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Special Days in April, 2017

 

“April Showers  bring May flowers”.  However, April brings a lot of special days first!  Here’s the collection of themes, foods, historic and scientific anniversaries, and famous birthdays for April, 2017.

April’s Themes,  Awareness, and Observances

  • Amateur Radio
  • Arab American Heritage
  • Astronomy
  • Autism Awareness
  • Car Care
  • Card and Letter Writing
  • Celebrate Diversity
  • Confederate History
  • Decorating
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Frogs
  • Garden
  • Guitar
  • Holy Humor
  • Home Improvement
  • Humor
  • Jazz Appreciation
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Kites
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Listening Awareness
  • Math Education
  • Military Child
  • Pet 1st Aid
  • Poetry
  • Recycling
  • School Library
  • Straw Hat
  • Stress Awareness
  • Young Child
  • Youth Sports Safety
  • World Habitat Awareness

April Food Themes

  • Celery
  • Child Nutrition
  • Cranberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Pecan
  • Soy Foods

April’s Daily Specials  (the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)

April 1

  • April Fool’s Day
  • Atheist Day
  • Birding Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Fun at Work Day
  • Golden Rule Week begins
  • Love Our Children Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Medication Safety Week begins
  • Pillow Fight Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Poetry and The Creative Mind Day
  • Read a Road Map Week begins
  • Reading Is Funny Day
  • Tatting Day
  • US Air Force Academy Day
  • Walking Day

April 2

  • Author Hans Christian Andersen born 1805
  • Bat Appreciation Week begins *
  • Children’s Book Day
  • Ferret Day
  • Ponce de Leon discovers and claims Florida for Spain 1513
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Reconciliation Day
  • World Autism Day

April 3

  • American Indian Awareness Week *
  • Chocolate Mousse Day
  • Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun Day
  • Explore Your Career Options Week begins *
  • Find a Rainbow Day
  • Scientist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Johan Gutenberg 1st used movable type to print a book 1451
  • Author Washington Irving born 1783
  • 1st Pony Express Mail Route 1860
  • Public Health Week *
  • Sweet Tater Day * (1st Mon.)
  • Tweed Day
  • Weed Out Hate/Sow Seeds of Greatness Day
  • World Party Day

April 4

  • Hug a Newsman Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated 1968
  • NATO established 1949
  • Rat Day
  • Robotics Week begins
  • Author/Illustrator Glen Rounds  born 1906
  • Tell a Lie Day
  • Vitamin C Day
  • Walk Around Things Day

April 5

  • Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • Easter Island “discovered” 1722
  • Go For Broke Day
  • Scientist Joseph Lister born 1827
  • Plum Pudding Day
  • Scientist Walter Sutton born 1877
  • Activist Booker T. Washington born 1856

April 6

  • 1st Animated Cartoon was copyrighted 1906
  • Army Day
  • Fresh Tomato Day
  • North Pole discovered 1909
  • Artist Raphael born 1483
  • Sorry Charlie Day
  • Tartan Day (Scottish Heritage)
  • Teflon invented 1938
  • Twinkie invented 1930
  • US Entry Into WWI 1916

April 7

  • Beaver Day
  • Caramel Popcorn Day
  • Metric System Day
  • No Housework Day
  • Poet William Wordsworth born 1770
  • Walk to Work Day *(1st Fri.)
  • World Health Organization Day

April 8

  • All Is Ours Day
  • Baby Massage Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Buddha born 563 BC
  • Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
  • Empanada Day
  • Roma Day
  • Slow Art Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Zoo Lovers Day

April 9

  • Appomattox Day (US Civil War ends 1865)
  • Cherish an Antique Day
  • Winston Churchill Day (first person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States 1963)
  • Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse * (2nd Sun.)
  • Holy Week begins *
  • Library Week begins *
  • Name Yourself Day
  • Palm Sunday *
  • Student Employment Week begins *

April 10

  • Farm Animals Day
  • Golfers Day
  • National Gardening Week (UK) *
  • Passover begins *
  • Salvation Army Founder’s Day 1865
  • Safety Pin patented 1849
  • Sibling Day

April 11

  • Apollo 13 Launched 1970
  • Barbershop Quartet Day
  • Library Day *(Tues. during Library Week)
  • 8-Track Tape Day
  • Pet Day
  • End of Revolutionary War 1783
  • Submarine Day
  • Teach Your Children to Save Day

April 12

  • Big Wind Day
  • American Civil War begins 1861
  • Author Beverly Cleary born 1916
  • D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read Day)
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • International Day for Street Children
  • Licorice Day
  • 1st Human Space Flight 1961
  • Paul Revere’s Famous Ride 1775
  • 1st Space Shuttle launch 1981
  • Walk On Your Wild Side Day

April 13

  • Cowboy/Outlaw Butch Cassidy born 1866
  • President Thomas Jefferson born 1743
  • Teen Literature Day * (Thurs. of Library Week)
  • Scrabble Day

April 14

  • Dolphin Day
  • Good Friday *
  • Look Up At The Sky Day
  • Moment of Laughter Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Reach as High as You Can Day
  • Websters American Dictionary of the English Language published 1828

