April – More Than Showers


Acts 14:17  “Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”

Many homeschoolers will be studying earth sciences this month.  Ours included.  We will be making a backyard weather station, planting some flowers, and doing some special projects and going on field trips for Earth Day.

April is more than a month for rain showers it is Autism Awareness month (around here, J9 makes sure we’re aware of the blessings of Autism every day).  It is also Children’s Book,  Jazz Appreciation, Global Child Nutrition, Poetry, and Frog Month.

As if these are not enough special themes to work into our monthly homeschooling plans, the April calendar contains many more special days, observances, activities, and historical remembrances. Here’s the complete list of what April offers for learning:

April 1-7:  Explore Career Options Week

1  April Fools Day (posted links here: https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/31/foolish-studies/),  1st photo of the sun (1845)

2  Peanut Butter and Jelly Day,  Hans Christian Anderson born (1805)

3.  Washington Irving born (1783), 1st Pony Express (1860),  Jane Goodall’s birthday (1860)

4   School Librarians Day

5  Read a Road Map Day,  Booker T. Washington born (1856)

6  North Pole discovered (Peary 1908),  Raphael born (1483)

7  No Housework Day, World Health Day, National Dare Day, Metric System Day

8  Ponce de Leon born (1460), Dick Turpin born (1739), International Roma Day

10  National Sibling Day

11 National Submarine Day

12  Holocaust Remembrance Day, Drop Everything and Read Day,  Paul Revere Day, Anniversary of 1st Space Shuttle launch

13  Guy Fawkes born (1570), Thomas Jefferson born (1743)

14-20  National Library, Astronomy, and International Whistlers Week

14  Titanic crash (1912)

15  Leonardo da Vinci born (1452),  Jackie Robinson Day, Death of Abraham Lincoln

16  Wilbur Wright born (1867)

17 Ellis Island Family History Day

18  San Francisco Earthquake (1906)

20  National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

21-27 National Coin Week, Safe Kids Week

21  Henry VIII became king of England

22  Earth Day,  Jelly Bean Day

23  St. George Day, William Shakespeare born (1564),  James Buchanan born

24  International Astronomy Day

25  World Penguin Day, Anzac Day

26  James Audubon born (1785), Pretzel Day

27  Freedom Day (So. Africa), Johannes Kepler born (1571), Ulysses Grant born (1822), Samuel Morse born (1791), Arbor Day

28  Poetry Reading Day,  James Monroe born (1758)

29  Duke Ellington born (1899)

30  Vietnam War ended (1975)

There is absolutely no way we can participate in all that April offers, but if it has anything to do with Earth Sciences or Middle Ages history, I’ll be adding it in with our homeschooling studies.

April blessings,

betty jo



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