Archive for February, 2012

Leap Day

Happy Leap Day! February 29 is our “extra” day for 2012 because this is a leap year. Did you know that Sweden has had February 30th, too? To correct previous mistakes in their calendar, Sweden added two leap days in 1712, which gave them February 29th and 30th. 

Leap Year

As we learned in elementary school, we need to have a leap year about every four years to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Julius Caesar introduced leap years into the Roman calendar, but his system resulted in too many leap years. It had to be corrected centuries later. Because it […]

Presidents’ Day

This year, we will celebrate Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20. Each year, we celebrate the holiday on the third Monday in February. We have books to share with your students. In addition to books about the holiday, we have many books about the U.S. presidents.                              

National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association (ADA) observes National Children’s Dental Health Month each February. The dentists want to encourage chldren to develop good habits, such as brushing their teeth correctly and visiting the dentist regularly. This year’s theme is “Rock Your Smile.” In the CRC, we have a number of books and teaching aids to use […]

Black History Month

Black History Month, also called African-American History Month, has been observed during February in the United States since 1976. Canada shares the February observation, but the United Kingdom recognizes October as Black History Month. Black History Month grew out of Negro History Week, which was organized by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Of course, […]

Valentine’s Day Books and Die Cuts

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with your friends or students by making cards. Remember, the CRC has many Ellison dies that you can use for your cards or even for making gift boxes. We can help you with Valentine’s books to use with your students, too. Stop in and ask!                    

Happy Digital Learning Day!

February 1st is the first ever national Digital Learning Day, kicking off Digital Learning Month. Thirty-nine states (including Ohio) are recognizing this day. The DLD website ( defines digital learning as, “any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience.”  This day also celebrates innovative teachers and their instructional practices. From  9:00 AM […]

Tired of Winter?

February 2 is Groundhog Day. Tune in to find out whether the groundhog sees his shadow. Will we have an early spring, or will winter kick up storms later in the season?  

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