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Primary teaching ideas for October 2012Check out our fun activities for these October 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 October 2012. If you would like a copy of this calendar to use on your website, you may download the printable pdf version of the October 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.

OCTOBER 2012 Holidays and Events Calendar









- Fire Pup Day
Jimmy Carter Bday
- Child Health Day
- World Habitat Day

- Guardian Angels Day
- Techie's Day
- World Farm Animals Day

- Balloons Around the World Day

Rutherford Hayes Bday
- Improve Your Office Day
- Ten-Four Day
- World Animal Day

Chester Arthur Bday
- Do Something Nice Day
- Walk to School in the USA Day
- World Teachers Day

- Ecological Debt Day
- Mad Hatter Day
- Nat'l German-American Day

- Change a Light Day
- World Communion Day
-The Rose Became the U.S. Flower

Columbus Day
Thanksgiving (CA)
- Native American Day
- Nat'l Depression Screening Day

- Leif Erikson Day
- Nat'l Chess Day
- Nat'l Face Your Fears Day
- World Post Day
Fire Prevention Day

- Nat'l Metric Day
- Nat'l Stop Bullying Day
- Emergency Nurses Day
-World Mental Health Day

-World Sight Day
- Eleanor Roosevelt Bday

- Free Thought Day
- World Egg Day
- Int'l Moment of Frustration Scream Day

13 - English Language Day
- Universal Music Day
- Navy Bday
- Molly Pitcher's Bday
- Margaret Thatcher's Bday

Dwight Eisenhower Bday
- William Penn's Bday
MLK Peace Prize

- I Love Lucy Day
- Nat'l Grouch Day
- Nat'l Cake Decorating Day
- Nat'l Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

- Nat'l Boss's Day
- Dictionary Day
- World Food Day
- John Brown Raid

-Black Poetry Day
-Mulligan Day
- Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

18 - Get to Know Your Customers Day
- Get Smart About Credit Day
Nat'l Chocolate Cupcake Day
- Puerto Rico Became a Colony

- Evaluate Your Life Day
- Rainforest Day
- Thomas Edison Demonstrated Electric Light

- Information Overload Day
- Fall Astronomy Day
- Sweetest Day
- Bridge Day

- Reptile Awareness Day
- Nat'l Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

- Int'l Stuttering Awareness Day

- iPod Day
- Nat'l Mole Day

- Food Day
- United Nations Day
- World Development Information Day

- Sourest Day
- World Pasta Day
- Pablo Picasso's Bday

- Frankenstein Friday
- Int'l Bandanna Day
- Hillary Clinton's Bday

27 - Theodore Roosevelt Bday
- Cranky Co-workers Day
- Make a Difference Day
- Nat'l Forgiveness Day

28 - St. Jude's Day
- Mother-in-law's Day
Nat'l Chocolate Day
- Reformation Sunday
- Statue of Liberty Dedication Day

-Internet Day
- Lung Health Day
- Nat'l Cat Day
- Visit a Cemetery Day

John Adams Bday
- Checklist Day
- Nat'l Candy Corn Day

31 - Halloween
Nevada Statehood
- Girl Scout Founders Day
- Nat'l Caramel Apple Day
- Nat'l Magic Day


Weekly Observances

         Financial Planning Week: 1-7

         Universal Children's Week: 1-7

         National Newspaper Week: 1-5

         Customer Service Week: 1-5 (1st Week)

         Spinning & Weaving Week: 1-7

         Sukkot: 1-9

         World Dairy Expo: 2-6

         No Salt Week: 3-10

         World Space Week: 4-10

         National Storytelling Weekend: 5-7 (1st Full Week)

         Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 6-14

         Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: 6-7

         National Physicians Assistant Week: 6-12

         Emergency Nurses Week: 7-13

         Fire Prevention Week: 7-13

         Great Books Week: 7-13 (1st Full Week)

         Mental Illness Awareness Week: 7-13 (1st Full Week)

         Mystery Series Week: 7-13 (1st Full Week)

         National Carry A Tune Week: 7-13

         National Metric Week: 7-13 (Week always has 10th in it.)

