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Throughout the school year there are some common and not so common days to celebrate in your classroom with your students. This blog, like many of our blogs is a work in progress.
Our goal is to list and provide resources for special days that teachers can celebrate in your classroom. If you know of any days we are missing, please comment below and we will be sure to add the day. We also welcome guest blogs about days and lessons.
We will list the special days by month. Some days like the 100th day of school will be celebrated on different days depending on the start of the school year. These days are for the year 2013.
We hope you enjoy!
Different Dates: 100th Day of School

May 1st, 2013 – May Day
May 4th – May the 4th Be With You

May 5th – Cinco De Mayo
June 18th Nelson Mandela Day
Grandparents Day:

Psychology Lesson: Grandparent Appreciation Day

Grandparents Day: 101 Quotes for Grandparents
Grandparents Day: A Little Something is a Wonderful Book!
Grandparents Day Lesson: Grandparent Memories
Grandparents’ Day Lesson: Memories and a Letterr
National Grandparents Day High School Lessons
October 24, 2013: Food DayFood Day is a Great Resource for Educators
January 21, 2013: Martin Luther King Day
Presidents’ Day – 2 great ideas – The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents, Duck for President is a Great Children’s Book

March 6th: World Read Aloud Day: Ready. Set. Read Aloud! World Read Aloud Day!
World Read Aloud Day: 3 Great Blogs
March 14, 2013: Pi Day

March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day

March 31: Easter 70 Easter Jokes for Families and Teachers!
Autism Awareness Month
National Poetry Month
April 2 – World Autism Day

April 15, 2013: Patriot’s Day – Battle of Lexington and Concord.

April 18, 2013: Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 19, 2013: National Day of Silence
April 22, 2013: Earth Day

April 23, 2013: World Book Night
April 30, 2013: Deadline for Poetry Contest Grades 3 – 12
Celebrating learning is great any day, but the 100th day of the school year is a great event to embrace. With the internet there are so many great resources to help a teacher plan for this wonderful day.
Here is a great activity from a 1st grade teaching team to celebrate the 1ooth day of the school year.
We also have found some great links for many different grade levels to help teachers plan to make the 100th day of school one to enjoy and remember. Hopefully you find them useful!
Images of 100 Day Celebrations
MathWire: 100 Ways to Represent the Number 100
100th Day of School
We celebrate our 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 6, (unless we have a snow day). We will be celebrating this day with many activities involving concepts if zero, tens and of course 100.
Each child should do one or both of the following:

  • Each child should bring in a collection of 100 things. (I will have 100 pennies.)
  • Bring in something about 100 years old.

We hope you all have fun with these activities.
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