False alarm, no snow. But as the summer sun beats down, I thought it might be fun to share some cold-weather-themed, record-breaking feats from Record Breakers! More Than 500 Fantastic Feats from DK. Check these out and find out how you can win this book.
- The USS Nautilus was the first watercraft to reach the North Pole, arriving on August 3, 1958.
- The first people to see Antarctica were crew members on the Russian ship Vostok in January of 1820.
- The first all-women team to reach the South Pole was the American Women’s Expedition led by Ann Bancroft. They arrived on January 14, 1993, after a 67-day trek.
- The first person to be born on the Antarctic mainland was Argentina’s Emilio Marcos Palma, born in 1978.
Feeling refreshed? Ready to win that book? Submit a comment to this blog by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, and tell us your favorite cold-weather sport or activity. One lucky teacher will be randomly selected to win!
Here’s a flurry of way-cool contests to dig into this week:
Attention, creative cooks: The Chef Ann Foundation and Dannon are looking for delicious and nutritious recipes that use yogurt. Find out how to submit your genius gourmet ideas and your tasty lunchbox treats at chefannfoundation.org/recipecontest. Entries are due by September 12.
Keep that creativity flowing and check out the Bostitch Creativity in the Classroom grant. To enter, submit a lesson that you’ve developed that exemplifies creativity in the classroom. Two teachers each will win a $250 Visa gift card. Get the details at bostitchoffice.com/classroom-grant. The first round ends August 20.
The annual I Love My Librarian contest is now open. Nominate your favorite librarian for a chance to win one of ten prizes including cash and a trip to New York City. Get the details at ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian. Nominations close on October 1.
Whipping up some hot chocolate….