Thursday, October 30, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator: First Snow


Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly blog hop is co-hosted by A Glimpse of Our LifeAngels of HeartHomeschool Coffee Break, and Every Bed of Roses. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges! 
   
October's Art Challenge: Autumn Leaves
The hosts of the Virtual Refrigerator put our heads together and decided to give a themed challenge to each other and to our readers each month. For October, the theme is Autumn Leaves, and there is one week left to link up and pin your artwork that features autumn leaves in some way. We'll be featuring themed submissions to the Fridge as we go along. Please continue to share any art posts on our Virtual Fridge as well - we love seeing all of them! - and we hope the theme provides a little additional challenge and inspiration!

November's Art Challenge: Thanksgiving
If you're thinking ahead, we will be looking for Thanksgiving themed art during the month of November!

Kennady's featured artwork this week is a snow scene. No,we haven't had snow yet this year, and we hope we won't for at least another month or so, but we have had frost. She created this scene completely on her own - not an assignment, and not from a book. She claimed she had "nothing to do" one day, so I suggested she look through her art instruction books for a project. She told me that instead she had just thought up a subject on her own and figured out how to make it look the way she wanted.

Kennady chose a light gray chalk pastel paper to provide the overcast sky background, then finger blended the darker gray and the white for her clouds and snow cover. Some green blades of grass are still visible as the snow continues to fall and is starting to settle on the bare tree. I love it - it's bleak but rather peaceful at the same time.





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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls - Schoolhouse Crew Review

New Liberty Videos review
I love studying history, and the history of my faith and the Bible holds special interest for me. That's why I was very glad to have the opportunity to review Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls from New Liberty Videos recently.
New Liberty Videos Review

New Liberty Videos is a family-owned company founded by former TV editor Brian Barkley. When Barkley became a Christian in 1977, he dedicated himself to producing quality Christian movies and DVDs. Schoolhouse Review Crew members recently had the opportunity to review several of the titles produced by New Liberty Videos:
The DVDs cover a variety of topics, from United States history to Biblical history. I chose the DVD Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This 60-minute DVD is divided into three parts. Part One is about 15 minutes long and gives information about the discovery and background of the important archaeological find known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Part Two is titled "Hebrew Word Pictures" and gives a brief overview (about 15 minutes) of the structure of ancient Hebrew and the layered meanings of the word pictures. Part Three is "The Forbidden Book" and is about 30 minutes of history of how the Bible came to us in English. 

