Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Lesson Plans Give an Idea - GET A FREE BOOK!



Hi! Welcome to Marie's Little Red School House!


The Spring Lesson Plan Lineup Is On!! GIVE AN IDEA GET A FREE BOOK!

See  http://www.brownielocks.com

FOR April Days of Observance

I am hoping to see some of your best SPRING lesson plans, activities, craftivities, books, music, dances, etc. Basically anything to do with spring. If your idea is accepted and goes into the Spring Lesson Plan Lineup Book, YOU GET A FREE COPY!!. Some of the activities that I have found are: crosswords, word finds, coloring pictures, various spring celebrations across the world, coloring sheets, math, vocabulary and games.

I am posting some of the Easter freebies in the "Freebies" section today so that you might be able to use them this year. They are in PDF format. Please be sure you have a program to open them.  Easter is only one of the items that can be included in the Spring Lesson Line Up, remember there is also Earth Day, May Day, El Cinco de Mayo or check the www.brownielocks.com/April http://www.brownielocks.com/april list of April Observances. You may find something interesting and worthwhile there.  Brownielock's has so many observance days. I have amended Brownielock's list in order to suggest days which may be appropriate for students' attention.


ASPCA Month  Link
Alcohol Awareness Month
Amateur Radio Month Link
Autism Awareness Month Link
Cancer Control Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Community Spirit Days (1-30)
Confederate History Month
Diabetes Month
Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
Financial Literacy Month Link
Frog Month Link
Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month  Link
Global Astronomy Month
Global Child Nutrition Month Link
Honor Society Awareness Month (Different Sponsor Than March)
Informed Women Month
International Guitar Month Link
Jazz Appreciation Month
Keep America Beautiful  Link
Library Snapshot Month
Month of the Young Child
Math Awareness Month Link  Link
National Autism Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Card and Letter Writing Month
National Decorating Month
National Donate Life Month
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month  Link  Link  Link
National Garden Month Link
National Humor Month
National Kite Month Link
National Landscape Architecture Month
National Occupational Therapy Month
National Pecan Month Link
National Pet Month Link
National Poetry Month
National Youth Sports Safety Month
Physical Wellness Month
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
chool Library Media Month
Straw Hat Month
Stress Awareness Month
World Habitat Awareness Month

 April Weekly Observances

*The APAWS Pooper Scooper  Week: 1-7
*Golden Rule Week: 1-7 Link
*Laugh at Work Week: 1-7
*Medication Safety Week: 1-7
National Robotics Week: 4-12 Link 
Bat Appreciation Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)
Explore Your Career Options: 5-11
National Blue Ribbon Week:  5-11  (First Full Week) Link  (Child Abuse)
National Public Health Week:  5-11   (First Full Week)
National Window Safety Week:  5-11   (First Full Week)
Mule Days: 6-12
National Pie Championships: 10-12
  National Library Week: 12-18  (2nd Full Week)
National Student Employment Week: 12-18 Link (Always the 2nd Full Week)
Volunteer Week: 12-18
Week of The Young Child: 12-18 Link
American Indian Awareness Week: 13-17  Link
International Dark Sky Week: 13-18
Undergraduate Research Week: 13-17
 Health Information Privacy and Security Week: 13-18  Link
Global Youth Service Days: 17-19
*Cleaning For A Reason Week: 18-24
*Consumer Awareness Week: 18-23

International Wildlife Film Week: 18-25 Link
Money Smart Week: 18-25 Link
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW): 18-25  Link
National Park Week: 18-26 Link
*Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives In The Line of Duty Week: 18-23
National Toddler Immunization Week: 18-25 Link

