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April 2012: Special Days

Every month has its fair share of holidays and special days of celebration and coming together for a good cause, and April is no exception! Check out the Kidworld Guide to April Special Days below to find out more on how you can celebrate and show you care this month!

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a neurological or brain disorder that causes developmental disability. The disease affects the way the brain works; people with autism may have problems with communication, social interaction and unusual patterns of behaviour, activities and interests.

International Guitar Month

April is International Guitar Month! So get out your guitar (or go out and find one) and strum a few chords. If you don’t know how to play the guitar but have always wanted to try, this is a good month to sign up for a few lessons!

Keep America Beautiful Month

April is Keep America Beautiful Month. Let’s all do our best to keep the country and the whole world clean and garbage-free. Don’t ever litter and, if you see a piece of garbage on the ground, why not pick it up and put it where it belongs – in the trash?!

National Frog Month

Have a croaking good time and celebrate our little green friends! Why not have a frog party – you can play leap frog, practice your croaking and maybe even learn a little more about frogs by logging on to the Internet or cracking open a book about amphibians.

Did U Know?

  • The first home telephone was installed on April 4, 1877.
  • The North Pole was discovered on April 5, 1898.
  • Passover usually happens in April. This is a special holiday for Jewish people to commemorate their escape from slavery in Egypt.
  • April 10 is National Sibling Day, so give your brother or sister a hug!
  • Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in major league baseball on April 11, 1947.
  • Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg that caused the ship to sink at 2:20 a.m. on April 15.
  • The first McDonalds was opened by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, IL, on April 15, 1955.
  • April 17 is Daffy Duck's birthday!
  • April 19 is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day! To make this yummy treat, check out the Kidzworld recipe.
  • April 22 is Earth Day all over the world. This year, let’s each and every one of us commit to keeping our earth clean and beautiful by promising to each do our part.
  • April 23 is William Shakespeare's birthday!
  • April 26 is Hug a Friend Day and Pretzel Day! Two great reasons to celebrate!
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-Oracle- posted in Debating:
Where one teacher stands in front of 20 kids, each one having different strengths, different needs, different gifts, different dream. And then teach the same thing the same way? That's horrific.Curriculums are created by policy makers. Most of which have never taught a day in their life. Just obsessed with standardized tests. They think bubbling in a multiple choice question will determine success.
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Powerslave
Powerslave posted in Debating:
The education system isn't there to create intelligent individuals and definitely not there to teach, it is there to create useful pawns for the elites, we are all brainwashed from day one. So yes I think they should change,  but they most likely won't.
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naruto200
naruto200 posted in Debating:
If you are a student in middle through high school these days you might  not feel like you are learning a lot of things that you will use after high school. The truth is, you aren't. Are they teaching you how to obtain money? How about  how to manage a check account? Or how about this are you learning how to handle a job interview in school. No? Maybe you have learned  one of them perhaps if you count elementary, but dude we're way past elementary and ever since the fith grade I aint lean nothing about anything i'l use outside of school since 5th grade. Oh wait, I DID learned something. I learned that half the stuff they teach us are not even on the tests we HAVE TO take. Probably because we should know the information already, but the thing is MOST of us in the U.S don't know half of it or care because it's all useless to us so it has to be re taught again. Some teachers are kind enough to re teach old lessons but  not all do, and I can't believe that i discovered that all it takes to make things right is for a student to confront a teacher in class to ask them to teach me things that we will use in our future, not yesterdays future. If no one does that IN CLASS, IN FRONT of the class. You are just one student, you might save yourself but not the others if you do this alone.. If other unsaved students slow down the class you won't learn a thing. What do you think? about this subject?
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KITTENLOVER102
KITTENLOVER102 posted in General:
it is a colorful tiger
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aditicoolsome
aditicoolsome posted in General:
its me 
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