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October 4, 2012

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Suki: The All-Day Learning Window
Science Fun with Christine: Entire World is Aftershock Zone
Viva: Free L'Occitane Hand Cream
Springhill School
This Week
Dr. Terrie Williams discusses her new book, The Odyssey of KP2
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(Photos General) Seymour_KP2_andTerriWilliams.jpgKP2's story as told in The Odyssey sounds delightful.  If you don't make it to the lecture, you can pick up a book at the Seymour Center gift shop.

(Graphics) Politics.jpgIf your family was watching the first presidential debate, it surely sparked questions from the children.  Have you thought about how you will use the increased political activities leading up to our national elections to involve children in their roles and responsibilities as citizens? How do you handle differing political perspectives within the family when "Uncle Joe" comes over and takes a position opposing yours?  What are you modeling for your children when it comes to politics?  Are you reaching into history to give them perspective? Are you teaching them to express opinions and respect others' right to a different opinion? 

What are your expectations of how your children's schools and teachers handle political differences? When questions arise, are they exposing the children to differing views with candor? Are they doing this so well that neither your child nor you can tell which positions they favor personally?

(Holidays) Thanksgiving_FallBasket.jpgLiving in an agricultural paradise heightens our awareness of the season's bountiful harvest.  It's reflected in our Events Calendar with fests and harvest tastings. In fact the calendar is bursting. We've isolated a few categories. Click on what interests youl

The Weekend: F, Sa, Su Harvest/Pre-Halloween Events Art Events
Food Tastings Festivals & Food Performances
Museum Specials Classes for Adults Classes for Kids
Parenting Workshops Fitness & Races Parks & Nature

Remember to use the Parent Planer: check all the events you like, click on the clock at the bottom of the page or click on Save My Planner, then send it to yourself and friends.

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Have a bountiful weekend, Parmalee

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  Suki: The All-Day Learning Window

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Recently I wrote about "the 15-minute learning window," a way that homeschoolers have learned to tap into "teachable moments" and condense learning into smaller packets. It works really well with subjects that you feel your child needs to work on but is not really driven to learn at the moment.

Then the other day at our house, I watched a great example of a complementary phenomenon unfold before my eyes. Instead of doing anything else she was "supposed to" do, my daughter spent much of an entire day working on one subject diligently. We had no need for the 15-minute approach: she was so totally self-directed, all I had to do was sit back and watch.

(Graphics) Art_HorseDrawing.jpgHow did this happen?

A month ago, I was thinking about our year and wondering how I could tap more into my daughter's interest in horses. She's a very obsessive learner, which means it's easy to get her to do things having to do with her current interests, but very difficult to get her to do much else. But she loves almost anything horse-themed, and I was thinking it was too bad there wasn't some sort of horse-based curriculum.

Any seasoned homeschooler reading this will know that this statement begs the question: have you actually googled that?

I did google it, and came up with a  Read more >>>

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  Science Fun with Christine: Entire World is Aftershock Zone

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A map of the earthquakes triggered around the globe within a week of the April 2012 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra (white star). (Credit: Fred Pollitz, USGS)

 

 

When a large earthquake happens, there are generally foreshocks and aftershocks. The bigger the quake, the more shocks around the main quake. The central quake is defined as the largest quake. These other shocks can be quite large. In the large Japanese quake of 2011, the quake itself was a 9. The largest foreshock was a 7.2 that occurred 2 days earlier. That would be a very large earthquake just by itself. They had another 3 foreshocks above a 6 on the same day. This swarm of large quakes would rank as a disaster.

After the main shock, there were three aftershocks above 7. There were 800 aftershocks that were 4.5 or above. These aftershocks caused more damage to the already damaged buildings and infrastructure. 

For the next few months after the quake, there were more large quakes around the world. Geologists looked to see if they were related, but had problems linking the quakes. This question has been around for a long time. Does a large quake in one part of the world trigger quakes in other areas...Read more>>>

More posts at Science Fun with Christine Cockey, local scientist and mom.

  Viva: Free L'Occitane Hand Cream

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Free L'Occitane Hand Cream

Wow, here's a nice freebie- get a free 10 ml hand cream from L'Occitane by clicking here and "Liking" their Facebook page.  Fill out the short form and you're done! They'll mail you the voucher for the hand cream in a few weeks.

Daily Citron Time Test: It only took me 43 seconds to Like their Facebook page and fill out the form, so this freebie is well worth it.

I found this offer on Freebie Shark, a reputable freebie listing site.

   .... Read more by Viva>>>>

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  This Week

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School Corner

 

The Tech Challenge, Will Your school enter?

