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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.

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/kids/flash.shtm/
http://www.sparky.org
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/fireweek.htm

. Columbus shipsOctober 9 is Columbus Day

History of Columbus Day
Crafts and activities
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/columbus/
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/columbus/index.htm

computerOctober is Computer Learning Month.

Check out the links on my Teacherweb page and have fun learning!

http://www.teacherweb.com/IA/Regina/BarbMcGee/

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 October 8-14
This year's theme is "Unleash Your Story"

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:

http://www.activitytv.com/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 these links:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/theodoreroosevelt/
http://www.bearhollow.net/teddy_roosevelt.htm
http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/kidscorner/tr_teddy.htm

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

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/halloween/
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/Halloween/index.html
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/Halloween/index.html

Author birthdays in October:

October 4 - Karen Cushman
http://www.karencushman.com/

October 9 - Johanna Hurwitz
http://www.ravenstonepress.com/hurwitz.html

October 25 - Shel Silverstein
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexSite.html

October 26 - Steven Kellogg
http://www.stevenkellogg.com/