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May 2013

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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day
Check out these fun, ready-to-print poetry activities to bring words to life.

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George Washington Took Office (1789)

George Washington Took Office (1789)
Have your students answer questions as they take on the role of president.

May 1

Law Day

Law Day
Learn how a bill becomes a law.

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National Tennis Month

National Tennis Month
Serve up a bio about Arthur Ashe and other athletes.

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Computer Lab Favorites

Computer Lab Favorites
Incorporate technology into your classroom activities.

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National School Nurse Week

National School Nurse Week
Encourage healthy eating with books on nutrition for National School Nurse Week.

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
Celebrate your special day, teachers!

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No Sock Day

No Sock Day
Celebrate with a lesson plan in which students make sock puppets.

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Get Caught Reading Month

Get Caught Reading Month
See the classroom books teachers can't live without!

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Happy Birthday, Christopher Paul Curtis!

Happy Birthday, Christopher Paul Curtis!
Listen to Christopher Paul Curtis discuss his life, his books, and his career.

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Jamestown Settled (1607)

Jamestown Settled (1607)
Learn about the English settlements in America.

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Dance Like a Chicken Day

Dance Like a Chicken Day
Take a quick break with this classroom activity.

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L. Frank Baum's Birthday

L. Frank Baum's Birthday
Celebrate by reading The Wizard of Oz!

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Biographer's Day

Biographer's Day
Write a biographical sketch with your favorite biographers!

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National Transportation Week!

National Transportation Week!
Jump aboard a plane, train, or boat for Transportation Week.

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First Solo Atlantic Flight (1927)

First Solo Atlantic Flight (1927)
Learn more about Charles Lindbergh, the first person to make a solo transatlantic flight.

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Happy Birthday, Jeremy Tankard!

Happy Birthday, Jeremy Tankard!
Celebrate this author's birthday by diving into his work.

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Happy Birthday, Arnold Lobel!

Happy Birthday, Arnold Lobel!
Celebrate this author's birthday with lesson plans on his stories.

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World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day
Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day this weekend with a WebQuest that tests your turtle smarts.

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National Scavenger Hunt Day

National Scavenger Hunt Day
Have your class host a scavenger hunt on National Scavenger Hunt Day!

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Remember the men and women who've fought for our country.

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Finals Time

Finals Time
Don't fret about final exams. Learn to de-stress before the test!

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Rhode Island and Wisconsin Statehood

Rhode Island and Wisconsin Statehood
Test your knowledge on U.S. states.

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1st U.S. Daily Newspaper Published

1st U.S. Daily Newspaper Published
Polish your skills with this writing workshop.

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Save Your Hearing Day

Save Your Hearing Day
A lesson plan on the five senses.

June 1

National Soul Food Month

National Soul Food Month
Celebrate African-American culture with a Soulful Festival
             
May 2013