New Liberty Videos Review

I had rather expected Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls to be more of a documentary, but in fact the three segments of the DVD are filmed lectures at a museum. There really isn't information given about which museum or where, so I did a little checking, and my understanding is that it is filmed at The Bible Museum, Inc. in Arizona. The three knowledgeable lecturers are each presenting to a roomful of visitors to the museum, so it's more like joining in on the museum tour than watching an on-location investigative documentary show.
Part One: The Dead Sea Scrolls is presented by Joel Lampe. In about 15 minutes, Mr Lampe covers the basics about the Dead Sea Scrolls and their significance in archaeology and in Biblical studies. The term 'scrolls' is actually rather misleading, because there was only one complete scroll among the fragments found. In fact, there are about 19,000 fragments of writing, which scholars have been painstakingly piecing together since they were discovered in the 1950s. Mr Lampe explains and demonstrates how infrared technology finally made it possible to read most of the fragments; and gives an overview of the geography and history of the area around Qumran where the scrolls were found. He covers a lot of information in a short amount of time, and at times I was reminded of certain museum or historical site tours that I have taken where I felt that the tour guide was reciting the information on auto-pilot - with all the expected inflections of tone and emotion, but just a bit hollow. That said, if you want a good no-frills overview of what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, and why they matter, this covers it very efficiently.
Part Two: Hebrew Word Pictures with Dr. Frank Seekins was my favorite segment of this DVD. Dr Seekins gives a 15-minute crash course in reading ancient Hebrew. It was fascinating to see how our own alphabet letters are based on the ancient Hebrew characters, and that each Hebrew character represents both a sound and a picture. The language is also relationship-based, with additional layers of meaning in words and phrases because of the ideas represented by the picture characters, and how the picture characters are related to other characters in the same word. Dr Seekins shows several words and sets of words, and guides his (mostly older) audience in sounding out the words and understanding the relationship meanings of the words. An especially interesting example was the word for "mother/mommy" which also means "first or strong water", so she is an oasis and a source of life. It is also the same as the Hebrew word "amen" which means faithfulness; and Dr Seekins makes the point that God is using a mother's love as an example of faithfulness, and it helps us understand the word pictures that God uses to describe his own love for his people. I enjoyed Dr Seekins' presentation and could have gladly watched a much longer segment like this. 
Part Three: The Forbidden Book is a presentation by Dr. Craig Lampe, the owner of The Bible Museum, and the International Director of the World Bible Society. This segment is about 30 minutes long, and is a quick trip through history to highlight some aspects of church history and how the Bible was preserved and translated from the time of Byzantine Empire through the Reformation. Dr Lampe explains how Jerome's Latin translation became the only allowed version of the Scripture throughout the centuries known as the Dark Ages. He touches on the tyranny of religion during the 14th through 16th centuries, when women and poorer people were not allowed to learn Latin, and when it was illegal to teach children from the Bible in their common language. We also learn about John Wycliffe and his incredible task of compiling the Latin texts (which were very different!) and translate them into English; and teaching Biblical truths to as many English speaking people as possible. Later, Gutenburg's printing press made the Latin Bible more widely available, and the fall of Constantinople brought Greek and Turkish refugees to Europe. The renewed interest in Greek prompted Erasmus, a professor of Greek studies, to print his own parallel Bible - with Greek and Latin texts side by side. Then came Martin Luther, who eventually took that parallel Bible and translated God's Word into German. Finally, Dr Lampe tells about William Tyndale, the brilliant English linguist who went to Luther in Germany in order to work on translating the Scriptures into a picture langue in English. At the end of his presentation, Dr Lampe also talks a little bit about the original meanings of some of the Hebrew words and how our modern ideas of what these words mean are quite different from the original intent! Do you know that the word "Torah" means "what comes from the man nailed to the cross" and that the word picture meaning for "woman" is "mighty warrior"? This was another presentation that covered a lot of ground in a short time, making it a scramble to take notes, but I found it very interesting and it certainly whetted my appetite for more.
Following the second and third segments, there is a screen showing a book available by that speaker, along with a website where it can be purchased, but there is no 'sales pitch' or additional information about the speakers or the organization they represent. I had mixed feelings about that. I would have liked the DVD to make it clear who the speakers were, their credentials, and some information about when and where these presentations were filmed; but I'm glad that it didn't pressure me to buy something else. While there was undoubtedly a bit more to the presentations than what was shown in the DVD (and New Liberty Videos also has a full 60-minute DVD titled "The Forbidden Book" which I think would probably be Dr Lampe's full presentation), what was included here did feel complete.
What we liked best:
  • good overview of the topics - enough to satisfy curiosity and hit the highlights, and perhaps encourage further study.
  • the presenters, especially Dr Seekins and Dr Lampe, clearly had a passion for the subjects they were discussing and enjoyed sharing that knowledge with others.
  • although filmed very simply during a presentation before a live audience, I was impressed at the sound quality - there was no background noise or distraction from the audience that I could hear or see.
What I need to mention:
  • I wish information had been provided on the DVD or on its cover about who the speakers are, their background or qualifications to speak knowledgeably on their topics, and where these presentations were given. I had no idea who these people were, or what made them trustworthy sources of information.
  • While each segment does give plenty of information and is not boring, in my opinion, it is simply a video of lectures, with no flashy cinematography or on-location footage. Viewers should know not to expect that from this DVD, and it may not hold attention of younger viewers because of that.
Our bottom line: I felt that this was a good informational overview about the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient Hebrew language, and the preservation of Scripture throughout history. My husband and I watched the DVD, and our kids will watch it as part of their history studies, but in our home it wasn't something that the kids would have chosen to watch on their own. It may also be useful for adult Sunday School classes or Bible study groups that are studying these topics, giving background and understanding. For example, recently one of our study groups at church was discussing the Dead Sea Scrolls and many of the adults in the group knew very little about them or their significance - the perfect setting to show the first segment of this DVD.

New Liberty Videos Review

Would you like to see New Liberty Videos for yourself? Here's what you need to know:

Pricing: Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls is available for $19.95. Visit the New Liberty Videos website for information about other titles and pricing.

Recommended Ages: Videos are for a general audience of all ages. In my opinion, Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls is suitable for upper elementary through adult.

Visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog for more information and to read other reviews. Crew members reviewed other titles from New Liberty Videos, so be sure to check out those as well! 
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Homeschool Weekly/Middle School Monday Combined

Middle School Monday

Welcome to Middle School Monday! This was another weekend that got away from me with some unexpected events, and just being busy, so I decided to combine my Homeschool Weekly post with Middle School Monday.

