May is an exciting time in the classroom. Many schools are wrapping up state testing and wrapping up the year.
Here are just a few things going on in May.
May 1st, Mother Goose Day
Motto: “Either alone or in sharing, read childhood nursery favorites and feel the warmth of Mother Goose’s embrace.”
Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature (MFarland Pub.). The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the United States. It has been noted by municipalities, a cereal producer, banks, etc. and has a particular appeal to Kindergarten-Primary grades, libraries, and nursing homes.
The preface to The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (1843) showed an illustration of an old crone patting two toddlers on the head. Underneath were the words:http://www.librarysupport.net/mothergoosesociety/tips.html
May 4th-8th, National Teachers Week
Teachers give us so much. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives
May 6th, National Nurses Day
May 10th, Mothers Day
Beginning of Lewis and Clarks Expedition 1804
The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May 1804, from near St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast.