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Learning You Can Taste!
July is National Blueberry Month! The tribute dates back to May 1999 when the United States Department of Agriculture decided to recognize the states that produce blueberries. Currently, thirty-eight states are producing blueberries, which in turn are producing 90% of the berries world-wide. The ...
July is a Month for Sun, Fireworks, and Blueberries
Summer is the perfect time for cold drinks, popsicles, and fresh summer fruit. My personal favorite is the blueberry! This juicy fruit is delicious when sprinkled on ice cream, pressed for juice, and just by itself. However, before scarfing down handfuls of blueberries, try to incorporate some ba...
The 4th of July Inspires Reflection and Creativity
The 4th of July is a time of celebration. As a nation, we take the day to shout, in our own ways, "I love being an American!" Whether it be a family get together, neighborhood barbeque, or fireworks display, our nation still celebrates its birth in style. It is a perfect holiday to encourage our ...
Incorporate Father's Day into Your Curriculum!
Sunday, June 17th marks the 2012 Father’s Day celebration. Not receiving recognition until 1972 from President Nixon, the holiday originates around a 1907 memorial service that paid honor and respect to a group of men who had died in a West Virginia mining accident. Most of the men were fathers, ...
Gear Up for National Bicycle Month!
May is National Bicycle Month in the United States; including Bike to Work Week from May 16-20, and the first ever Bike to School Day on May 9, 2012. The First-Ever National Bike to School Day The National Center for Safe Routes to School and the League of American Bicyclists together have orga...
Delve into Mother's Day with Arts and Crafts
Mother’s Day, celebrated the second Sunday of May, is a wonderful time to honor another special educator in a child’s life, his mother. If you are looking for some history behind this important day, as well as some engaging and eco-friendly Mother’s Day activities to try with your class, then rea...
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