In our homeschool...  I let Kennady take a week long break from Science - what was I thinking? No, seriously, she was a week ahead of schedule with Science anyway, and since she's been dragging a little bit with Treasure Island in Literature, I figured it would work out for the best. Of course, I still have to check how much progress she made on the book, if she's caught up to where we wanted to be. Pretty sure she's very close anyway.

She worked on her own in Math and in Geography this week. Or mostly on her own in Geography. I get to peek over her shoulder and see what she's doing quite often, and we prefer to do the chapter review questions from her textbook orally. This week she learned about Albania and Montenegro, and we finally got some cooking and baking done that was inspired by a couple of the countries she has studied so far. We had Chicken and Feta Pie for dinner one night (Greece); Chicken Paprika on another night (Hungary); and baked shortbread, Chelsea buns, and Cream Scones during the week (Great Britain). I'm going to try and remember to share recipes at some point this week!

   
Landon kept at History and Algebra for the most part this week.

Tuesday wound up being almost a whole day off school. Kennady's music lesson in  the morning was cancelled, which turned out to be convenient for us because it was also yearbook picture day. So we were able to get their pictures done for the yearbook, go out for lunch, and then head for gym class in the afternoon.

In other news... Kennady had a friend come for a  sleepover on the weekend, and Landon spent the weekend at his friend's place, so that worked out nicely. Kennady also had an extra choir practice on Saturday afternoon, and played softball on Sunday afternoon.
I mentioned the "unexpected events" of the weekend... yeah, you could say it was pretty unexpected that I had vehicle trouble AGAIN. Unexpected, and very frustrating and annoying. I was on my way to pick up Landon and his friend late Saturday evening when the van overheated and I had to pull over and call for help. The friend's dad had to go pick the boys up, and I had to have my DH come to my rescue, and we had to get the van towed to our mechanic. DH told the mechanic he should maybe have a special parking spot labeled just for us. *sigh* Well, I'm hoping the mechanic will call with relatively good news this morning - praying that it's just a hose or something smallish that needs to be fixed, and not something terribly expensive. And we are thinking we should probably get shopping for a different vehicle. 

There was an event at the winery just down the road from us this weekend, and that brought a happier unexpected event to our weekend - fireworks on Saturday evening! We did get to enjoy that before I went on my ill-fated trip. LOL

I recommend... checking out the podcast or transcript of a couple episodes of Focus on the Family's radio show. Links to these showed up in my email this week, and I'm glad I took the time to read the transcripts of this interview with Cynthia Tobias. There are valuable insights into what is going on with middle schoolers and how to handle some of the parenting issues with them. Cynthias Tobias has a new book out - Middle School: The Inside Story - that looks interesting. Even though it's most likely geared towards parents who send their kids to school outside of the home, the developmental and emotional issues are basically the same, so it might be worth checking out! Here are the links to the podcast/transcripts: "Helping Kids Thrive in the Middle School Years: Part One" and "Part Two".


On my blog this week...


A parting shot...



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Random 5 on Friday: Catching Up and Reducing

The Pebble Pond

Here's a quick Random 5 on Friday post, and then I need to get back to work - I have baking and some chores I need to get done before running errands this afternoon.
  1. Thought I was staying on top of grading the kids' schoolwork, but I've still got a fair-sized stack of math to go through. This weekend's project is to make sure I'm completely caught up.
  2. My pet peeve of the week: people adding their link to a link-up but it has NOTHING to do with the theme of the link-up. Hello?! Do you even look at the anchor post?! I'm sure no one reading this would ever do that, but there are people out there that do and it bugs me. Thanks for letting me vent. :-)
  3. Six big bags of clothes and bedding left my house this week - donated to Purple Heart. A little bit more progress in our efforts to reduce our stuff this year. And speaking of reducing... I'm finally trying to get more serious about some personal reducing. I need to lose weight, and I need to quit procrastinating. I've been making a few small changes that have already helped me, and I am committed to continuing. Some things are harder to change than others, so I expect there to be some difficult days when I am just not feeling it.
  4. It was too cloudy to see any of the partial solar eclipse yesterday. But we didn't have welding masks or anything like that anyway, so maybe it's just as well that we watched the live streaming from a couple of conservatories instead. I like lunar eclipses better - no special viewing equipment needed. :-) 
  5. Finally did some catching up and blogged about some of the books I finished reading recently. Check out my book blog, Just A Second, if you want to see what they are. 
Not an eclipse - just the moon.
The stack of stuff donated this week!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator: Four Seasons


Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly blog hop is co-hosted by A Glimpse of Our LifeAngels of HeartHomeschool Coffee Break, and Every Bed of Roses. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges! 
   
