June 3 is National Donut Day. Create a Virtual Donut and Write about it too!
To celebrate this festive occasion, participating Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donut locations will be giving away free donuts nationwide. In order to get a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts a beverage purchase of any size is required, but no purchase is necessary at Krispy Kreme locations. via Examiner
Create Your Own Virtual Donut…and write about it too!
As a former Dunkin’ Donuts employee (hired at 15 and worked with many friends that I still have today) I was tickled when I read Larry Ferlazzo’s blog that Dunkin’ Donuts has a page where you create your own virtual donutand share your creation with others. I checked it out and it’s very cool. Not only can you create your donut using their cool tools but you can also name it and write a description for it. I love the fact that the description must be between 150-425 words. Students describe what they made and why they made it that way.
Check out the donut I made below. I used Jing and a publishing program to put it together. We might just have a virtual donut contest at my school this year similar to Dunkin Donuts Contest. Yum!
History of National Donut Day
“National Donut Day has been the first Friday in June for the past 73 years. National Donut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army to provide for the needy during the Great Depression and to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” of the First World War. In 1917, after the US entered World War 1, the Salvation Army established places for service men to momentarily escape war and get a little bit of home in abandoned building on the front lines called ”huts”. These huts would provide baked goods, supplies for letters home and clothing mending services to enlisted men by female volunteers of the Salvation Army known as Lassies.” via Examiner