Administrative Professionals Week: 19-25 (Last Full Week)
Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week: 19-25 Link (3rd Week)
Bedbug Awareness Week:19-25
Coin Week: 19-25 ( 3rd  Full Week)
  Medical Laboratory Professionals Week:19-25   (Last Full Week) Link
National Crime Victims Rights Week: 19-25   Link
National Environmental Education Week: 19-25 Link
*National Occupational Health Nursing Week: 19-25 Link
National Karaoke Week: 19-25
National Pet ID Week: 19-25 (Always 3rd Week) Link
National Princess Week:19-25 (Always Last Full Week)  Link
Sky Awareness Week: 19-25  (Last Full Week)
National Playground Safety Week: 20-24 Link
National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week: 20-25 Link
Safe Kids Week: 20-25 Link
Spring Astronomy Week: 20-26 (Always has Spring Astronomy Day)
World Week of Action for Animals in Laboratories: 20-26 Link

National Tattoo Week: 22-27 Link
US Film Festival: 22-26
Fiddler's Frolic: 23-26
Gathering of the Nations Powwow: 23-25 Link
National Dance Week: 24-5/3 Link
 (Inlcludes April. 29 which is International Dance Day. But, April 26 is Dance Day as well, which is part of this week.)
National Dream Hotline: 24-26 (Last Weekend)
National & Global Youth Service Days: 24-26 (Last Weekend)
Air Quality Awareness Week: 26-5/2  Link  (Last Week)

*April Fools  or All Fools Day: 1
*Atheist Day: 1 Link
*Library Snap Shot Day: 1
ational Day of Hope: 1 (First Wednesday)
*National Fun Day: 1
National Fun at Work Day: 1 (Always the 1st, or the following Thurs. if it falls on the weekend.)
National Walking Day: 1 Link  (First Wednesday)
*Poetry & The Creative Mind Day: 1
*Reading is Funny Day: 1
Whole Grain Sampling Day: 1 (First Wednesday)
*International Children's Book Day: 2
*National Ferret Day: 2
*National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: 2 Link
*Find A Rainbow Day: 3 Link  (Some also call it "Share A Rainbow Day.")

*Pony Express Day: 3
*Tweed Day: 3
*Weed Out Hate: Sow The Seeds of Greatness Day: 3
National Walk To Work Day: 3 Link ( Always First Friday and Different sponsor than one on Sept. 28)
Every Day is Tag Day: 4 Link (First Saturday)
International Pillow Fight Day: 4  Link  (Always First Saturday)
  Note: Photo of Georgia participating in Pillow Fight Day in D.C.. (Not for re-use)
*International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action: 4
National Love Our Children Day: 4 (First Saturday)
Passover: 4
Square Root Day: 4 (Upcoming in 2016. See Link.)
Tangible Karma Day: 4 (First Saturday) Link
=*Vitamin C Day: 4
*World Rat Day: 4 Link
Easter: 5
*National Deep Dish Pizza Day: 5 Link
Plum Pudding Day: 5 Link (Note: Eaten on Easter. But, if eaten on 12/25 it's Christmas Pudding Day.)
*Army Day: 6 Link
Dyngus Day: 6  Link (Always Monday after Easter)
*Hostess Twinkie Day: 6  Link
*International Day of Sport for Development and Peace: 6 Link
*National Student Athlete Day: 6  Link
* Charlie the Tuna Day: 6 Link
*Tartan Day: 6 Link
Tater Day ( It's Sweet Potatoes) : 6 Link  (First Monday in April)
 Note: Not the same as the Yambilee Festival in October.
*Teflon Day: 6
White House Easter Egg Roll: 6
International Beaver Day: 7
*International Snailpapers Day: 7
*Metric System Day: 7
*No Housework Day: 7
*World Health Day (UN): 7
*World Health Organization Day: 7 Link
*Buddah Day (Historical Birth Date): 8  Link (Note: See also May 25)
*Draw A Bird Day: 8  Link
*International Roma Day: 8
*National Dog Fighting Awareness Day: 8
*National Cherish An Antique Day: 9
*National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day: 9
*Appomattox Day: 9 Link
*Winston Churchill Day: 9
*ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Day: 10  Link
*National Farm Animals Day: 10 Link
*National Sibling Day: 10 Link
*Salvation Army Founder's Day: 10
*Safety Pin Day: 10
Baby Massage Day: 11 Link (Always 2nd Saturday)
*Barbershop Quartet Day: 11
*Education and Sharing Day: 11 (Jewish) Link
*International "Louie Louie" Day: 11
International Table Top Day: 11 Link