April 15

  • Auctioneers Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Corrie Ten Boom born 1892
  • Artist/Scientist/Inventor Leonardo Da Vinci born 1452
  • Husband Appreciation Day*(3rd Sat.)
  • National Park Week begins *
  • Jackie Robinson Day
  • Rubber Eraser Day
  • Take A Wild Guess Day
  • The Titanic sank 1912

April 16

  • Coin Week begins *
  • Day of the Mushroom
  • Easter Sunday *
  • Eggs Benedict Day
  • Karaoke Week begins *
  • Save the Elephant Day
  • Stress Awareness Day
  • Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week * (week of the 24th)
  • Inventor Wilbur Wright born 1867

April 17

  • Bat Appreciation Day
  • Blah! Blah! Blah! Day
  • Boston Marathon * (3rd Mon.)
  • Cheese Ball Day
  • Ellis Island History Day
  • Haiku Poetry Day
  • 1st Hershey Bar sold 1895
  • Patriot’s Day *(3rd Mon.)

April 18

  • Amateur Radio Day
  • Animal Cracker Day
  • Juggler’s Day
  • Piñata Day
  • San Francisco Earthquake 1906

April 19

  • Bicycle Day
  • Garlic Day
  • Hanging Out Day
  • The Shot Heard Around the World (Battle of Lexington and Concord) 1775

April 20

  • Chinese Language Day
  • High Five Day *
  • Marie and Pierre Curie Discover Radium 1902
  • Adolf Hitler born 1889
  • Look Alike Day
  • Volunteer Recognition Day

April 21

  • Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  • Day of Silence
  • Queen Elizabeth born 1926
  • Global Youth Service Days begin *
  • Henry VIII Became King of England 1509
  • Innovation Day
  • Kindergarten Day
  • Naturalist John Muir born 1838
  • Rome Founded 753 BC

April 22

  • Earth Day
  • Girl Scout Leaders Day
  • Jelly Bean Day
  • Just Pray No! Weekend of Prayer and Fasting begins *
  • Money Smart Week begins *
  • Mother Earth Day
  • Roller Skates patented 1823

April 23

  • President James Buchanan born 1791
  • Environmental Education Week begins *
  • English Language Day
  • St. George’s Day
  • Homerun Day
  • Laboratory Day
  • Movie Theater Day
  • Picnic Day
  • Preservation Week *
  • Princess Week begins * (last full week)
  • Slay A Dragon Day
  • Take a Chance Day
  • Talk Like Shakespeare Day / Author William Shakespeare born 1564
  • Volunteer Week begins *
  • Zucchini Bread Day

April 24

  • Dance Week begins
  • Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
  • Playground Safety Week begins *
  • Farmer’s Almanac Founder, Robert Bailey Thomas born 1776
  • Teach Your Children to Save Day *
  • Week of the Young Child begins *

April 25

  • DNA Day
  • East Meets West Day
  • Great Fire of London 1666
  • Hug a Plumber Day
  • Physicist Guglielmo Marconi born 1874
  • Malaria Awareness Day
  • Suez Canal Construction begins 1859
  • World Penguin Day

April 26

  • Audubon Day
  • Help a Horse Day
  • Hug An Australian Day
  • Kids and Pets Day
  • Pretzel Day
  • Scientist/Inventor Charles F. Richter born 1900

April 27

  • Babe Ruth Day
  • Author Ludwig Bemelmans born 1898
  • President Ulysses S. Grant born 1822
  • Scientist Johannes Kepler born 1571
  • Inventor Samuel Morse born 1791
  • Poem In Your Pocket Day *
  • Prime Rib Day
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day * (4th Thurs.)
  • Tell A Story Day

April 28

  • Arbor Day * (last Fri.)
  • Biological Clock Day
  • Gathering of the Nations PowWow begins *
  • Great Poetry Reading Day
  • Kiss Your Mate Day
  • Maryland Statehood 1788
  • President James Monroe born 1758
  • Save the Frogs Day * (last Fri.)

April 29

  • Astronomy Day *
  • Eeyore’s Birthday *(last Sat.)
  • Frog Day * (last Sat.)
  • Fiddler’s Frolic begins *
  • Go Birding Day * (last Sat.)
  • Greenery Day
  • Sense of Smell Day * (last Sat.)
  • Shrimp Scampi Day
  • Veterinary Day * (last Sat.)
  • World Healing Day * (last Sat.)
  • World Wish Day
  • Zipper patented 1851

April 30

  • Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • Animal Advocacy Day
  • Buggs Bunny Day
  • Hairstyle Appreciation Day
  • Honesty Day
  • Louisiana Statehood 1812
  • Pinhole Photography Day * (last Sun.)
  • Raisin Day
  • Vietnam War ended 1975
  • Walpurgis Night

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 April calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/

http://food.unl.edu/food-calendar

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-a-glance/

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history

Happy April!

betty jo

 

Special Days in September, 2016

Sept-colourSeptember is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  So, if your needing a reason to celebrate, a special topic to study, or a food to add to the menu, this list of Special Days in September, 2016 has lots to choose from!

