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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 and other publications. She also is the author of a number of books for teachers and young people, including To Tell the Truth Plays: Biographies in U.S. History and the Purple Turtle series of children's books. Her website is http://www.gailhennessey.com.
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    HAPPY PI DAY! FUN FACTS: 1. Pi is the circumference of any circle, divided by its diameter. No matter the size of the circle, Pi is always the same!(3.14) 2. In 2015, Rajveer Meene, of India, memorized the first 70,030 digits of pi! It...
World Book Day is the first Thursday in March (Ireland and Great Britain) and many other countries celebrate World Book Day on April 23rd.  Additionally, April 15th is National Library Day and Library of Congress Day is April 24th. Did you know...
Since she was in 5th grade, Raya Kenney, has been interested in the women that worked in factories, as machinists, lumberjacks  farmers, pilots, codebreakers and more, during World War 2. With the men, away fighting in World War 2, many women,...
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Black History Month: Dr. Carter G. Woodson, organized a two week period in February,in 1926, to highlight contributions of African Americans. In 1976, the month of February was established as Black History Month.   The month of February was...
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