Can you believe it? 2020 is almost here. Let’s look at January National Days.
If your school likes to host potlucks with staff or students, January is National Soup Month and the first Sunday of January is National Pizza Week. Either one would be a good theme for a January potluck.
January 1st – Happy New Year
January 2nd – National Science Fiction Day. Take the day and have students create their best science fiction themed hair, makeup or nails.
January 8th – National Joygerm Day. What is National Joygerm day you ask? It is a day to remind people that when you are positive and treat people with kindness you can influence the other people around you and pass along your positive attitude. When we share good moods, we impact other people lives and then those people become joyous too. So, be a joygerm and spread the germ to others!
January 8th – National Winter Skin Relief Day. Offer services in the student salon for clients dealing with dry skin brought on by winter.
January 11th – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Many states around the country are bringing awareness to human trafficking as part of continuing education for licensed professionals. On this day, have a guest speaker come in and speak on the issue of human trafficking.
January 11th – National Vision Board Day. I didn’t know this was officially a national day until I began writing this. But, how excited am I? January is the perfect time to set goals for the upcoming year. Today, have students take those goals and make a visual collage representing all they want to accomplish this year.
January 13th – National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Educators, this one is for you! Get in your office and clean up that desk!
January 15th – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. Enjoy a pick-me-up in the student salon by brining in some yummy strawberry ice cream for an afternoon snack. Grab another flavor or two for those that might be allergic to strawberries.
January 23rd – National Pie Day. Who doesn’t love national pie day? Have every student bring in their favorite pie and enjoy!
January 28th – National Have Fun at Work Day. Bring the end of January to life by making this day all about fun. Brainstorm with your team and figure out what they all want to do in order to make this day a blast. Then take pictures and share them on your social media pages with #FunAtWorkDay.
January 31st – National Big Wig Day. So, when I first saw this day, I thought “how fun!” A day dedicated to wigs! Let’s break out the chapter on wigs and bring it to life by having some fun with “big wigs”. But, when I investigated what this day was about, it wasn’t about hair wigs at all. I was so disappointed. Turns out, it is about being a “big wig”. A way to express the potential inside of us by being a “big wig”. I like my idea better!