September Themes

  • ADHD Awareness
  • Animal Remembrance
  • Atrial Fibrillation Month
  • Baby Safety
  • Back to School
  • Backpack Safety America
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers
  • Sea Cadet
  • Campus Safety
  • Chicken
  • Child Awareness
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety
  • Children’s Good Manners
  • Classical Music
  • College Savings
  • Coupon
  • Courtesy
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education
  • Fall Hat
  • Guide Dogs
  • Gynecology Cancer Awareness
  • Happy Cat
  • Hat Month
  • Head Lice Prevention
  • Healthy Aging
  • Hispanic Heritage
  • Home Furnishings
  • Hunger Action
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness
  • Library Card Sign-Up
  • Literacy
  • Little League
  • Million Minute Family Challenge (Sept. – Dec.)
  • Mold Awareness
  • One-On-One
  • People Skills
  • Piano
  • Preparedness
  • Prosper Where You Are Planted
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness
  • Read a New Book
  • Responsible Dog Ownership
  • Save a Koala
  • Save a Tiger
  • Sea Cadet
  • School Success
  • Self Improvement
  • Self-Awareness Month
  • Sewing
  • Shameless Promotion
  • Skin Care Awareness
  • Square Dancing
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Subliminal Communications
  • Update Your Resume
  • Women’s Friendship

September Food Themes

  • All American Breakfast
  • Apple
  • Better Breakfast
  • Blueberry Popsicle
  • Chicken
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Cholesterol Education
  • Food Safety Education
  • Fruit and Veggies — More Matters
  • Honey
  • Ice Cream Shake
  • Mushroom
  • Organic Harvest
  • Papaya
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Wild Rice
  • Whole Grains

September 2016 Daily Specials  (the * behind the special day means that the day falls on a different date from year to year)

Sept. 1

  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Cherry Popover Day
  • Chicken Boy’s Day
  • Emma M. Nutt Day
  • Enthusiasm Week begins
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week begins
  • Self-University Week begins
  • Waffle Week begins

Sept. 2

  • Bison-ten Yell Day
  • Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • Lazy Mom’s Day *(1st Fri.)
  • US Treasury Dept. established 1789
  •  VJ Day 1945

Sept. 3

  • Afternoon Tea Day
  • American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777
  • Bacon Day * ( Sat. before Labor Day)
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings Days * (Sat. and Sun. before Labor Day)
  • Hummingbird Day * (1st Sat.)
  • National Wilderness system established 1964
  • Skyscraper Day
  • Treaty of Paris signed  1783
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day
  • Writing Day*  (1st Sat.)

Sept. 4

  • Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand) * (1st Sun.)
  • Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
  • Macadamia Nut Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week begins
  • Missionary Marcus Whitman born 1802
  • Waffle Week Begins *(1st full week)
  • Wildlife Day

Sept. 5

  • Bacon Day
  • Be Late For Something Day
  • Cheese Pizza Day
  • International Day of Charity
  • Labor Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Jesse James born 1847
  • Suicide Prevention Week begins
  • Voyager 1 launched 1977

Sept. 6

  • Jane Addams born 1860
  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • Fight Procrastination Day
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World
  • Read a Book Day

Sept. 7

  • Acorn Squash Day
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Feel the Love Day
  • Google founded 1996
  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • Raggedy Ann patented 1915
  • Salami Day
  • Superhuman Day *
  • Threatened Species Day

Sept. 8

  • Date Nut Bread
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Pardon Day
  • Physical Therapy Day
  • Popcorn Festival begins
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC

Sept. 9

  • California Statehood 1850
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day * (2nd Fri.)
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day * (weekend after Labor Day)
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Clean Out Your Garage Day * (Sat. after Labor Day)
  • Drive Your Studebaker Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Sewing Machine Patented 1846
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • TV Dinner Day

Sept. 11

  • Assisted Living Week begins
  • Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Emergency Number Day
  • Grandparents Day *(Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Eid al-Adha *
  • Hot Cross Bun Day
  • Hug Your Hound Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • I Want to Start My Own Business Day
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • No News Is Good News Day
  • Odd Day
  • Pet Memorial Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • 9-11-2001 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week * (2nd full week)

Sept. 12

  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning married 1846
  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • Day of Encouragement
  • Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940
  • Line Dance Week begins * (2nd Mon.)
  • UN Day for South – South Cooperation
  • Video Game Day

Sept. 13

  • Ants on a Log Day * (2nd Tues.)
  • Bald is Beautiful Day
  • Celiac Awareness Day
  • Chocolate Day
  • Author, Roald Dahl born 1916
  • Defy Superstition Day
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Milton Snavely Hershey (founder of Hershey’s Chocolate) born 1857
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • Peanut Day
  • Positive Thinking Day
  • Programmers’ Day (256th day of the year)
  • Snack a Pickle Time
  • Uncle Sam Day

Sept. 14

  • Creme Filled Donut Day
  • Eat a Hoagie Day
  • Margaret Sanger born 1879
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key
  • World Maritime Day

Sept. 15

  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • Felt Hat Day
  • Greenpeace founded 1971
  • International Day of Democracy
  • Dot Day
  • LGBT Awareness Day
  • Linguine Day
  • Make a Hat Day
  • Neonatal Nurses Day
  • Penicillin discovered 1928
  • Software Freedom Day
  • President William B. Taft born 1857

Sept. 16

  • Anna Bradstreet Day
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
  • Gedaliah
  • Guacamole Day
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • Stay Away from Seattle Day
  • Step Family Day
  • Tradesmen Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • Working Parents Day
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day

Sept. 17

  • Apple Dumpling Day
  • Big Whopper Liar Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Citizenship Day
  • Coastal Cleanup Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week begins
  • Eat an Apple Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Time’s Up Day
  • Singer/Songwriter Hank Williams born 1923
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sat.)

