February–XXOO or XOXO and the Winner of a Giveaway
Posted by lindamartinandersen on February 1, 2014
“February–XXOO or XOXO and the Winner of a Giveaway…” by Linda Martin Andersen
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Think: What does the word “February” bring to mind? XXOO, XOXO, blowing kisses, Valentine’s cards, candy, and flowers, Cupid, Ground Hog Day, spring or winter weather, hearts, lace, red, pink, chocolate, and love.
Help me with this…
If X= Kiss and O=Hug–
What is XXOO? Kiss, Kiss, Hug, Hug?
What is XOXO? Kiss, Hug, Kiss, Hug?
Which do you write–XXOO or XOXO? Do you say it’s hugs and kisses or kisses and hugs?
Which of these special dates deserve hugs and kisses or kisses and hugs? Give them an “O.” Give them an “X.” Give them XXOO or XOXO. Share your favorites. Tell why.
Special Days in February…
Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: 1
Robinson Crusoe Day: 1
Take Your Child To The Library Day: 1 (First Saturday)
Groundhog Day: 2
Hedgehog Day: 2
Super Bowl XLVIII: 2
Popcorn Day: 2
World Play Your Ukulele Day: 2
World Wetlands Day: 2
Weatherman’s [Weatherperson’s] Day: 5
Western Monarch Day: 5
Ballet Day: 7
Boy Scout Anniversary Day: 8
National Stop Bullying Day: 9
Read in the Bathtub Day: 9
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: 11
Get Out Your Guitar Day: 11
Make A Friend’s Day: 11
National Shut-in Visitation Day: 11
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day: 11 (2nd Tuesday)
Lincoln’s Birthday: 12
Paul Bunyan Day: 12 (Born Feb. 12, 1834 in Bangor, ME)
Ferris Wheel Day: 14
Frederick Douglass Day: 14
National Donor Day: 14
Valentines Day: 14
My Way Day: 17
Presidents Day: 17
Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day: 18
Single Tasking Day: 19
Love Your Pet Day: 20
International Tongue Twister Day: 22
George Washington’s Birthday: 22
National Cupcake Day (Canada): 24
National Tooth Fairy Day: 28
Special Weeks in February…
Children’s Authors & Illustrators Week: 2-8 (First Full Week)
International Networking Week: 3-7
International Friendship Week: 3-7
National School Counseling Week: 3-7
Winter Olympics: 7-16
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 9-15
Great Backyard Bird Count: 14-17
American Heart Month
Bake for Family Fun Month
International Boost Self-Esteem Month
International Expect Success Month
Library Lovers Month
Love The Bus Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Black History Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Haiku Writing Month
Youth Leadership Month
*Thank you Brownie Locks.com for February celebration information. For more, check out: http://www.brownielocks.com/february.html
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