According to Special Days in August (https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/26/special-days-in-august-2016/), the 26th is Mother Teresa’s birthday. This means that she will be our study and timeline addition of the day. Below are the online resources I found for us as we learn about this wonderful lady and perhaps one of the greatest and most inspiring humanitarians of modern history.
A short biography for kids http://www.pitara.com/magazine/people/online.asp?story=16
Worksheet Printables – http://www.schoolexpress.com/fws/cat.php?id=2655
The Life of a Healer a video biography – http://www.watchmojo.com/video/id/10485/
A wonderful selection of quotes – http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/mother_teresa.html
And because Mother Teresa will be such an inspiration to us, we can’t complete the study without trying to feed the poor and hungry. We’ll cover all the rest of our subjects (math, geography, science, art, grammar) through this site today http://freerice.com/category
Just in case you don’t know about about the Free Rice site…
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September is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! So, if your needing a reason to celebrate, a special topic to study, or a food to add to the menu, this list of Special Days in September, 2016 has lots to choose from!
September Food Themes
September 2016 Daily Specials (the * behind the special day means that the day falls on a different date from year to year)
Here’s my list of my favorite resources for help with Special Days studies https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/
Specific Special Days in September learning resources will be coming soon.
I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.
That’s our latest chalkboard wall mural! And, part of our 2016 Olympic Games studies. We’ve loved learning about Brazil, how to speak a little Portuguese, watching the events, and athlete interviews.
We picked up some awesome books during our weekly library trip.
I posted our resource list last week and have made some tweeks since actually beginning the study. Sadly, one of the Portuguese language links ended up with some inappropriate for children (or parents) phrases. That link along with a couple of others have been removed.
After seeing broken bones, bandage wraps, bruises, and other injuries, I added a link to a couple of great articles for kids about sports safety and athlete health. Learning good sportsmanship has now been added to the resources. And, some more faith, science, and math connections, too.
Oh, and what about an Olympic Party? Sounds fun! I found a resource for foods, recipes, and decorations!
You can see the newly revised Learning Resources for the Olympic Games here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/08/03/free-learning-resources-for-the-olympic-games/
If you’re interested in more about our chalkboard wall, you can see our art projects here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/one-of-our-favorite-things-the-wall/
Hope you’ll be enjoying the Rio games with your family, too!
Back in October, 2014 we spent a couple of days learning about Peanuts as tribute to the anniversary of the first publication (10/2/1950). The online resources we used then still work, so I’m passing them on to you. https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/10/02/peanuts/
And, if you haven’t seen the 2015 Peanuts Movie, I recommend it. Our family loved it!