Lovely Things for February!

Check out what's happening this month!

Sooooo... February...

is such a SHORT month, but there is a TON of cool things happening! Check out the links and ideas below to have fun this February! This is for both students and teachers, so pick what you love!

Feelin' Groovy at the Spring Scholastic Book Fair!!!!

Join us from February 22-26 during the Scholastic Spring Book Fair!!! On Wednesday, February 24th, from 6:30-8:30, the Book Fair will be open to serve all of your family book needs - please check us out while visiting all of the awesome vendors at the Cooper Health Fair in the APR!!! Keep Reading!

WANNA SHOP THE BOOKFAIR ONLINE??? Click HERE!

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Library Lovers Month

Send a Valentine to a Librarian (or a Library) who has made a difference in your life! More ideas can be found at www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers

Black History Month

So many great resources can be found HERE at Mrs. Sedlock's Library website!

Women Inventor's Month

Go to our WorldBookOnline page and click the "Take me to..." tab. Click "Biography Center", then "Inventors" on the right side. Under "Modify Search", you can click on "Women" and then read about some really awesome Women Inventors!!!

American Heart Month

Adults - read about how to keep your heart healthy HERE!

Teachers - HERE are some great lessons and activities for your students!

National Pet Dental Health Month

Find out how to take proper care of your pet's teeth with Dr. Sheldon Rubin here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB3GIAgrTPE

2 - Groundhog Day

Check out NJEA's lesson and program ideas here: http://tinyurl.com/puq4rj6

4 - Rosa Parks' Birthday

After reading "Rosa" by Nikki Giovanni, read The Story Behind the Bus here: http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/rosaparks/story.asp

5 - David Wiesner's Birthday

"Flotsam", "Tuesday", "The Three Pigs", David Wiesner is the master of the wordless book and one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century! Check out some great stuff here: http://www.teachingbooks.net/ql9v9jw and then pop on over to "The Spot", which the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) named as one of the best book apps for teaching and learning: http://bitu.com/spot/

7 - Super Bowl 50!

It's the 50th Anniversary of the Big Game!!!!

Read "The Day Roy Riegels Ran the Wrong Way" by Dan Gutman for a great story about the Rose Bowl, and then check out this great article at Sports Illustrated for Kids about Super Bowl 50's starters, specialists, and coordinators:

http://www.sikids.com/nfl/2016/01/26/super-bowl-50-power-rankings-panthers-broncos

8 - Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with Scholastic - reading lists, research projects, and interactive activities here!

9 - Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

Again, check out DLTK's awesome site on the history, activities, and goodies associated with this fun day: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/mardigras/

12 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Take a look at some awesome artifacts and primary sources under our 16th President's famous hat! www.underhishat.org

14 - Valentine's Day

Younger students will LOVE to make a virtual valentine for a favorite literary character or for Grandma using Starfall here.

Need some neat ideas for activities? I LOVE DLTK!

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/

15 - President's Day

Enjoy your day off, and read an awesome "Who Was..." biography on a former President!

15 - National Gumdrop Day

Try these cool STEM ideas to make an awesome Gumdrop Day:

http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/gumdrop-dissolving-science-candy-stem-ideas/

22 - George Washington's Birthday

Did George Washington really wear wooden teeth? Find out at http://tinyurl.com/k5ax6o5

24 - World Read Aloud Day

Every year, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories: www.litworld.org/wrad

25 - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

This movement shows girls how creative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world. Check out this link: http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day for some inspiring stories and activities.

26 - Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Go to your school or public library to peruse the 398.2 section of the Non-Fiction collection to find your favorite Fairy Tales! OR, if you would like to hear FREE audio versions of your favorite tales, check out the StoryNory website: www.storynory.com

26 - Pistachio Day

Celebrate the pistachio (or another nut that you love!) by finding recipe books in the 600's section of the Non-Fiction collection!

29 - Leap Day

How many times has a person born on February 29, 1980 celebrated his or her ACTUAL birthday on February 29th?