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    Each year, on the first Friday of October, World Smile Day® celebrates the original meaning of the iconic smiley face image – good will, happiness, and kindness. This lesson incorporates letter writing, a useful skill that helps students use English for authentic and purposeful communication!
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Ready. Set. Smile! October 3rd is World Smile Day®. Each year, on the first Friday of October, World Smile Day® celebrates smiles and kind acts around the world.

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Classroom Activities

Classroom activity and lesson plan for World Smile Day® Students can practice English skills while learning more about this cultural activity.

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What Makes You Smile?

Share a picture of yourself smiling and explain what made you smile.