The Statue Situation

It’s Columbus Day. In the past, I’ve asked teachers on our Facebook page if they teach their students about Christopher Columbus. It’s a touchy subject, with some teachers ignoring the day completely and others giving brief facts about the man. And that led me to think: What about statues and monuments to Christopher Columbus? I…

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Christmas in July

I was searching for a blog topic for today when I stumbled across some interesting information: Today is Clement C. Moore’s birthday. “Who?” you ask. (To be honest, I asked the same thing.) Clement C. Moore (July 15, 1779–July 10, 1863) is the man who wrote, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” which was originally titled,…

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Pool Time!

This Thursday, July 11, is National Swimming Pool Day! What with the hot weather many people are experiencing, I’m thinking this is a holiday we should celebrate every day. And since a lot of us are quite a drive from the nearest body of water, swimming pools are the popular choice for cooling off. So…

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Take a Pause

It’s Memorial Day–a day when we pause to remember those who have given their lives for our country. And did you know there’s actually a legally required pause? It’s at 3:00 p.m. The legal requirement was passed by Congress in 2000. Of course this isn’t strictly reinforced, but I do like the idea behind it….

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