Learning Resources for October, 2015


Even after 18 years of homeschool teaching learning with October themes and special days, I’m excited to be doing it again!  Below is a wonderful learning resource collection for October’s themes, holidays, and special days.  Be sure to check back occasionally throughout the month, for I’ll add to this collection as more resources become available.

BIG List of Special Days in October, 2015 –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/09/25/special-days-in-october-2015/

Resource Links for Daily Learning from October’s Calendar  http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-october

October Events, Bulletin Boards, Writing Prompts, and Lesson Plans  http://www.theteacherscorner.net/monthly-resources/october.php

Oct. Prayer Calendar for Children –  http://cherigamble.com/2015/09/27/october-2015-prayer-calendar-for-children/

Oct. Science Calendar –  not yet available

Seasonal Math –  http://www.yummymath.com/

Authors/Illustrators and Events Almanacs – Librarian Resources K-12 –  http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/almanacs/index.html

October and Halloween Theme Vocabulary Lists and Word Games –   https://myvocabulary.com/

October Themed Elementary Printables and Activities –  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

Seasonal Themed Bible Based Activities –   http://www.christianitycove.com/

Oct. Fact Cards –  http://www.currclick.com/product/65092/October-Facts-Copywork–Mini-Cards?term=october+fact+card

Oct. Themed Vocabulary Word Lists –  http://myvocabulary.com/dir-general-school_calendar

Oct. Themed Arts and Crafts  –  http://kinderart.com/seasons/oct.shtml   and   http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/craftsbyholidays.html

Oct. Star Gazer’s Guide  –  http://farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2015/09/28/stargazers-guide-to-october-2015/

Oct. Netflix –  http://www.texomashomepage.com/news/consumer-reports/here-are-the-netflix-arrivals-departures-for-october-2015

Fall and Halloween Interactive Games –  http://www.primarygames.com/seasons/fall/games.htm

Autumn and Halloween Background Lined Printable Paper  –   http://www.teacherfiles.com/resources_background_paper.htm

Presidents Born in October:  (This link takes you to our family’s resources for studying any president.  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/)

  • Oct. 1    –  Jimmy Carter born 1924
  • Oct. 4    –  Rutherford Hayes born 1822
  • Oct. 5    –  Chester Arthur born 1829
  • Oct. 14  –  Dwight Eisenhower born 1890
  • Oct. 27  –  Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
  • Oct. 30  –  John Adams born 1735

October Statehood Anniversaries

  • Nevada –  Oct. 31, 1864

Printables – http://www.homeschoolshare.com/connections__usa.php

Videos and Facts  –  http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

October Themes

Daily Specials

Oct. 1 –  Model T Ford introduced 1908 –  Henry Ford Biography, Quiz, and Word Game Printables –  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdford.htm

Oct. 2

Oct. 3 –  Fall Astronomy Day * –  This link takes you to my “go to” site for all things astronomy.  http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

Oct. 4 –  World Space Week begins*  –   Activity Guide –  http://www.helpteaching.com/blog/5-stellar-activities-for-world-space-week.html

Oct. 5

Oct. 6 –  Mad Hatter Day – Make this adorable Cardboard Mad Hatter Hat  –  http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/06/hats.html

Oct. 7 –  Balloons Around the World Day * –  Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/06/05/hot-air-balloons/

Oct. 8 –  World Sight Day –  Learning Resources – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/10/10/wolrd-sight-day/

Oct. 9

Oct. 10 –  Metric Day –  Activities –  http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/kids/metric.htm

Oct. 11  –  Elenore Roosevelt born 1884  –  Here’s a short biography, reading comprehension quizzes and word puzzle printables  http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibderoos.htm

Oct. 12

Oct. 13

Oct. 15

Oct. 16

Oct. 18 –

Oct. 19

Oct. 20 –  Monster Mash Day  –  The Monster Mash song is the first one on this  Youtube Halloween song playlist  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0R_oDEvYUY&list=PLA8F349F78FC52532     And, these kids can teach you the dance moves!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ8DOL-KeWw

Oct. 22 –  Daniel Boone born 1734  (We’ll definitely be playing the pioneer games again. They were awesome and they were outside!)   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/10/22/daniel-boone/

Oct. 24 – Make a Difference Day – Planning Guide for Families –  http://www.usaweekend.com/article/99999999/MDDAY/301260004/Make-Difference-Day-Planning-guide-families

Oct. 25 – Magic Week begins –  Magic Tricks Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2014/11/magic-tricks-resource-page.html

Oct. 26

Oct. 28

Oct. 29

Oct. 30

Oct. 31

Thanks, Fran, for the access to all of your October resource collections. In between the two of us we’ve come up with a wonderful collection for October learning!  And, if any of you have special day resources for the month, let me know so I can edit them in.

Happy October!

betty jo






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