Chinese New Year is on February 16, marking the start of the year of the dog. Now’s the perfect time to get your copy of Ruby’s Chinese New Year by Vickie Lee. In this sweet story Ruby makes a New Year’s card for Grandma, and she and her friends Dog, Pig, Monkey, Rooster, and others set off to make an extra-special delivery.
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Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 11–17. Download free lesson plans, inspirational stories, a teacher’s guide, project ideas, games, and more at randomactsofkindness.org and start spreading kindness throughout your school and community.
Grab your binoculars and join the Great Backyard Bird Count. From February 16–19 take your students outdoors to count the number and kinds of birds they see, then submit your tally to be part of the grant total. Sign up at gbbc.birdcount.org or download the free app.
Hope your lunar new year gets off to a grand start!