Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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February 2013

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National Kazoo Day

National Kazoo Day
Lead a kazoo parade on National Kazoo Day!

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Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!

Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!
Learn more about this author's work to celebrate her birthday.

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Happy Birthday Lloyd Alexander!

Happy Birthday Lloyd Alexander!
Learn more about this author's work to celebrate his birthday.

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Jackie Robinson (1919), Baseball Player

Jackie Robinson (1919), Baseball Player
Celebrate with some fun baseball math!

February 1

Happy Birthday, Jerry Spinelli!

Happy Birthday, Jerry Spinelli!
Read this author's biography to celebrate his birthday!

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Rosa Parks Day

Rosa Parks Day
Learn about the brave woman who would go on to make history.

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National Weatherperson's Day

National Weatherperson's Day
Fun activities that help you learn about the weather.

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Massachusetts Statehood (1788)

Massachusetts Statehood (1788)
Learn about all 50 U.S. States.

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Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Write about your life and times the way Laura did.

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Boy Scouts Incorporated (1910)

Boy Scouts Incorporated (1910)
Celebrate the Boy Scouts!

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Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!

Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!
Spark your students' interest in electricity.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Week
Recognize kind efforts during Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 11–17.

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Happy Birthday, Simms Taback

Happy Birthday, Simms Taback
Celebrate this 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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Susan B. Anthony's Birthday

Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Celebrate Anthony's birthday by learning about her role in the women's rights movement.

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Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day
It's Presidents' Day!

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U.S. Landing on Iwo Jima (1945)

U.S. Landing on Iwo Jima (1945)
Learn about World War II (1939-1945).

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John Glenn Orbited Earth (1962)

John Glenn Orbited Earth (1962)
Read about the first space mission to orbit the Earth.

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Card Reading Day

Card Reading Day
Celebrate and practice grammar by sending e-cards to family and friends.

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Happy Birthday, George Washington!

Happy Birthday, George Washington!
Celebrate the birthday of America's first president.

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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 National Park (1919)

Grand Canyon 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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National Tooth Fairy Day

National Tooth Fairy Day
Learn how to take care of your precious pearly whites!

March 1

Ohio (1803) & Nebraska (1867) Statehood

Ohio (1803) & Nebraska (1867) Statehood
Help kids learn about the 50 states with this online game.

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