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3 Martin Luther King Day Activities Kids Will Remember

Each January, elementary students return from the holidays with a fresh outlook and eager minds. Why not take advantage of these teachable attributes for Martin Luther King Day? To make your MLK Day activities truly engaging and memorable, consider implementing one or more of these teaching ideas into your lesson plans:
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Ice Cream in Winter? There's Snow Time Like the Present

Did you ever make snow ice cream as a kid? No? Well, there’s no time like the present—at least here in the Rockies, where it’s slated to snow all Christmas week. Those dealing with more moderate weather can stop reading now and grab a bowl of ‘ordinary’ vanilla ice cream. But if you want an extraordinary frozen treat, grab a bowl and get your coat. One serving of magical vanilla snow ice cream is coming right up!
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Imagine Learning takes part in Operation Gratitude

Imagine Learning employees donated toys, food, and hygiene items to Operation Gratitude. This year for Veteran’s Day, Imagine Learning employees honored veterans by participating in Operation Gratitude. During our weekly company-wide meeting, we celebrated a few employee veterans—Todd, Kelly, and Eric—and learned about the mission of Operation Gratitude. Afterwards, we gathered to write letters of gratitude and appreciation for Operation Gratitude. We also donated toys and other items for care packages.
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Booster's costume creator: it's a scream!

It's officially October, and that means it's time for putting up spooky decorations, carving pumpkins, and best of all—dressing up in costumes. Deciding on a costume can be downright scary when there are so many options to choose from, so we invite you to try Booster's Costume Creator. This interactive site will allow you to try several costumes and see which one works best for you. And because it’s both fun and educational, you can dress up Imagine Learning characters in fun costumes, both hysterical and historical. Learn about Cleopatra, Blackbeard, or Einstein as you craft your creepy creation. Choose a background, pick a message, and then witch your friends a happy Halloween by sending your masterpiece to them as an e-card. Here’s how Booster’s Costume Creator works: 1. Pick a Person. Always wanted to be a brilliant scientist? Fond of famous pilots? With Booster’s Costume Creator, you have your choice of dressing up as a pirate, a vampire, an emperor, or several other options. 2. Choose a Costume. Want to add Shakespeare’s puffy shirt with Blackbeard’s silly pantaloons? No problem. Using three interchangeable panels, you can easily mix and match your favorite items from each character’s outfit plus a unique background to create a truly spook-tacular costume! You can even click the info buttons to learn about each character—from fearsome Blackbeard the pirate to disappearing pilot Amelia Earhart. 3. Share … and Scare! Now that you’ve picked the perfect costume, it’s time to scare somebody with it. Email an e-card of your boo-tiful character to friends and family, or simply print it off and hang it up somewhere. It’s a scream come true!
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