Sept. 18

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  created 1947
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • Clean Hands Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • 1851 – 1st Edition of the New York Times Published
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Global Be Responsible Day
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • Keep Kids Creative Week *(last week)
  • Pollution Prevention Week * (3rd full week)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week begins
  • Respect Day
  • Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949
  • Singles Week
  • US Air Force Founded 1947
  • World Water Monitoring Day

Sept. 19

  • Balance Awareness Week begins
  • Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Mickey Mouse 1st appearance 1928
  • Pollution Prevention Week begins
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • Woman Road Warrior Day * (3rd Mon.)

Sept. 20

  • Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
  • Punch Day
  • Women’s Friendship Day

Sept. 21

  • Alzheimer’s Day
  • Banana Festival
  • Coastal Cleanup Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • Miniature Golf Day
  • Peace One Day
  • Pecan Cookie Day
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

  • American Business Women’s Day
  • Autumal Equinox *
  • Band Aid Invented 1922
  • Car Free Day
  • Centenarian’s Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
  • 1st Day of Fall
  • Hobbit Day
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • Mabon *
  • Peace Corps established 1961
  • White Chocolate Day
  • World Rhino Day

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Checkers Day
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • Innergize Day * (Day after Equinox)
  • Love Note Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Native American Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838

Sept. 24

  • Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • The Bullwinkle Show 1st aired 1961
  • Cherries Jubilee Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day *(last Sat.)
  • Fish Amnesty Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Hunting and Fishing Day *(4th Sat.)
  • Kids’ Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Monopoly (board game) introduced
  • Neighborhood Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Public Lands Day *(last Sat.)
  • Punctuation Day
  • Rabbit Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • Teach Ag Day

Sept. 25

  • Ataxia Awareness Day
  • Bill of Rights ratified 1789
  • Comic Book Day
  • Dog Week begins
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day *(last Sun.)
  • Mars Observer launched 1992
  • Math Story Telling Day
  • One-Hit Wonder Day
  • Save the Koala Day
  • Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930
  • World School Milk Day

Sept. 26

  • Johnny Appleseed born 1774
  • Better Breakfast Day
  • Poet T. S. Eliot born 1888
  • Family Dinner Day * (4th Mon.)
  • Composer George Gershwin born 1898
  • Homeschool Spirit Week begins
  • The Muppet Show 1st aired 1976
  • Pancake Day
  • Shamu (the whale) Day

Sept. 27

  • US Revolutionary /Patriot Samuel Adams born 1722
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Chimney Safety Week begins
  • Chocolate Milk Day
  • Corned Beef Hash Day
  • Crush a Can Day
  • Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805
  • Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Confucius born 551 BC
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Public Lands Day
  • See You at the Pole * (4th Wed.)
  • Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

Sept. 29

  • Author Stanley Berenstain born 1923
  • Coffee Day
  • Confucius Day
  • Physicist Enrico Fermi born 1901
  • Happy Goose Day
  • Heart Day
  • Inventors Day
  • Scotland Yard Formed 1829
  • VFW Day
  • William the Conqueror invaded England 1066
  • World Maritime Day *

Sept. 30

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day *(last school day)
  • Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • International Translation Day
  • Mud Pack Day
  • Stapler patented 1841

Here’s my list of my favorite resources for help with Special Days studies  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Specific Special Days in September learning resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/01/special-days-resources-for-september/

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.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/september-2016.html

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/september.htm

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-september

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/september#vegetarian

Happy September!

betty jo

Special Days in May, 2015

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The following post has been updated for May, 2016 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/04/27/special-days-in-may-2016/

May is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days, historic figures, artists and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more!  Whether you are looking for something special to celebrate, observe, learn about, or a food to add to the menu, this Special Days in May 2015  list gives you a variety of choices.

May’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances –

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage
  • Better Hearing and Speech
  • Better Sleep
  • Bikes
  • Civility Awareness
  • Clean Air
  • Creative Beginnings
  • Date Your Mate
  • Eco Driving
  • Electrical Safety
  • Family
  • Foster Care
  • Get Caught Reading
  • Gifts From the Garden
  • Good Car Keeping
  • Haitian Heritage
  • Heal the Children
  • Healthy Vision
  • Inventors
  • Jewish-American Heritage
  • Military Appreciation
  • Older Americans
  • Photograph
  • Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Preservation
  • Recommitment
  • Revise Your Work Schedule
  • Smile
  • Teen CEO
  • Tennis
  • Ultra-violet Awareness
  • Victorious Woman
  • Wetlands
  • Youth Traffic Safety

Mays Food Themes –

  • Asparagus
  • Barbecue
  • Beef
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celiac Awareness
  • Egg
  • Grapefruit
  • Hamburger
  • Kiwi
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Salad
  • Salsa
  • Strawberry
  • Vidalia Onions
  • Vinegar

Daily Specials For May 2015
(the * means that the date varies every year)

May 1

  • Batman Day
  • Cartoon Appreciation Week begins
  • Cheerios Cereal introduced 1941
  • Choose Privacy Week begins
  • Empire State Building dedicated 1931
  • Activist Mary Harris Jones born 1830
  • Hawaiian Lei Day
  • Herb Week begins
  • Loyalty Day
  • May Day
  • Mother Goose Day
  • No Pants Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Pen-Friends Week begins
  • Save the Rhino Day
  • School’s Principals’ Day
  • Smithsonian Institute dedicated 1847
  • Space Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Tuba Day *(1st Fri.)

