For National Bird Day on January 5, bring poetry into the classroom with these poems about birds, and explore this list of lesson plans on the subject.
On January 16 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday meant to honor the life and dream of the powerful activist. Read a selection of poems for the occasion and browse a list of kid-friendly poems about social justice.
For Thesaurus Day on January 18, take a look at Word Karaoke, an activity-oriented lesson plan.
Finally, for National Handwriting Day on January 23, check out this archive of handwritten postcards and notes from classic and contemporary poets.
Wishing you and your students a Happy New Year!