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Primary teaching ideas for May 2012Check out our fun activities for these May 2012 holidays and occasions. Holidays that are displayed as links will bring you to a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com. You will find word searches, coloring pages, thematic reading lists, short stories, poetry, jigsaw puzzles, interactive quizzes, interactive games, worksheets, printables, etc.

Below you will find a calendar of events and holidays for May 2012. If you would like a copy of this calendar to use on your website, you may download the printable pdf version of the May 2012 Calendar of Events. For best results, select "Landscape" mode to print the pdf calendar.

NOTE: As new thematic units are added on the website, these links will be updated.

MAY 2012 Holidays and Events Calendar









1 - May Day
Mother Goose Day
- Hawaiian Lei Day
- School Principal's Day
- World Asthma Day
Nat'l Chocolate Parfait Day

2 - Great American Grump Out
- Nat'l Play Your Ukulele Day
- Roberts Rule of Order Day
National Truffles Day

Nat'l Day of Prayer
- Nat'l Two Different Colored Shoes Day
- Paranormal Day
- Public Radio Day
- World Press Freedom Day

- Star Wars Day
- Nat'l Weather Observers' Day

5 - cinco de mayo
- Children's Day (Japan)
- Buddha's Bday
- Join Hands Day
- Nat'l Scrapbooking Day
- Space Day

- No Diet Day
- No Homework Day
- Nurses Day
- World Laughter Day

-Accountant's Day
- Melanoma Monday
- Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Nat'l Teacher Appreciation Day
Harry Truman Bday
- No Socks Day
- VE Day
- World Red Cross Day

- Donate a Day's Wages to Charity
- Nat'l School Nurse Day
- Receptionists' Day

- Lurpus Day
-Windmill Day
- Clean Up Your Room Day

11 -Minnesota Statehood
- Eat What You Want Day
- Child Care Provider Day
- Military Spouse Appreciation Day

-Limerick Day
- Birthmother's Day
- Hug Your Cat Day
Nat'l Nutty Fudge Day
Migratory Bird Day

Mother's Day
- Rural Life Sunday
- Tulip Day

- Mothers at the Wall Day
- Dance Like a Chicken Day
- Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition

- Int'l Day of Families
Nat'l Chocolate Chip Day
- Straw Hat Day

- Biographer's Day
- Nat'l Sea Monkey Day
- Nat'l Wear Purple for Peace Day

- Ascension Day
- World Telecommunications Day
- Pack Rat Day

18 - Bats Day
- Int'l Virtual Assistants Day
- Nat'l Pizza Party Day
- Mother Whistler Day

Armed Forces Day
- Circus Day
- Boys Club Day
Nat'l Devil's Food Cake Day

- Eliza Doolittle Day
- Neighbor Day
- Weights and Measures Day

- American Red Cross Founder's Day
- Victoria Day (CA)
- Nat'l Endangered Species Day

- Nat'l Maritime Day
- Wright Bros Patented the Airplane
-Buy a Musical Instrument Day

So. Carolina Statehood
- Penny Day
- World Turtle Day

- Brother's Day
-Morse Code Day

- Nat'l Missing Children's Day
- Cookie Monster's Bday
- Nat'l Tap Dance Day

- Shavout

- Masking Tape Patented 1930
- Golden Gate Bridge Opens 1937

Memorial Day
- Whit Monday

Rhode Island Statehood
Wisconsin Statehood
John Kennedy Bday

- Loomis Day
- Nat'l Senior Health and Fitness Day

- What You Think Upon Grows Day
- World No Tobacco Day


Weekly Observances

         Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange Week: 1-7

         Update Your References Week: 1-7

         International Wildlife Film Week: 5-12

         Be Kind To Animals Week: 6-12 (First full week in May)

         Children's Mental Health Week: 6-12 (First full week in May)

         Choose Privacy Week: 6-12

         Drinking Water Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)

         Flexible Work Arrangement Week: 6-12

         Goodwill Industries Week: 6-12

         Kids Win Week: 6-12

         NAOSH Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)

