlach וישלח “He sent”

  • Torah portion: B’reisheet 32:3-36:43
  • Haphtarah: Obadiah 1:1-21
  • Brit Chadasha: Hebrews 11:11-20

Did you know: Vayishlach is the 8th 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.

Teen Time: Have you checked out Liv’s Teen Devos lately? We will listen to Pastor Joel of Messianic Family Fellowship teach on this week’s parsha via his free Messianic podcasts.

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.

Hebrew: To polish up our Hebrew skills, we will continue using the Hebrew readers and handwriting sheets available from Restoring the Way.

Science: This week we read about how Jacob and Esau make up. There is a health benefit to forgiveness. The Bible says that bitterness dries the bones (Proverbs 14:30) and might contribute to osteoporosis or arthritis. Unforgiveness affects your relationships too. This article from Natural News summarizes nicely how unforgiveness affects your cardiovascular system as well.

Health: In Genesis 35:1-8 the reading reiterates how Jacob had to flee his brother. Part of what we commit to do each year here in New York State for our homeschooling is to teach our children about safety. This week we will review our emergency escape plan in case of a fire or other disaster. We will map out a drawing of our house complete with a few different methods of escape. We will discuss different scenarios. We will check and replace the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We will have our fire extinguisher inspected as well.

Physical Education: Genesis 32:22-32 tells us about Jacob wrestling with God. Now, without getting too rowdy, we are going to practice the basics of self-defense. This video we selected is specific to kids. This next video includes some Krav Maga (Israeli martial arts) instruction. It is a LOT rougher than the first video so I think we’ll just watch it and not practice it. My older sons have a punching bag in the barn and some MMA experience so they will like to watch this video.

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