May 2

  • Baby Day
  • Brothers and Sisters Days
  • Magician Doug Henning born 1947
  • Join Hands Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Kentucky Derby *(1st Sat.)
  • Louisiana  Purchase 1803
  • Inventor Elijah McCoy (“the real McCoy”) born 1844
  • Play Your Ukulele Day
  • Scrapbooking Day *(1st Sat.)

May 3

  • Be Kind to Animals week begins *(1st full week)
  • 1st Comic Book (Famous Funnies) published 1934
  • Garden Meditation Day
  • Lumpy Rug Day
  • Paranormal Day
  • Postcard Week begins ( 1st full week)
  • Two Different Colored Shoes Day
  • World Laughter Day *(1st Mon.)
  • World Press Freedom Day
  • Update Your References Week begins *(1st full week)

May 4

  • Bird Day
  • Children’s Book Week begins * (1st Mon.)
  • 1st Colony (Rhode Island)  to declare independence from Great Britain 1776
  • Columbus reached Jamaica 1494
  • Green Peace launched 1971
  • Intergalactic Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You)
  • Kent State University Vietnam War Protest 1970
  • Kids Win Week  *(Mon. of 1st full week)
  • Educator Horace Mann born 1796
  • Orange Juice Day
  • Public Service Recognition Week*(1st Mon.)
  • Renewal Day
  • Respect for Chickens Day
  • Screen-Free Week begins *
  • Small Business Week *
  • Teacher Appreciation Week begins
  • Walking Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • Wildflower Week begins *(Mon. of 1st full week)

May 5

  • Asthma Day *(1st Tues.)
  • Cartoonist Day
  • Children’s Day (Japan)
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Hoagie Day
  • International Midwives’ Day
  • Oyster Day
  • Teacher Day *(Tues.of 1st full week)
  • Totally Chipotle Day
  • Office Fax introduced 1964

May 6

  • Beverage Day
  • English Channel Tunnel opened 1994
  • Fire Escape patented 1878
  • Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud born 1856
  • Great American Grump Out *(1st Wed.)
  • Hindenburg exploded 1937
  • No Diet Day
  • No Homework Day
  • Nurses Day
  • Tourist Appreciation Day

May 7

  • Composer Johannes Brahms born 1833
  • Lusitania anniversary 1915
  • National Day of Prayer (US) * (1st Thurs.)
  • Composer Tchaikovsky born 1840
  • Tourism Day

May 8

  • Child Care Provider Day *(Fri. before Mother’s Day)
  • Iris Day
  • Military Spouses Day *(Fri. before Mother’s Day)
  • No Socks Day
  • President Harry Truman born 1884
  • VE Day 1945
  • World Red Cross Day

May 9

  • Babysitter’s Day *(Sat. before Mother’s Day)
  • Belly Dance Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Birth Mother’s Day *(Sat. before Mother’s Day)
  • Fair Trade Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Author Eleanor Estes born 1906
  • Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • Migratory Bird Day *(2nd Sat)
  • Miniature Golf Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Missionary Andrew Murray born 1828
  • Train Day *
  • Windmill Day *(2nd Sat.)

May 10

  • Clean Up Your Room Day
  • Food Allergy Week begins *
  • Mother’s Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • Salute to Moms 35+ Week begins *
  • Shrimp Day
  • Transportation Week begins *(week with 3rd Fri.)

May 11

  • Song Writer Irving Berlin born 1888
  • Missionary Andy van der Bijl born 1928
  • Bike to Work Week begins
  • Artist Salvador Dali born 1909
  • Eat What You Want Day
  • Etiquette Week begins *(2nd Mon.)
  • Poet Edward Lear born 1812
  • Minnesota Statehood 1858
  • Reading is Fun Week begins *(2nd full week)
  • Twilight Zone Day
  • World Trade Week begins *

May 12

  • Limerick Day
  • Florence Nightingale born 1820
  • International Nurses Day
  • Nutty Fudge Day
  • Odometer Day

May 13

  • 1st Settlers arrived at Jamestown 1607
  • Donate A Day’s Wages to Charity *(2nd Wed.)
  • Frog Jumping Day
  • Leprechaun Day

May 14

  • Ascension Day *(40 days after Easter)
  • Chicken Dance Day
  • Scientist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit born 1686
  • Artist Thomas Gainsborough born 1727
  • Israel became an independent state 1948
  • Lewis and Clarke’s Expedition began 1804
  • Skylab Space Station launched 1973
  • Underground America Day
  • 1st Webster’s Dictionary Published 1847

