6/14/2017

Internship for High School Credit ~ Apologia Review

Internship for High School Credit - Review

Is your high school student interested in a career where they would be able to have an internship? Did you know it is possible for your high school student to have an internship and earn a high school credit? Being able to internship in their chosen career before going to college would be a great experience. With Apologia Educational Ministries new book Internship for High School Credit by Sherri Seligson, it is definitely possible and your high school student can earn a credit while doing it.

About the book:

Internship for High School Credit is a spiral bound, 100 page book that contains five sections.

Part I ~ Getting Started:
This section explains how to choose a company, how to prepare for the internship, how to write a resume, and also explains how to receive high school credit. This section also gives a sample letter of introduction that the student can send to the company. It also gives a sample resume for the student. And lastly, it gives hints on the interview process and what to do after the interview.

Part II ~ Information for the Parents:
This section gives information for parents about the child labor laws and how to give a high school credit for the internship. It also gives information on how many credits to assign for the internship and how to grade the internship.

Part III ~ First Semester:
This section has some worksheets to be filled out to keep track of the internship. There is a semester goals worksheet and also weekly worksheets. There are also work performance sheets and skills gained worksheets. The semester goals worksheet is there for the student to fill out with the supervisor about what skills your child would like to learn during the internship.The weekly worksheets include a place to record dates and hours worked each week. There are also questions to be filled out such as "Write about a particular activity you were able to observe" and "Describe the specific task you performed during the past week." There are also tips and quotes throughout the pages.

At the end of the first semester pages is a midterm work performance sheet that the supervisor can fill out and also an end of semester work performance sheet to be filled out by the supervisor. And lastly, there is a skills gained worksheet that the student can fill out during the semester as they learn new skills.

Part IV ~ Second Semester:
The pages in this section are similar to those in Part III, but the questions are to be filled out on a  separate sheet of paper and are to be one to two pages in length.

Part V ~ Course Wrap-Up:
This section tells the student how to write a thank you note to the company about their experience and how to update their resume with the work experience.

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While we didn't have a chance to use this book yet, I have read the book and it has given me some great ideas for my children. So far, only my soon to be 10th grade son has chosen a career. We had already talked about the possibility of an internship, but didn't know how to do it. This book will be useful if he decides he would like to intern before going to college.

Be sure to click the image below to read more reviews on Intership for High School Credit and also check out How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus (DVD & Coursebook).

Homeschool with Confidence & Internship for High School {Apologia Educational Ministries Reviews}











6/11/2017

6/07/2017

Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (U)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

We are to the letter U for this week and I had to get a little creative for the women. There are not any women that are mentioned in the Bible who's name begins with U. But there are plenty of unique unnamed women found in the Bible.

Unique Unnamed Women:

The first one that comes to mind is the lady with the alabaster bottle. She heard Jesus was visiting a Pharisee's house and found her way there with an expensive oil. We don't know much about her, but she loved Jesus.

Luke 7:37 ~ And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment

In Exodus, we have the story of the unnamed princess who found Moses in the river.

In I Kings 17, we learn of the unnamed widow who helps feed Elijah.

There are also plenty of mothers, daughters, and sisters who are not named in the Bible who are also unique. All of us are unique to God in our own special way. He made every one of us unique.

Uriah: "The Lord is my light"

Uriah was Bathsheba's first husband. He was a soldier in King David's army. And he was murdered by King David's order. We don't know much more about Uriah, just that he was a great man and he was a Hittite. He was faithful to his job by not wanting to be home with his wife (when David called him home), but to be out in the field with the rest of the soldiers. He didn't want to take time off when the other men were still out there fighting.

II Samuel 11:6 ~ And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.

II Samuel 11:11 ~  And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

II Samuel 11:15-17 ~ And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die. And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.

See my other Men and Women of the Bible posts:

A ~ Abigail and Abraham
B ~ Bathsheba and Boaz
C ~ Claudia and Caleb
D ~ Deborah and Daniel
E ~ Elisabeth and Eli
F ~ Female at the Well and Felix
G ~ Gomer and Gideon
H ~ Hadassah and Hezekiah
I ~ Iscah and Isaiah
J ~Jochabed and Josiah
K ~ Kezia/Keren-happuch and Korah
L ~ Leah and Lazarus
M ~ Martha and Malachi
N ~ Naomi and Nicodemus
O ~ Orpah and Obadiah
P ~ Priscilla and Philip
Q ~ Queen Jezebel and Quartus
R ~ Rebekah and Rehoboam
S ~ Sarah and Samson
T ~ Tabitha and Titus

I'm linking up with Annette and Amanda.

6/06/2017

K5 Learning ~ Review

K5 Learning Review

My 6 year old daughter has struggled with reading this school year. I’ve tried what I could to get her to a better reading level, but backed off and figured she would get it later. We’ve been trying out an online supplemental program for the past several weeks. We are reviewing the subscription to the online program at K5 Learning.

What is K5 Learning?

K5 Learning is an online supplemental program that children can work on after school, during the summer, or in a homeschool setting. K5 Learning includes math, reading, and spelling for children in K5 – 5th grades. The program helps children to work independently while improving their skills. When you sign your child up for K5, you can have them take an assessment to see where they need help with and where the best place to begin for them. The lessons are broken into 8 skill areas. The reading skill areas include phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The math skill areas include numbers and operations, measurement, and geometry.
Not only does K5 Learning offer online work, they also provide printable worksheets for your child to work on based on what they are learning in the program. Children also work at their skill level and not on their grade level (if they take the assessment). So, they can be at a higher level for reading and a lower level for math (or vice versa). Another thing, the lessons are short ranging from 5-10 minutes.

