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Special Days in September, 2018

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, 2018 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
  • 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 of Achievement
  • Women’s Friendship
  • World Animal Remembrance Month

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 2017 Daily Specials  (the * behind the special day means that the day falls on a different date from year to year)

Sept. 1

  • Buffalo Chicken Wings Days * (Sat. and Sun. before Labor Day)
  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Cherry Popover Day
  • Chicken Boy’s Day
  • Emma M. Nutt Day
  • Enthusiasm Week begins
  • Hummingbird Day (1st Sat.)
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week begins
  • Self-University Week begins
  • Writing Day * (1st Sat.)

Sept. 2

  • Bison-ten Yell Day
  • Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand) * (1st Sun.)
  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • US Treasury Dept. established 1789
  •  VJ Day 1945
  • Vietnam Independence 1945
  • Waffle Week Begins * (1st full week)

Sept. 3

  • Afternoon Tea Day
  • American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777
  • Labor Day * (1st Mon.)
  • National Wilderness system established 1964
  • Penicillin Discovered 1928 (some sources say Sept. 15 and others Sept. 30)
  • Qatar Independence 1971
  • San Marino Independence 301 AD
  • Skyscraper Day
  • Treaty of Paris signed  1783
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day
  • WWII – Great Britain, France, New Zealand, and Australia declare war on Germany Sept. 3-15,1939

Sept. 4

  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
  • Macadamia Nut Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week begins
  • Missionary Marcus Whitman born 1802
  • Wildlife Day

Sept. 5

  • Bacon Day
  • Be Late For Something Day
  • Cheese Pizza Day
  • International Day of Charity
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Jesse James born 1847
  • Suicide Prevention Week begins
  • Voyager 1 launched 1977

Sept. 6

  • Jane Addams born 1860
  • Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • Fight Procrastination Day
  • Horn Dance Day
  • Magellan Completed 1st Circumnavigation of the World 1527
  • 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World
  • Read a Book Day
  • Swaziland Independence 1968

Sept. 7

  • Acorn Squash Day
  • Brazil Independence 1822
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Grace Darling Day
  • Feel the Love Day
  • Google founded 1996
  • Lazy Mom’s Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • Raggedy Ann patented 1915
  • Salami Day
  • Superhuman Day
  • Threatened Species Day

Sept. 8

  • Clean Out Your Garage Day * (Sat. after Labor Day)
  • Date Nut Bread
  • Drive Your Studebaker Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • Inca Ice Maiden Day
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC
  • Pardon Day
  • Physical Therapy Day
  • Popcorn Festival begins
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day * (weekend after Labor Day)

Sept. 9

  • California Statehood 1850
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • Grandparents Day * (Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Hug Your Hound Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Pet Memorial Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Rosh Hashanah begins *
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week * (2nd full week)
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Horn Dance * (Mon. after the 4th)
  • Line Dance Week begins * (2nd Mon.)
  • Sewing Machine Patented 1846
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • TV Dinner Day

Sept. 11

  • Ants on a Log Day * (2nd Tues.)
  • Assisted Living Week begins
  • Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Emergency Number Day
  • Hot Cross Bun Day
  • I Want to Start My Own Business Day
  • Last Night of the Proms
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • No News Is Good News Day
  • Odd Day
  • 9-11-2001 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day

Sept. 12

  • Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning married 1846
  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • Cleopatra’s Needle erected 1878
  • Day of Encouragement
  • Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940
  • UN Day for South – South Cooperation
  • Video Game Day

Sept. 13

  • 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
  • Handel’s ‘Messiah’ composed 1741
  • Holly Rood Day
  • Margaret Sanger born 1879
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day * (2nd Fri.)
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key

Sept. 15

  • Battle of Britain Day 1940
  • Big Whopper Liar Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Coastal Cleanup Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Costa Rica Independence 1821
  • Eat an Apple Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • El Salvador Independence 1821
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • Guatemala Independence 1821
  • Honduras Independence 1821
  • Nicaragua Independence 1821
  • 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 (some sources say Sept. 3 and others Sept. 30)
  • Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Software Freedom Day
  • President William B. Taft born 1857
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sat.)

Sept. 16

  • Anna Bradstreet Day
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • Clean Hands Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Gedaliah
  • Guacamole Day
  • Horseman’s Sunday * (3rd Sun.)
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day 1810
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Pollution Prevention Week * (3rd full week)
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Papua New Guinea Independence 1975
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • Stay Away from Seattle Day
  • Step Family Day
  • Working Parents Day
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day

Sept. 17

  • Apple Dumpling Day
  • Citizenship Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week begins
  • Time’s Up Day
  • Singer/Songwriter Hank Williams born 1923
  • Woman Road Warrior Day * (3rd Mon.)