         National Work From Home Week: 7-13 (1stFull Week)

         Nuclear Medicine Week: 7-13 (1st Full Week)

         Kids' Goal Setting Week: 8-12

         National Chestnut Week: 8-13 (2nd Full Week)

         Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10-16

         Great American Beer Festival: 11-13

         World Rainforest Week: 12-18

         Freedom From Bullies Week: 14-20

         Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week: 14-20

         National Food Bank Week: 14-20 (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)

         Teen Read Week: 14-20

         Fall Astronomy Week: 15-21

         Freedom of Speech Week: 15-21 (3rd Full Week)

         Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 15-19 (3rd Week)

         National School Lunch Week: 15-20 (Starts on 2nd Monday)

         Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 17-24

         Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 21-27 (3rd Full Week)

         Kids Care Week: 21-27

         National Character Counts Week: 21-27

         National Chemistry Week: 21-27

         National Forest Products Week: 21-27

         National Friends of Libraries Week: 21-27

         National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 21-27 (always 3rd week)

         National Massage Therapy Week: 21-27 (Last Full Week)

         National Respiratory Care Week: 21-27 (last full week)

         National Save For Retirement Week: 21-27 (3rd Full Week)

         Pastoral Care Week: 21-27

         Red Ribbon Week: 21-27 (Last Week)

         YWCA Week without Violence: 21-27

         National School Bus Safety Week: 22-26 (4th Week)

         Disarmament Week: 24-30

         Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week: 24-30

         Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 24-31

         World Hearing Aid Awareness Week: 24-29

         International Magic Week: 25-31

         Give Wildlife a Break Week: 29-11/4

Monthly Observances

         Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

         AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)

         American Cheese Month

         Antidepressant Death Awareness Month

         Apple Month

         Bat Appreciation Month

         Bullying Prevention Month

         (World) Blindness Awareness Month

         Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month

         Celiac Disease Awareness Month

         Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month

         Children's Magazine Month

         Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)

         Church Library Month

         Church Safety and Security Month

         Class Reunion Month

         Co-op Awareness Month

         Cut Out Dissection Month

         Domestic Violence Awareness Month

         Down Syndrome Awareness Month

         Dyslexia Awareness Month

         Eat Better, Eat Together Month

         Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month

         Emotional Wellness Month

         Employee Ownership Month

         Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31/13)

         Fair Trade Month

         Financial Planning Month

         Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month

         German-American Heritage Month

         Global Diversity Awareness Month

         Go Hog Wild - Eat Country Ham

         Halloween Safety Month

         Head Start Awareness Month

         Health Literacy Month

         Home Eye Safety Month

         International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month

         International Starman Month

         International Strategic Planning Month

         International Walk To School Month

         Long Term Care Planning Month

         Month of Free Thought

         National AIDS Awareness Month

         National Animal Safety and Protection Month

         National Audiology Awareness Month

         National Bake and Decorate Month

         National Book Month

         National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

         National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

         National Caramel Month

         National Chili Month

         National Chiropractic Month

         National Crime Prevention Month

         National Cyber Security Awareness Month

         National Dental Hygiene Month

         National Depression Education & Awareness Month

         National Disability Employment Awareness Month

         National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

         National Down Syndrome Month

         National Ergonomics Month

         National "Gain The Inside Advantage" Month

         National Go On A Field Trip Month

         National Kitchen & Bath Month

         National Liver Awareness Month

         National Medical Librarian Month

         National Orthodontic Health Month

         National Physical Therapy Month

         National Popcorn Poppin' Month

         National Protect Your Hearing Month

         National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

         National Reading Group Month

         National Roller Skating Month

         National Sarcastic Awareness Month

         National Stamp Collecting Month

         National Work and Family Month

         National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

         Organize Your Medical Information Month

         Pear and Pineapple Month

         Photographer Appreciation Month

         Pizza Month

         Polish American Heritage Month

         Positive Attitude Month

         Right Brainers Rule! Month

         Sausage Month

         Self-Promotion Month

         Spinach Lovers Month

         Squirrel Awareness Month

         Tackling Hunger Month

         Talk About Prescriptions Month

         Vegetarian Month

         Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 - 11/30)

         Workplace Politics Awareness Month

         World Menopause Month


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