Archive for March, 2010

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Get your kids ready for all the April activities by creating a custom calendar marking all their important activities and celebrations!

Looking for a little help on marking your children’s calendars this month? Well, we’ve got a good start for you! We’ve compiled a list of some of the observances that make April so special! There are some great links to help give you ideas on how to get in on the fun with your kids so check ’em out. We’ve sorted them by month, week and day. Remember, every day is special because today is a gift…that’s why they call it “the present”!…

April Monthly Observances…

Weekly Breakdown:

  • Week One: Library Week, Read a Road Map Week
  • Week Two: Garden Week
  • Week Three: Organize Your Files Week, Medical Labs Week
  • Week Four: Administrative Assistants WEek, National Karaoke Week

Celebrations By Day…there’s something for everyone! :

  1. April Fool’s Day, International Fun at Work Day, International Tatting Day
  2. Children’s Book Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, national Walk to Work Day, Reconciliation Day
  3. Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day, Tweed Day
  4. Easter, Hug a Newsman Day, Walk Around Things Day, School Librarian Day, Tell a Lie Day
  5. Passover begins, Dyngus Day, Go for Broke Day
  6. Plan  Your Epitaph Day, Sorry Charlie Day
  7. Caramel Popcorn Day, No Housework Day (YEAH!!), World Health Day
  8. All is Ours Day, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
  9. Name Yourself Day, Winston Churchill Day
  10. Golfer’s Day, National Siblings DAy
  11. Eight Track Tape DAy, Barbershop Quartet Day, National Submarine DAy
  12. Big Wind Day, Russian Smonaut Day
  13. Blame Someone Else DAy, Scrabble DAy
  14. Ex Spouse Day, International Moment of Laughter Day, Look up at the Sky Day, National pecan Day, Reach as High as You Can Day
  15. Rubber Eraser Day, Titanic Remembrance Day
  16. National Eggs Benedict Day, National High Five Day, National Librarian Day, National Stress Awareness Day
  17. Blah, Blah, Blah Day, National Cheeseball DAy, Pet Owners Independence Day
  18. International Juggler’s Day, Newspaper Columnists Day
  19. National Garlic Day, Patriot’s Day
  20. Look Alike Day, Volunteer Recognition Day
  21. Kindergarten Day
  22. Girl Scout Leader Day, National Jelly Bean Day
  23. Lover’s Day, National Zucchini Bread Day, Take a Chance Day, World Laboratory Day
  24. Astronomy Day, Pig in a Blanket Day
  25. East Meets West Day, World Penguin Day
  26. Executive Admin’s Day (Secretary’s Day), Hug an Austrailan Day, National Pretzel Day, Richter Scale DAy
  27. Babe Ruth DAy, National Prime Rib DAy, Tell a STory Day
  28. Great Poetry Reading Day, Kiss Your Mate Day
  29. Greenery Day, National Shrimp Scampi Day
  30. haristyle Appreciation Day, Natioanl Honesty Day

Have fun celebrating this month and remember…play with time so you have time to play!

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Get inspired! Write a poem for your pet and win!

If you have a child that loves to write and loves animals, we’ve got the perfect combination to help them celebrate National Poetry Month! The 3rd annual “Paws for Poetry” contest is in full swing and is a great opportunity for children ages 5-12 to showcase their poetry prowess! To enter, kids need only to write a poem to, and provide a photo of, their favorite animal friend.The contest is co-sponsored by kids’ virtual field trip web site Meet Me at the Corner and Flashlight Press. Teachers and parents, this is a great opportunity to not only encourage your kids to write but also get them excited about it!

Poems must be original work and can be submitted in one of two categories: Group One (ages 5-9) and Group Two (ages 10-12). One grand prize winner ine ach category will receive a $50.00 Amazon.com gift card. Two runners-up in each category will receive a $25.00 Amazon.com gift card. Winning poems and pet photos will also be highlighted in an upcoming Meet Me at the Corner video pod cast. The pod cast will be videotaped at New York’s Angellicle Cat Rescue Center. Local students will present the winning poems.

The contest judge will be Thad Krasnesky. Thad is a children’s author and poet as well as an Iraqi war veteran. He will also be providing contest winners with an autographed copy of his new book, “That Cat Can’t Stay”.

Celebrating the 3rd annual Paws for Poetry contest inspiring kids to celebrate National Poetry Month!

The contest deadline is April 15, 2010. All submissions should be mailed to:

“Paws for Poetry” contest
c/o Meet Me at the Corner
20 West Del Norte
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Good luck to all our young Emily Dickensen’s and Edgar Allen Poe’s! We hope you will all take a crack at this contest as we take a moment this month to appreciate poetry in all it’s literary forms! wRite on!

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