Here are some funnies to lighten up your start to this homeschooling week!
I hope you have a great Monday and that the rest of the week is even better than that!
Updated for 2017 https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/09/26/special-days-in-october-2017/
October is time for colorful leaves, jackets, pumpkins, and candy! October has a lot of special days on the calendar as well! This month is packed with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, or add to the menu, this listing of special days should give you plenty to choose from.
October’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances
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.
If you are wanting to add church history to your calendar click here for a wonderful timeline resource http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/
The cute October calendar at the top of this post can be printed from here http://inkhappi.com/october-2013-calendar/
Happy Fall, Ya’ll!
The following links are to the free resources that we have been exploring this week as part of our homeschooling studies. And, this week the resources have been fabulous!
We gave this site a try this week and will be visiting again often for math games. Everything from counting to probability. http://jmathpage.com/
Literacy Lava PDF magazines for teachers that promote reading and writing with children of any age http://susanstephenson.com.au/free-pdfs/
Videos, lessons, and experiments for science class http://www.planet-science.com/
Social Studies and current events http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/
Just for fun! Free movies, videos, games and songs http://www.cornel1801.com/index.html
Crafts, recipies, printables, and more http://itswrittenonthewalls.blogspot.com/
Education News for parents/teachers http://www.nsa-slovakia.com/home
I hope that these links will be helpful as you look for something to make your studies a little more interesting and a little more fun.
Happy Monday! And happy “Pajama Day” (for those of us participating in International Homeschool Spirit Week)!
Here’s a few funnies to start off another homeschooling week!
International Homeschool Spirit Week’s theme for Tuesday is “School Away From Home Day”!
For more about International Homeschool Spirit Week click here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/22/international-homeschool-spirit-week/
Have a wonderful week!
International Homeschool Spirit Week starts Monday, September 23! In case you’re not yet familiar with what this is, I’ll give you a brief introduction. Homeschool Spirit Week is the last week in September. Homeschool families (from all over the world) join together as one big community to show their spirit. There will be opportunities for you to share your family’s photos and thoughts. Each day has a theme and a home education sponsor that will offer prizes and freebies. This year’s line up is this:
Pajama Day- Monday, September 23rd
Sponsored by CurrClick
Homeschool Away from Home Day – Tuesday, September 24th
Sponsored by iHomeschool Network
Crazy Hairstyle Day – Wednesday, September 25th
Sponsored by Hip Homeschool Moms
Volunteer Outside Your Home Day – Thursday, September 26th
Sponsored by Great Homeschool Conventions
Super Hero Day – Friday, September 27th
Sponsored by Free Homeschool Deals
Last year our family had a blast participating in International Homeschool Spirit Week! We were curious about what other home educating families look like and what they do, so we enjoyed the blogs and social media posts with photos submitted from other families. The week was a welcome relief from lesson planning. I made some long distance friendships with some lovely homeschooling moms. I picked up some great freebies, too.
For more information and suggestions on how to get the most from this opportunity click here http://homeschoolspiritweek.com/
Join in on the fun through Facebook, too! http://homeschoolspiritweek.com/
“We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?!”
Most of our homeschooling weeks are rather routine and not blog worthy. However, this past week was not just another average week.
We started the week off with the celebration of E’s 18th birthday!
And our week ended with another party. Our homeschooling support group got together for a “If We Build It…” Lego party!
I hope you had a great week and that you’re enjoying the weekend.
Once again this week I am overwhelmed with both the quantity and quality of free educational web sites available. I enjoying finding and exploring these sites with my kids. I’m thankful for the homeschooling blog and social media communities for their time and efforts to share resources that add much to our homeschooling studies.
Below are a few of the links to free learning sites that I saved to my teaching resource files this week.
Brain teasers, language arts, and math printables http://www.wuzzlesandpuzzles.com/
126 interactive history games http://playinghistory.org/items
Bible map and timeline printables http://www.biblestudy.org/maps/main.html
Human anatomy interactive (This was bit difficult to catch on to, as they do not have written instructions, but once I got the hang of it, I thought the technology was amazing and will be a great teaching resource) http://www.zygotebody.com/
Music games from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra http://www.dsokids.com/games.aspx
It’s my hope that these links will be a little something extra that you can add to your homeschooling studies, and that you and your kids will not just learn from them, but have some fun as well.