September 5. The Lord gave us an all-day rainy day today. The fire has been burning in the wood stove since early this morning.
Daddy finished up the series of teaching on “How to Behave in Church” this morning. Matthew translated for him as Yahnado and Oyaqava were here.
In English this morning, they learned the sound of the “sh” diphthong. That one will take some training of the ear and tongue. They had their first test in science today and all did well on that. Sunny also had a math test.
After school, Bonita and Sunny stayed and cut out keys again for learning the “five” multiplication and division facts. Then they prepared the uxai for cooking.
I had a lot of grading to do this afternoon so that took up most of what time was left after nap and washing hair. I put the uxai on the wood stove to cook while I was washing my hair. Then I put it in the fridge and will warm it up for dinner tomorrow. After supper, I put eggs on to boil for sandwiches tomorrow and had Daddy cut up a pumpkin which I peeled and cut into smaller pieces. Put it in the fridge also to be cooked for dinner tomorrow.
After doing dishes, I finished getting things together for school tomorrow.
“22And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” I John 3:22-24
September 6. Another very cloudy, foggy, cool day. Daddy kept the wood stove going all morning. Around noon, it seemed quite warm out so he let the fire go out; but by the time we got up from nap, the temperature had already dropped ten degrees, and by supper time another ten degrees.
Before school this morning, I worked on the soul-winning lesson. Several of the students were late for school today. We only finished one more section of the Bible lesson as there was quite a bit of Scripture reading that went with that section.
In English, they learned cursive “r” and now we have all the letters for Graham’s name so he can write his name in cursive from now on. In math, instead of a printed worksheet, I wrote some problems on the chalkboard for them to do in their exercise books — just four simple money problems and six lines of different measurements to draw. It really wasn’t hard, but they certainly had a hard time figuring out what they were supposed to do. I guess I’ll have to start putting work on the chalkboard more often for them to work in their exercise books.
At the end of school, we had a birthday party for Bonita and Phinehas. Bonita turned 14 today, and Phinehas turned 19 last month. He didn’t know what day. He said he put the date into his mind, but he lost it. I told him he needed to go look for it. It took him a couple seconds to figure out what I meant, but then he laughed.
This afternoon, I finally got today’s work corrected after a number of interruptions at the door. Was able to get a little start on lessons for next week, and finished next week’s Bible lesson plans this evening.
“14And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” I John 5:14,15