*National Pet Day: 11 Link
*National Teach Children To Save Day: 11
Slow Art Day: 11 Link
 (2nd Saturday)
*Submarine Day: 11 Link

*World Parkinson's Disease Day: 11 Link
*D.E.A.R. Day (aka Drop Everything And Read): 12 Link
*Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: 12 Link  Link
*International Day of Human Space Flight: 12
Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse: 12 Link (2nd Sunday)
*International Day for Street Children: 12 Link  (Note: Different than one on Jan. 31)
*Walk on Your Wild Side Day: 12
*Scrabble Day: 13
*Thomas Jefferson Day: 13
*Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day: 13  Link
Vaisakhi: 13
*Children with Alopecia Day: 14
*Dictionary Day: 14 (Always part of Library Week. Not the same as the one in October.)  Link
Equal Pay Day: 14 Link
*International Moment of Laughter Day: 14
 National Be Kind To Lawyers Day: 14 Link  (2nd Tuesday)
*National Dolphin Day: 14
National Library Workers Day: 14
National Library Day: 14 Link (Always the Tuesday of Library Week)
*National Pecan Day: 14 Link
*Pan American Day: 14
*Pathologists' Assistant Day: 14
Holocaust Remembrance Day: 15 Link
*Income Tax Pay Day: 15
*Jackie Robinson Day: 15 Link
*McDonald's Day: 15
*Rubber Eraser Day: 15  Link
*Take a Wild Guess Day: 15
*That Sucks Day: 15
*World Art Day: 15 (DaVinci's Birthday)  Link
National Bookmobile Day: 15 Link (Always 3rd Wednesday)
Celebrate Teen Literature Day: 16 (Always Thurs. of Library Week)
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 16 ( January 15,  April 16, July 16 and October 15)
High Five Day: 16 Link  (Third Thursday.)
National D.A.R.E. Day: 16 Link
*National Health Care Decisions Day: 16 Link
National Stress Awareness Day: 16 (First Workday After Income Taxes Are Due)
*National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day: 16  Link  (The Day After Income Taxes Are Due)
*Save The Elephant Day: 16
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) : 16 (at sundown)  Link
*Bat Appreciation Day: 17 (Emerge from hibernation)
*Blah! Blah! Blah! Day: 17
*Ellis Island Family History Day: 17
*Ford Mustang Day: 17
National Day of Silence: 17 Link
*Adult Autism Day: 18
*National Columnists' Day:  18 Link   (Not the same sponsor as June 23rd)
*National Golf Day: 18 Link
*National Lineman Appreication Day: 18 Link
*Pet Owners Independence Day: 18
*World Amateur Radio Day: 18 Link
Auctioneers Day: 18 (3rd Saturday)
Husband Appreciation Day: 18 (3rd Saturday)
Record Store Day: 18 (3rd Saturday)
*Bicycle Day: 19 Link

*John Parker Day: 19
*National Garlic Day: 19 Link
*National Hanging Out Day: 19
*Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day: 19
*Chinese Language Day: 20 Link
Boston Marathon: 20  (3rd Monday)
*Bulldogs are Beautiful Day: 21
*Kindergarten Day: 21
*National Surprise Drug Test Day: 21 Link (Follows National Pot Smokers Day 4/20)
Queen's Birthday (real date): 21  Link

Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary's Day: 22
*Chemists Celebrate The Earth Day: 22
*Earth Day: 22
*Girl Scout Leaders Day: 22 Link
*Global Selfie Earth Day (NASA): 22 Link
*"In God We Trust Day" Day: 22 (coins)
*Mother Earth Day: 22
*English Language Day: 23 Link
*Impossible Astronaut Day: 23 Link and Link (Dr. Who)
National Lost Dog Awareness Day: 23  Link
*Movie Theatre Day: 23
Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day: 23 Link (4th Thursday)
*Talk Like Shakespeare Day: 23 Link
*World Book & Copyright Day: 23  Link
*World Book Night: 23  Link 
National Hairball Awareness Day: 24 (Always Last Friday)
National Teach Your Children To Save Day: 24 Link 
Satchmo Days: 24-26  Link (See also May)
*World Meningitis Day: 24 Link
Arbor Day: 24 (Last Friday)
Bob Wills Day: 25 Link  (Last Saturday)
*DNA Day: 25 Link
Eeyore's Birthday Day: 25  (Last Saturday) Link
*Hairstylists Appreciation Day: 25
Note: The Chase's Calendar of Events  for 2012 lists this on April 25 on page 232.
 Previously it was on April 30, but the sponsor changed it in 2012.  I don't know why.

The sponsor has no website. But she is Anne Camilleri from San Carlos, CA.  Please do not email me
and tell me it's on the 30th just because other sites list it as that.  They tend to copy each other and never check their dates out.

*Hug A Plumber Day or Plumbers Day: 25 Link
International Marconi Day: 25
*License Plates Day: 25
*Malaria Awareness Day: 25
National Dance Day: 25 (Part of Dance Week. Different from one in July.)
National Go Birding Day: 25 (Last Saturday)
National Herb Day: 25 (Last Saturday)
Penguin Day: 25  (Last Saturday)  Link
National Rebuilding Day: 25 (Last Saturday)
*Red Hat Society Day: 25  Link 
 Note: This is the official day every year.
Various chapters will have their own birthday celebrations as well on different dates.
Save The Frogs Day: 25 Link  (Last Saturday)
Sense of Smell Day: 25 Link  (Last Saturday)
Spring Astronomy Day: 25 (Saturday nearest the first quarter moon)
World Day for Animals in Laboratories: 25 Link (Last Saturday)
World Healing Day: 25 Link (Last Saturday)
World Veterinary Day: 25(Last Saturday)
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day: 25 Link ((Last Saturday)
*World Penguin Day: 25 Link  Link
Do Dah Day (Pasadena): 26  Link
 Note: Several cities have a Do Dah Day & Parade.  Pasadena was the first.
*Hug An Australian Day: 26
*National Help A Horse Day: 26
*Audubon Day: 26 Link
Mother, Father Deaf Day: 26 (Last Sunday)
*National Kids and Pets Day: 26  Link
*National Pretzel Day: 26  Link
National Pet Parent's Day: 26 (Last Sunday)
Pinhole Photography Day: 26 Link  (Always last Sunday)
*Richter Scale Day: 26
*World Intellectual Property Day: 26 Link
*Babe Ruth Day: 27
* Mantanzas Mule Day: 27
*Morse Code Day: 27 (Some also observe on May 24)
*Biological Clock Day: 28
*Workers Memorial Day: 28
*World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 Link
*Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare: 29  Link
*International Dance Day: 29 Link  Link
International Guide Dogs Day: 29 Link (Last Wednesday)
* "Peace" Rose Day: 29  (The flower)
*World Wish Day: 29 Link
*Zipper Day: 29
*Adopt A Shelter Pet Day: 30 Link
Bugs Bunny Day: 30
(Note: Hair Stylist Appreciation Day is Not April 30! It's April 25. See above.)
*International Jazz Day: 30
*Díá De Los Niños / Díá De Los Libros Day: 30
*National Animal Advocacy Day: 30
*National Honesty Day: 30
Poem In Your Pocket Day: 30 Link

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