It is hard to believe it is August already. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and getting a well deserved break. The Tonas Graphics Team is enjoying the summer and very excited to start the new school year with many great updates and additions to our EDUCATOR Plus package. Stay tuned for the exciting news later in August.
Below are some historic events that happend in August.
AUGUST 3, 1492
Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, heading west through uncharted seas. Over two months later, on October 12, his three ships landed in the Bahamas. Did you know that even the largest of the ships, the Santa Maria, was less than 100′ in total length – far smaller than most modern luxury yachts.
AUGUST 9 – National Book Lovers Day
Grab a good book and find some shade!
AUGUST 13 – International Left Handers Day
Some things you can do to help your left-handed students fit into a right-handed world:
– Seat “lefties” on the left side of shared writing spaces to avoid bumping elbows with right-handed neighbors.
– Be aware that left-handed learners will sometimes form letters in a different direction from right-handed learners.
– And remember that they may need extra attention in mastering a correct writing grip.
AUGUST 18, 1920 – 19th Amendment Passes
Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920.<br
AUGUST 18 – Bad Poetry day
Bad Poetry Day is celebrated on the 18th of August each year. There are several reasons why this holiday came into existence. The main reason however that is it is a day when a person can fight back and throw bad poetry at the very people who forced them to write or listen to good poetry. Your old high school English teacher, for example.
AUGUST 21, 1959- Hawaii Becomes the 50th State
AUGUST 29th – International Bat Night
Celebrated in over thirty countries since 1993.
Bat Conservation International (www.batcon.org) has “bat trunk” lesson kits available to educators.
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