Monthly Archives: June 2012

RealCatholicTV.com – Baltimore Catechism Videos


aogOutfit yourself for spiritual warfare with this educational program based on the Baltimore Catechism.

If you are looking for a program based on the Baltimore Catechism these online videos from RealCatholicTV.com are great.

To access them you need to sign up for a free account and then upgrade it to a Premium user. The Free programs are just the tip of the iceberg – Premium users have access to hundreds of hours of educational, apologetic & catechetical material, for only $10 a month.

We think it is great value and essential viewing not only for our children but for everyone. Each episode is about half an hour and all you have to do it click play. If you can plug your PC into your TV you could watch it from the comfort of your couch.

Click here to learn more RealCatholicTV.com

Catholic Heritage Curricula – Summer Enrichment Program


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Catholic Heritage Curricula invites you to try our Summer Enrichment Program! We offer materials that can be used for remedial reading, math, and spelling; or for wholesome summer activities and enrichment to keep skills up and children excited at the wonder of discovery over the long summer break from school.

Phonics, reading, spelling, and math workbooks may be used for catch-up tutoring in the child’s comforting, supportive home environment. (For remedial work, select materials that are suited to the ability of the child.)

As the student progresses through the work, point out to him the areas that he/she has mastered, praising him/her for his achievement. When the student’s weak areas begin to show, slow down a bit to make sure he/she understands the new concept. Then remind him that, just as he mastered previous concepts, he will soon master this one. Praise, praise, praise.

Students who are ahead of their grade level and thrive on challenges might use materials above their grade level, also suited to their abilities.

Or perhaps your family would like to create a summer of memories, exploring the wonders of God’s creation through simple astronomy; bird study; or teaching your children how to whittle; or to cook over an open fire. See Tin Cups and Tinder, The Young Man’s Handybook, or Pilgrims of the Holy Family. Would your daughter like to learn simple sewing and cooking skills with Mom or Grandma this summer? Create memories with Sewing with Saint Anne or Tea and Cake with the Saints.

Whether your child needs tutoring, or engaging enrichment activities, Catholic Heritage Curricula’s Summer Enrichment Program gives your family the tools to fill summer days with wholesome, character-building activities.

Praying God’s blessing and protection on your family this summer,

Theresa Johnson

www.chcweb.com

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Wallace and Gromit: Scienceworks Excursion


Wallace and Gromit are moving into Scienceworks!

From May 2012, explore 62 West Wallaby Street, a life-size version of Wallace and Gromit’s home and discover how simple ideas transform into life-changing inventions.

Join the Oscar® winning duo as they guide you through their home, a world of cracking interactive contraptions, hands-on activities, games and more!

See some of their more colourful inventions, including the Telly-scope II, the Blend-o-matic, the Thinking Cap and the Karaoke Disco Shower, as well as Wallace’s half half-baked ideas – from the Chocolate Teapot to the Ice Hot Water Bottle.

Marvel at the original Wallace and Gromit film sets including Top Bun Bakery (as seen in A Matter of Loaf and Death), the Living Room, the Dining Room, Wallace’s Vegetable Plot and the Garden & Greenhouse (as seen in The Curse of the Were-rabbit), just to name a few.

Take on the role of an apprentice inventor and create everything from household tools to logos and find out how to protect your own big ideas.

Unleash your inner inventor and journey through a world of amazing inventions with Wallace and Gromit at Scienceworks!

via Wallace and Gromit: Scienceworks.

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Everyone had a good time at Scienceworks last Friday. Scienceworks has done a great job putting all this together. Of course movie night consisted of The Wrong trousers, A close shave and The Chicken Run.

“Where’s the cheese Gromit?”

Soul Surfer Movie


The Dove Foundation review. 
Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.

Soul Surfer reveals Bethany’s fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

Bethany Hamilton was also home schooled “I homeschool. My mom is my teacher and I get a lot of my assignments online. A lot of my friends are homeschooled as well (such as Alana), so we end up having the same schedule of surfing, traveling, and then homework” 

The real Bethany

Dove Worldview:
2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Drama – Bethany Hamilton is one of the most amazing people we have come across in years; an avid surfer living in Hawaii who had her arm completely removed by a tiger shark when she was only 13 years old. This film, based on the true life story of Bethany’s experience, is one of few truly uplifting family films released by a major Hollywood studio in recent memory. The level of faith in God that Bethany and her family have is clearly portrayed in the film. Most of the story takes place on the water with incredible surfing scenes. (Real-life Bethany does all of the one-arm surfing in the film.)

This inspiring film is well-made and features a very convincing A-list cast; Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo and Carrie Underwood. AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia) is spot on as Bethany. Dove is pleased to award this moving inspirational story our “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. Caution to parents of young children: there is a very quick scene of a shark attack.

The Dove Foundation – Family Friendly Movie, DVD, Video and Game Reviews.

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Frightening/Intense Scenes

You know the shark attack is coming. Little kids might not.

Again, the shark attack scene was very intense, with loud music, and chaotic film-work.

Also, the aftermath of the shark attack may be found grotesque for some time.

Bethany goes with her church group on a mission trip to Thailand, where they are dealing with a mass casualty. Many of the people there are hurt or crying, and have lost many family members. Bethany gets emotional in one scene as a result. Audiences might, too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596346/parentalguide

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