Lessons for Teachers: Special Learning Days Ideas

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Throughout the school year there are some common and not so common days to celebrate in your classroom with your students. This page is a work in progress.

Our goal is to list and provide resources for special days that teachers can celebrate in the classroom. If you know of any days we are missing, please comment below and we will be sure to add the day. We also welcome guest blogs about days and lessons.

We will list the special days by month. Some days like the 100th day of school will be celebrated on different days depending on the start of the school year. These days are for the year 2013.

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Last year’s date may still be listed until we have the time to update. Sorry for any inconveniences.

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First Day of School:

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September 4: National Wildlife Day

September 5th – 7th Labor Day Weekend! Top 10 Labor Day Jokes!

September 13, 2015: Grandparents Day

September 11th: 9/11

September 15th: International Dot Day

September 17th: Constitution Day

September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 21: World Gratitude Day

September 26th: Dream Day

October 2015

Celebrate UN-declared World Space Week October 4 – 10 annually! Space science events in over 60 nations educate the public and inspire youth. #STEM Global ·http://www.worldspaceweek.org/

October 2, 2015: World Smile Day via @WorldSmileDay

October 5th: World Teacher Day

October 7th: Walk or Bike to School Day

October 8th: National Poetry Day (England)

October 12th: Columbus Day: Top Columbus Day Jokes

October 19th – 24th, 2015: National Chemistry Week

October 20, 2015: National Day on Writing sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English#WriteMyCommunity

October 23, 2015What is Mole Day?

October 24, 2015: Food Day Food Day is a Great Resource for Educators

October 24, 2015: United Nations Day

October 27, 2015: Teaching Tolerance: Mix it Up Day

October 31, 2014: 101 Halloween Jokes

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November 11, 2015: Veteran’s Day: Veteran’s Day Quotes

Geography Awareness Week: November 16th – 22nd 2014

American Education Week: November 16-20, 2015

November 22 (1963): JFK’s Assassination

Thanksgiving November 26, 2015:

November 27, 2015: National Day of Listening by StoryCorps.

StoryCorps: Listening is an Act of Love


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December 7th Pearl Harbor

December 18th: Star Wars Premiere

December 25th: Christmas

December 31st: New Years Eve: Top New Years Eve Jokes



January 1st: New Years Day

January 18th – 22nd: No Name Calling Week(@GLSEN_Education)#NoNameCallingWeek

January 18th: Winnie the Pooh Day to celebrate the Birthday of author A.A. Milne

January 18th, 2016Martin Luther King Day

January 27th: Multicultural Book Day

January 31, 2014: National History Day


February 2nd: Ground Hog Day Jokes

February 3rd, 2016: Global School Play Day #GSPD2016

February 3rd, 2016: National Girls & Women in Sports Day #NGWSD

February 4th: World Cancer Day

February 5th, 2016: Celebrate Bubble Gum Day! February 5th, 2016

February 7, 2016: Superbowl

February 12th – 14th: NBA All-Star Weekend (Top Basketball Jokes)

February 14th: International Book Giving Day #BookgivingDay

February 14th: Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2016: Presidents’ Day

February 17th: Digital Learning Day

February 21st – 27th, 2016: Engineers Week

February 24th, 2016: World Read Aloud Day:

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February 29th: Leap Day Jokes

Black History Month

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February 23 – March 1, 2016: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week


March 2nd: Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) Birthday

March 2nd: Spread the Word to End the Word

March 2nd: Read Across America Day

March 3rd: National Wildlife Day

March 3rd: World Book Day

March 4th: National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay

March 14th: Pi Day

March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016: Easter 70 Easter Jokes for Families and Teachers!

March Madness64 March Madness Jokes



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April 15th, 2016: National Day of Silence

April 15: Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing

April 18, 2016: Patriot’s Day – Battle of Lexington and Concord.

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: World Book Night

April 23: Shakespeare Day

April 21, 2016: Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2013: Deadline for Poetry Contest Grades 3 – 12

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May 5th – 9th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1st: May Day

May 4th: May the 4th Be With You

May 4th, 2013 – National Space Day

May 5th, 2014 – Cinco De Mayo

May 6th: National Teacher Day

May 6th: School Nurse Day

May 10th: Stamp out Hunger: National Letter Carrier Food Drive via @StampOutHunger

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May 18th: Museum Day

May 27th: Memorial Day


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June 6th: D-Day

June 14th: Flag Day

June 15th: Father’s Day

June 15th: Bunker Hill Day

June 21st: Summer Solstice

June 23rd: UN Public Service Day

Saturday June 28th: Great American Backyard Campout

June 30th: Social Media Day

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July 4th:

July 18th: Nelson Mandela Day

July 22nd: Pi Approximation Day

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August 6th: Anniversary of Hiroshima and the 1st Atomic Bomb

August 28th: MLK March on Washington

    Celebrating learning is great any day, but the 100th day of the school year is a great event to embrace. With the internet there are so many great resources to help a teacher plan for this wonderful day.

    Here is a great activity from a 1st grade teaching team to celebrate the 1ooth day of the school year.

    We also have found some great links for many different grade levels to help teachers plan to make the 100th day of school one to enjoy and remember. Hopefully you find them useful!


    Images of 100 Day Celebrations

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    100th Day of School

    We celebrate our 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 6, (unless we have a snow day). We will be celebrating this day with many activities involving concepts if zero, tens and of course 100.

    Each child should do one or both of the following:

    • Each child should bring in a collection of 100 things. (I will have 100 pennies.)
    • Bring in something about 100 years old.

    We hope you all have fun with these activities.

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