Sept. 18

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  created 1947
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • Chile Independence 1975
  • 1851 – 1st Edition of the New York Times Published
  • Global Be Responsible Day
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week begins
  • Respect Day
  • Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949
  • Singles Week
  • US Air Force Founded 1947
  • World Gurning Championships
  • World Water Monitoring Day
  • Yom Kipper *

Sept. 19

  • Balance Awareness Week begins
  • Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • George Cadbury (founder of Cadbury’s Cocoa and Chocolate Co.) born 1839
  • Mickey Mouse 1st appearance 1928
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sept. 20

  • Ashura *
  • Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
  • Eid al-Adha *
  • Punch Day
  • Women’s Friendship Day

Sept. 21

  • Alzheimer’s Day
  • Banana Festival
  • Belize Independence 1981
  • Coastal Cleanup Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • Malta Independence 1964
  • Miniature Golf Day
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • Peace One Day
  • Pecan Cookie Day
  • Tradesmen Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

  • 1st Day of Autumn/Autumnal Equinox *
  • American Business Women’s Day
  • Band Aid Invented 1922
  • Bulgaria Independence 1908
  • Car Free Day
  • Centenarian’s Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
  • Fish Amnesty Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Hobbit Day
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • Mabon *
  • Mali Independence 1960
  • Peace Corps established 1961
  • Stonehenge Day
  • White Chocolate Day
  • World Rhino Day

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Checkers Day
  • Harvest Festival (UK)
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • Innergize Day * (day after equinox)
  • Keep Kids Creative Week * (last week)
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • Saudi Arabia Independence 1932
  • Sea Otter Awareness Week * (last week)
  • Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838

Sept. 24

  • Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • The Bullwinkle Show 1st aired 1961
  • Cherries Jubilee Day
  • George Cross instituted 1940
  • Family Dinner Day * (4th Mon.)
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • International Homeschool Spirit Week * (4th Mon.)
  • Monopoly (board game) introduced
  • Punctuation Day
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • Teach Ag Day

Sept. 25

  • Ataxia Awareness Day
  • Bill of Rights ratified 1789
  • Comic Book Day
  • Dog Week begins
  • Greenwich Meantime (GMT) began 1676
  • 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
  • European Day of Languages
  • Composer George Gershwin born 1898
  • The Muppet Show 1st aired 1976
  • Pancake Day
  • See You at the Pole * (4th Wed.)
  • 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
  • Stockton & Darlington Railway opened 1825
  • World Maritime Day *
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day * (last school day)
  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Love Note Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Native American Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Public Lands Day
  • Save the Koala Day * (last Fri.)
  • Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • Saint Wenceslas Day
  • World Rabies Day

Sept. 29

  • Author Stanley Berenstain born 1923
  • Coffee Day
  • Confucius born 551 BC
  • Physicist Enrico Fermi born 1901
  • Family Health and Fitness Day * (last Sat.)
  • Happy Goose Day
  • Heart Day
  • Inventors Day
  • Michaelmas Day/ Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel
  • Public Lands Day * (last Sat.)
  • Scotland Yard Formed 1829
  • VFW Day
  • William the Conqueror invaded England 1066

Sept. 30

  • Botswana Independence 1966
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day * (last Sun.)
  • Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • International Translation Day
  • Mud Pack Day
  • Nelson’s Column Construction began 1840
  • Penicillin Discovered 1928 (some sources say Sept. 3 and others Sept. 15)
  • Stapler patented 1841

RESOURCES:

Free Printable Download  – Special Days in September

My (growing) list of September Resources *currently being updated for 2018)   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/

How I use Special Days lists in our homeschool blog series :

Special Days and the Evolution of Morning Calendar Time

Special Days and Biographies

Special Days and Geography

Special Days and Science

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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

http://projectbritain.com/calendars/sept.html

http://aglobalworld.com/international-independence-days/country-independence-day.php

Happy September!

betty jo

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Learning Resources for September, 2015

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The list for September Resources has been updated for 2017  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/01/special-days-resources-for-september/

Here’s a HUGE resource collection to help teach (and learn) throughout the month of September!  I’ll be updating this list with more resources as we go along, so check back.  And, if you have any special day resource favorites, be sure to let me know and I’ll edit them. I appreciate all the help I can get!

