Happy Monday and Happy Homeschooling!
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, 2017 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 Food Themes
September 2017 Daily Specials (the * behind the special day means that the day falls on a different date from year to year)
My (growing) list of September Resources updated for 2017 https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/01/special-days-resources-for-september/
And here’s the list of my favorite resources for help with any month’s Special Days lesson planning https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/
Free Printable Download – Special Days in September
How I use Special Days lists in our homeschool blog series :
Special Days in September Activity Companion – E-Book with 120 Activities for classrooms, homeschools, after school programs, and clubs. https://www.etsy.com/listing/531554432/september-special-days-activity-calendar?ref=listing-shop-header-0
I make my monthly special days lists 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 themed calendars.
Happy Eclipse Day! As my family is busy preparing for our back yard eclipse party I found myself too busy to put together a new humor post for this morning, but added a couple of new funnies to this collection.
Once again I’ve teamed up with Fran from Funschooling and Recreational Learning for another e-book! This one will have activities for everyday throughout the month of October! Families, homeschoolers, classrooms, after school program teachers, and club leaders are going to love these fun (and educational) calendar activities.
Here’s a resource list to add a little more learning to the October Special Days Activities:
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Ford’s Model T
Country Farm Lifestyles: Farm Animal Guide to Feeding, Housing, and Diseases
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: SOS
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Robert Hutchings Goddard
Alice In Wonderland: Mad Tea Party Ideas and Games
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Niels Bohrs
How Stuff Works: Inside the Mind – How Fear Works
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Chess
Creative U: Beginner’s guide to Cake Decorating
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Apollo 7
Cookbook Launch Day
Instructables: Tips for Making a Family Recipe Book
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: US Navy
Still Learning Something New: Resources for Presidents
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: I Love Lucy
Noah Webster born 1758/Dictionary Day/Learn A Word Day
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Words Within Words
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Arthur Miller
Still Learning Something New: Salem Witch Trials
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Experiments You Can Do With The Sun
National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Learning About Renewable Energy
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Ed Emberly
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Monster Mash
Still Learning Something New: Monsters!
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Fall Leaves
Science Sparks: Autumn Science Activities
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Apple Research Project
Still Learning Something New: Daniel Boone
ACS: Chemistry for Life: Mole Day
PBS: Videos – What Do Animals Eat?
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Magic Tricks Resource Page
American Red Cross: Works, Services, Military, Mission, History, Stories
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Tell A Story
The Real Life (Youtube): Virtual Field Trip – Statue of Liberty
Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Domesticated Cats Resource Page
National Confectioners Association: Candy Corn History, How is Candy Corn Made, Fun Facts
For the August and September Activity Companions click here
Understanding stress and how to relax are life lessons I want my boys to grasp. According to Special Days in August, the 15th is “Relaxation Day” and the perfect time for us to focus on this topic. I’ve gathered some resources for our homeschooling lessons and want to share them with you.
Free K-12 Teacher Guides – What stress is and how to manage it.
Articles with Audio for Students: