Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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February 2015

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
Use this collection of resources to teach students about groundhogs and hibernation!

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First Woman to Pilot a Spacecraft (1995)

First Woman to Pilot a Spacecraft (1995)
Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle during the Discovery's mission to the Russian space station Mir. Discover more space firsts!

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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks (1913)

Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks (1913)
Learn about this brave woman who made civil rights history.

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National Weatherperson's Day

National Weatherperson's Day
Try these fun activities that help you learn about the weather.

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Massachusetts Statehood (1788)

Massachusetts Statehood (1788)
Learn about all 50 of the United States.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Week
Remember to recognize kind efforts from little ones!

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Happy Birthday, Mark Teague!

Happy Birthday, Mark Teague!
Learn about these popular authors in honor of their birthdays.

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Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)

Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)
Spark your students' interest in electricity.

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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!
Read about this famous author and her beloved books for children.

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Happy Birthday, Simms Taback!

Happy Birthday, Simms Taback!
Celebrate this humorous author's birthday with a lesson plan on storybook twists.

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
Exchange messages of kindness and gifts of friendship in your classroom.
             

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Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day
Help your students learn about the most influential presidents with these exciting classroom activities.

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Computer Lab Favorites

Computer Lab Favorites
Check out these quick interactive learning activities for grades K–5!

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain first published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885. Read more books by this legendary American author!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!
Take part in the most widely celebrated holiday on earth.

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John Glenn Orbits the Earth (1962)

John Glenn Orbits the Earth (1962)
Read more about the first American to orbit Earth, as well as other historic events and space firsts!

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Happy Birthday, George Washington (1732)

Happy Birthday, George Washington (1732)
Celebrate the birthday of America's first president.

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Happy Birthday, Walter Wick!

Happy Birthday, Walter Wick!
Learn about the man behind the I Spy books.

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Children's Dental Health Month!

Children's Dental Health Month!
February is Children's Dental Health Month! Remember to take care of your teeth during every month of the year!

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Happy Birthday, Cynthia Voigt!

Happy Birthday, Cynthia Voigt!
Read about the life and writing habits of the Newbery Award-winning author.

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Grand Canyon Named National Park (1919)

Grand Canyon Named National Park (1919)
Learn about erosion as you read about this amazing national park in Arizona.

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International Polar Bear Day

International Polar Bear Day
Read about endangered species and what is being done to protect them.

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March 1

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Read Across America

Read Across America
Encourage young children to start reading independently in and out of the classroom.

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Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell!

Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell!
Write a biography to celebrate the lives of important people like inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

4

National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day
Celebrate proper grammar in your classroom with a grammar play!

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Channel Islands Become a National Park

Channel Islands Become a National Park
The Channel Islands National Park was established in 1980. Learn about more national parks across the United States.

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Michelangelo's Birthday (1475)

Michelangelo's Birthday (1475)
Celebrate the famous Italian sculptor, painter, and architect by reading one of his biographies.

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February 2015