May 15

  • Author L.F. Baum born 1856
  • Bike Week begins *(3rd week)
  • Bike to Work Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Chocolate Chip Day
  • Day of Families
  • Endangered Species Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • International Pickle Week begins *(3rd week)
  • NASCAR Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Police Officer Memorial Day
  • Straw Hat Day

May 16

  • 1st Academy Awards 1929
  • Armed Forces Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Biographer’s Day
  • Isra Al Mi’Raj *
  • Love a Tree Day
  • Sea Monkey Day
  • Wear Purple for Peace Day

May 17

  • Backyard Games Week begins *(3rd week)
  • Physician Edward Jenner born 1749
  • New Friends, Old Friends Week begins *(3rd week)
  • New York Stock Exchange begins 1792
  • Pack Rat Day
  • Stepmother’s Day *(Sun. after Mother’s Day)
  • World Telecommunications Day

May 18

  • Mt. St. Helen Eruption Anniversary 1980
  • Museum Day
  • No Dirty Dishes Day
  • Victoria Day *(Mon. before May 25)
  • Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19

  • Boy’s Club Day
  • Activist Malcolm X born 1925
  • May Ray Day
  • Queen Anne beheaded 1536

May 20

  • Be a Millionaire Day
  • Eliza Doolittle Day
  • Dolly Madison born 1768
  • Pick Strawberries Day
  • Quiche Lorraine Day
  • Weights and Measures Day

May 21

  • Fossil Hunter Mary Anning born 1799
  • American Red Cross Founders Day
  • End of the World/Rapture Party Day
  • Artist, Henri Rousseau born 1844
  • Missionary James Hudson Taylor born 1832
  • Waiters and Waitresses Day
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 22

  • 1st Atlas published 1570
  • Biological Diversity Day
  • Buy a Musical Instrument Day
  • Artist Mary Cassatt born 1844
  • Frozen Yogurt Week *(4th week)
  • Maritime Day
  • Toothpaste Tube invented 1892
  • Wig Out Day *(Fri. before Memorial Day)

May 23

  • Feminist Margaret Fuller born 1810
  • Lucky Penny Day
  • Shavuot
  • South Carolina Statehood 1788
  • Taffy Day
  • World Turtle Day

May 24

  • Brooklyn Bridge opened 1883
  • Hurricane Preparedness Week begins
  • Indianapolis 500
  • 1st Morse Code Message Sent 1844
  • Pentecost *
  • Puppeteer Frank Oz born 1944
  • Tiara Day

May 25

  • Brown Bag It Day
  • Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson born 1803
  • Memorial Day *(last Mon.)
  • Missing Children’s Day
  • Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day
  • Dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson born 1878
  • Star Wars premiered 1977
  • Tap Dance Day
  • Towel Day

May 26

  • Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  • Indian Removal Act signed into law 1830
  • Astronaut Sally Ride born 1951
  • Tiananmen Square Protest 1989
  • Actor John Wayne born 1907

May 27

  • Activist Amelia Jenks Bloomer born 1818
  • Conservationist Rachel Carson born 1907
  • Cellophane Tape introduced 1930
  • Golden Gate Bridge opened 1964
  • Sunscreen Day

May 28

  • Amnesty International Day
  • Big Ben arrived in Westminster 1859
  • Poet May Swenson born 1913

May 29

  • Patriot Patrick Henry born 1736
  • Paperclip patented 1867
  • President John Kennedy born  1917
  • Learn About Composting Day
  • Rhode Island Statehood 1790
  • Wisconsin Statehood 1848

May 30

  • Compact Disc introduced 1981
  • International Jazz Day
  • Lincoln Memorial dedicated 1922
  • Civil Rights Leader Clara Luper born 1923
  • Mariner launched 1971
  • Queen of England Jane Seymour born 1508
  • Water a Flower Day
  • Wireless Telegraph patented 1872

May 31

  • Macaroon Day
  • Poet Walt Whitman born 1819
  • What You Think Upon Grows Day
  • World No Tobacco Day

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 calendars.

Se7en’s May…

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/may-2015.html

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/may

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/may.htm

Happy May!

betty jo

 

 

Learning Resources for March

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The Resource List for March has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/03/01/march-resources/

Here’s a BIG list of March learning resources!

March Themes and Special Days List for 2015

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/02/27/special-days-in-march-2015/

March Prayer Calendar for Children

March 2015 Prayer Calendar for Children

March Science Calendar

http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/?s=march+science+calendar

15 Things to do in March

http://diyhomeschooler.com/?s=march

March Themed Bible Lessons and Activities 

http://www.christianitycove.com/

March Themed Daily Writing Prompts

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/march/

March Themed Arts & Crafts

http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/mar.shtml

March Themed Math Lessons

http://www.yummymath.com/?s=march

Resources for Specific March Themes

  • Red Cross – K-12 Resources –

http://redcrossyouth.org/high-school/resources/

  • Women’s History – Timeline of Historic Women in a PDF –

http://www.diversityinc.com/medialib/uploads/2010/03/MIB.2012Women.Timeline.pdf

  • Peanuts – History, FAQ’s, Trivia, and Interactive Games –

http://www.peanutcircusclub.com/games.htm

  • Dolphin Awareness – Research Resources –

http://www.franw.com/2013/11/dolphins-research-resource.html

  • Irish American History – 3 Part Video

  • Nutrition – Thematic Units and Resources –

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/health-and-nutrition-everything-you-need

