Special days and events for classroom celebrations - June

Special Days and Events for Classroom Celebrations — June – #readilearn

It’s almost June already and the change of season is upon us. I don’t know how you have felt during lockdown, but for me it has felt like time has stood still and sped by at the same time. Where have those months gone when so much has been put on hold, but teachers have still been working as they learn new ways of teaching and interacting with their students? I hope wherever you are, that you are staying safe and well and finding much to enjoy in life.

In this post, I share some dates in June you may wish to celebrate with your students, whether teaching in the classroom, as most are in Australia now, or online, as some are still doing overseas.

National Reconciliation Week is celebrated from 27 May until 3 June so it’s not too late to join in the celebration now. The aim of the week is to provide “a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.” For this to occur, “Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

National Reconciliation Week

The theme for this year is “In this Together”.

You may wish to refer to the post I wrote last year for some suggestions and a list of picture books to read.

The list of picture books may be downloaded here (free).

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June . The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is Biodiversity with a focus on the ‘interdependence of humans and the webs of life, in which they exist’.

Follow this link to take a biodiversity quiz, find out how you can be involved in the day, and discover a wide range of projects for engaging children in activities that promote environmental awareness and action.

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20 thoughts on “Special Days and Events for Classroom Celebrations — June – #readilearn

  1. Patricia Tilton

    Great resources. Your schools must be opening. What is your calendar year. Thanks for the post, I almost missed World Environment Day, June 5.

    Time has flown for me. Nothing much has changed in my life, as I remain busy. I do manage to walk every day, but actually don’t mind the stay-at-home. We’re beginning to open up in Ohio, gradually. But, it feels too soon.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you, Patricia. Our school year is almost half way through. We follow the calendar year with most states starting at the end of January/beginning of February and finishing in early December. Most schools have just reopened after working online since Easter. We’ve done pretty well to flatten the curve quickly so restrictions here are easing all round.
      My life hasn’t changed much during lockdown either. I’ve just kept on working away. I have missed seeing my family and friends though.
      Things are not so good over your way at the moment. I hope you are safe. I worry about how it will all end.

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