Happy New Year!
It’s cold outside, which makes January a perfect month for National Oatmeal Month, National Soup Month and Hot Tea Month. January is also National Hobby Month, so look for opportunities for students to share their favorites. In January we also get to celebrate A. A. Milne, Elvis Presley and Mozart, as well as eating lots of pizza and popcorn.
Also, my birthday is this month, which gives me extra reason to celebrate.
I love the new year for the fresh start. Though I can’t figure out where 2013 went – I’m still waiting for the lull that was supposed to be summer break – I’m very glad that after a particularly challenging and busy fall that the new year, with so much potential, is here.
Days to Celebrate:
January 16 – National Nothing Day
January 20 – Clean Off Your Desk Day
In keeping with all of those resolutions about getting organized, this day gives us a nudge three weeks into the year to help keep things neat and tidy.
January 23 – National Handwriting Day
While keyboarding skills are a must, being able to write legibly also matters!
January 29 – National Puzzle Day
Set out some puzzles in the back of your classroom for students to work on during those days when it’s too cold to play outside for recess.
January 31 – Backward Day
Put your clothes on backward, have breakfast for dinner, and reverse your class schedule – you may discover a change that you prefer!