April is the start of Spring and Great Spring Activities in Schools
Math Education Month
Mixing Math and Fun
APRIL 28th NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAYAnnually celebrated on April 28, it is National Great Poetry Reading Day. This day celebrates great poetry and the great poets that wrote them. As an art form, poetry may predate literacy. Epic poetry appears to have been composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission in prehistoric and ancient societies. It is directly from folk songs that other forms of poetry developed. There are different forms of poetry including: Sonnet, Shi, Villanelle, Tanka, Haiku, Ode, and Ghazal. As well as different genres including: Narrative poetry, Epic poetry, Dramatic poetry, Satirical poetry, Lyric poetry, Elegy, Verse fable, Prose poetry and Speculative poetry. Some of the well-known, great poets include: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson and T.S. Eliot. It is a good day to settle back, relax and read with your favorite poetry.
APRIL 22 EARTH DAY
Introduce recycling to your school by having kids set up a recycling bin for paper. Ask school officials to set up bins in the cafeteria for plastic, aluminum and glass. Students can help educate their schoolmates about recycling by designing posters that describe what can and cannot be place in each recycling bin.