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SPECIAL DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, 2017

 

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 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

  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Cherry Popover Day
  • Chicken Boy’s Day
  • Eid al-Adha *
  • Emma M. Nutt Day
  • Enthusiasm Week begins
  • Lazy Mom’s Day * (1st Fri.)
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week begins
  • Self-University Week begins

Sept. 2

  • Bison-ten Yell Day
  • Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • Hummingbird Day * (1st Sat.)
  • US Treasury Dept. established 1789
  • Writing Day * (1st Sat.)
  •  VJ Day 1945
  • Vietnam Independence 1945

Sept. 3

  • Afternoon Tea Day
  • American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings Days * (Sat. and Sun. before Labor Day)
  • Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand) * (1st Sun.)
  • 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
  • Waffle Week begins * (1st full week)
  • WWII – Great Britain, France, New Zealand, and Australia declare war on Germany Sept. 3-15,1939

Sept. 4

  • Labor Day * (1st Mon.)
  • 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

  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • 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
  • Iguana Awareness 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
  • 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
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • Inca Ice Maiden Day
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Pardon Day
  • Physical Therapy Day
  • Popcorn Festival begins
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day  * (2nd Fri.)
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC

Sept. 9

  • California Statehood 1850
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Clean Out Your Garage Day * (Sat. after Labor Day)
  • Drive Your Studebaker Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day * (weekend after Labor Day)
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Grandparents Day * (Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Hug Your Hound Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Pet Memorial Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Sewing Machine Patented 1846
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • TV Dinner Day
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week begins * (2nd full week)

Sept. 11

  • Assisted Living Week begins
  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Emergency Number Day
  • Horn Dance * (Mon. after the 4th)
  • Hot Cross Bun Day
  • I Want to Start My Own Business Day
  • Last Night of the Proms
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Line Dance Week begins * (2nd Mon.)
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • No News Is Good News Day
  • Odd Day
  • 9-11-2001 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day

Sept. 12

  • Ants on a Log Day *  (2nd Tues.)
  • 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
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key
  • World Maritime Day

Sept. 15

  • Battle of Britain Day 1940
  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Costa Rica Independence 1821
  • El Salvador Independence 1821
  • Guatemala Independence 1821
  • Honduras Independence 1821
  • Nicaragua Independence 1821
  • Felt Hat Day
  • Greenpeace founded 1971
  • International Day of Democracy
  • Dot Day
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • LGBT Awareness Day
  • Linguine Day
  • Make a Hat Day
  • Neonatal Nurses Day
  • Penicillin discovered 1928 (some sources say Sept. 3 and others say Sept. 30)
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • Software Freedom Day
  • President William B. Taft born 1857
  • Tradesmen Day * (3rd Fri.)

Sept. 16

  • Anna Bradstreet Day
  • Big Whopper Liar Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • Coastal Cleanup Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
  • Eat an Apple Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Gedaliah
  • Guacamole Day
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day 1810
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Papua New Guinea Independence 1975
  • Red Panda Day (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day (3rd Sat.)
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • Stay Away from Seattle Day
  • Step Family Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day  * (3rd Sat.)
  • Working Parents Day
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day

Sept. 17

  • Apple Dumpling Day
  • Citizenship Day
  • Clean Hands Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week begins
  • Horseman’s Sunday * (3rd Sun.)
  • Pollution Prevention Week  * (3rd full week)
  • Time’s Up Day
  • Singer/Songwriter Hank Williams born 1923

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
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • 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
  • Woman Road Warrior Day * (3rd Mon.)
  • World Gurning Championships
  • World Water Monitoring Day

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
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sept. 20

  • Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
  • Punch Day
  • Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset *
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • 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
  • Peace One Day
  • Pecan Cookie Day
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

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

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Checkers Day
  • Fish Amnesty Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Hunting and Fishing Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Harvest Festival (UK)
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • Innergize Day * (day after equinox)
  • Kids’ Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Neighborhood Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • Rabbit Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Saudi Arabia Independence 1932
  • Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838

Sept. 24

  • Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • The Bullwinkle Show 1st aired 1961
  • Cherries Jubilee Day
  • George Cross instituted 1940
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day * (last Sun.)
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Keep Kids Creative Week * (last week)
  • 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
  • Family Dinner Day  * (4th Mon.)
  • Greenwich Meantime (GMT) began 1676
  • Homeschool Spirit Week begins * ( 4th Mon.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • See You at the Pole * (4th Wed.)
  • Stockton & Darlington Railway opened 1825
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Public Lands Day
  • Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • Saint Wenceslas Day
  • World Rabies Day

