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February 2016

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February 1

Teach With Award-Winning Books

Teach With Award-Winning Books
Congratulations to all Newbery and Caldecott Award winners! Incorporate these wonderful books into your classroom.

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Groundhog Day

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

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National Weatherperson's Day

National Weatherperson's Day
Share these fun activities in your classroom to help students learn about the weather.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!
Bring the most widely celebrated holiday on Earth into your own classroom with these teaching resources.

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Children's Dental Health Month

Children's Dental Health Month
Teach kids to take care of their teeth during Dental Health Month and every month of the year.

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Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)

Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)
Spark your students' interest in electricity with a StudyJams activity.

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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume

Happy Birthday, Judy Blume
Introduce your students to this famous author and her beloved books for children.

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
Set aside some time for students to 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 teaching resources.

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day
Encourage your students to perform Random Acts of Kindness today and throughout the year.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain first published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885. Encourage your students to check out more books by this legendary American author.

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U.S. Landed on Iwo Jima (1945)

U.S. Landed on Iwo Jima (1945)
Use these teaching resources to enrich your unit about World War II.

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George Washington's Birthday (1732)

George Washington's Birthday (1732)
Create a unit about the first president with this collection of lesson plans, student activities, and more.

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Happy Birthday, Walter Wick

Happy Birthday, Walter Wick
Show your students the creative process behind the I Spy books with this video interview filmed in Walter Wick's studio.

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Leap Day!

Leap Day!
Remind your students that this day only occurs once every four years!

March 1

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Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day
Nurture your students' love of reading with these classroom ideas for Read Across America Day.

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Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell

Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell
Combine writing and research to get your students interested in those who have made incredible advances in science like inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

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National Grammar Day

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

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February 2016