Here’s our weekly guide to what’s fun this weekend just for Tacoma and South Sound area families. Lots of free in our list this week, too! As always, we’ve provided links so you can confirm details before you head out. We love to hear what you find to do!
2018 Donkey Creek Chum Festival Coming Up in Gig Harbor
Updated for 2018
Gig Harbor area friends, I want you to be sure to save the date for this fun and free event coming right up!
There are so many great things to do with kids this time of year, but this is definitely one you won’t want to miss.
It’s the Donkey Creek Chum Festival, and it’s an annual event celebrating the return of salmon to local waters. This year the festival is Saturday, November 17th . Most activities will take place in and around the Harbor History Museum.
This family-friendly community event includes salmon tours; touch tanks, fish painting, and canoe, kayak, and Dragon Boat races. Bring a tote or a t for a fish print!
Btw, Harbor WildWatch and the Harbor History Museum are totally worth discovering if you’re one of our Gig Harbor area readers and worth the bridge toll if you’re not!
I absolutely love that we have so many teachers and educators among our readers. I also love when I find products I believe in to share with you, which is why I said, “Yes!” right away when TypingMaster asked if I’d be interested in working with them again to tell you about the launch of the new school edition of TypeTastic, their amazing keyboarding program.
I got to try out the home version with my own son, and I knew right away it would be great for schools, too. I think most of you know I was a teacher before I ever started this site!
The TypeTastic Difference
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My own kiddo has dysgraphia, which is a fancy way of saying that writing is hard for him. I was so impressed with how quickly he learned with this program, and he loved the game play!
A Free Kickstart is available through the TypeTastic website, along with a selection of complimentary games to help K–5 students to get familiar with the keyboard. You can check out that free Kickstart option here!
Details for Your Principal
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TypeTastic School Edition includes an entire K-12 keyboarding curriculum with more than 400 fun keyboarding activities and awesome tools for teachers.
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TypeTastic School Edition is available at prices starting from $99 a year for a class of 40.
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In addition to Free Kickstart games, TypeTastic offers an exclusive 60-day access to the School Edition where you can try out the Teacher Dashboard and the entire K-12 keyboarding curriculum. I’d love to hear how fast your students learn with TypeTastic!
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