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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 7  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 29
    Today is Leap Day!
    Our solar year is 365.24219 days. Since our calendar does not deal in partial days, every four years, we add an additional day to February.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 13
    Today is National Grandparents Day.
    National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 17
    Today is St. Patrick's Day.
    St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by reading Irish folk tales and using the Story Cube tool to create a graphic organizer and see what characteristics are unique to Irish tales.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 21
    Today is the International Day of Peace.
    Students brainstorm a list of current conflicts and why people fight. Groups discuss and present possible solutions and create posters that promote their particular solution.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 21
    Today is World Hello Day!
    Students study a letter written by a famous author to determine purpose, and words and phrases that make the letter meaningful. They can use the Letter Generator to write their own letter promoting peace.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 21
    Today is World Poetry Day.
    Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 14
    Valentine's Day is today!
    Students find examples of figurative language and write an original example of each device, illustrate, and share them with the class.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 11
    Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States today.
    Students write biographical poems about a soldier.

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