October 15th: National Poetry Day
National Stop Bullying Day
Also referred to as "Unity Day," this day of observance is designed to bring awareness to the need to stand up against bullying. It came about in 2009 when eighteen sixth graders created National Stop Bullying Month.
How can you observe this in your school or classroom? For more information, you can visit Hey U.G.L.Y., an organization geared toward decreasing bullying. You can also use #NationalStopBullyingDay on Social Media to share how you and your students are working to create an inclusive experience.
Universal Music Day
Celebrate the power of creating music on this day which aims to create community and empowering students through the music and arts. Click here for more information.
October 16th: Learn A Word Day
October 12th: End Bullying/Celebrate Music
Founded in Great Britain in 1994 by William Sieghert, this day serves as a celebration of verse, typically observed on the second Thursday of October. Celebrate this day with students by challenging them to craft verse relating to whatever aligns with your content at that time. If you miss this day, make a note that April is National Poetry Month here in the United States.
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This is a great opportunity to challenge students and educators around you to learn a new word. You can use resources like these 10 websites to help you and them expand their personal lexicons. Remember, you don't have to limit it to just one day! Why not make it a regular challenge? Sites like the New York Times and Dictionary.com offer a "Word of the Day" that you might find fascinating.
In this issue: Take a look at five (really six) October events worth weaving into your school experience!
October 24th: United Nations Day
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Established in honor of the iconic illusionist Harry Houdini, National Magic day, and subsequently National Magic Week, has been celebrated since as far back as 1938.
Celebrate National Magic Day in your classroom or school by integrating some easy magic tricks to add a little extra intrigue and panache to your students' day.
United Nations Day was established to commemorate the founding of the organization in 1945. Consider celebrating this day by exploring the UN's place in history, the mission outlined in its charter, how the United States plays a role in the organization, and some of ways in which the United Nations works to maintain global peace.
October 31st: National Magic Day