Sept. 29

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day * (last school day)
  • Ashura *
  • Author Stanley Berenstain born 1923
  • Coffee Day
  • Confucius born 551 BC
  • Physicist Enrico Fermi born 1901
  • Happy Goose Day
  • Heart Day
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • Inventors Day
  • Michaelmas Day/ Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel
  • Save the Koala Day * (last Fri.)
  • Scotland Yard Formed 1829
  • VFW Day
  • William the Conqueror invaded England 1066
  • World Maritime Day *
  • Yom Kipper *

Sept. 30

  • Botswana Independence 1966
  • Fall Astronomy Day *
  • Family Health and Fitness Day * (last Sat.)
  •  Penicillin Discovered 1928 (some sources say Sept. 3 and others Sept. 15)
  • Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • International Translation Day
  • Mud Pack Day
  • Nelson’s Column Construction began 1840
  • Public Lands Day * (last Sat.)
  • Stapler patented 1841

RESOURCES:

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 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

 

 

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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September Resources

September has marvelous learning opportunities!  Here’s the complete list of themes, holidays, historic anniversaries, and other special days for September, 2017  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/08/26/special-days-in-september-2017/

Teaching and learning with the calendar is a popular choice for educators and students of all grades and levels.   This is our family’s fourth year of Special Days learning.  You can find my favorite cross curricular collection of resources that can be used every month here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Below are the online resources we have  used during past September Special Days studies along with resources I have saved for future Septembers.

Specific September Themed Resources

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

Classical Music

Composer, Music Theory, and Orchestra Lessons Plans and Printables  http://makingmusicfun.net/

Composer Biographies, Music, Games                                       http://www.classicsforkids.com/index.asp

Disaster Preparedness  –

Information, Resources, Activities, and Ideas  http://www.franw.com/2016/05/emergency-preparedness-resources.html

Earthquakes –  Learning Resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/10/16/earthquakes/

Hurricanes  –  Resource List                                                         http://www.franw.com/2015/09/tracking-hurricanes.html

DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education  –

Learn from this Animation Library –  https://www.dnalc.org/resources/animations/

Also, Request Free Science Posters, Fact Sheets, and Brochures – (Immunology, Neuroscience, and Cell Biology)  http://www.biolegend.com/literature/posters

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

And, a nice list of resources for teaching/learning  Manners and Etiquette  http://howtohomeschoolforfree.com/free-etiquette-manners-curriculum/

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

People Skills

Social Skill Development  –                                                 https://www.skillsyouneed.com/parent/ips-children.html

Huge List of Lesson Plans Related to Social Skills – (these are geared towards the middle grades which makes it easy to adapt the lessons for higher or lower levels)    http://www.cccoe.net/social/skillslist.htm

Save a Tiger

Facts, Photos, Sounds –  http://bigcatrescue.org/photos-and-facts/

Tiger Unit Study and Lapbook printables –  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/tiger_lapbook.php

Sewing

Basic Hand Stitches for Beginners –  http://www.redtedart.com/2016/05/10/basic-hand-stitches-beginners/

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

William Taft – Sept. 15, 1857

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

September Statehood Anniversaries

California – Sept. 9 1850

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

States Notebooking Printables                                           http://harringtonharmonies.com/2013/06/free-state-notebooking-pages-2.html

Daily Specials for September

Sept. 1  –  Emma M. Nutt Day – Telephone Etiquette Tips   http://www.a-to-z-of-manners-and-etiquette.com/tips-on-telephone-etiquette.html

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. 2  –  Great Fire of London 1666 –  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/great-fire-of-london.html

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. 4  –  Labor Day *  – Study and Activity Resources                http://homeschoolsuperfreak.com/25-labor-day-activities-for-homeschool/

Sept. 4  –  Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848 –  Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/lewis-howard-latimer.html

Sept. 5  –  Cheese Pizza Day  –  Project and Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2016/08/pizza-project.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 and art resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/07/grandma-moses/

Sept. 8 – 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage  –  Lesson Plans and Resource List

Sept. 8  –  Popcorn Festival begins  –  Project and Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2014/10/popcorn-project.html

Sept. 9  –  Teddy Bear Day  –  Fun Facts  https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Teddy_bear

Sept. 10  –  Sewing Machine Patented 1846  –  Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/sewing-machine.html

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

Sept. 11  –  I Want to Start My Own Business Day  –  Lesson Plans and Resources                                 http://bizkids.com/

Sept. 12  –  Cleopatra’s Needle erected Sept. 12, 1878 (London)
http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar/September/CleopatrasNeedle.html

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 –  Learning Resources  –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/13/roald-dahl/

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

Sept. 13  –  Peanut Day – Information, Activities, and Recipes http://www.franw.com/2015/12/peanuts.html

Sept. 14  –  Handel’s ‘Messiah’ composed 1741 –  Lesson Plan and Printables  https://ichoosejoy.org/2015/12/02/free-handels-messiah-lesson-plan-and-10-page-printable-pack/

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  –  Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua Independence Days 1821  –  Geography Resources  –                 https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/07/29/special-days-and-geography/

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. 16  –  Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956  –  Magic Tricks Resources                                      http://www.franw.com/2014/11/magic-tricks-resource-page.html

Sept. 16 –  Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World –  Mayflower Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2011/11/mayflower.html

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

Sept. 17 –  Red Panda Day * –  Download a free activity book and activity packet –  http://redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

Sept. 18 –  Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949 –  Watch a few of these videos –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W_wz7qQVN0&list=PLL3uNn7f3npgkXGEU71mZSlb31vki3v-J&index=1

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

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  –  Banana Festival  – Health and Nutrition Facts  https://www.livescience.com/45005-banana-nutrition-facts.html

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  –  Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/michael-faraday.html

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

Sept. 22 – Autumnal Equinox – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2013/09/fall-equinox.html

Sept. 22  –  Stonehenge Day  –  Lesson Plans and Resources  https://www.schooliseasy.com/2016/04/focused-history-lesson-teaching-kids-about-stonehenge/

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

Sept 23  –  Neptune Discovered 1846  –  Facts  http://www.planetsforkids.org/planet-neptune.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 –  Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/jim-henson.html

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. 25  –  Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930  –  Biography and Resources  –                             http://www.shelsilverstein.com/

Sept. 25–29   International Homeschool Spirit Week begins *

Monday, September 25th- Pajama Day
Tuesday, September 26th- Out and About Day
Wednesday, September 27th- Super Hero Day
Thursday, September 28th- Crazy Hair Day
Friday, September 29th- Giving Back Day

Follow on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/HomeschoolSpiritWeek/?fref=ts

Sept. 26  –  Johnny Appleseed born 1774  –  Resource Page  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/johnny-appleseed-resource-page.html

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

Sept. 27 – Ancestor Appreciation Day  – Family Tree Ideas and Printables
http://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2017/01/free-family-tree-printables-and-ideas/

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://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/rosetta.htm

Sept. 28  –  Artist Caravaggio born 1573  –  Masterpieces Art Lesson and Gallery Slideshow  http://educators.mfa.org/visiting-masterpieces-caravaggio-416016

Sept. 29 –  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

If you have special day resources for September, please share them with me so they can be added to this list.  Also, if you find a link not operating properly, let me know about that, too.

Happy September Learning!

betty jo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Days in September, 2016

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The following has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/08/26/special-days-in-september-2017/

September 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

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

 

 

Special Days in September, 2015

month_A_09The following post has been updated for 2017 here
https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/08/26/special-days-in-september-2017/

If you are looking for a special history or science study, a day to celebrate, or food ideas for your menu, this listing of special days should give you plenty to choose from!   September is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!

September Themes

  • ADHD
  • Animal Remembrance
  • Baby Safety
  • Backpack Safety America
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers
  • Sea Cadet
  • Campus Safety
  • Child Awareness
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • 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
  • Happy Cat
  • Hat Month
  • Head Lice Prevention
  • Healthy Aging
  • Hispanic Heritage
  • Home Furnishings
  • Hunger Action
  • Library Card Sign-up
  • Literacy
  • Little League
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness
  • Million Minute Family Challenge (Sept. – Dec.)
  • Mold Awareness
  • One-On-One
  • People Skills
  • Piano
  • Preparedness
  • Prosper Where You Are Planted
  • Read a New Book
  • Responsible Dog Ownership
  • Save a Koala
  • Save a Tiger
  • Sea Cadet
  • School Success
  • Self Improvement
  • Self-Awareness Month
  • Sewing
  • 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
  • Whole Grains

September 2015 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

Sept. 2

  • Bison-ten Yell Day
  • Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • US Treasury Dept. established 1789
  •  VJ Day 1945

Sept. 3

  • Afternoon Tea Day
  • American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777
  • National Wilderness system established 1964
  • Skyscraper Day
  • Treaty of Paris signed  1783
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day

Sept. 4

  • Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
  • Lazy Mom’s Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Macadamia Nut Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Missionary Marcus Whitman born 1802
  • Wildlife Day