BIG List of Special Days in September, 2015 –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/08/26/special-days-in-september-2015/

Sept. Holidays and Celebrations –  http://holidaywhiz.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html

Sept. Prayer Calendar for Children –  http://cherigamble.com/2014/08/09/september-2014-prayer-calendar-for-children/

Sept. Science Calendarhttp://thehomeschoolscientist.com/september-2015-science-calendar/

Sept. Algebra and Geometry Calendars  –  https://partiallyderivative.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/september-2015-problem-calendars/

Sept. Daily Lesson Plans, Writing Prompts, and Bulletin Boards  http://www.theteacherscorner.net/monthly-resources/september.php

Monthly Authors/Illustrators and Events Almanacs – Librarian Resources K-12 (This is a “new to me” resource and looks wonderful)  http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/almanacs/index.html

Sept. Fact Cards –  http://www.currclick.com/product/64219/September-Facts-Copywork–Mini-Cards?src=newest

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

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

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

Sept. Themed Arts and Crafts –  http://kinderart.com/seasons/sept.shtml

Sept. Holiday Themed Crafts –  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/craftsbyholidays.html

Sept. Star Gazer’s Guide –  http://farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2015/08/23/stargazers-guide-to-september-2015/

15 Things to do in September –  http://diyhomeschooler.com/15-things-to-do-in-september-2015/

Sept. Netflix Guide –  http://www.texomashomepage.com/entertainment/netflix-september-list

Specific September Themed Resources

Apples –  Learning Resources, Recipes, and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2013/11/apple-resources.html

Classical Music –  Try these samples of free SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) Lessons  –  http://www.homegrownlearners.com/squilt/

Disaster Preparedness –

DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education  –  Learn from this Animation Library –  https://www.dnalc.org/resources/animations/

Happy Cat Month –  Domesticated Cats Learning Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2014/08/domesticated-cats-resource-page.html

Children’s Good Manners –  Articles, Tips, Games, and more from Emily Post –  http://www.emilypost.com/home-and-family

Food Safety –  Tips, activities, and games for kids –  http://www.homefoodsafety.org/kids

People Skills –

Save a Tiger –  Facts, photos, sounds –  http://bigcatrescue.org/photos-and-facts/

Sewing –  Easy Sewing Crafts for Kids –  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/feltsewinglearnhowtosewartscraftsideaskids.html

Update Your Resume –   Student Resume Tips and Forms –  http://homeschooltipsandresources.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-student-resume-part-2.html

Presidents with September Birthdays

September Statehood Anniversaries

  • California – Sept. 9 1850 –

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

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

September Daily Specials

Sept. 1 –  Nutrition Week begins –  Lesson Plans, Activities, and Interactive Games –  http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education/teachers-lesson-plans

Sept. 2 – Blueberry Popsicle Day – A short article with the ‘cool’ history of the popsicle invention http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-blueberry-popsicle-day

Sept 3 –  American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777 –   Resources and Activities http://www.franw.com/2011/07/united-states-flag.html

Sept. 3 –  Skyscraper Day – Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/09/03/resources-for-learning-about-skyscrapers/

Sept. 6 –  Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World –  Mayflower Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2011/11/mayflower.html

Sept. 6 –  Iguana Awareness Day –  Huge Lizzard Resource List –  http://www.franw.com/2014/05/lizard-resource-page.html

Sept. 7 –  Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860 –  Biography, Printables, and Resources –  http://gardenofpraise.com/art43.htm

Sept. 11 –  9/11 Remembrance Day/Patriot Day –  Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/10/teaching-resources-for-patriot-day/

Sept. 12 –  Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940 – Cave Art Project –  http://artlessonsforkids.me/2009/03/15/cave-art-comes-alive/

Sept 12 – Video Game Day –  Video Games turned into lessons –  http://www.franw.com/2015/08/video-games.html

Sept 13 –  Chocolate Day –  Learning Resources, Recipes, and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

Sept. 13 –  Author, Roald Dahl born 1916 –  Play Games, Quizzes, and Crafts –  https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/kids

Sept. 13 –  Defy Superstition Day –  Learning Resources (this was one of our more interesting studies)  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/06/10/superstitions/

Sept. 14  – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key 1814 – Learning Resources and Activities http://www.franw.com/2013/07/the-star-spangled-banner.html

Sept. 15 –  Dot Day –  Be inspired to create wonderful works of art with The Dot!  Watch this video if you don’t have the book –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM

Sept. 15 –  Make a Hat Day – These cardboard recycle hats are great!  We made J’s magician’s hat from one of these . –  http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/06/hats.html

Sept 16 – Collect Rocks Day –  Rocks and Minerals Learning Resources and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2015/08/rock-mineral-resources.html

Sept. 17 –  Constitution Week begins –  Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/17/constitution-week-resources/

Sept. 18 –  Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949 –  Watch a few of these videos –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWdFIXn2Mdo&list=PLL3uNn7f3npgkXGEU71mZSlb31vki3v-J

Sept. 18 – CIA created, 1947 –  K-12 Resources, Games, and Puzzles from the CIA –  https://www.cia.gov/kids-page

