Check out what our current students have to share! This page will showcase projects, pictures, and quotes from students who have participated in a NCWEP internship.
Luke Anneser, Profile School: Political Internship w/Ray Burton
Luke had the opportunity to work with Ray Burton during the summer of 2011. Luke was Ray Burton's first high school intern student. Counsilor Burton and Luke both highlight the experience as a success.
Luke with Congressman Bass and Councilor Burton on the
Bass-Burton North Country Tour in August 2011.
Campaigning with presidential candidate
Mitt Romney in Berlin, NH in July 2011
Luke with Governor John Lynch at the Mt. Washington Hotel
for a Governor and Council Meeting in August 2011.
At a fundraiser with the former ambassador of China and Councilor Burton
in the Lakes Region in July 2011.
Apples by Katelyn Sirois, Profile School
Elementary Education Internship at Bethlehem Elementary School
I have been interning at the Bethlehem Elementary School for a quarter now as a Kindergarten
Teacher. There are many artifacts I could have chosen, but I chose an apple. Why? Well the first
unit we focused on was to test how much the children knew. We tested for three things: reading,
writing, and math and we used apples as our focus object.
We not only taught them reading, writing, and math, but also how apples grow. By using the song
wheels on the bus, and adding our own words, we were able to teach the kids how apples turned
from a seed into an apple tree. We wrote the song down onto a chart and then had the kids go up
to the chart and circle the words/letters that they knew and then they told the class what the letter
was. Then we sang the song and then added a little dance to the song. Now without the chart all
the kids have to do is hear the
music and they can sing the song. Or if you ask them to draw or
the stages down, they can. We can also use apples to teach the kids colors, because apples come in
three different colors: red, green and yellow. With thetree trunk you are adding the color brown on top
of the other colors. That’s four colors down in one unit. It is also easier for
children to color in-between
the line when they are coloring a circler shape than an edged of a square.
Teaching the children how to count is always easier when using a visual example in front of
them. By counting the seeds in the middle of an apple and counting apples themselves; we can
take away a certain amount of apples for the children who are having trouble and add apples/
seeds for the children that are excelling.
So as you can see, for teaching, all you need to use is something as simple as an apple to be
able to teach, or test, the children. Thanks to Mrs. Ferland I have learned a lot about teaching
Kindergarten and how one object can be used for so many things. Just like how easy it can be to
teach reading, math and writing by using an apple as the focus object.