Thursday, February 19, 2009

My (school) Writing for the Week

Well, this week Mama wanted me to put my school writing on my blog so that my family and friends could see what we are learning! We have been learning about the Jewish people, and what some of their customs are. This week I wrote about the Shofar horn that they use during some of their ceremonies. Here is the paper:

The Shofar and All that goes with It
By Katie G.
The Shofar is mainly made out of a ram's horn, though it can also be made out of any Kosher animal's horns, excepting cows and oxen. First, the horn is boiled in water until it is soft. It is then hollowed out and slightly flattened. While the horn hardens, the mouth piece is carefully shaped. Sometimes, especially in the Middle East, the Shofar horn will be very long and curved.
In the Bible, the Shofar was used to herald great moments! For example, when a new king was crowned, on the Jubilee that took place every fifty years, in the Sabbath, and other festivals. It also signaled the army during wartime.
There are three different calls the Shofar can make. They are called the "Tekiah", "Shavarim", and "Tervah". The Tekiah is a long, low sounding call the progresses to almost a whole octave higher when it ends. The Sheverim consists of three short notes. Last, but not least, is the Tervah, which makes nine quick, sharp, notes the end high.

Well, that is my writing for this week. I hope you enjoyed it!

Basketball is going pretty well this year! As we are the only middle school team in the Eastern side of the State, we will automatically be going to State! State is going to be next week, so please be praying for us! We would really like to do our best!

At church, I have been helping direct a drama that the younger youth will be doing on Easter. It is called 'Arise, My Love'. This is something like what we are doing:

Okay, I think that's about it for now!