April 21st is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 21, 2012 | 0 comments
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April Special DaysRegional Railroads of the Midwest (MBI Railroad Color History)Railroad 1st Crossed the Mississippi River
- The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River crossed the river from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa. The first train crossed on April 21, 1856. Source

Read: Regional Railroads of the Midwest (MBI Railroad Color History)

Free Printables:
Train Printables
Train Coloring Book
Train Coloring Page

Autobiography of Mark TwainMark Twain Died
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel." Source

Read: Autobiography of Mark Twain

Free Printables:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens "Mark Twain" Coloring Page

John Adams: Second President 1797-1801 (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents)John Adams First Vice President
- On April 21, 1789, John Adams, the first vice president of the United States, began his duties as president of the Senate. He enjoyed a cordial but distant relationship with President Washington, who sought his advice on occasion but relied primarily on the cabinet. Source

Read: John Adams: Second President 1797-1801 (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents)

Free Printables:
John Adams Worksheets and Coloring Pages

The Night Before KindergartenKindergarten Day
- in honor of Friedrich Froebel who was born on April 21, 1782 and who started the first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837. The school was built upon a series of innovative principles that used the innate curiosity and interests of children to guide them to see what Froebel believed to be the harmonious, interconnectedness of all things. Source

Read: The Night Before Kindergarten

Free Printables:
My Kindergarten Portfolio
Alphabet Coloring Books
Resources for Homeschooling Kindergarten

San Jacinto (Images of America: California)San Jacinto Day
- a day of state pride for many Texans in the United States on April 21 each year. It commemorates a battle between the Texas Army and Mexican forces about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas, on April 21, 1836. This became known as the Battle of San Jacinto and was a turning point for Texas' independence from Mexico. Source

Read: San Jacinto (Images of America: California)

Free Printables:
Texas colouring page
Texas Bob's Texas Coloring Book

Printable April 2012 Colouring Calendar
- colour and use to keep track of your commitments and social life.

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