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First Homeschool Newsletter of 2011-2012 … Finally January 3, 2012

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Our former editor is busier than ever as a high school student, so Martessa is taking over the duties. There’s all kinds of great information in this newsletter, so click below to view it. Feel free to share it with friends and family.

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Homeschool Newsletter 2.1 September 30, 2010

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Welcome back! After a long hiatus the newsletter is finally up and running! Where to you might ask? School news, of course!

The IDEAL School Newsletter 2.1

Homeschool Newsletter 1.5 March 5, 2010

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Birthdays, field trips, and spies. … Oh my!

The IDEAL School Newsletter 1.5

Here’s a video clip of “Spy for a Day!” If you don’t understand what this means,… READ THE NEWSLETTER!

http://picasaweb.google.com/theidealschool/Videos#5445304341157015586

The IDEAL School Newsletter 1.4 December 17, 2009

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The final issue of 2009!

The IDEAL School Newsletter 1.4 (PDF File)

Homeschool Newsletter 1.3 October 30, 2009

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This week’s IDEAL School newsletter shows how we are transitioning from summer (gardening) to fall (leaves). Also, see who had a birthday this week. Open up the PDF file to get all the details.

The IDEAL School Newsletter 1.3 (PDF file)

Homeschool Newsletter 1.2 October 15, 2009

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In this exciting exclusive issue of the IDEAL School Newsletter hear about grapes, gardening, and good times at school.

The IDEAL School Newsletter 1.2 (PDF file)

Homeschool Newsletter 1.1 September 24, 2009

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In this exciting first issue of The IDEAL School newsletter you will hear about our new student and the other interesting things we’ve been doing lately.

The IDEAL School Newsletter 1.1 (PDF file)

Summer Camp 2009 June 5, 2009

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Summer Camp 2009

Dates: July 2 – 23

Duration: 3 Weeks

Location: Home School-The IDEAL School

462 Upland Road, Washougal, WA, USA

Camp Features

Time:

Education Hours
Classes – Culture, Speaking, Listening, Grammar 4 hours
Games, Videos, Drama, Music Listening, etc. 4 hours
English Conversation Practice and Correction All day

Price:

Email for best price

Includes:

  • Classes
  • Lodging
  • Food
  • Excursions and Trips
  • Internet
  • Calling Card (Limited Time and Duration)
  • Information study@the-ideal-school.org
  • More information can be found on our website. http://the-ideal-school.org


    The IDEAL School is a Home-School for students who want to learn English in the USA.

    The Home-School concept is most revolutionary for quickly acquiring the English language and culture. It involves living with an American Family made up of your teachers and their children.

    Both Lisa and Greg are trained to teach English as a Second Language. Lisa is a licensed Kindergarten through Grade 12 teacher. Greg has a Master´s Degree in TESOL and is an official evaluator for the TOEFL, the test to determine readiness for English-speaking universities and other institutions. In addition, Lisa and Greg have more than 16 years experience each in teaching international students.

    Some of the benefits to you are:

    • Rapid improvement of your English where you learn and practice all day long in an environment that is comfortable, safe, and familiar.
      • You do not have to travel to go to classes; everything is in one place.
      • You’re with others with similar objectives.
      • You live with your teachers.
    • An individualized and personalized study plan based on your needs and goals.
    • Getting to know the customs and traditions of a typical American family – the food, holidays, and celebrations.
    • The beautiful nature that surrounds the school, the pure air, and the incredible view.
    • Share your experiences and knowledge with Americans and other international students.

    Activities

    Optional Activities (Free)

    Time per day

    Sports:

    • Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Ping pong.
    • Indoor Soccer & Softball once per week

    2 hours

    Arts/Crafts

    1-2 hours

    American Cooking

    1 hour

    Intro to Music: Guitar, Piano, Violin

    1 hour

    Trips & Excursions:

    Included Outings

    Per Week

    Portland: Shopping, Parks, Museums, etc.

    2-3 times/week

    Washougal River (with the possibility of Rafting)

    2 times/week

    Disc Golf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtP-6HuAxbM

    1 time/week

    Itinerary

    Thursday 2: Arrival

    Friday 3: Washougal River

    Saturday 4: Visit Portland, Japanese Garden & International Rose Test Garden, Party

    Sunday 5: Mt. Hood

    Monday 6: Disc golf/ Archery, Washougal River

    Tuesday 7: Indoor Soccer, Visit Portland

    Seattle Trip

    Wednesday 8: Water Park.

    Thursday 9: Seattle.- Music History Museum, Pike Place Market, Space Needle.

    Friday 10: Museum of Flight, Bamboo Garden

    Saturday 11: Zoo or wild animal park.

    Sunday 12:

    Monday 13: Disc golf/ Archery, Visit Portland

    Tuesday 14: Indoor
    Soccer, Visit Portland

    Wednesday 15: Washougal River

    Thursday 16: Visit Portland

    Friday 17: Washougal River

    Saturday 18: Visit Waterfalls, Hike, Party

    Oregon Coast Trip

    Sunday 19: Beach, shopping

    Monday 20: Beach, Aquarium Sea Lions, shopping

    Tuesday 21: Beach, shopping

    Wednesday 22: Indoor Soccer, Visit Portland

    Thursday 23: Farewell Party

    Excursions

    Mt. Hood – Alpine Slide

    Sunday 5

    1 day

    • Bungee jumping from 30 meters
    • Alpine Slide
    • Go Karts
    • Trampoline
    • Etc.

    http://www.skibowl.com/index.php?page=attractions

    Wild Waves Water Park

    Wednesday 8

    1 day

    http://www.wildwaves.com/

    Seattle WA.