Sept. 5

  • Bacon Day
  • Be Late For Something Day
  • Cheese Pizza Day
  • Hummingbird Day * (1st Sat.)
  • International Day of Charity
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Jesse James born 1847
  • Voyager 1 launched 1977

Sept. 6

  • Jane Addams born 1860
  • Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand) *(1st Sun.)
  • Fight Procrastination Day
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World
  • Read a Book Day
  • Waffle Week Begins *(1st full week)

Sept. 7

  • Acorn Squash Day
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Feel the Love Day
  • Google founded 1996
  • Labor Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • Raggedy Ann patented 1915
  • Salami Day
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week begins *
  • Suicide Prevention Week begins *
  • Threatened Species Day

Sept. 8

  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • Ants on a Log Day * (2nd Tues.)
  • Date Nut Bread
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Pardon Day
  • Physical Therapy Day
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC

Sept. 9

  • California Statehood 1850
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Sewing Machine Patented 1846
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • TV Dinner Day

Sept. 11

  • Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Emergency Number Day
  • Hot Cross Bun Day
  • I Want to Start My Own Business Day
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • No News Is Good News Day
  • Odd Day
  • 9-11-2001 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day * (2nd Fri.)

Sept. 12

  • Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning married 1846
  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • Clean Out Your Garage Day * (Sat. after Labor Day)
  • Day of Encouragement
  • Drive Your Studebaker Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day * (weekend after Labor Day)
  • 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
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Grandparents Day *(Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Milton Snavely Hershey (founder of Hershey’s Chocolate) born 1857
  • Hug Your Hound Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • Peanut Day
  • Pet Memorial Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • Positive Thinking Day
  • Programmers’ Day (256th day of the year)
  • Rosh Hashanah *
  • Snack a Pickle Time
  • Uncle Sam Day
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week * (2nd full week)

Sept. 14

  • Balance Awareness Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Creme Filled Donut Day
  • Eat a Hoagie Day
  • Line Dance Week begins * (2nd Mon.)
  • Margaret Sanger born 1879
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key
  • World Maritime Day

Sept. 15

  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • 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

  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
  • Gedaliah
  • Guacamole Day
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • 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

Sept. 18

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  created 1947
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • 1851 – 1st Edition of the New York Times Published
  • Global Be Responsible Day
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Respect Day
  • Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949
  • Tradesmen Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • US Air Force Founded 1947
  • World Water Monitoring Day

Sept. 19

  • Big Whopper Liar Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Coastal Cleanup Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Eat an Apple Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Fall Astronomy Day *
  • Mickey Mouse 1st appearance 1928
  • Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sat.)

Sept. 20

  • Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
  • Clean Hands Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Keep Kids Creative Week *(last week)
  • Pollution Prevention Week * (3rd full week)
  • Punch Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sun.)
  • Women’s Friendship Day

Sept. 21

  • Alzheimer’s Day
  • Banana Festival
  • Coastal Cleanup Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • International Homeschool Spirit Week begins * (4th week)
  • Miniature Golf Day
  • Peace One Day
  • Pecan Cookie Day
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

  • Band Aid Invented 1922
  • Car Free Day
  • Centernarian’s Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
  • Hobbit Day
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • Peace Corps established 1961
  • White Chocolate Day
  • World Rhino Day
  • Yom Kippur *

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Autumnal Equinox *
  • Checkers Day
  • Eid-Ul-Adha *
  • Mabon *
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • See You at the Pole * (4th Wed.)
  • Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838

Sept. 24

  • Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • The Bullwinkle Show 1st aired 1961
  • Cherries Jubilee Day
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Innergize Day (day after equinox)
  • Monopoly (board game) introduced
  • Punctuation Day
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • Teach Ag Day

Sept. 25

  • Bill of Rights ratified 1789
  • Comic Book Day
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • Love Note Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Mars Observer launched 1992
  • Math Story Telling Day
  • Native American Day * (4th Fri.)
  • One-Hit Wonder Day
  • Save the Koala Day
  • Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930
  • World Maritime Day *
  • World School Milk Day

Sept. 26

  • Johny Appleseed born 1774
  • Better Breakfast Day
  • Poet T. S. Eliot born 1888
  • Family Health and Fitness Day *(last Sat.)
  • Composer George Gershwin born 1898
  • Hunting and Fishing Day *(4th Sat.)
  • Love Note Day
  • The Muppet Show 1st aired 1976
  • Pancake Day
  • Public Lands Day *(last Sat.)
  • Rabbit Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Shamu (the whale) Day

Sept. 27

  • US Revolutionary /Patriot Samuel Adams born 1722
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Chocolate Milk Day
  • Corned Beef Hash Day
  • Crush a Can Day
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day *(last Sun.)
  • Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805
  • Neighborhood Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Confucius born 551 BC
  • Family Dinner Day * (4th Mon.)
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Public Lands Day
  • Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

Sept. 29

  • 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

Sept. 30

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

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-2015.html

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

Se7en’s September…

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

http://www.giftypedia.com/September_Holidays

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/september-holidays.html

Happy September!

