9-3 Today is World Blue Shirt Day. to remind everyone to stand up against bullying. Bullying is ongoing and purposeful behavior that is intended to make another person hurt, embarrassed, angry or shunned by others. Although 49 out of 50 states have laws against bullying there is not yet a federal law against bullying. I would insert a "snarkly" comment about our legislators here but it mey get perceived as bullying so I will remain quiet. In the meantime, at least we can bring awareness to our students.
9-4 is World Animal Day! World Animal Day is a social movement charged with the Mission of raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.
9-5 Let's celebrate teachers! Today is World Teachers' Day. World Teachers' Day, held annually on October 5 since 1994, commemorates teacher organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers
9-6 is Mad Hatter's Day! In 1986 some computer-folk in Boulder, CO celebrated a general day of silliness, inspired by the drawings of the Mad Hatter by John Tenniel in Alice In Wonderland. It was announced that year on computer networks, becoming more popular as people realized its value. n 1988 it was first recognized as an official holiday and received its first national press coverage.
9-7 is World Smile Day. What a great way to end the work week. World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball.
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler