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Your Summer Photos
1. Take Family Photos
Create family memories by taking lots of
photos to preserve and display! You can take:
• Regular photos to
show your family's growth.
• Photos of
settings and activities you will appreciate
seeing in the future.
• Photos of
Improve your photos by studying about the
technical aspects and composition of
• Check out a
book on photography.
• Explore Kodak's mega
website with pages of illustrated tips
for beginners to advanced photographers,
including "Top 10 Tips for
Great Pictures," as well as illustrated
Canon's website and the top
ten camera mistakes travelers make.
2. Preserve and Share
Your Print Photos
Gather, sort, and display your new and old
so that you can preserve them and share them
• Gather old photos
from your relatives and select a few of each
era; restore any important photos that are badly
• Compile an
of family photos. Ask your older
relatives to identify
people and tell you stories about them that
tape record or write down.
3. Use Free Online
for Your Digital Photos
Photo Story 3 for Windows XP.
Create slideshows using your digital photos.
You can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures.
Add special effects, soundtracks, and your
own voice narration to your photo stories.
Then, personalize them with titles and
captions. Small file sizes make it easy to
send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch
them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows
Mobile-based portable device.
is a free
software download from Google that helps you
locate and organize all the photos on your
computer. You can edit and add effects to
your photos and share them with others
through e-mail, prints, and the web.
• Smilebox. Put your
photos or videos into postcards, slideshows, or
scrapbooks, add words and music,
and then share them with others.
• GIMP: High-Tech
Photo Editing. This free image and photo editing program
works like Adobe Photoshop. It takes some
study to learn how to use it.
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• Practical ideas to
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The Bible on Line
As our 6-year-old son and I sat by the
pool one hot summer day, I decided to spark
some "critical thinking" in him by asking,
"Did Adam and Eve have a bellybutton?"
Our son looked at me as if he were amazed
that I would be so naive and said, "Of course
Surprised by his quick response, I asked,
"Why not?" and as serious as can be he
responded, "Because they didn't have a
Submitted by Dawna R., New Jersey
Send your humorous
Because we have been separated from God by
sin, Jesus Christ died in our place, then
rose to life again. If we trust Him as our
Savior and Lord, He will forgive our sin and
give us eternal life.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in
Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
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Back to Home
School, Part 1
1. Set Specific Objectives for
2. Plan Multilevel Classes for
3. Gather Your Curriculum
4. Help Someone Start Homeschooling
• Oxford Tutorial Service
• AVKO Multi-Sensory Language
• Birch Court Books
• NorthStar Academy and
It's time to get ready to go back to home
school. We hope that you will
look forward to this opportunity of teaching
and training your children with anticipation
and that the suggestions and reminders in
this and the next three issues will help and
May the Lord bless you and your family for
The Pat Welch Family, Publishers
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• Follows a classical, Christian
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• Teaches the history of ideas which
shaped our culture.
1. Set Specific Objectives for Each Child
After you have set and reviewed your
goals for your children's education and
training in all
areas of their lives (see last
are ready to
determine specific goals and objectives for
your children for the coming school year.
For goals to be useful, they need to be:
exactly are you aiming for?
Measurable - how
much and when.
• Obtainable -
realistic, not overwhelming, yet
• Reviewed and
arts - Learn to read this year.
Learn to make a main dish each month.
Kayla/Character - Be
loving and helpful to little brother.
These specific goals will take your children
towards the long-range life goals you have
them (see last issue). See more complete
in newsletter #81.
AVKO (Audio, Visual,
Kinesthetic, and Oral)
Offers a Multi-Sensory Approach
to Language Arts through Phonics
and Word Families.
Individualized Keyboarding teaches
reading and spelling skills as your child
masters the keyboard.
Let's Write Right teaches
reading/spelling as the alphabet is
Sequential Spelling builds
To Teach a Dyslexic is the readable
and enjoyable autobiography of Don McCabe, a
dyslexic who has become a widely recognized
expert on dyslexia and head of AVKO.
To try it before you buy it, or for
information on dyslexia, visit our website.
Complimentary samples and downloads. www.spelling.org
2. Plan Multilevel Classes for Fall
Teaching several of your children together
with the same material at the same time can
be the most efficient use of your time and
effort. Consider the following:
• For basic
skills such as reading, handwriting, and math
during the early grades.
• For a student
who needs individual attention.
• For an older
student who can work independently.
• For history,
science, literature, and Bible.
Present lessons in an amplified manner
with explanations and extra resources that
enable all children to understand.
Combined Classes and Subjects
• For most of
your subjects, using unit studies that
integrate literature, history, science,
Bible, and other subjects around a theme.
Key to . . . Workbooks Series:
Easy-to-understand math workbooks for mastery
and practice your child can do on his own.
Create a Curriculum or Enhance
Your Own Packaged Curriculum.
Complete lines of Common Sense Press,
Beautiful Feet Books, Draw-Write-Now, Key
to... Workbooks, CalcuLadder, Learning
Magnets, and much more!
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3. Gather Your Curriculum
It's time to gather your resources for the
coming school year - right around the
which classes will be taught to more than one
of your children (see above), so you know
what materials you need.
using elements from a variety of approaches
including traditional textbooks, worktexts,
the classical approach, the principle
approach, unit studies, books, and life
experiences. See information in Newsletter
using a variety of media to add interest and
motivation for all your children and at the
same time enhance each child's learning
according to his preferred learning style.
books, printed materials, videos and DVDs,
supervised Internet studies, computer
software, educational games, tools, and
borrow, or buy any materials needed in
addition to what you already have.
supplemental materials for your family's
library such as reference books, time lines,
maps, globes, math manipulatives, educational
games, and software.
and NorthStar HomeSchool
Two options enable homeschool
study at their own pace.
• NorthStar Academy is a teacher-led,
nationally accredited, online school.
• NorthStar HomeSchool is a parent-led,
homeschool and independent study program.
See NorthStar's website or the
accompanying e-mail to learn more about these
4. Help Someone Start Homeschooling —
Maybe Even Yourself!
Look around you at your church, support
group, relatives, or neighbors. Is there
anyone who would appreciate a little help in
considering or starting to homeschool? Here
are ways you can help.
Tell Your Story
Realistically give your convictions and
reasons to homeschool and your experience -
both challenges and successes.
Point your friend to information. The
Teaching Home website offers the most
frequently asked Questions
& Answers, a series
of articles on starting to homeschool,
and a Checklist
for starting a school year.
Give a Sample
Schedule a day or a week of homeschooling
together (call it a Day Camp or something
fun!). You could do a simple unit study, work
on basic skills, and/or explore just one
subject area of interest.
A field trip on the last day would round
out a good sampling of homeschool
Of course the best way to help someone is
to pray for them and be there to answer
questions and give encouragement!
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