September is here! For many of us, Fall is just around the corner. A few links and ideas to add a bit of interest and learning fun to this month.
Nature study ideas for September – The Nature Conservancy’s bird for September is the Long-billed Curlew. Click the name of the bird to learn the other names that it goes by. The aster and the morning glory are the flowers for September. Wouldn’t it be fun to press the flower of the month for a year and create a collection of pressed flowers?
September is Whole Grains Month. The perfect month to add a new grain to your meal plans. What about trying a new bread recipe? Following a recipe is math, science and technical reading all rolled into one. Homeschooling fun! And you get bread!
September 12th is National Day of Encouragement. Why not celebrate by writing notes to friends and family. Everyone appreciates a bit of encouragement!
September 24th is Punctuation Day. Here’s a free printable punctuation poster in both UK English and US English.
**Research topics/ideas with a September connection:
The first Continental Congress assembled in Sept. 1774. In 1776, the Continental Congress changed the name of the new American nation from the United Colonies to the United States.
Composer George Fredrick Handel finished Messiah on Sept. 14, 1741 after working on it nonstop for 23 days.
The Mayflower ship departed England, bound for America on Sept. 16, 1620.