October's Art Challenge: Autumn Leaves
The hosts of the Virtual Refrigerator put our heads together and decided to give a themed challenge to each other and to our readers each month. For October, the theme is Autumn Leaves, and we'd like to you to link up and pin your artwork that features autumn leaves in some way. We'll be featuring themed submissions to the Fridge as we go along. Please continue to share any art posts on our Virtual Fridge as well - we love seeing all of them! - and we hope the theme provides a little additional challenge and inspiration!

Last week one of Kennady's science assignments was to draw a picture showing a favorite weather condition in the area she lives in. She couldn't decide what kind of weather she enjoyed most, so she did a four seasons scene. Here it is in progress - when I saw this, I asked her if the winter scene was a full blizzard white-out. LOL

Virtual Fridge: Four Seasons

Here's the finished piece. Once the snow stopped, we could see the bare branches on the tree. ;-)
Virtual Fridge: Four Seasons


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Standard Deviants Accelerate - A Schoolhouse Crew Review

How can you not be intrigued by an online learning program with the name Standard Deviants Accelerate? At first, the name wasn't familiar to me, but when I checked out their website, I liked their approach of infusing humor into educational videos. We had the privilege of reviewing the Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses over the past couple of months.
Standard Deviants Accelerate Review
Standard Deviants Accelerate has been producing quality education videos for over 20 years, using humor, varied presentations, and bite-sized chunks of information to help students learn what they need to know. The idea is to condense core academics into a few hours of instructional videos that are entertaining and funny. Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses take this approach of humorous video instruction combined with printable text, interactive diagrams and quizzes; making it easy for homeschool families to use these courses as supplements or as a study spine to cover a variety of subjects. All the instructional material is included in the videos, so homeschool parents aren't kept scrambling for books and materials. The courses are entirely online, so they can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. Students can work at their own pace, and a large part of the grading is done automatically.

Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses are for Grades 3-12. The following courses are available:
  • Earth Science - Grades 6+
  • Nutrition - Grades 6+
  • Biology - Grades 7+
  • Chemistry - Grades 9+
  • Arithmetic - Grades 3+
  • Fundamental Math - Grades 4+
  • Algebra - Grades 7+
  • English Composition - Grades 9+
  • U.S. History - Grades 9+
  • AP Biology - Grades 11+
  • AP Chemistry - Grades 11+
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics - Grades 11+
  • AP U.S. History - Grades 11+
  • AP English Composition - Grades 11+
Each course includes video instruction with accompanying transcript; critical thinking questions; multiple choice questions; graphic organizers; and vocabulary words. Transcripts, written work, and quizzes can all be printed.
Standard Deviants Accelerate Review
How did we use it?  We received a full annual subscription to Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses so that we could try out as many of the courses as we wished. Although I briefly explored several of the courses, our focus was on the Nutrition course. Because a half-credit course in Health is now required for our homeschooled high schoolers, we thought the Standard Deviants Accelerate course in Nutrition would be a fun way for Landon (Grade 10) to get this requirement. I got Kennady (Grade 8) signed up for the same course, so that she can complete that half-credit early, and so they could do the group activities in the course. As it turned out, Landon got ahead of Kennady in the lessons, so the group activities didn't work out for the two of them quite as I'd planned, but that's okay!
Okay, I know you probably can't read those chapter titles, so I'll summarize what's covered in this course: The Intro to Nutrition chapter lays groundwork and explains macronutrients; What Your Body Does With Food covers digestion and metabolism; Food Spectrum teaches the food groups; Micronutrients explains vitanmins and minerals; Preventing Nutritional Disorders provides a basic understanding of nutritional disorders and how diet and weight management contribute to disease and to overall health; Eating in Context explores body types, alternative diets, and psychological factors involved in our eating habits; Where does Your Food Come From? discusses fresh, frozen, and organic foods; and The Savvy Eater sums it up, encouraging students to be informed consumers and make healthy food choices.

