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Monday, February 4, 2019
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School News and Important Dates
Join Our Costa Mesa Lending Library Open House!
Enter Imaginology's Student Competitions!
Did you know that Imaginology holds competitions for children that have a $50 cash reward? This is the time for your child's creativity to shine!
There are 19 different project divisions, and they are:
Wood & Metal Arts
Make It With Clay
Read & Draw
Lights, Camera, Action
The full details are available here, and Inspire will be holding Project Build Days closer to the time to help your child create a fabulous project that they can then hand in to Imaginology judges! The project registration deadline is March 22nd, so start thinking about what you might be interested in building, and stay tuned for more information!
High School Info Sessions
Did you miss our High School info sessions? Never fear, the recordings are right here!
Inspire School Planner Feedback Survey
Let us know your favorite (or least favorite) things about this year's planners, and what you'd like to see in your planners next school year! Follow the link below to give your feedback.
Inspire Test Locations
50 Reasons to Test with Inspire
Friday, February 8, 2019: Harriet M. Wieder Regional Park, Huntington Beach. Time: 1pm-3pm
The Arrow by Bravewriter
The Arrow is the monthly digital guide (like a magazine) that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (novels listed below, not included with purchase). You can download and try out a free sample here. The Arrow is designed for children ages 8-11 (3rd - 6th grades) and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.
Each guide contains the following:
- Four copywork/dictation passages
- Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and literary device notes
- A writing activity
- Nine discussion questions
- Book Club Party ideas
- Access to the Private Facebook Group to discuss how you implement the Arrow
2018-2019 Book List
August: The Penderwicks at Last (Jeanne Birdsall)
September: Redwall (Brian Jacques)
October: Mary Poppins (P. L. Travers)
November: Journey to Jo'burg (Beverley Naidoo)
December: Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
January: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Eleanor Coerr)
February: Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman (Dorothy Sterling)
March: Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh)
April: By the Great Horn Spoon! (Sid Fleischman)
May: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J. K. Rowling)
Vendor Spotlight: Success 4 Hoopz
10 Homeschooling Fears and How to Conquer Them
"How can I be sure that I cover everything?
Choose a thoroughly researched curriculum that you can trust to guide you through the major goalposts of an education.
Then accept the fact that you will not cover everything. And neither do public schools. How did we ever come to adopt an impossible standard of covering everything? (And who defines everything, anyway?)
Instead of being scared that you won’t teach them everything, overcome fear by giving your children the tools and skills to learn anything. Research skills, reading for meaning, and technical ability set your children up for success in this modern age."
Read the rest of the article here.
UVSA Tet Festival
When: February 8th-10th, 2019
Where: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Purchase tickets and find more details here!
The Revolution - Living History in Huntington Beach Central Park
When: February 16th & 17th, 2019
Where: Huntington Beach Central Park
For more details, click here.
2nd Annual Children's Persian Book Festival
Bahar Kids, Center for Persian Immersion and Culture Education would like to invite you to their 2nd Annual Children's Persian Book Festival in collaboration with UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies.
This is a unique event happening in Orange County. You will be able to purchase quality Persian books and CDs for children, meet authors and illustrator and artists, There will be several children's activities, musical performances and a child friendly movie screening in Farsi.
There will also be a Children's Art Exhibition alongside the book festival. If your child is interested to participate, please see attached flyers for submission rules and due date.
When: Sunday, February 24th, 10am - 4pm
Where: UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies, 4100 Humanity Gateway HG 1030, Irvine 92696
Price: Free, but there may be a parking fee
Riverside Dickens Festival
When: February 23rd & 24th
Where: On Main Street between University Avenue and 11th Street (in front of City Hall) in Historic Downtown Riverside California.
Price: The street festival is free, but there are some paid events. View them here.