A Year of Great Events



Take Out Your Calendar and 
Prepare for a Year of Great Events!

Celebrate Learning All Year Long!


September 
It's Attendance Awareness Month! http://awareness.attendanceworks.org/
 September 8 is International Literacy Day, marking the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

October
 Global Read Aloud begins in October. Join classrooms all over the world in a shared read aloud experience.
October is also National Bullying Prevention Month. Be kind and appreciate diversity!

November
 November Is Picture Book Month! http://picturebookmonth.com/ Picture books are for every age and often teach us powerful lessons. Read a classic such as The Giving Tree, or Blueberries for Sal, or try a new author like Mo Willems!

December
The Winter Solstice occurs around December 21st. It is the shortest day of the year. People all over the world participate in festivals and celebrations. Learn more about how different cultures and peoples celebrate.

January
 January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day - The Day of Service encourages citizens to follow King's words: "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." Read more at the Martin Luther King, Jr. website

February
 February 13-19 is Random Acts of Kindness Week! Consider celebrating Valentines Day by sharing the gift of a book. http://bookgivingday.com/

 The month of February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Learn more at http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month    http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month

The 24th is World Read Aloud Day!    http://www.litworld.org/wrad/

March
 The 2nd of this month is Dr. Seuss' Read Across America Day. http://origin-www.seussville.com/parents/   


On the 14th celebrate mathematics on  Pi Day!      http://www.piday.org/

It's Question Week from March 13-19th!  http://questionweek.com/

April
 It's National Poetry Month. Enjoy reading and writing poetry together!  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/ 
     And do not forget Earth Day - April 22, 2016. Do something to make earth a greener better world!

May
Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day. Visit a local store on May 2 and receive a free comic book!
May 4th-10th is Children's Book Week! http://www.bookweekonline.com/
May 21 is  World Day for Cultural Diversity.  Do one thing for diversity and inclusion!   http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday/

June
June 5 is  World Environment Day.      
                                   What will YOU do to help Green the Blue?

July 
Everyone knows the 4th of July is or Independence Day, celebrate by reading about our American History
Did you know that there is a National Lollipop Day? How about National Macaroni Day? Read about these and more http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/famous-july-events.html.

August 
National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. Learn something new about the airplane and the history of flight.

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