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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 09, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: Wayne National Forest, by Alex Snyder on Flickr
October 9th is... Canadian Thanksgiving Day, First two way telephone Conversation, National Sneakers Day, The Count's Birthday, Fire Prevention Day, World Post Day, Leif Erikson Day, National Chess Day, National Pro-Life Cupcake Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities and coloring pages...

Photo credit: Wayne National Forest,
by Alex Snyder on Flickr

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Fire Prevention Day
- The Great Chicago fire sparked major efforts in fire prevention. Forty years later, the Fire Marshall's Association of North America (FMANA) held the first Fire Prevention Day. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Fire Prevention Week.

Image: Fire Safety and Prevention, by Laura K Marshall (Author). Publisher: Wooden Tulip Press (September 1, 2012)pixelRead: Fire Safety and Prevention
-- Learn the basic of fire safety and prevention in this collection of lesson plans (K-12). There full of fun and educational material your students will love. Each section has information, tips, class activities and outside of class work.

Lesson Plan Content - Listening and Reading – Mrs. O’Leary's Cow, Reading and Writing, Fire Safety Preparedness, Learning about Smoke Alarms, Home Fire Safety, Identifying Fire Hazards, Fire Safety Cleaning Day, Facts on the Nature of Fire,Trip to the Fire Station, Craft and Recipes.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Fire Prevention Week - Coloring Pages
Free Fire Safety Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fire Safety Activities
Fire Prevention Week - Teaching FPW - NFPA
Fire safety for the whole family!
Everything you need to create a special day for your little firefighter!
DLTK's Crafts for Kids: Fire Safety Ideas
Fire truck paper craft

Canadian Thanksgiving
- Canadian Thanksgiving has roots in First Nations' ceremonies that gave thanks for a successful harvest. Explorer Martin Frobisher held the first European Thanksgiving celebration here in gratitude for a safe homecoming.

First two way telephone Conversation (1876)
- The first two-way long-distance conversation took place on October 9th between Boston and Cambridge using borrowed telegraph lines and magneto telephones designed to both transmit and receive.

National Sneakers Day

- the official, cross-Canada launch of SummerActive 2000, the national promotion of healthy, active living and physical activity awareness sponsored by Health Canada, in partnership with the provinces and territories.

Columbus Day
- to commemorate the historic landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492.

The Count's Birthday
- Count von Count is a mysterious but friendly vampire-like Muppet on Sesame Street who is meant to parody Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Count Dracula. He first appeared on the show in the Season 4 premiere in 1972, in a sketch with Bert and Ernie.

World Post Day
- marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's establishment. The union aimed to create and maintain a structure for the free flow of international mail around the world.

Leif Erikson Day
- honoring Leif Ericson, who brought the first Europeans known to have set foot on North American soil, and the contributions of Scandinavian peoples to American society.

National Chess Day
- To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages.

National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
- one in three children will never celebrate their first birthday due to abortion. We simply don't think it's fair that so many children don't ever get to have a birthday party. So we thought that we would schedule a day to remember the children, who never get to blow out the candles, unwrap their gifts and eat some cake.

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