Columbus Day is next Monday, October 8, 2012. We will be celebrating in our classroom this week since we won't be at school next Monday. We will celebrate with a 2 day SMARTboard lesson and of course "spice" cupcakes. Did you know that Columbus was looking for spices and riches in the indies when he discovered the Americas? He did not actually discover North America. He actually discovered San Salvador and surrounding islands. But, he did prove that the earth was not flat and opened the door for later explorers to discover our great land. Check out my Columbus Day SMARTboard lesson on TPT.