TeachAde eBulletin: April 30, 2013



Welcome to the latest edition of the TeachAde eBulletin, a quick email with the latest information on TeachAde, tips to assist you in your classroom and news to help you get the most from your membership.
In this eBulletin you will:
* Learn the Origin of May Day
* Find Ideas for Cinco de Mayo 
* Get Ready for National Teacher Appreciation Day
* Remember Mother's Day
* Visit Our Store
Post a Job
* Take Our Challenge

Celebrate May Day 
Wednesday, May 1st

maypole celebrations

May 1st, often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It's a celebration of Spring. In many countries, it is a national holiday. May 1st is important for more than forsythia and daffodils. The date is one of the days midway between an equinox and a solstice. It stems from the ancient festival of Beltane, in Ireland, which relates to the changing power of the sun at this time of year bringing fertility to the earth. Its most recognized tradition is the Maypole dance, in which people wrapped ribbons around a tree (now a pole) welcoming Spring in song and dance.  
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 
Tuesday, May 5th

cinco de mayo
Cinco de Mayo is annually observed on May 5. This is the anniversary of a victory in 1862 in the fight for independence from French forces. It is a festival of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States.

Celebrate with delicious dishes from Mexico. Now we can easily find authentic ingredients in our local grocery stores.
Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day
Thursday, May 7th
   teacher tips
On May 7th, communities across this country will take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. Help teachers feel appreciated by celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Day!

Celebrate Mother's Day
Sunday, May 12th
mother's day

Mother's Day is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood
and it is a time to honor mothers. Many give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their Moms, Mamas, Mommies, Grandmothers, Great-grandmothers, Stepmothers, and Foster Mothers. The staff at TeachAde wishes all Mothers a very happy day!
Visit Our Store
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TeachAde has many resources in our store to help education professionals. Take a moment and check out these new items. Keep in mind the TeachAde Store accepts purchase orders from schools as well as most major credit cards.

Purchase orders accepted and shipping is free on orders of $25 or more. 
Check Out Our Job Board - It's Free

job board

Need a job? Want to post a job? Check out our new Job Board on our home page. It's new and it sure makes looking for a job much easier. Are you looking for excellent educators for your school? Post the positions and see how many of our 50,000 members reply. It's free - it can't get any easier than that! Join us in helping educators find new positions for next fall!
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Find the Bug!
Our Challenge to You:
Take Two
In our last eBulletin, we offered our members an opportunity to find "bugs" on our TeachAde site and we heard from some of our members. One member, Danielle, from Washington, D.C., found a bug and, as promised, we sent her a gift card from Starbucks. She was thrilled and sent this:
"Well, thank you! That was extremely kind. I very much appreciate the treat from Starbucks. I was very impressed by how quickly your team responded to my inquiries. TeachAde is a great resource and I look forward to using it more in the future."
We want to be fair and so we have developed a new group called "Bugs on TeachAde." If a member finds a problem, we ask that you check our group site to see if it has already been reported. As a member, you are responsible for posting your find in this group and then contacting us. We will fulfill our obligation and send you a gift card. Deal? Let us know!

Thank You 

We hope this quick communication was helpful. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your colleagues, and encourage them to register for TeachAde too.

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