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I know this spring hasn’t flown by for everyone, but as I have been counting down my time here at the CRC it certainly has for me. Today is my final day here and I want to express how privileged I’ve been to work with so many wonderful people. What a joy it has been to serve such appreciative preservice teachers who constantly make my day when they tell me I’ve made theirs! I’ll miss all the great resources and books, yes, but what I’ll really …
April 2 is International Children’s Book Day. The date was chosen because it’s the birthday of Hans Christen Andersen, author of a number of classic children’s books. The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid are just two of his famous titles. Children all over the world are invited to take part in reading, writing, and learning about authors.
This light-hearted holiday has been celebrated in numerous countries for more than 200 years. There are various theories about how the observance began, but nobody knows for certain how it started. Some theories have to do with the beginning of spring; others with changing from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.
Regardless of its origin, April Fool’s Day has long been known for tricks and hoaxes, from the French children’s “April Fish” tradition to elaborate hoaxes published by magazines as jokes.
Be careful what you believe today!
Tell a Fairy Tale Day on Tuesday, February 26, is a perfect time to revisit favorite fairy tales or discover tales you didn’t know. You can read with a friend, a child, or a class of kids, too. Maybe you’ll even try your hand at writing a new or fractured fairy tale.
The CRC has a wealth of fairy tales just waiting for you. You can find them by searching our catalog or checking our helpful LibGuide at …
Presidents Day was originally Washington’s Birthday, celebrated on our first president’s birthday, February 22. The federal government still refers to this day as Washington’s Birthday, although the holiday is now celebrated on the third Monday in February. Most people now refer to the holiday as “Presidents Day” and see it as a day to celebrate all of our presidents and the office itself.
The CRC has many biographies, as well as other books and teaching aids, about the presidents. We can help you with your Presidents Day resource needs.
February 6, 2013, will mark the second annual Digital Learning Day, which is being sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education. This day celebrates digital learning and technology in education and encourages teachers to find innovative and creative ways to engage their students. The first Digital Learning Day was a success, with many states and school districts participating.
For more information about activities for this year, visit the Digital Learning Day web site: http://www.digitallearningday.org/