Author Archives: Betty Jo

About Betty Jo

I'm Betty Jo, a wife to my knight in (not so) shinning armor for nearly 22 years. We have 5 kids and another one that currently lives with us. We have been Christian home educators for 18 years with 8 more (at least) to go.

Special Days in November

BIG List of November’s holidays, themes, foods, historic anniversaries, and famous birthdays! Teaching and learning resources, too!

Still Learning Something New

Here’s the list of November holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days, famous birthdays, science and history based anniversaries, and more! There’s much to learn about, celebrate, and eat all November long!

Resources for teaching through November, including a PDF of November’s Special Days, can be found at the end of this list.

November Themes

  • Adoption Awareness
  • Adopt a Senior Pet
  • Adopt a Turkey
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness
  • American Indian Heritage
  • Aviation History
  • Child Safety and Protection
  • Creative Child
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Family Caregivers
  • Family Literacy
  • Family Stories
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Historic Bridge
  • Home Care and Hospice
  • International Drum
  • Inspirational Role Models
  • Life Writing
  • Long Term Care Awareness
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday
  • Manatee Awareness
  • Military Family Appreciation
  • Model Railroad
  • Marrow Awareness
  • Mustache
  • Music
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • No TV
  • Novel Writing (NaNoWriMo)
  • NoSHAVEmber
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
  • Prematurity Awareness
  • Real Jewelry
  • Scholarship Month
  • Sleep Comfort
  • Stamp Collecting

November Food…

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Magic Tricks Resource Page

Magic Week is the last week in October and an amazing topic to learn and practice for the week’s homeschooling lessons!

Magic Tricks…

Magic tricks are a great way to learn science and mathematics. Some tricks require good deductive reasoning and observations skills. Most require good timing skills. All of them take practice so that they can look as natural and effortless as possible while being performed.

The following resources contain information about magic, tricks you can learn to do with ordinary household items, and famous magicians and illusionists.

What is Magic?
Wikipedia: Magic

Make Your Own Magic Props

You Can Do Magic: Magic Tricks for Kids
Written and video instructions for making a magic trick. Check out ‘Magic Lessons’ for more tricks.
Instructables: Magic Channel
Offers a variety of tricks you can make and do.
How To Do Magic Tricks
Kidzone: Magic Tricks
Tips for becoming a successful magician and a variety of tricks that use cards, coins and other household materials.
This site offer…

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Chemistry Resource List

It’s Chemistry Week! Here’s some awesome free resources for learners and teachers

Still Learning Something New

The subject of chemistry comes along fairly often with our science lessons.  With the fourth week of October being “National Chemistry Week” and the 23rd is “Mole Day”, this seems like the right time to round up the best free chemistry resources!  Here’s my collection of my favorite “go-to’s” for learning all things Chemistry.  Let me know if you have a resource that I can add to the list.

National Chemistry Week –  Student and Teaching Resources

Mole Day – Resources and Activity Ideas

Chemistry Guide “for the beginner who has no idea where to begin” –

Basic Chemistry Help and Information                                                       

Learn About the 5 Branches of Chemistry         …

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Special Days in October

BIG List of October’s themes, holidays, famous birthdays, historic anniversaries, fun days, foods, and more!

Still Learning Something New

Here’s the October Special Days list!  It’s filled with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and even some spooky stuff!  If you’re looking for something seasonal and fun to include in your lesson plans, a day to celebrate, or special foods to add to your menu, this list will give you some awesome ideas!

Resources for teaching through October, including a PDF of October’s Special Days, can be found at the end of this list.

October’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog
  • AIDS Awareness
  • Animal Safety and Protection
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Audiology Awareness
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Bat Appreciation
  • Birds of Prey
  • Bilingual Child
  • Blindness Awareness
  • Book
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Children’s Magazine
  • Chiropractic
  • Church Library
  • Class Reunion
  • Clocks
  • Computer Learning
  • Co-op Awareness
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cut Out Dissection
  • Cyber Security Awareness
  • Dental…

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Special Days in September

BIG List of September’s themes, holidays, observances, famous birthdays, historic anniversaries, and more!

Still Learning Something New

September is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! So, if you are looking for a reason to celebrate, a classroom theme, a special topic to study, this day in history trivia, club meeting ideas, or a food to add to the menu, this list of Special Days in September, 2019 has lots to choose from!

Resources for teaching through September, including a PDF of September’s Special Days, can be found at the end of this list.

September Themes

  • ADHD Awareness
  • Alopecia Areatas Awareness
  • Animal Remembrance
  • Atrial Fibrillation Month
  • Baby Safety
  • Back to School
  • Backpack Safety America
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers
  • Blackpool Illuminations
  • Campus Safety
  • Chicken
  • Child Awareness
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety
  • Children’s Good Manners
  • Church Clipping
  • Classical Music
  • College Savings
  • Conkers
  • Coupon
  • Courtesy
  • Disaster Preparedness

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Special Days in August

Big List of August’s holidays, famous birthdays, themes, food, and fun! Also, it’s a big list of ideas to choose from for homeschooling lessons!

Still Learning Something New

The  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.

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