Chinese New Year

What is the Chinese New Year?  Here is some information from KRP’s Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide from the NIE Institute.  Chinese New Year (cultural/religious) The traditional Chinese lunar year begins at sunset on the day of the second new moon following the winter solstice. It can begin any time from Jan. 10-Feb. 19 and a…
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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

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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Holiday Season Newspaper Activities

Looking for some activities to do in the classroom? Here are some ideas from the NIE Institute. The actvities cover a variety of subjects from art to social studies. ART: During the holiday season, many gifts are exchanged between friends and family. Students can use your newspaper (including advertisements and regular content) to create personal…
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Halloween Word Search

Have a safe and happy Halloween!  Here’s a word search you can print and share. Click here to download