I'm in a grumpy mood today. I can't find the cord for my netbook, and it's driving me crazy. I"m sure my husband had something to do with it's disappearance, since it disappeared while I was gone this past weekend. He probably tossed it out....he does stupid things like that (sometimes I think just to get me riled up).
So...what are we celebrating....
1). Lame Duck Day: This holiday is set aside to give recognition to people whose tenure in a position is running out. A"Lame Duck" by human, definition is a person who is in a position of some kind, and will soon be "shown the door". The best example is an incumbent politician who lost in the November elections, as they usually remain in office until the beginning of January. On February 6, 1933, the 20th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. This amendment addressed presidential succession, so now there's a lame duck issue. Guess that amendment wasn't all it was quacked up to be. LOL
2). Digital Learning Day: This holiday is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country. The inaugural Digital Learning Day boasted tens of thousands of teachers representing nearly 2 million students. The second annual Digital Learning Day is gaining momentum with ongoing activities, ideas, and collaboration opportunities....and for more information go HERE.
3). National Chopsticks Day: Chopsticks were developed about 5,000 years ago in China. The pieces of food were small enough that they negated the need for knives at the dinner table, and chopsticks became staple utensils. The earliest chopsticks used for eating looked like tweezers; they were made from one piece of bamboo that was joined at the top. By the 10th Century, chopsticks were being produced in two separate pieces.Â Japanese chopsticks differed in design from Chinese chopsticks in that they were rounded and came to a point; they were also shorter (7 inches long for females and 8 inches long for males). So, pick up some Chinese or Japanese food to eat with chopsticks today. Our American cuisine just isn't conducive to using chopsticks.
If you find anything else, just post it below....and happy hump day. Christopher and I both are at Scholastic Books helping out today.