October Links
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Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14.
It was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire which began on October 8, 1871. Visit these websites for information, activities, and crafts.



. Columbus shipsOctober 12 is Columbus Day

History of Columbus Day

Crafts and activities

computerOctober is Computer Learning Month.

10 Best Online Learning Tools for Kids


bearOctober 14 is Winnie the Pooh's birthday. Author, A.A. Milne, published the story Winnie the Pooh 83 years ago today! To visit Winnie the Pooh's website, click here.

Teen Read Week is now called "Tober" October 11-17
This year's theme is "Read for the Fun of It"

Check your local library's website for special events.

magicians rabbitOctober 25-31 is International Magic Week.
Visit this website to learn some magic tricks:

Magic Tricks for Kids

October is "Take a Field Trip Month" school bus
Click here to go on a "Virtual Field Trip".

Teddy RooseveltOctober 27 is Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. He was the 26th President of the United States, and is credited with giving us the "Teddy Bear"! To learn more about this president and his connection to the teddy bear, visit:


Halloween October 31 is Halloween. For craft ideas visit these sites:


Author birthdays in October:

October 4 - Karen Cushman

October 9 - Johanna Hurwitz

October 25 - Shel Silverstein

October 26 - Steven Kellogg