Are You Ready?…Yea? It’s time to dance and celebrate the holidays withA Very AwesomeYo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show at The Beacon Theatre in NYC! The groovy holiday show will play on December 20, 21 (3 shows- 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm), and on the 22 (11 am and 2 pm) and Barista Kids has 4 tickets to the Saturday, December 21 performance at 5 pm to give to one lucky family!
This is Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!‘s first ever holiday show, and it will feature everyone’s favorite cast of colorful characters, dance numbers that will make you “razzle dazzle” and special effects that will transform the stage into a glistening holiday wonderland:
Attention comic book fans of all ages! Montclair dad William Scheckel, who blogs over at The Father’s Lounge, has organized a Comic Book Show with 15,000 Comics from the 1940s to 90s – DC, Marvel, Indies.
Comic auction master John Paul of NJComicBookShows.com will be auctioning off the work and many mini-collections of comics at noon. Artists and writers currently confirmed include:
I read an articlerecently about a remarkable young man named Quai Jefferson. He attends St. Joseph Regional of Montvale, where he is a senior wide receiver (on the state’s number one ranked football team) and the starting shooting guard on the basketball team. Not only a star athlete, he also excels in his studies with a 3.5 GPA. After school, he cares for his mother who has Multiple Sclerosis and keeps his household humming. He empties her catheter bag, re-dresses the bandages on her bed sores, cooks dinner (pork chops, rice and green beans on the evening the reporter was visiting), cuts her meat up into tiny pieces and settles her into bed. In his spare time (insert throat clearing) he pays the bills, buys groceries, clips coupons and completes his homework, sometimes working until two in the morning before, finally, curling up in bed. At 7:15am, his day starts all over again. Oh yeah, and he’s seventeen years old. Really? Really.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Code.org is producing CSEdWeek for the first time this year, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
According to Code.org, every student in China learns computer programming. In the U.S., less than 5 percent do. Code is considered the “new literacy”:
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You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:
This event is postponed but will be rescheduled on a new date.
Jason Didner, host of the Cool Rockin’ Daddy Video Show and member of the Montclair-based Jungle Gym Jam, along with Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke, winners of the Parents Choice Gold Awards, will co-present “Rock ‘N Roll for Kids and Their Families,” as part of the Little V.I.P. Concert series, on Saturday, December 7 at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ.
Parents and kids will rock to favorite tunes from Jungle Gym Jam such as “Jungle Gym Jamming,” “This Little Light of Mine,”and a new piece — “The People Exhibit at the Zoo” — will make its premiere debut. Parents, grandparents, and kids will enjoy the fast-paced music event that encourages dancing, interaction, and making new friends, while sharing messages of anti-bullying, kindness, and friendship.
The first graders at Charles H. Bullock got a chance to strut their stuff on Tuesday at the Harvest Hoedown! From the opening Promenade Parade to Turkey in the Straw to the classics She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain and Hoedown!, the audience of parents and Kindergartners clapped and laughed and sang along with the enthusiastic square dancers.
The first of several roundtable meetings dedicated to World Language Education in Montclair K-5 schools takes place on Wednesday, December 11 from 7 – 9 pm.
Chief Academic Officer Gail Clarke will discuss the current practices, state standards pertaining to world language instruction, and the results of the recent language survey to which more than 600 Montclair families responded. Edgemont and Bullock parents Darryle Bogan and Garrett Morrison will describe how immersion education works in the NJ schools they have visited along with a question and answer period that will be moderated by Bradford parent Elizabeth Emery. The evening will conclude with brainstorming about how to implement a quality K-5 World Languages program in Montclair.