Grouches, Handwashing, and Mushrooms - October 15

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Today is Global Handwashing Day, International Day of Rural Women, I Love Lucy Day, National Grouch Day, and National Mushroom Day.

This is National Metric Week, Earth Science Week, and Teen Read Week.

October is Apple Month, Chili Month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month, Bullying Prevention Month, Country Music Month, National Arts & Humanities Month, Bat Appreciation Month, and Raptor Month.

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Today's Theme:  Grouches, Handwashing, and Mushrooms




  • The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand  - LISTEN
  • Fifth Dimension - Up Up & Away, My Beautiful Balloon - LISTEN


  • Grades PreK-1 - PBS LearningMedia - Sesame Street - Grouchology Song (1:03) VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - PBS LearningMedia - Sesame Street - Bill Hader: Grouchy (2:26) VIEW
  • Grade PreK-2 - NHPBS Video - The Reading Room - The Grouchy Ladybug (27:00) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street -  Oscar's Rotten Ride Game - DO
  • Grades PreK-12 - Sesame Street - Oscar and Johnny Cash - Nasty Dan (2:10) - VIEW


  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Washy Wash Song: How to Wash Your Hands - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street -  Step by Step Handwashing with Elmo Printable - DO
  • Grades PreK-1 - Daniel Tiger - Germs Go Away - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - Meet the Helpers - Wash You Hands - VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-3 - Meet the Helpers - Washing Hands to Stay Healthy - VIEW and DO
  • Grades K-3 - Odd Squad - How TO Wash Your Hands -VIEW
  • Grades 9-12- PBS LearningMedia - It's Okay to Be Smart - Why Soap Is Still Our Best Weapon Against Coronavirus - VIEW


  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - EcoSense for Living - The Secret Life of Mushrooms (9:44) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Deep Look - This Mushroom Starts Killing You Before You Even Realize It (3:31) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - How can you “Program” a Mushroom to Create Leather-like Materials? (5:22) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - SciTech Now - Can Mushrooms Help to Save the Honeybees? (5:28) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Crash Course Biology - Fungi: Death Becomes Them (11;50) - VIEW


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