         National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 6-12

         National Family Week: 6-12

         National Hug Holiday Week: 6-12

         National Nurses Day and Week: 6-12

         National Occupational Safety & Health Day: 6-12 (Always 2nd Full Week)

         National Pet Week: 6-12

         National Wildflower Week: 6-12

         North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: 6-12 (Always First Full Week)

         PTA Teacher Appreciation Week: 6-12

         Children's Book Week: 7-13 (First full week starting Monday)

         National Correctional Officer's Week: 7-12 (First full week in May)

         National Stuttering Awareness Week: 7-13

         Teacher Appreciation Week: 7-11 (First Full Week)

         Work At Home Moms Week: 7-13

         Universal Family Week: 10-16

         National Tourism Week: 12-19

         National Nursing Home Week: 13-19

         Reading is Fun Week: 13-19 (2nd Full Week)

         Salute to Moms 35+ Week: 13-19

         National Return To Work Week: 13-19

         National Women's Health Week: 13-19

         National Bike to Work Week: 14-18 (3rd Full Week)

         National Etiquette Week: 14-18

         National Hospital Week: 14-19

         National Dog Bite Prevention Week: 15-21

         National Educational Bosses' Week: 15-21

         National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 15-21

         National Police Week: 15-21

         National Transportation Week: 15-21

         World Trade Week: 15-21

         EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 15-21

         American Craft Beer Week: 16-21 (3rd Week)

         National Safe Boating Week: 19-25

         National Medical Transcription Week: 20-26 (3rd Week)

         National Backyard Games Week: 21-25

         Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31

         Old-Time Player Piano Week: 25-28

Monthly Observances

         ALS Awareness Month (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease)

         American Wetlands Month

         APS ( Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month

         Arthritis Awareness Month

         Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

         Awareness of Medical Orphans Month

         Better Hearing & Speech Month

         Borderline Personality Disorder Month

         Brain Tumor Awareness Month

         Carrots and Cauliflower

         Celiac Awareness Month

         Clean Air Month

         Community Living Month (Ontario, Canada)

         Creative Beginnings Month

         EcoDriving Month

         Family Wellness Month

         Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month

         Freedom Shrine Month

         Get Caught Reading Month

         Gifts From The Garden Month

         Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month

         Grapefruit and Kiwi Month

         Haitian Heritage Month

         Heal the Children Month

         Healthy Vision Month

         Huntington's Disease Awareness Month

         International Audit Month

         International Business Image Improvement Month

         International Civility Awareness Month

         International Victorious Woman Month

         Jewish-American Heritage Month

         Latino Books Month

         Lupus Awareness Month

         Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

         Motorcycle Safety Month

         National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month

         National Barbeque Month

         National Better Hearing Month

         National Bike Month

         National Chocolate Custard Month

         National Egg Month

         National Foster Care Month

         National Good Car Keeping Month

         National Hamburger Month

         National Hepatitis Awareness Month

         National Inventors Month

         Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month (aka NF Month)

         (World) Lyme Disease Awareness Month

         National Meditation Month

         National Mental Health Month

         National Military Appreciation Month

         National Moving Month

         National Osteoporosis Prevention Month

         National Photo Month

         National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

         National Physiotherapy Month

         National Preservation Month

         National Salad Month

         National Salsa Month (the food)

         National Smile Month

         National Stroke Awareness Month

         National Vinegar Month

         National Youth Traffic Safety Month

         Older Americans Month

         Personal History Month

         Potatoes and Limes Month

         Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month (5/13-6/17)

         React Month

         Revise Your Work Schedule Month

         Skin Cancer Awareness Month

         Strike Out Strokes Month

         Sweet Vidalia Onions Month

         Teen CEO Month

         Tennis Month

         Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month

         Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month (5/15 - 6/15)

         Ultra-violet Awareness Month

         Women's Health Care Month

         Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

         National Family Month (5/13 to 6/17)


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