• February

    Valentine Stationery


    February Days


    100th Day of School
     February 4, 2014 is the 100th Day of School in TPSS.

    Groundhog Day

    Chinese New Year

    Year of
    the Horse - January 31, 2014

    Happy Valentines

     Presidents' Day
    Monday, February 17, 2014

    Black History Month


    Spotlight: U.S. Presidents

    From the Founding Fathers Forward

    February's  Spotlight: U.S. Presidents looks at some of this country's most impactful commanders in chief, from Founding Fathers like George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson to 20th century leaders Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. The Spotlight also includes related lesson plans and a Presidential Power-themed graphic organizer.

    Spotlight: Black History

    History, Culture and Contributions


    The Blues. Brown v. Board of Education. The Underground Railroad. Malcolm X. The Harlem Renaissance. Our Spotlight: Black History is the perfect resource for your timely February lessons. Other topics include Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, and more! Have the class take a Civil Rights quiz, or work in one of our Black History lesson plans.


     February 4: "First Lady of Civil Rights" Rosa Parks was born today in 1913.
     February 5: Touchdown! This Superbowl Sunday, serve our Football movie with your chips and dips.
     February 6: Pull up a few thrones and show our Queen Elizabeth II movie on the anniversary of her 1952 ascension. 
     February 7: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was Charles Dickens' birthday. The author was born in 1812.   

     February 7: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was Charles Dickens' birthday. The author was born in 1812.   

     February 8: Put some stock in us on the anniversary of NASDAQ's opening (1971). Watch our Stock Market and Stocks and Shares movies.

     February 11: What's the big idea? On National Inventors Day (and Thomas Alva Edison's birthday), show our Edison movie. K-3 teachers, turn to George Washington Carver.

     February 12: BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. both have Abraham Lincoln topics that are perfect for our 16th president's birthday. Feeling scientific or literary? Charles Darwin was born on this date in 1809, while Judy Blume came into the world today in 1938.

     February 14: On Valentine's Day, have some Heart!

     February 15: Start a (scientific) revolution with our movie on Galileo Galilei, born today in 1564. Civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony was also born on this date (1820).   BrainPOP Jr. has a movie dedicated to her, and BrainPOP offers Women's Suffrage.

     February 18: Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930.

     February 20: On Presidents' Day, show our Abraham Lincoln movie.  K-3 teachers, we recommend George Washington. Plus, picture this. Photographer Ansel Adams was born on this date in 1902. Learn more with Photography (BrainPOP) and Taking Photos (BrainPOP Jr.)

     February 21: On the anniversary of the Communist Manifesto's 1848 publication, explain the tenets of Communism.

     February 22: We cannot tell a lie - George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. Learn about the life of the first U.S. president on both BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

     February 23: Remember the Alamo! The famed battle began on this date in 1836. Our Mexican-American War topic will tell you more.

     February 25: We miss you, George Harrison. Show our Beatles movie on the legendary musician's birthday.

     February 26: Who are you wearing? Tonight, the Academy Awards honor the best in Filmmaking.

     February 28: It's Frank Gehry's birthday. Learn all about his genre with our Architecture topic.

     February 29: Once every four years, we get to direct you to our Leap Year movie.