Sept. 18 –  US Air Force Founded 1947 – Download this free US Military Mini Helper –  http://www.currclick.com/product/48812/US-Military-Mini-Helper?term=mini+helper+militar&it=1&site=

Sept. 19 –  Red Panda Day * –  Download a free activity book and activity packet –  http://redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

Sept. 19 –  Talk Like a Pirate Day – Pirate Unit Study Resources and Activities (this was one of our all time favorites!) –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/19/arrrrgh-pirates/

Sept. 20 –  Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941 – Glass Sculpture Art Lesson –  http://www.teachkidsart.net/dale-chihuly-glass-sculpture-inspiration/

Sept. 21 –  International Homeschool Spirit Week begins * –

Monday: Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday: International Day
Wednesday: Wacky Tacky Wednesday
Thursday: Retro Day
Friday: Giving Day

Sept. 21 – Miniature Golf Day – DIY Mini Golf Course (indoors or outdoors)  –  http://www.mykidsadventures.com/build-your-own-mini-golf-course/#more-8858

Sept. 22 –  Elephant Appreciation Day –  Resources and Activities –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/10/elephants/

Sept. 22 –  World Rhino Day –  Lapbooking Printables –  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/rhinos.php

Sept. 23 – Autumnal Equinox – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2013/09/fall-equinox.html

Sept. 23 –  Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800 –  Free McGuffey Readers –  http://www.learn-to-read-prince-george.com/McGuffey-readers.html

Sept. 23 – Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838 – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2012/11/inspiring-people-victoria-woodhull.html

Sept. 24 – Jim Henson born 1936 – Links to videos, creatures, studios, and more –  http://www.henson.com/index.php

Sept. 24 –  Punctuation Day –  Interactive game –  http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html

Sept. 24 –  Teach Ag Day – Teacher and Parents Resources –  http://www.naae.org/teachag/index.cfm

Sept 25 –  Comic Book Day – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2015/04/create-comic.html

Sept. 26 – Shamu (the whale) Day – FAQs –  http://seaworld.org/en/animal-info/ask-shamu/faq/#killer-whales

Sept. 27 –  Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805 –  Biography and Printables –  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdmuller.htm

Sept. 27 –  Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822 –  Fun Facts –  http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/rosetta.htm

Sept. 28 –  Confucius born 551 BC – Biography, Information, and Resources –  http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/Confucius.html

Sept. 29 –  Heart Day – Kid’s Activities –  http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/ActivitiesforKids/Activities-for-Kids_UCM_304155_SubHomePage.jsp

Sept. 29 – Inventors Day – Inventions, Inventors, and Innovations History  –  http://www.ideafinder.com/history/index.html

Sept 30 –  Hot Mulled Cider Day – Try making your own apple cider with this recipe –   http://www.franw.com/2013/09/homemade-apple-cider.html

Happy September Learning!

betty jo

 

 

Teaching Resources for September

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Here’s a BIG list of online resources for teaching and learning with some of September themes and special days.  (Special Days in September, 2014 https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/29/special-days-in-september-2014/)  Some of these are resources from past studies and others are links I have bookmarked to investigate as I make our September learning plans.  There’s wonderful learning opportunities all month long!

Themes:

Apples – Nutrition, crafts, Johnny Appleseed (his birthday is the 26th), recipes, experiments and general information  http://www.franw.com/2013/11/apple-resources.html

Disaster Preparedness –

Happy Cat – Domesticated Cats Resource Page  http://www.franw.com/2014/08/domesticated-cats-resource-page.html

People Skills –

Update Your Resume – This link belongs to our resources from Career Week,  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/04/06/what-do-you-want-to-be/

Special Days:

3- Skyscraper Day  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/09/03/resources-for-learning-about-skyscrapers/

11 – Remembrance Day/Patriot Day  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/10/teaching-resources-for-patriot-day/

15 – President William B. Taft born 1857  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day – Last year around this time we were finishing up a unit study on pirates.   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/19/arrrrgh-pirates/

17 (?????) – Constitution Week – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/17/constitution-week-resources/

22-25  – Homeschool Spirit Week – Always the 4th Week in September.  Join homeschoolers from all over the world, to have a blast celebrating homeschool spirit!  http://homeschoolspiritweek.com/2014/08/19/homeschool-spirit-week-2014-theme-days-are-here/

22 – Elephant Appreciation Day  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/10/elephants/

22- Autumn Equinox – http://www.franw.com/2013/09/fall-equinox.html

Please leave a comment about what “special” themes and days you’ll be learning about in your homeschooling lessons.  Share links too, if you have them.  And if you have a question, please ask!

Happy September Learning!

betty jo