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

 

 

Special Days in September

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Special Days in September updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/08/26/special-days-in-september-2017/

September is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, or add to the menu, this listing of special days should give you plenty to choose from.

September Themes

  • American Breakfast Month
  • Apple Month
  • Chicken Month
  • Children’s Good Manners Month
  • Fruit and Veggies Month
  • Happy Cat Month
  • Hat Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Honey Month
  • Library Card Sign-up Month
  • Mushroom Month
  • Organic Harvest Month
  • People Skills Month
  • Piano Month
  • Read a New Book Month
  • Rice Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Strategic Thinking Month
  • Whole Grains Month

Sept. 1

  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Enthusiasm Week Begins
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week Begins
  • Waffle Week Begins

Sept. 2

  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • Labor Day
  • 1945 – VJ Day

Sept. 3

  • Another Look Unlimited Day
  • 1777 – American Flag 1st Flown in Battle
  • Sky Scraper Day

Sept. 4

  • Friendship Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Rosh Hashanah Begins

Sept. 5

  • Be Late Day
  • Cheese Pizza Day

Sept. 6

  • Lazy Mom’s Day
  • 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World
  • Read a Book Day

Sept. 7

  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Tounge Twister Day

Sept 8

  • Grandparents Day
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Suicide Prevention Week Begins

Sept. 9

  • 1850 – California Statehood
  • Line Dance Week Begins
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdoes Day

Sept. 10

  • 1846 – Sewing Machine Patented
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • Suicide Prevention Day

Sept. 11

  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • Patriot Day

Sept. 12

  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • 1940 – Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery
  • Video Games Day

Sept. 13

  • International Chocolate Day
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • Author, Roald Dahl born 1916
  • Yom Kiper

Sept. 14

  • Cream Filled Donuts Day
  • Farmers Consumer Awareness Day
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key

Sept. 15

  • Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Clean Hands Week Begins
  • Choose Your Favorite Color Day
  • Democracy Day
  • 1928 – Discovery of Penicillin by Alexander Fleming
  • Eat an Apple Day
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week Begins
  • Felt Hat Day
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Begins
  • Pollution Prevention Week Begins
  • William B. Taft born 1857

Sept. 16

  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Play-Doh Day
  • Preservation of the Ozone Layer Day
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Sept. 17

  • Citizenship Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week Begins

Sept. 18

  • 1947 – US Air Force Founded
  • 1851 – 1st Edition of the New York Times Published
  • 1949 – Debut of the Roadrunner cartoon
  • Respect Day
  • Sukkot Begins
  • World Water Day

Sept. 19

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day

Sept. 20

  • POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sept. 21

  • Big Whopper Liar Day
  • Dog Week Begins
  • International Day of Peace
  • Keep Kids Creative Week Begins
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

  • 1920 – Band Aid Invented
  • Car Free Day
  • 1st Day of Fall
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Hobbit Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • White Chocolate Day

Sept. 23

  • Checkers Day
  • International Homeschool Spirit Week Begins

Sept. 24

  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Punctuation Day

Sept. 25

  • Comic Book Day
  • Native American Day
  • One-Hit Wonder Day
  • Shel Silverstein born 1930

Sept. 26

  • Dragonese Day
  • Johny Appleseed born 1774
  • Maritime Day
  • Shamu (the whale) Day

Sept. 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Chocolate Milk Day
  • Crush a Can Day
  • Love Note Day
  • 1822 – Rosetta Stone Deciphered
  • Thank You Day
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist, Caravaggio born 1573
  • Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day
  • Good Neighbor Day

Sept. 29

  • Coffee Day
  • Heart Day
  • Save the Koala Day
  • 1829 – Scotland Yard Formed
  • VFW Day
  • 1066 – William the Conqueror invaded England

Sept. 30

  • Mud Pack Day
  • International Translation Day

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.se7en.org.za/se7ens-september

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/september-2013.html

http://www.currclick.com/newsletter_tm.php

If you are wanting to add church history to your calendar click here for a wonderful timeline resource http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/

Click here for a free printable of the cute Sept. calendar pictured above  http://inkhappi.com/september-2013-calendar-is-here/

Happy September!

betty jo

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