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March 2013

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February 24

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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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National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day
Teach your students to speak and write correctly on National Grammar Day!

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park
Learn about the National Park system.

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Newspaper in Education Week

Newspaper in Education Week
Investigate, report, and write a news story during Newspaper in Education Week.

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month
Teach healthy eating during National Nutrition Month.

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Kenneth Grahame's Birthday

Kenneth Grahame's Birthday
Learn more about this author's work to celebrate his birthday.

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Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day
Learn about the man behind the legend.

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Carl Hiaasen & Virginia Hamilton

Carl Hiaasen & Virginia Hamilton
Celebrate these authors' birthdays by reading about their work.

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Earmuffs Invented (1877)

Earmuffs Invented (1877)
Take a trip to the frozen desert of the Arctic with this classroom activity.

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Pi Day

Pi Day
Delve into the magic of the irrational number pi.

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Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Day
Read about the nine values behind Jackie Robinson's success.

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First Walk in Space (1965)

First Walk in Space (1965)
Learn more about the first walk in space.

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Congress Approved Daylight-Saving Time

Congress Approved Daylight-Saving Time
Learn about the day each year we set our clocks ahead one hour.

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First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring
Celebrate the start of this blooming season.

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MLK Jr. Begins March to Montgomery

MLK Jr. Begins March to Montgomery
Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he led the Civil Rights Movement.

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World Water Day

World Water Day
Teach your class to save water on World Water Day.

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International Waffle Day

International Waffle Day
Whip up a batch of crisp, fluffy goodness on International Waffle Day.

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Robert Frost, American Poet

Robert Frost, American Poet
Celebrate Frost's birthday with a lesson plan on poetry.

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Study Jams

Study Jams
Rock out with the study jam crew!

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Children's Picture Book Day

Children's Picture Book Day
Check out some picture books with your class on Children's Picture Book Day.

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Pickle Day

Pickle Day
Eat a sour treat on Pickle Day!

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April 1

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day
Enjoy a laugh-out-loud read for April Fool's Day!

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month
Find inspiration for limericks, haikus, and other poetic forms with the Poetry Idea Engine.

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Happy Birthday, Washington Irving!

Happy Birthday, Washington Irving!
Celebrate this author's birthday by learning about his work.

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Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!

Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!
Learn more about Maya Angelou.

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Pony Express Anniversary

Pony Express Anniversary
Take a trip with the Pony Express, which galloped off this week in 1860.

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March 2013