Halloween and Columbus Day are just the beginning of the events that occur throughout the month of October.

This handy list will keep your class busy from week to week in October:


BEGINS END OF WEEK ONE:
October 4-10
WORLD SPACE WEEK

(Always October 4-10)


WEEK TWO:
October 6-12, 2013
EMERGENCY NURSES WEEK

(Always begins the Sunday before the Second Wednesday in October, which is Emergency Nurses Day)

October 6-12, 2013
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

(Always begins the first Sunday in October, and always included October 9, which is Fire Prevention Day)

October 6-12, 2013
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK

(Always begins the first Sunday in October)

October 6-12, 2013
NATIONAL CARRY A TUNE WEEK

(Always begins the first Sunday in October)

October 6-12, 2013
NATIONAL METRIC WEEK

(Always the 10th month of the year and the week containing the 10th day)

October 7-11, 2013
KIDS’ GOAL SETTING WEEK

October 7-13, 2013
WORLD RAINFOREST WEEK


WEEK THREE:
October 13-19, 2013
TEEN READ WEEK™

(Always begins on a Sunday, the third week in October)

October 13-19, 2013
NATIONAL FOOD BANK WEEK

(Always begins on a Sunday, the third week in October)


WEEK FOUR:
October 20-26, 2013
CHARACTER COUNTS! WEEK

(Always the fourth week in October)

October 20-26, 2013
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK

(Always the fourth week in October)

October 21-25, 2013
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK

(Always the third full week in October, Monday-Friday)

October 21-27, 2013
FREEDOM OF SPEECH WEEK

(Always the fourth week in October, beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday)


BEGINS END OF WEEK FOUR:
October 24-30, 2013
NATIONAL PEACE, FRIENDSHIP AND GOODWILL WEEK

October 25-31
INTERNATIONAL MAGIC WEEK


For more October ideas, just click on one of these resources:




October Sampler



October Monthly Idea Book