    Thursday 9, 10, 11

    3 days

    • Space Needle

    http://www.spaceneedle.com/

    Oregon Coast

    Sunday 19,20,21

    3 days

    • Visit different beaches, with the possibility of
      riding a horse on the beach (rental price not included)

    • Stores and Shopping Centers

International Student Safety January 27, 2009

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Shooter left ‘will’; victims were random – OregonLive.com

Many international students have said over the years that they consider Portland a safe place to live and study. Generally, this has been true, but as the events of this past weekend show, violence does happen here.

Yes, the victims were random–these students from other parts of the world and their friends, but a question remains. Where do random acts of violence take place? Do they happen up in the mountains? On farms? Outside of the metropolitan areas?

Not typically. Why not? Where are concentrations of people? Obviously, in the city. And suburbs to a slightly lesser degree.

Does this mean that these victims were at fault, that they should have known better than to hang out in the city? Definitely not. However, as international students ask for advice about where to study and what activities to engage in, I encourage them to think about the safety factor.

The host families of high school students need to know where their students are at all times. Some of these students are used to having a lot of autonomy and don’t always like to communicate their whereabouts. As we see with this tragedy, however, communication between students and host families is essential.

Some parents from other countries that we have worked with prefer to have their children receive more supervision and live farther from the higher population centers. This is something young people should keep in mind, which is not to say that they should avoid crowds altogether or not go do some of the things they enjoy doing. Like these victims and their friends, international students need to go in groups when they do venture out.

As Commissioner Saltzman said in Bernstein’s article, “our thoughts and prayers are with” all of the friends and families of these two young ladies and, I would add, with all the international students here in the Portland metro area.

Estudiar Inglés en los Estados Unidos January 26, 2009

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Estudiar inglés se puede hacer en muchos sitios y de muchas maneras, pero

 realmente convivir con una familia americana durante un tiempo, hablando y escuchando inglés todo el día, eso es realmente lo que te hace mejorar de una manera rápida, natural y sencilla. Y si a todo eso le sumamos la preparación y experiencia en el campo de la enseñanza del profesorado que imparte las clases hace más interesante esta opción.
Es probable que alguna vez fueras a una academia donde pasaste  sentado 3 horas semanales delante de un ordenador  o con aburridas clases. O si por el contrario fuiste al extranjero como a Inglaterra, Malta, Sudáfrica o los inclusive los EE.UU y pasaste más tiempo hablando tu propia lengua o incluso otras, antes que el inglés.

El concepto de Home-School es de lo más revolucionario para un rápido aprendizaje del Inglés. Consiste en convivir con una Familia Americana, que a la vez son tus propios profesores.

En este caso Lisa y Greg son Licenciados en English as a Second Language. Greg tiene un Master´s Degree TESOL y actualmente es evaluador oficial de TOEFL, la prueba de nivel de inglés para Universidades y otras instituciones. Además Lisa y Greg poseen más de 16 años de experiencia cada uno en la enseñanza para estudiantes Internacionales.

Las ventajas de este sistema son:

  • El aprovechamiento del tiempo para aprender y practicar el inglés de forma constante en un ambiente confortable, seguro y familiar.

     

    • No tendrás que hacer ningún desplazamiento para ir a clases
    • Estar con gente con el mismo objetivo que tú
    • Convivir con tus profesores

     

  • Tendrás la oportunidad de conocer muchísima gente, Greg y Lisa te ayudaran a hacer nuevos amigos y podrán presentarte a sus amigos y conocidos, con los que podrás poner a prueba tu inglés.

     

  • El plan de estudio es individual y personalizado a las exigencias del estudiante.

     

  • Conocer las costumbres y tradiciones de una típica familia americana, sus fiestas, comidas y ceremonias.

     

  • La hermosa naturaleza que rodea la escuela, el aire puro y sus increíbles vistas.

 

  • Compartir experiencias y conocimientos con otros estudiantes internacionales.



 

El gran abanico de posibilidades de ACTIVIDADES es impresionante.

 

  • Sky, Snowboarder.
  • Golf.
  • Rafting, Ca yak, Sky acuático
  • Montar a caballo
  • Deportes tradicionales: Baloncesto, Voleibol, Fútbol, Ping-pong, Tenis, etc
  • Visitar ciudades, museos, parques de atracciones, zoológicos, parque acuáticos, etc
  • Senderismos, Acampadas.
  • Asistir a partidos de Baloncesto de la NBA, Fútbol Americano o Baseball.
  • Teatros y Conciertos.
  • Y muchísimas más. Sugiérenos tu plan de Visitas y/o actividades.

Si lo deseas, puedes sugerir tu propio plan de actividades y visitas que gustosamente te ayudaremos  a realizar.

  Si tienes pensado estudiar una carrera en los EE.UU. te ayudaremos a mejorar tu inglés para aprobar el TOEFL, visitaremos las diferentes Universidades en las que estés interesado, gestionaremos la documentación necesaria para solicitar el visado de estudio y realizaremos los tramites de la matriculación en la Universidad que tu elijas.

Muchos de nuestros alumnos internacionales han terminado la carrera o están en el proceso, aquí en los EEUU. Gracias a The IDEAL School.

La estancia en el impresionante entorno natural le da un valor adicional para aquellas personas que le guste ver por la mañana a levantarse una familia de ciervos comiéndose el césped de la casa (jejeje, es cierto) o ver simpáticas ardillas desde la ventana mientras desayunas.

Si por el contrario si solo quieres venir a pasar tiempo con nosotros, solo por la experiencia de estar en los EE.UU para conocer su cultura y costumbres,  visitar ciudades y conocer nuevos amigos,  eres bienvenido.

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