For each topic in the chapter, there is a video lesson that is about 10 minutes long. The SDA actors and actresses present the information in a dialogue-type video presentation that includes jokes and cartoons and a little silliness. The student can follow along in the transcript beside the video screen. Landon often got impatient waiting for the video to load or to stop hiccuping (we have slower internet, so that's on our end!) and would just read the transcript. He was getting all of the information that way, just not all the visuals and audio. See the yellow button that says, "Print Full Transcript"? That's right, you can print it out so there's something in your notebook if that's what you need for studying, or for your records. There is a space on the screen where the student is encouraged to take their own notes, and those can be printed too.
Following along on the tabs across the top of the page, the next step is the Vocabulary Words. Each is defined, and clicking the speaker icon allows the student to hear the word and its definition. Again, this page can be printed if needed.
For many of the chapters, there is a drag-and-drop graphic organizer type of diagram that tests the student's understanding of the material taught.
And finally, there is a multiple-choice Quiz, and a Written Answer assignment to test the student's mastery of the topic.
The student's work is graded automatically by the program, except for the Written Answer. In the Teacher or Admin area, there are rubrics provided in the Grading section, but the answers themselves were not. It would have been very helpful to have the screen show me some suggestions of what the student's answer should include. So for example, the question "How can fiber intake help prevent weight gain?" was asked in a Critical Thinking question, but the Grading section did not summarize the answers to that question that would have been referenced in the lesson. I had to either know the answer myself, or review the lesson material to find it. Of course, some questions ask the student to summarize what they've learned, or how they can personally apply what they've learned.

There are progress reports for both the student and the parent/teacher. Both versions make use of a graphic that shows how much of the material has been mastered, and how much the student has done. The progress wheel in this particular report shows that Landon has completed the Written Response and Tests and Quizzes for this section, but not the Subject Review or Group Activity. And in the second screen shot, the quizzes and assignments along with their scores and average are shown.
Each of the Nutrition chapters open with a Pre-Assessment Activity, and most of these are intended to be done as a Group Activity. Some are very easy to adapt for only one student, such as the journal writing activity, or could be done individually instead of working in groups. However, if Landon saw the words "working in groups..." at the beginning of the assignment, he figured he couldn't do it, so most of those have been skipped so far. If Kennady had been able to do those along with Landon, most of them would have been doable. I will need to decide if he has to go back and complete the Group Activities in some way in order for me to consider the coursework complete, or if it's okay to just leave them out. That said, the program did not prevent him from moving on if he didn't complete the activity. 

What we liked best:
  • information is presented in different formats so just about any learning style can be accommodated. Students can hear and see the video, but also read the transcript. Vocabulary words are listed and defined, and are recorded so the student can listen to the pronunciation.
  • I love that we can easily print out almost everything. This makes it a lot easier to show what we've done during an oversight meeting.
  • The coursework is condensed, so the lessons don't take up huge chunks of time; and it's all self-contained.
What I need to mention:
  • SDA is a secular, non-religious curriculum and attempts to stay neutral. So you should be aware that the Earth Science and Biology courses include teaching of Big Bang Theory and Evolution.
  • I had some trouble navigating through the grading tasks. I would have preferred a grading page that showed me everything that needed grading, rather than having to select each chapter and topic to find out if there was anything to grade. I also would have liked if the grading section had provided suggested answers for the written answer work.
  • for high school credit (for the Nutrition course specifically), some additional reading, projects, or writing assignments would be needed in order to round out the course. The courses are intended to be condensed supplements, and not stand-alone complete courses.
Our bottom line: For the Nutrition course, this is working out well for us right now. SDA provides a light-hearted but focused approach to learning the basic material that has the right balance of flexibility and simple structure. I would recommend SDA for students that work well independently and enjoy the videos. These courses are good for getting the essentials of the subject covered efficiently, but will not provide in-depth coursework for students that want or need to dig deeper. Some of the other courses hold appeal for our family  as well (I'm thinking Algebra, in particular, for Kennady), even though we couldn't make use of them immediately, but I think they will be useful as supplemental material as we go along. 
Standard Deviants Accelerate Review
Would Standard Deviants Accelerate be a good fit for your homeschool? Here's what you need to know:
Visit the website: http://www.SDAccelerate.com
See the full list of Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses and an overview of How It Works for Homeschool.

Pricing: Core Curriculum Subjects (one student, one teacher) are priced at $24.95/month or $99 annually per course. AP Subjects (one student, one teacher) are priced at $14.95/month per course. See the Plans & Pricing: Homeschool page for details. A six-month free trial is available.

Recommended Ages: Grade levels are given for each course, but generally age 8 or Grade 3 and up. 
The Nutrition course that we are using is intended for Grade 6 and up.

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