 

Los Gatos High School, Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser, 10/5-7


Good Shepherd School PreK-8, Harvest Festival 10/13

 

Chartwell School and The New High School Open Houses 10/13 & 16


Gateway School, Open House 10/17

 

Chartwell School & The New High School Project, College Planning for Students with LD 10/17

 

Aptos Academy Harvest Festival 10/20

 

Springhill School K-8, Invention Convention and All School Open House 10/23

 

Mount Madonna PreK-12, Campus tour Day 10/24

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TEEN COOKING CLASS

Chef Lauren Hoover-West will give a hands-on cooking class geared to teenagers 13 to 18 years of age.

 

The focus will be warm comfort foods, from soup to deserts, utilizing the abundant fruits and vegetables from the fall harvest season.

 

Preregistration required.

 

To register, visit www.newleaf.com

or call 831-466-9060

ext 126.

 

 

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Use the Family Planner!

 

Go to the website's Annual Events. Using the Search Section isolate Sept 28-30.

 

How it Works

 

You can make a list of just the events you are interested in.

When you are on any of our resource pages or on our calendars, you will see a little box next to each listing.

Add to My Planner

When you check a box, it automatically places the listing in your Parent Planner.

To view your Parent Planner,  can click on the link, Parent Planner or the clock at the bottom of the page

View my Parent Planner

and it will direct you to your Parent Planner.

 

After you have finished, you can email your planner to a friend with a personal message or you can print it out.

 

Your Parent Planner DOES NOT save so make sure to email yourself a copy.

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 Dr. Terrie Williams discusses her new book, The Odyssey of KP2

(Books/Products) Book_TheOdyssseyofKP2.jpgKen Norris Memorial Lecture
Join Dr. Terrie Williams as she discusses her new book, The Odyssey of KP2.
10/04/2012 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz Map

(Photos General) Seymour_KP2_andTerriWilliams.jpgDiscovering the Heart of America: An Experiment in Marine Biology - Terrie Williams, UCSC Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Fewer than 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals survive in American waters today. Scientists predict that this critically endangered species could become extinct within 50 years.

When the chance to house and study a two-day old abandoned pup arose, eminent wildlife biologist Terrie Williams took the seal in. The boisterous KP2, or Kauai pup 2, became a celebrity, charmed everyone around him, and has given scientists clues to saving his species.

 Join Dr. Williams as she discusses her new book, The Odyssey of KP2, which tells the tale of how this young seal pup may help us solve some complex social and environmental issues and save his own kind.

A book signing will be held in the exhibit hall after the lecture. Books are available for purchase in the Seymour Center's Ocean Discovery Shop.

Doors open at 6:30 for this free event. Seating is limited.

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Friday the 13th Flashlight Tours
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  Friday the 13th Flashlight Tours
Winchester Mystery House
Date: The 13th of every month from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Ages: Teens and up
Details: Tour the rambling, mysterious mansion at night with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination
Special Instructions: 13TH OF THE MONTH IF IT'S A FRIDAY!
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Thriller Dance Classes!
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  Thriller Dance Classes!
City of Santa Cruz
Date: Every day (Sep 17-Oct 22) at 10:00am
Details: Classes on Saturdays so you can Dance the Thriller on October 29th!
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Fiber Arts Fair
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  Fiber Arts Fair
Santa Cruz County Parks
Date: 10/07/2012 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: all ages
Details: 101 creative things to do with string!
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Oktoberfest
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  Oktoberfest
Friends of Hospice
Date: 10/01/2016
Ages: All
Details: Family friendly event: food, music, a drawing for cash prizes, silent and live auctions
City: Scotts Valley Phone: (831) 430-3000 view all details >>
     
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Monte Fireworks Extravaganza
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Monte Foundation
Date: 10/09/2016 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Details: Come, enjoy the Best Beach Party on the Central Coast! Monte Fireworks
Special Instructions: free parking at Cabrillo College
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Super Kid Triathalon
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Super Kid Triathalon
Date: 10/19/2014 from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: all ages
Details: A great event for the whole family and gives your children the opportunity to be active and healthy.
Special Instructions: register with Finish Line Productions
City: Live Oak Phone: (831) 476-7946 view all details >>
     
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All Natural Egg Coloring Class
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  All Natural Egg Coloring Class
Staff of Life
Date: 03/09/2013 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Details: Learn how to color eggs without using harmful colorings or dyes.    We
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 423-8632 view all details >>
     
Arboretum Fall Plant Sale
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  Arboretum Fall Plant Sale
Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz
Date: 10/15/2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Details: Get some dazzling color for your home garden
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 831.427.2998 view all details >>
     
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Harvest Festival
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  Harvest Festival
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Date: 10/12/2013 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Harvest Festival
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 476-4000 view all details >>
     
     
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