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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social studies education. In 1988, Gail was named Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year by the New York State Council for the Social Studies. In the same year, she received the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award from the National Council for the Social Studies. Gail has written professionally for Time for Kids, various Scholastic publications, Cobblestone, EducationWorld.com, Boys' Life, Ranger Rick, FACES, Muse and other publications. She currently writes often for Highlights for Children and Jack and Jill Magazine. She also is the author of 35 children's books and 8 books for teachers.
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April 26th is National Pretzel Day! Did You Know? 1. In 2015, archaeologists found what is said to be the oldest pretzel. Found in Regensburg, Germany, the remains of two pretzels about 250 years old were found, beneath the floor in what had...
    World Water Day! March 22, 2024 Possible Interactive Notebook Activity     Water actually has a day when people focus on just how important water is to all of us. World Water Day is March 22nd. In 2024, the theme for World Water Day is ...
What do YOU know about the country of Iceland? Iceland’s Capital of Reykjavik  Volcano erupts in the country of Iceland! The recent eruption occurred on the Reykjanes Peninsula(south-west part of Iceland). The fishing town, Grindavik, had been...
  October 9, 2023, is Leif Eriksson Day. Eriksson, a Viking (Norse) and son of Erik the Red, was born around 970 AD, in Iceland. It is believed that Eriksson (also spelled Ericson, Erikson) sailed to North America (area of Canada) around the year...
         Each year, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17th. This is the date, in 1787, when delegates to the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution. They had met for 116 days, at the State House(now called Independence Hall...
  A baby giraffe was born at the Tennessee Zoo that is quite unusual. It has NO spots. The baby spotless giraffe was born tan with no patches at all. The zoo said that the unnamed baby giraffe may be the only living solid colored giraffe in the...
    MAN first walked on the Moon on July 20th, 1969.   To date 12 people have walked on the moon, beginning with Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.  In the next couple of years, astronauts will again return to the moon for the first...
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  There is a Black History Month, Native Americans Heritage Month, a Hispanic American Month and a Woman’s History Month. Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month is a time to highlight the contributions of these groups of people to the...

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