Resources for March’s Daily Specials  (some of the following are studies we’ve done in Marches past, others are recommended by other homeschoolers, and the rest are the result of a quick online search for topics we may be interested in learning about)

March Statehood Anniversaries

  • Nebraska – March 1, 1867
  • Ohio – March 1, 1803
  • Florida – March 3, 1845
  • Vermont – March 4, 1791
  • Maine – March 15, 1820

–  States videos and facts –

http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

Presidents with March Birthdays

  • Andrew Jackson – March 15, 1767
  • James Madison – March 16, 1751
  • Grover Cleveland – March 18, 1837
  • John Tyler – March 30, 1790

These are the resources we use to learn and review the presidents –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

March 1 – Celebrate Your Name Week begins – Activity ideas –

http://www.examiner.com/article/ways-to-participate-celebrate-your-name-week

– Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins –  For all things “weather” explained and weather experiments –

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

–  Yellowstone Park established 1872 – Facts, history, videos, photos, and more –

http://yellowstone.net/

March 2 – Author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904 – Printables, crafts, and recipes

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/learning-with-dr-seuss-100-free-dr-seuss-themed-printables-crafts-recipes-and-activities/

March 3 – National Anthem Day – The Star Spangled Banner resources –

http://outsidethebox93.org/StarSpangledBanner/index.htm

–  Alexander Graham Bell born 1847 – Biography and printables –

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdbell.htm

March 4

– Jane Goodall born 1934 – Educators resources and printables –

http://www.wildchimpanzees.org/educators/activities.php

– Grammar Day – Lessons and quizzes –

http://www.grammar-monster.com/

March 5 – Boston Massacre 1770 – Watch a short informative video with political pictures –

March 6 – Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475 –  We did a wonderful study on him a couple of years with an art project that still gets talked about today! –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

March 7 – Iditarod Race – History, racer bios, videos –

http://iditarod.com/

March 8 – Aardvark Week begins – Videos and facts –

http://www.arkive.org/aardvark/orycteropus-afer/video-03b.html

March 9 – Wildlife Week begins  –   Educators resources –

http://www.nwf.org/National-Wildlife-Week/Educators.aspx

March 10 – Harriet Tubman born 1820 – Biography and printables –

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdtub.htm

March 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day – Research, projects, and activities –

http://www.franw.com/2013/09/the-life-of-john-chapman-and-legend-of.html

March 12 – Alfred Hitchcock Day – What, Why and How to celebrate –

http://filmschoolrejects.com/features/13-ways-to-celebrate-national-alfred-hitchcock-day.php

March 13 –  Uranus discovered 1781 –

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/uranus.htm

March 14 – Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879- Lesson plans, ideas, and activities

http://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/albert-einstein-for-kids-lesson-plan.html

– Pi Day – Activities, information, and videos –

http://www.piday.org/2008/2008-pi-day-activities-for-teachers/

March 15 – Agriculture Week begins – Ag facts, farm tours, teacher resources and activities

http://www.agclassroom.org/student/index.htm

– Chocolate Week begins – Research, projects, and activities –

http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

March 16 – Brain Awareness Week begins – Here’s the online resources from last year’s brain studies –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/11/brain-awareness-week/

March 17 –  St. Patrick’s Day – Learning resources –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/15/learning-resources-for-st-patricks-day/

March 18 – Mount St. Helen erupted 1980 – Information and facts –

http://www.livescience.com/27553-mount-st-helens-eruption.html

March 19 – Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813 – Read his biography and learn about Victoria Falls –

http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/david-livingstone.html

March 20 – Spring Equinox – explained  –

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/equinox.html

– Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928) – Watch episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

http://pbskids.org/rogers/

March 21 – Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685 – Biography and printables –

http://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library/hey-kids-meet-johann-sebastian-bach.htm

March 22 – World Water Day – Resources and Activities –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/22/world-water-day/

March 23 – Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775 – Liberty’s Kids has an episode about this –

March 24 – Harry Houdini born 1874 – Resources for learning magic tricks –

http://www.franw.com/2014/11/magic-tricks-resource-page.html

March 25 – Manatee Appreciation Day – A couple of years ago, we made a manatee lapbook that turned into a science fair project – resources and printables –

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/manatee_lapbook.php

– Tolkien Reading Day – Lit Study guides available for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/index_author_t.html

March 26 –  Poet Robert Frost born 1874 – “Tea Time” biography –

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2013/03/tea-time-with-robert-frost/

March 27 – Crossword Puzzle Weekend begins – Make your own crossword puzzle with this free generator –

http://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/

March 28 – Earth Hour – K-12 STEM Resources about climate change –

http://sciencenetlinks.com/collections/earth-hour/

March 29 – Palm Sunday – Passion Week activities and resources –

http://howtohomeschoolmychild.com/palm-sunday-activities-for-kids-weekend-links/

March 30 – Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853 – Appreciation lesson plans and activities –

http://www.vangoghgallery.com/lesson_plans/

–  Doctor Day – Doctor pretend play printable kit –

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-doctor-pretend-play-kit-printables/

March 31 – Eiffel Tower opened 1889 –  Fun facts

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

As long as this list is, it’s not nearly all of the learning possibilities for the month of March.  If you have a favorite resource, let me know and I’ll get it added to the list.  I appreciate all the help I can get!

