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Youngsters, consider signing up for the free Denver Fire Department Young Adult Career Exploration Camp, and explore a career as a firefigher!
Dates: July 21 & 24-28, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Grades: 6, 7 & 8th Grade
The DFD Career Exploration Camp is an excellent opportunity for young people to learn, experience, and recognize what a future career as a Denver Firefighter could be like. Campers will participate in actual hands-on activities with emergency equipment while performing simulated fire and rescue situations. It is the mission of our instructors to instill participants with team building and leadership skills, along with valuable life lessons, while having fun! Our hope is to inspire these participants to consider working as a Denver Firefighter after their high school and college careers.
The Career Exploration Camp is dedicated to introducing local young people what it is like to be a Denver Firefighter. This camp is also a great opportunity for DFD Firefighters to help attendees build a sense of teamwork, responsibility and career awareness, while learning First Aid and CPR skills.
Camp will begin each morning at 9am at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy 5440 Roslyn Building F, Denver, CO 80216. The day will end around 4pm at the same location. Free transportation is available.
Parent or Guardian:
Registration is limited and parents/guardians will be notified once their camper(s) have been confirmed to participate. The email needed address for registration is below.
Once selected to attend, a parent/guardian must attend a mandatory orientation meeting starting at 6:30 pm on either Tuesday, July 11, or Tuesday, July 18. The orientation meeting will be at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy, 5440 Roslyn Building #5, Denver, CO 80216, and is anticipated to end around 8pm. Again, orientation attendance of a parent or guardian is mandatory to attend the camp.
- Jacket or sunscreen (weather depending)
- All campers must have waiver on file at the time of attendance.
- Water, lunch and snacks will be provided.
Registration and Waiver:
Contact Capt. Greg Pixley at 303-503-7490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete a Homeschoool Survey from Elmhurst College! The survey takes approximately 3 minutes (43 questions). Everyone who responds to the survey will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Visa gift card as a thank you for their input and time.
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Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.
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* “Unforgettable and uplifting.”--School Library Connection, starred review
* "Offering hope to those who struggle academically and demonstrating that a disability does not equal stupidity, this is as unique as its heroine.”--Booklist, starred review
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I Hate Reading - A Funny Book for 6-9 year old Intermediate Reluctant Readers
Sign up at the bottom of the page for a year free subscription! Science Up Close is also a great resource!
The NPR show, "will focus on the most interesting kid-friendly science and news stories of the week, tackling topics like dinosaurs, animals, technology, and human origins....Every episode of Wow in the World will begin with a series of questions that introduces kids to a cool new scientific discovery or finding. And, of course, Guy and Mindy have promised to tackle every subject with humor.
...Wow in the World can be downloaded wherever podcasts are available including npr.org/Wow, Apple Podcasts, and at www.wowintheworld.com."
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Gain FREE ACCESS to the Teacher Access version of DragonBox Numbers and DragonBox Big Numbers for Apple and Android devices here!
Boyan Slat announced the future plans for the Ocean Cleanup and how it works last week. A great video for student entrepreneurs, environmentalists, or engineers. Boyan came up with the idea to clean the ocean in his late teens, and the cleanup will be the largest ever!
Former homeschooler, Elon Musk, is also making waves in renewable energy with a solar roof and powerwall for homes.
Chipotle has a reading program for libraries and schools for K-5. It was available yesterday but they are no longer accepting applications so keep checking for the 2018 application submission..
No worries, because today, May 2nd, is Teacher Appreciation at Chipotle! Buy one get one free for salads, tacos and burritos. I wasn't paid to write any of that, I just really love burritos. There’s a limit of one BOGO per teacher and all purchases must be in-store between 3 p.m. and when the store closes. You must either have a school I.D. or your Notice of Intent.
Also, many libraries include great prizes for students for summer reading, which is right around the corner. Plus, there are a lot of great reading programs that your kids will love!
Chuck E Cheese's Reading
Pizza Hut Book It!
Barnes & Noble
SYNC free audiobooks for teens
May 6th, Free Comic Book Day!
Starting at 9am, you can head over to a Mile High Comics store and pick up your comics. Each person gets three, and they have comics for kids and adults as well. Dress up as your favorite character! Sam De La Rosa will be at the Jason location signing autographs.
Also Cinco de Mayo this weekend!
This show was recorded in Denver and also features Wings Over the Rockies, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, among other places. Some of the experiments can be seen on YouTube or if you have a Hulu subscription, you can see all the episodes there.
Denver Unschoolers a group in the Denver metro area for all homeschoolers regardless of their homeschooling philosophy or spiritual beliefs. We hope to help provide support, friendship and group activities.