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Library Card Sign-up Month begins today.

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity

Library Card Sign-up Month begins today.

A school or public library librarian is invited to visit the classroom to talk to the students about the advantages of having a library card. Students then take a library tour to acquaint them with the general features and resources available.

 

Richard Wright was born in 1908.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Richard Wright was born in 1908.

Students read an appropriate excerpt from Black Boy, discuss the incident in which Richard gets into trouble, and write found poems.

 

Google was formally incorporated this week in 1998.

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Google was formally incorporated this week in 1998.

Students are guided in an exploration of search tools and have a discussion about the purposes, benefits, and disadvantages of each.

 

Labor Day honors the labor movement in the United States.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Labor Day honors the labor movement in the United States.

Marked by parades, picnics, and other celebrations, Labor Day is a time set aside to recognize the achievements of the American labor movement and the dignity in all work.

 

In 1952, Paul Fleischman was born on this day.

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

In 1952, Paul Fleischman was born on this day.

Some of Fleishman's memories in his essay "My House of Voices" are shared with the class. Students then write a descriptive essay that gives a tour of the voices in their homes, school, etc.