­ Labor Day is a federal holiday. There is usually no work or school on this day and it is the unofficial end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day?   This is what I found in the NIE Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide, written by Terri Darr McLean and produced by KRP, Inc. Labor…
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Back To School Word Search

Here’s a Back to School word search for you to download and print. Click here to download a printable copy:   

July 1 Is Canada Day

Canada Day is celebrated every year on July 1 in honor of the formation of the Canadian federal government on July 1, 1867 (the British North America Act). If it falls on a Sunday, the next day is considered a legal holiday. This holiday was called Dominion Day until 1982. Canada Day is celebrated much…
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Mother’s Day Word Search

This Sunday is Mother’s Day – a holiday that honors mothers for their love and dedication to their families.  Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year. Take the time to interview your mom, grandmother, aunt or other special person.  Then write a feature story about her. Here’s a Mother’s Day word…
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April Fools’ Day Activities

Information and activities are from A Plan For All Seasons: Using newspapers in grades 3-8 to make the most of holidays and seasonal events.  Written by Ann West, NIE Consultant and distributed by the NIE Institute. April Fools’ Day is often celebrated with harmless pranks and foolish happenings.  In real life, many of us feel foolish…
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