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Punxsutawney Phil

Discover fun facts and trivia about Groundhog Day and the famous weather-predicting groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil with this information from TNS and the Detroit Free Press. To download a pdf to print click here

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Information and activities are from KRP’s The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide from the NIE Institute. Since 1986, the United States has observed the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as a legal public holiday. It is always celebrated on the third Monday in January. This day is set aside each year to…
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2016 January Newspaper Activities

Check out these daily lesson plans using the newspaper for the month of January. This calendar provides a subject specific focus for each day of the week with activities for every school day of the month: Monday – Language Arts, Tuesday – Social Studies, Wednesday – Math, Thursday – Science, Friday – Newspaper Information. To…
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Happy New Year!

Information and activities are from KRP’s Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide from the NIE Institute. New Years Day (federal)  In Ancient Rome, for example, people gave each other gifts of branches from sacred trees or coins with pictures of Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings and after whom the month of January was named.…
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What Is Boxing Day?

Here’s some information from ducksters.com. What does Boxing Day celebrate?   Boxing Day has nothing to do with the fighting sport of boxing, but rather is a day when gifts are given to people in the service industry like mail carriers, doormen, porters, and tradesmen. When is Boxing Day celebrated?  The day after Christmas, December 26th…
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