Happy March Learning!

betty jo

Superstitions

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Summer craziness and busyness started this week.  E is teaching at junior color guard camp.  Z is in VBS, B’s working for camp money, J’s been promised a movie at the theater. And all of us start the local library’s summer reading program which this week includes a water/comedy/magic show.  Not to mention, we still have our tutoring/babysitting job twice a week.  With so much happening with just life, I had thought that we wouldn’t have any “school” this week.   But…

In my homeschooling journal I found a note from back in February that said to check bookmarks for “superstition” for summer school lessons for the week of 6/9 – 6/13.

I’m wowed by the resources and links I had saved up for this week.  Surely we’ll have time to learn about superstitions because this stuff is INTERESTING!  Below are the sites I had bookmarked in case you can make time for a little superstition too.

Article from Kid Culture, Superstitions Around the World , http://kidculture.org/2011/10/28/superstitions-around-the-world/

Origins and history of superstitions from Britannica Kids  http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9277965/superstition

Origins of common superstitions explained at Live Science http://www.livescience.com/33507-origins-of-superstitions.html

Behavioral psychology  in regards to superstitions discussed from Kids Net Encyclopedia  http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/su/Superstition

20 +free superstition worksheets  from Busy Teacher (you’ll need an account, but it’s easy to set up)  http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-vocabulary/superstitions-worksheets/

Superstition origins video from Mental Floss (this one’s for the older kids and me)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFyDUaSi-5w

To keep this study in the right perspective we’ll include 1 Timothy 4:7 with this study.  “ People tell silly stories that don’t agree with God’s truth. Don’t follow what these stories teach. But teach yourself to be devoted to God.

And finally some music, which my kids will consider ancient history, but saying such a thing may bring them some bad luck!

betty jo

 

Salem Witch Trials

salemThis being Halloween week, we have decided to study the Salem Witch Trials for our American history lessons.  Our goals for this study go beyond learning history and adding pages to our notebooks .  I hope that when this week is over we will have a better understanding about how dangerous rumors can be, and how easy it is to fall into the trap of contributing to the spread of false accusations.

As with all of our studies, this one started with a library trip.  These are the selections we chose for our witch trial studies.

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Below are the links to the online resources we are using.

Easy to read 2 page article about the Salem Witch Trials  http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_salem_1.html

Biography of Increase Mather and witch trial word puzzles, printables, worksheets and quiz  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdmath.htm

Witch themed writing paper printables for notebooking and journaling  http://prek-8.com/holiday/halloween/halloween_paper_index4.php

Video walking tour of Salem  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qau3Xrv7-g

The following links are what my teens are following for further study.

Short article explaining the possible causes of the mass hysteria occurring during the Salem witch trial era  http://ancientstandard.com/2011/07/11/salem-witch-trials-mass-hysteria-or-mass-lsd-trip/

From the  History Channel  http://www.history.com/topics/salem-witch-trials/videos#

Letters, maps, sermons, art, and trial transcripts  http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/home.html

PDF of Author Miller’s The Crucible http://asbamericanlit.edublogs.org/files/2011/10/21078735-The-Crucible-Arthur-Miller-2hmdzot.pdf

Witch Trial interactive game (this is not for younger children, it needs to be played/reviewed by the parent before giving the link to the teens)  http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/salem-witch-trials-interactive/?ar_a=1

betty jo

 

 

 

Studying Ramadan

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According to my special days calendar for July,  the Muslim holiday Ramadan started on the 9th and continues for thirty days.  Other than knowing that it is a time of fasting followed by a celebration for those of the Islamic faith, I know very little about the holiday.  With the current estimated Muslim population being over 1.6 billion, I think learning more about Ramadan is something we need to add to our summer school calendar studies.

Below are the links we are using for our Ramadan study.

The Homeschool Buzz has a free download for a Ramadan activity book designed  for children 5 to 7 years.  I think this is an excellent source for all of us who are not familiar with the holiday regardless of age.  I learned a great deal and I’m sure others who are not of the Muslim faith would also.  I appreciate  the work and creativity put into this resource and the willingness to share.  You can download the Ramadan activity book here.  http://pakistanhomeschooler.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/ramadan-activity-book-free/

For a Ramadan guide that is not in a pdf format click here  http://www.msichicago.org/scrapbook/scrapbook_exhibits/catw2004/traditions/countries/ramadan.html

Several basic Ramadan information links here  http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/ramadan.htm

The Huffington Post has put together a photo album of current Ramadan pictures from around the world   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/10/ramadan-2013-pictures_n_3573707.html

For traditional Ramadan recipes from around the world click here  http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Ramadan/Detail.aspx

Click here for my July’s special days calendar  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/06/28/julys-special-days/

betty jo

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