Calendar

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Read a New Book
Read a New Book
Dec 1 all-day
Read a New Book
December is Read a New Book Month giving you  a chance to stretch yourself as a reader. Try a new genre or author. For book suggestions;  Book Apps, Easy Readers, Elementary Fiction & Nonfiction, Young[...]
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Write to a Friend Month
Write to a Friend Month
Dec 3 all-day
Write to a Friend Month
Encourage students and adults to explore all kinds of writing during December, Write to a Friend Month.  Create an ecard http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/december-national-write-a-friend-month-b8e2f Daily writing prompts available http://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/december/
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Hour of Code
Hour of Code
Dec 4 all-day
Hour of Code
Organize an Hour of Code during the week of Dec. 4 – 10 https://hourofcode.com/us
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Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness
Dec 5 all-day
Random Acts of Kindness
In the crazy hectic days of December, download the printable calendar with Random Acts of Kindness https://www.weareteachers.com/random-acts-kindness-calendar/
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Conference Thursday’s Workshops 12:18 am
Conference Thursday’s Workshops
Dec 8 @ 12:18 am
Conference Thursday's Workshops
Conference Thursday Workshops include these speakers:
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Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day
Dec 10 all-day
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Check http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/ for resources and links.
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Conference Friday’s Authors
Conference Friday’s Authors
Dec 11 all-day
Conference Friday's Authors
Jordan Sonnenblick and Todd Parr are available for school visits. Visit their websites for information. 
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Hanukkah
Hanukkah
Dec 12 all-day
Hanukkah
Hanukkah is celebrated Dec. 12-20, 2017.  Jewish Children’s Learning Network, http://www.akhlah.com/jewish-holidays/hanukkah/
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ILA Awards
ILA Awards
Dec 15 all-day
ILA Awards
ILA recognizes many groups and projects. Submissions are due for these areas: Advocacy Award: http://literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants/advocacy-award Local Council Community Service: http://literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants/local-council-community-service-award Achievement Awards for Teacher Empowerment, Community Engagement, & Public Awareness: http://literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants/council-achievement-award Award of Excellence: http://literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants/award-of-excellence
ILA Honor Council Application
ILA Honor Council Application
Dec 15 all-day
ILA Honor Council Application
Local Council applications for ILA Honor Council are due, Dec. 15. http://literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants/honor-council-award
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Las Posadas
Las Posadas
Dec 16 all-day
Las Posadas
This annual tradition with origins in Mexico takes place Dec. 16-24. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2010/12/a-december-celebration-las-posadas
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1st Day of Winter
1st Day of Winter
Dec 21 all-day
1st Day of Winter
Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year. http://seasonal.theteacherscorner.net/winter/
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Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
Dec 24 all-day
Christmas Eve
A visit from St. Nick, free online texts http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17382?msg=welcome_stranger
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Christmas
Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas
Celebrate Christmas around the World http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga.htm
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Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa
Dec 26 all-day
Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is Dec. 26 – Jan. 1. This year, 2017, marks the 51st  celebration. http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/connect/talk-back/what-is-kwanzaa/
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Exhibit Payments due
Exhibit Payments due
Dec 30 all-day
For information and guidelines on exhibiting at the 45th  NSRA Annual Conference in Kearney is now available. Payment due Jan. 1. http://www.nereads.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Exhibit-Registration.pdf
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Program Book Advertising
Program Book Advertising
Dec 31 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Advertising in the NSRA Conference Program Booklet is due, Jan 1. For information and guidelines http://www.nereads.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Program-Book-Advertising.pdf