Wiffle Ball

According to the  Special Days in August  list, the 14th is the anniversary of the invention of Wiffle Ball.  Wiffle Ball is one of the best backyard activities!  The game doesn’t require expensive equipment, a large area, or a lot of people.  It’s wonderful for PE and science (and history too)!  Here’s some resources to learn about the history of the game, the science behind the Wiffle ball, and the rules on how to play.

“It all began in the summer of 1953 …”                  http://www.wiffle.com/pages/welcome.asp?page=welcome

The Science of How a Wiffle Ball Works              https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/how-it-works-wiffle-ball-pitch

Game Rules                                                            http://www.wiffle.com/pages/game_rules.asp?page=game_rules

Wiffle Ball Pitch – Science Video

Have fun learning and playing!

betty jo


August Resources

Happy August! Here’s a wonderful collection of FREE RESOURCES for teaching and learning throughout August!

Still Learning Something New

August’s calendar has wonderful learning opportunities!  Here’s a resource list to help teach and learn throughout the month.

BIG List of Special Days in August, 2018


Specific August Themed Resources –

Presidents with August Birthdays

  • Barack Obama – Aug. 4, 1961
  • Herbert Hoover – Aug. 10, 1874
  • William Clinton – Aug. 19, 1946
  • Benjamin Harrison – Aug. 20, 1833
  • Lyndon B. Johnson – Aug. 27, 1908

Awesome learning resources for the presidents – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

August Statehood Anniversaries

  • Colorado – Aug. 1, 1876
  • Missouri –  Aug. 10, 1821
  • Hawaii – Aug. 21, 1959

Special Days and Geography – States and Countries Geography…

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Special Days in August, 2018

The 2018 August calendar has loads of special days!  The following list is made up of August’s holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , famous birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more.  So, if you want an occasion to celebrate, pick up some trivia, or add foods to your menu, this is the right place for you. And, of course you’ll find multiple opportunities for “on the calendar” themed studies for your classroom, homeschool,  co-op/support group, or club.

Resources for teaching throughout the month, including a free PDF of Special Days in August, can be found at the end of this list.