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Special Days in September, 2019

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, 2019 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 2019 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
  • Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand) * (1st Sun.)
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week begins
  • Self-University Week begins
  • Waffle Week Begins * (1st full week)

Sept. 2

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

Sept. 3

  • Afternoon Tea Day
  • American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777
  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • 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

  • 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
  • Lazy Mom’s Day * (1st Fri.)
  • 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
  • Clean Out Your Garage Day * (Sat. after Labor Day)
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Grace Darling Day
  • Feel the Love Day
  • Google founded 1996
  • Hummingbird Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • Raggedy Ann patented 1915
  • Salami Day
  • Superhuman Day
  • Threatened Species Day
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day * (weekend after Labor Day)
  • Writing Day * (1st Sat.)

Sept. 8

  • Date Nut Bread
  • Grandparents Day * (Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Hug Your Hound Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • Inca Ice Maiden Day
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Pet Memorial Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week * (2nd full week)
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC
  • Pardon Day
  • Physical Therapy Day
  • Popcorn Festival begins
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966

Sept. 9

  • Ashura begins *
  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • California Statehood 1850
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • Horn Dance * (Mon. after the 4th)
  • Line Dance Week begins * (2nd Mon.)
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Ants on a Log Day * (2nd Tues.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day * (2nd Fri.)
  • Uncle Sam Day

Sept. 14

  • Creme Filled Donut Day
  • Drive Your Studebaker Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Eat a Hoagie Day
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Handel’s ‘Messiah’ composed 1741
  • Holly Rood Day
  • Margaret Sanger born 1879
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key

Sept. 15

  • Battle of Britain Day 1940
  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Clean Hands Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Costa Rica Independence 1821
  • El Salvador Independence 1821
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Guatemala Independence 1821
  • Honduras Independence 1821
  • Horseman’s Sunday * (3rd Sun.)
  • 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)
  • Pollution Prevention Week * (3rd full week)
  • 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
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day 1810
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Papua New Guinea Independence 1975
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • Stay Away from Seattle Day
  • Step Family Day
  • Woman Road Warrior Day * (3rd Mon.)
  • Working Parents Day
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day

Sept. 17

  • Apple Dumpling Day
  • Citizenship Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week begins
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sept. 20

  • Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • Punch Day
  • Tradesmen Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • Women’s Friendship Day

Sept. 21

  • Alzheimer’s Day
  • Banana Festival
  • Belize Independence 1981
  • Big Whopper Liar Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Coastal Cleanup Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Eat an Apple Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • International Day of Peace
  • Malta Independence 1964
  • Miniature Golf Day
  • Peace One Day
  • Pecan Cookie Day
  • Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

  • 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
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day * (last Sun.)
  • Hobbit Day
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • Keep Kids Creative Week * (last week)
  • Mali Independence 1960
  • Peace Corps established 1961
  • Sea Otter Awareness Week * (last week)
  • Stonehenge Day
  • White Chocolate Day
  • World Rhino Day

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Equinox/1st Day of Fall *
  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Checkers Day
  • Family Dinner Day * (4th Mon.)
  • Harvest Festival (UK)
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • International Homeschool Spirit Week * (4th Mon.)
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Mabon *
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • 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
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Innergize Day * (day after equinox)
  • 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
  • See You at the Pole * (4th Wed.)
  • 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
  • World Maritime 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
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • Love Note Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805
  • Native American Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
  • Save the Koala Day * (last Fri.)
  • Stockton & Darlington Railway opened 1825
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Fish Amnesty Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day * (last Sat.)
  • Hunting and Fishing Day * (4th Sat.)
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Kids’ Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Neighborhood Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Public Lands Day * (last Sat.)
  • Rabbit Day * (4th Sat.)
  • 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
  • Happy Goose Day
  • Heart Day
  • Inventors Day
  • Michaelmas Day/ Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel
  • Rosh Hashanah *
  • Scotland Yard Formed 1829
  • VFW Day
  • William the Conqueror invaded England 1066

Sept. 30

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day * (last school day)
  • Botswana Independence 1966
  • 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 2019)   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

Special Days in September, 2018

SPECIAL DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, 2017

Click here for Special Days in September updated for 2019!

 

September Resources

Teaching and learning with the calendar is a popular choice for educators and students of all grades and levels.  My family has been learning with Special Days for several years.  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.

HUGE list of Special Days in September edited for 2019

Printable Special Days in September

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 Audio Biographies, Music, Games                                                          http://classicsforkids.com/

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

How to Communicate Better with Your Children and Conversation Ideas for Homeschooled Teens  –  from Blessed Learners

Save a Tiger

Facts, Photos, Sounds –    https://bigcatrescue.org/tiger-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 and Country Independence Dates

  • Vietnam – Sept. 2, 1945
  • San Marino – Sept. 3, 301 AD
  • Qatar – Sept. 3, 1971
  • Swaziland – Sept. 6, 1968
  • Brazil – Sept. 7, 1822
  • California – Sept. 9 1850
  • Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,  Honduras, Nicaragua, – Sept. 15, 1821
  • Mexico – Sept. 16, 1810
  • Papua New Guinea – Sept 16, 1975
  • Belize – Sept. 21, 1981
  • Malta – Sept. 21, 1964
  • Bulgaria – Sept. 22, 1908
  • Mali – Sept. 22, 1960
  • Botswana – Sept. 30, 1966

Geography Activity and Resource List                 https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/07/29/special-days-and-geography/

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  –  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 most interesting studies – ever!)  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 –  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. 15 –  Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.) –  Download a free activity book and activity packet –  http://redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

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. 15 –  Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.) –  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 – Resource Page  –

https://www.franw.com/2017/07/dale-chihuly-resource-page.html

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 –  Study and Lapbooking Printables –                         http://www.homeschoolshare.com/rhinos.php

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

Sept. 22 – 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  –  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. 23 –  International Homeschool Spirit Week begins * (last full week)

  • Monday – Pajama Day
  • Tues.-  Fandom Day
  • Wed. – Super Hero Day
  • Thurs. – Decade Day
  • Fri. – Video Game Day

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

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 –  Lesson plans – https://www.naae.org/teachag/teachag_lessons.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. 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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