September 2016: Basic Education & Literacy Month
- Sharing your knowledge and explaining how you use literacy in your daily life
- Encouraging children to read and view a variety of texts such as newspapers, novels, comics, magazines, websites, email and timetables
- Encouraging children to write and design for a variety of purposes using different mediums
- Discussing how texts look different depending on the purpose and audience — for example, text messaging uses different spelling from school projects
- Talking about things that you have read or viewed that were amusing, interesting or useful
- Discussing favourite authors, producers, directors or illustrators and what you like about them
- Presenting new and unusual words or phrases and exploring these through print and electronic dictionaries – Just like the ones we give every year!
- Playing games that develop knowledge and enjoyment of words
- Making use of community resources for information, local and school libraries
D5000 Polio Champion Challenge Update:
As of September 2nd our club rankings are:
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Rotarian Thomas Hall attended the D5000 District Assembly on April 23, 2016, at Momilani Elementary school along with several other members of Waikiki Rotary. This was Thomas' first district assembly, and he eagerly participated in all sessions and to hear what all the presenters shared. He was interested to hear from the Hawaii Literacy Foundation and thought to himself, "How can I and the RC of Waikiki Help?" Thomas met with the Executive Director Suzanne Skjold, and this project was born. Ms. Skjold requested some re-fit projects to their 6-year-old Bookmobile, including Solar Powered Electric Fans and shelving repairs. Thomas heard the calling, and just happens to be a Solar Power Expert! Thomas met with his club's board and asked for funding to do this project, parts at cost and no labor cost. Thomas received overwhelming approval.