The parent dashboard:

The dashboard gives parents access to the child, their progress, and the assessments. The parent is also able to create assignments for the child to work through.










The student homepage:

This is where the child gets their lessons and worksheets.

The sections of K5 Learning:


  • Math: covers numbers and operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, and data analysis.
  • Reading: helps kids with their reading and covers phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
  • Spelling: a vocabulary program that helps improve language skills. Words are automatically generated or the parent can input the words.


















How we used K5 Learning:

I used this with my 6 year old daughter who just finished kindergarten. She worked on the reading lessons the most since that is where she needed help. She also worked on some of the math lessons to see how they worked. I did not have her do an assessment before we started the lessons. Some of the beginning lessons were easy for her, but they did get more difficult as time went on. She only worked on one lesson at a time every couple of days. It is hard to get her to sit still. She loves to move around. So, I didn’t push her to do more.

What we thought:

My daughter liked this program okay, but it is not her favorite. She said it talks too much and is slow. I did go through one of the lessons and the directions are sometimes lengthy but are needed. Sometimes when the child gets one right, the program has a “reward” type thing where it puts toppings on a pizza and takes up some time. She is not one that likes waiting. She wants to get it done right away. The program itself is a good program and my daughter has learned a lot. It has helped her with her reading and we will continue to use it. I like that the program lets the child work at their own pace and moves on when the child is ready. 

Be sure to check out the sample videos and also sign up for a free 14 day trial (no credit card needed).

K5 Learning {Reviews}












6/04/2017

6/02/2017

God's Easter Miracles ~ Book Review

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God's Easter Miracles written by Lee Ann Mancini and illustrated by Dan Sharp is a fun story about Easter written in a way children will understand.

About God's Easter Miracles:
In this book, the sea kids learn that Easter is not all about the candy or the bunny. Easter is about Jesus giving His life for us and how we are to sacrifice ourselves for others. Through different scenarios like Paul who is autistic, Jimmy not wanting to share, and Lenny who was in an accident the sea kids learn what Easter is all about. The children learn about the power of prayer.

About Lee Ann and Dan:
Lee Ann is a professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She has earned a bachelor's and two Master's degrees. She is a wife and mother of two and has devoted her life as a servant for Christ.

Dan is an artist with over 30 years experience. He has a bachelor's degree and has illustrated many children's books. He has specialized in creating licensed artwork designs for Disney, Warner Brothers, American Greetings, and many others.









My review:
I read this to my 6-year-old daughter. She didn't know what autistic meant because it has never come up. I explained it to her and she was able to understand the story better. We both loved the illustrations in the book. The book is very colorful and easy to read. I like how the author uses some "real life" experiences to show how we should be praying. This is a great book to read to children to show how Jesus gave his life for us and how we should treat others. We loved this book and give it 5 stars!























Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

6/01/2017

Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (S & T)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

Sarah (Sarai): “Princess”

Sarah was Abraham's wife. She was barren and wanted a child very much. Sarah had a lot of patience. Sarah was also a beautiful woman. Sarah and her husband were commanded by God to move to Canaan where they would become be blessed. Several years later some men visited them and told Abraham that his wife Sarah would have a son the next time they saw him. Sarah was almost 90 years old and when she heard this, she laughed to herself. The man overheard her and asked why she laughed. Soon after the men left, Sarah became pregnant and gave birth to a son, Isaac. Sarah lived to be 127 years old.

Genesis 18:10-12 ~ And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Genesis 21:2 ~ For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.


Samson: “Of the Sun”

Samson's parents had prayed for a child and God heard their prayers. God gave them some specific rules to follow about their pregnancy and their son. Samson was born a Nazarite and was not to shave or cut his hair. So, Samson grew up and left his house and fell in love with a Philistine woman. Against his parent's wishes, he married the woman. Samson was a strong man. He discovered his strength when he was on the way to ask the Philistine woman to marry him. He killed a lion with one hand. On the way back to be married, he noticed some bees had made some honey in the carcass of the lion, so he reached in and grabbed it. He ate some and gave some to his parents. At his wedding, he told a riddle to the Philistines and they had to guess the answer. Well, they couldn't, so the threatened his new wife. Samson told her the answer and she told the Philistines. Samson became so angry when he found out the truth and went back home. Samson slaughtered many Philistines in his rage. Later on, he meets a woman named Delilah. She nags him about where his strength comes from and he eventually tells her. She had a servant cut his hair while he is sleeping. Samson is then tortured by the Philistines. One day, about 3,000 Philistines come to watch Samson and when he is led into the arena, he tells them to let him lean on the pillars to rest. He then breaks the pillars and kills himself and all the others.

Judges 14:1-2 ~ And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.

Judges 16:5 ~ And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Judges 16:17 ~ That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

Judges 16:28-30 ~ And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left. And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

Tabitha: "gazelle"

Tabitha is mentioned in the book of Acts. She was a disciple at Joppa. She was a good woman. She became ill and died. Some people had heard that Peter was there and called him to come into Tabitha. He prayed over her and told her to arise. She opened her eyes and sat up and he presented her alive to everyone.

Acts 9:36-41 ~ Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

Titus: "honorable"

Titus traveled with Paul and Barnabas at Antioch. He also went to Ephesus with Paul and Timothy. He traveled with Paul a few times to different places. Not much else is known about Titus.

Titus 1:4 ~ To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

I'm linking up with Annette and Amanda.

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