1. Mousey Monday – Presidents’ Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!! Today is the President’s day! In the United States. Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. This holiday is in honor of George Washington’s birthday, the first president of the United States. Both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s birthdays are […]

  2. On this day… Founding of the NAACP!

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    On this day in 1909… The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. The organization’s mission is to achieve and maintain a society without racial discrimination. Currently the largest civil rights group in the United States, the NAACP was a driving force behind the end of lynching in the early-to-mid 1900s, […]

  3. Mousey Monday – Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education and Toyota are currently running the Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps! This is according to the National Safety Council. It is important to educate and promote safety behind the wheel. http://www.toyotateendriver.com/sweepstakes   Anyone can enter on behalf of their school, so spread the word! […]

  4. On this day… Apollo 14

    On this day… Apollo 14, the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third mission to land on the moon, touched down on February 5, 1971. It was the third and final of the H – missions, landings with up to two day stays on the moon, including two moonwalks (no, […]

  5. Mousey Monday – Black History Month

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  February is Black History Month in the United States, and Canada. The annual observance is also known as African-American History Month. The month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first celebration of Black […]

  6. Mousey Monday – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  Today in 1996, 18 years ago, Germany first observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day is for the memory of victims of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews during World War II by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler. January […]

  7. Fun Fact Friday: F-35B vertical take-off and landing

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    Did you know that the experimental F-35B fighter plane is capable of taking off and landing without a runway? It’s true! While typical planes need to get a “running start” to achieve enough speed in order to take off, the F-35B (created by Lockheed Martin) is different. It has a unique feature known as VTOL, […]

  8. On this day…

    Sir Francis Bacon

    On this day… Sir Francis Bacon, an English philosopher, statesman, and scientist, was born January 22, 1561. Bacon’s work established and made popular the inductive methods for scientific inquiry, referred to as the scientific method (the foundation of modern scientific inquiry). He also served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Bacon began attending […]

  9. Mousey Monday – Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Mousey is excited to share with you our Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, […]

  10. Fun Fact Friday: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie!

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    Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the now-famous story of when she was considering quitting Star Trek, after the conclusion of the show’s first season. While she enjoyed being on the show, she […]

  11. On this day…

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    On this day… Martin Luther King, Jr., an American pastor, activist, and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, was born on January 15, 1929. King was best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights through the use of nonviolent protests and civil disobedience.   Born Michael Luther King, he later changed […]

  12. Fun Fact Friday: Edison’s greatest invention is retiring this year!

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    Did you know that Thomas Edison’s greatest invention (phonograph aside), the incandescent light bulb, is being retired this year? It’s true! As of 2014, the standard light bulbs that we all grew up with are going away for good. This is due to the fact that they aren’t energy efficient. 75% of the energy a […]

  13. On this day…

    Elvis Presley

    On this day… Elvis Presley, an American singer, musician, and actor, was born on January 8, 1935. He is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll” or simply, “the King”. While Elvis Presley didn’t invent Rock and Roll, he was the music style’s biggest star and did arguably more to popularize the […]

  14. Mousey Monday – Find Your Balance Challenge

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      Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are currently running the Find Your Balance Challenge!   http://www.togethercounts.com/at-school/win-for-your-school/balance-challenge Find Your Balance Challenge is open to elementary school classrooms in grades K-5 and rewards student teams for taking steps toward achieving Energy Balance in their own school communities. […]

  15. Mousey Monday – Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps

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                      Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education and Toyota are currently running the Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps! According to the National Safety Council, the first year a teen gets their license will be one of the most dangerous years of their […]