If you celebrate Christmas, you might want to check out this list of parades on island:
NOTE: I am NOT affiliated or associated with the parades, the above linked website, or the organizers, and this is NOT a sponsored post or paid advertisement. I am simply passing on info that some of my readers might find useful or interesting.
The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of extra curricular classes and programs for all ages throughout the island! Everything from arts and crafts to swimming lessons to dance, archery, sports and more!
Online program registration for the next session of classes starts on Dec. 12th at 8:30! They often fill FAST so be sure to create an account and check out your options ahead of time and then get signed up as soon as possible after they open up registration!
Create an account here: http://parks.honolulu.gov/sdi/home.html
Register here: http://parks.honolulu.gov/sdi/home.html
NOTE: I am NOT affiliated or associated with the Department of Parks & Rec and this is NOT a sponsored post or paid advertisement. I am simply passing on info that some of my readers might find useful or interesting.
Here's just a quick note to share a few Cyber Monday deals that I've found on some of my family's favorite homeschool materials. This is not a paid advertisement and there are NO affiliate links in this blog post. I'm not sharing because it makes me money, but simply because I really think these are great materials/programs, and I love sales and discounts! Please contact the companies directly since I don't have any insight or further information about these sales.
I will add more if I come across new sales in the next few hours on things my family likes , so feel free to check back. So without further ado... in reverse alphabetical order... here are the Cyber Monday deals!
Sassafras Science Adventures - Big Sis, in particular, loves reading this fun set of novels that also teach science! (We do use this primarily as a science supplement, though they offer materials to make it a complete program too.) Right now (from November 28th to the 30th), you can get all four of the Sassafras Science novels, which are normally $15.99/each, for only $46!
Pandia Press has a science program we have previously enjoyed. They are having their biggest online sale of the year! Save 35% off all REAL Science Odyssey, History Odyssey, and Timelines.
Artistic Pursuits has been enjoyed by both Big & Lil' Sis. They have often pulled it off the shelf and initiated art on their own. Plus I find it quick, easy, and still valuable. On Cyber Monday 2016 only, you can save $47.95 when you purchase any two Artistic Pursuits books on their web site, because you can then select another title for FREE. Simply place your order, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the free book you want. (example: Free Book, Grades K-3 Book Two) Books will be shipped by Priority Mail. Art Packs and Book/Art Pack combinations do not apply.
The Women's Tennis Association is hosting a tournament November 20-27 at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. Ball Kids are especially needed for Monday thru Wednesday day sessions (must be 10 years or older).
NEEDED: BALL KIDS
Applications are available at: https://hawaiitennisopen.com/volunteer/#ball-kids
1. Nov 15 - Tuesday- Ala Moana tennis courts -1201 Ala Moana----5-7 PM
2. Nov 16 – Wednesday- Kahuku Intermediate School ----------3:30 -5:30 PM
56-490 Kamehameha Hwy
3. Nov 17 - Thursday - Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park---5-7 PM
4. Nov 18 - Friday- Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park---5-7 PM
5. Nov 19 Saturday - Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park--1-4 PM ….. this is a training day along with credential and uniform distribution.
To become a ball person you need to work a minimum of 3 shifts in the first 5 days. Only the most skilled Ball Kids will be chosen for the finals starting on Friday.
Day sessions: ------- one hour before matches start- until the end of the day matches
Night sessions: ----- Report time –-5 PM until the end of the night matches.
Provided: ----------- Event Tee shirt, cap, lunch or dinner, plus 1 free Guest Pass
Ball Kids are Tennis players (10 years and up) who would love the opportunity of a life time to be on the court with professional tennis players and watch world class tennis. This experience will inspire Ball Kids to greater heights in their own tennis endeavors while developing leadership, teamwork and strong work ethic skills. This is an experience of a life time that will be remembered for many years to come and could not be duplicated in a class room. This is a fun week of tennis where the hours that are volunteered can be applied towards community service hours.
Being a ball person is one of the most exciting and best jobs of any volunteer position at any tennis tournament. Skills needed: good hand eye coordination, ability to stay focused on a task, be able to roll balls quickly and smoothly, being able to think on feet and most importantly - know the game of tennis.
Please indicate on application ALL available days or night shifts that you would like to work. The work schedules will be determined after all applications are turned in.
Other Volunteer positions are available and can be adjusted to match the Ball Kid's schedule.
Saundra Cima---Ball Kid Coordinator ---email@example.com
About The Critical Thinking Co.™
We liked that there was room to diagram everything and I appreciated the ease of use. While the book has several sentences for practice in each lesson, I would have liked additional pages or downloads available for more repetition, or perhaps more review in a cyclical fashion. It’s not that my daughter needed the extra work in order to grasp the points presented in the material, but that I am concerned she might forget what she has learned without going back to it now and again. So this is something we might pull out again a few months after we finish it, just to review it quickly and make sure she didn’t forget anything.
You can learn more by visiting The Critical Thinking Co.™ at their website or on social media at Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest!
There are still some slots available for this years Dolphin Quest field trip homeschool days (Nov. 9th-19th, 2016)! Visit Eventbrite to register. This is a really fantastic event that has been offered previously and my family loves it every time. The pictures in this post are from 2012 and the program has changed a bit over the years, but it's still pretty similar. They educate the children on a number of topics and the kids get to go out on the dock (not in the water, but they might still get splashed/wet) to learn about and see dolphins up close! It is beyond worth it for the cost and though I am not affiliated or associated with the provider or event, it's definitely a field trip I'd recommend to others!
The run will be on Saturday, February 18th, beginning at 8am (program starts at 7:20).
Cost is $20 for registration before Jan. 27th or $25 until Feb 26th or $30 late registration. ($5 for kids 4 and under). Simple bagged healthy breakfast and t-shirts included in registration price.
In years past, participants were allowed to attend the GAR Expo as well (held at the Blaisdell Center that same weekend). I don't see any information about this on the Keiki GAR Run details, but hope it is the same as in the past. My kids enjoyed both the run and the expo every time we've gone!
To register: https://www.flpregister.com/236
I'm a homeschooling mom of two, enjoying our time in Hawaii and hoping to share some of that experience with you, including ideas, reviews, resources, and information.