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Special Days Archive

A friend asked if I could put the links for a year’s worth of Special Days in one post so she wouldn’t have to search each time she worked ahead on her lesson plans.  That’s a good idea! So …

These are the direct links to the most recent Special Days and Resource lists for each month.  (Note – The 26th of each month is usually when the updates are finished for the next month.)

Special Days in January

January Resources

Special Days in February

February Resources

Special Days in March

March Resources

Special Days in April 

April Resources

Special Days in May

May Resources

Special Days in June

June Resources

Special Days in July

July Resources

Special Days in August

August Resources

Special Days in September

September Resources

Special Days in October

October Resources

Special Days in November

November Resources

Special Days in December

December Resources


Hot Air Balloons

balloon1June 5 is the anniversary of the first hot air balloon flight (1783).  Last year as part of summer school calendar studies Z,  J, and I decided to learn everything we could about hot air balloons.

Fantastic Resource and Activity List!                                                  https://www.franw.com/2014/06/hot-air-balloons.html

We made this lapbook  from


and added a few of our own ideas.

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Our library had a few children’s books about hot air balloons.  These two were our favorites.


Here is a link to a cute craft idea we tried, of course we had to use batman action figures in the basket instead of the child picture  http://www.dltk-holidays.com/summer/mballoon.html

We thought this video from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was fascinating!

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