Hello, February!

In my opinion, February is a terrific month simply because it’s a bit of excitement stuck between the rather blah months of January and March. Valentine’s Day makes me happy! Oh sure, you may quibble that it’s a “Hallmark holiday” and that the end result for a teacher is a messy classroom covered with little…

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February Surprise

Stars and stripes, Xs and Os, groundhogs, frogs, masks, broncos, panthers, and fire monkeys? That’s right; February 2016 is filled with special days, events, and monthlong celebrations that include American Heart Month, Black History Month, and National Children’s Dental Health Month. So what’s the surprise? Well, as you know, we have a giveaway right here…

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Pugs and Kittens

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and stores are overflowing with valentine candy, cards, and gifts. Did you know that among teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts, and pets (aaaah!), teachers receive the most valentines of all? How sweet is this! Here’s another tasty valentine tidbit. This year’s batch of Sweethearts conversation heart candies…

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February Writing Prompts

February is an atypical time of year. It’s a shorter-than-average month that follows closely on the heels of a series of holidays and a decent-size school vacation. February packs one national holiday and three notable observances—Presidents’ Day, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year. It’s also Black History Month, which lends February added weight…

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