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Author of Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt, was born in 1932.

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Author of Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt, was born in 1932.

Students research the concept of immortality from beliefs around the world and compose a short story, myth, or poem that addresses immortality.

 

Paperback books were first introduced in 1935.

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity

Paperback books were first introduced in 1935.

Independent reading is promoted among students by organizing a paperback book swap in the classroom or with other classes at the same grade level.

 

J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter celebrate birthdays today.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter celebrate birthdays today.

Students are encouraged to think about why people challenge Harry Potter books, do a Web Quest that allows them to research the issue, and decide whether the books should be banned from the public library.

 

The Summer Olympics start today!

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity

The Summer Olympics start today!

Students explore a variety of themes such as peace, culture, motion, sports, and competition using 2016 Summer Olympics games in Rio as the backdrop.

 

Today is National Grandparents Day.

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Today is National Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.