National Day Calendar Classroom - October - 2021-2022 - Week 12 - Raptor
(Last Updated On: December 15, 2022)


This time of year, a raptor or two likely decorates your classroom or school. In many schools, a raptor can be found somewhere in the school, too. Raptor Month focuses on birds of prey and one of them is the bald eagle. Other types of raptors include vultures, owls, kestrels, hawks and several others. This week in the classroom we offer several ways to learn more about these magnificent birds. We also take a small sidestep and get a little creative with National Cat Day.


Download and print this week’s projects and let students express who they are. You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!

Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:

1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.

Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.


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