May 30th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 30, 2016 | 0 comments
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May 30th is...
Lincoln Memorial Dedication, Loomis Day, Ice Cream Freezer Patented, 1st Hovercraft Launched, Water a flower Day, Hole in My Bucket Day, Indianapolis 500 Day (First Race 1911), National Seniors Health and Fitness Day, World MS Day.

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.

Image: early 1900s photo Naval training station, Newport, R.I., learning wireless telegraphers, by Historic PhotosLoomis Day
-- The First Wireless Telegrapher. Less than 150 years ago wireless communication was just the wild dream of a New York born dentist. Mahlon Loomis (1826-1886) believed it was possible to harness the upper atmosphere’s electrical currents to successfully transfer telegraph messages without wire. Source
Read: Textbook For Station Agents And Telegraphers (1907), by Chicago National School Of Railroading
-- Section One, Telegraphy And Section Two, Course For Station Agents And Telegraphers.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
How to Build a Small Telegraph
How to Use Morse Code
Telegraph Research Worksheet
Boost Your Wireless Signal With a Homemade Wifi Extender

Image: Strength Training for Seniors: How to Rewind Your Biological Clock, by Michael Fekete C.S.C.S. A.C.E. Publisher: Hunter House (June 15, 2006)National Seniors Health and Fitness Day
-- On the same day across the U.S., 100,000+ older adults will participate in health promotion events at more than 1,000 local organizations. Senior Health and Fitness Day, the nation's largest older adult health and fitness event, is entering its 19th year. Source
Read: Strength Training for Seniors: How to Rewind Your Biological Clock, by Michael Fekete C.S.C.S. A.C.E.
-- Regular exercise can reduce a person's biological age by 10 to 20 years, and the key to exercising effectively is maintaining and increasing strength. A higher level of strength also improves immune systems, helps prevent age-related diseases such as diabetes and osteoporosis, lowers stress, and increases mental acuity.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Health, Nutrition and Food Printable Worksheets
Senior Citizens Colouring Pages
Health and Nutrition Worksheets and Activities
Senior Budget Planner Worksheet

Image: Milk to Ice Cream (Welcome Books: How Things Are Made), by Inez Snyder. Publisher: Children's Press(CT) (March 1, 2003)Ice Cream Freezer Patented
-- Nancy Johnson invented the hand-cranked freezer in 1846. Because Nancy Johnson lacked the foresight to have her invention patented, her name does not appear on the patent records. A similar type of freezer was, however, patented on May 30, 1848, by a Mr. Young who at least had the courtesy to call it the Johnson Patent Ice Cream Freezer. Source
Read: Milk to Ice Cream (Welcome Books: How Things Are Made), by Inez Snyder
-- Photographs and simple text explain how a boy and his father make ice cream together at home.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Ice Cream Printables
Making Learning Fun: Ice Cream Printables
Activity Village: Ice-Cream Printables
Ice Cream Craft

Image: The Lincoln Memorial (Patriotic Symbols), by Nancy Harris. Publisher: Heinemann (August 18, 2008)The Lincoln Memorial Dedication
-- The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall as a neoclassical monument to the 16th President. The memorial, designed by Henry Bacon, after ancient Greek temples, stands 190 feet long, 119 feet wide, and almost 100 feet high. Source
Read: The Lincoln Memorial (Patriotic Symbols), by Nancy Harris
-- Introduce young readers to the United States government through a discussion of our country's patriotic symbols. In The Lincoln Memorial, children learn about Abraham Lincoln and his memorial in Washington, D.C. They also learn how this memorial is a symbol of patriotism for the United States of America.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Abraham Lincoln Printables
Abraham Lincoln: A Printable Book for Early Readers
President Abraham Lincoln: Worksheets and Printables
Abraham Lincoln's Hat Activity

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