August Holidays and Fun Days

It's no surprise August is National Family Fun Month!  Enjoy time with your kids while doing some of these activities to go along with special days in August.

It’s no surprise August is National Family Fun Month!  Enjoy time with your kids while doing some of these activities to go along with special days in August.

August Holidays and Fun Days

August – National Peach Month

August 1 – Francis Scott Key’s Birthday

August 2 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 6 – Root Beer Float Day

August 10 – National S’mores Day

August 13 – Left Hander’s Day

  • Practice doing things with your left hand today!

August 18 – Wizard of Oz Premiered

August 19 – Aviation Day

August 21 – Senior Citizen’s Day

  • Take dinner or dessert to a senior citizen today!

August 26 – Susan B Anthony Day

August 30 – Frankenstein Day

August is also National: Golf Month and Eye Exam Month

However you decide to celebrate August, be sure to be generous with sun block, bug spray, and family time!

 

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Free 2016 – 2017 Homeschool Planner

It's time to plan for next year, and this amazing free homeschool planner will help you easily organize your school year with printable logs, calendars, and more.

With the current school year ending for most of us, it’s time to plan the next school year. And Lisa of HomeschoolPlanners.com has an amazing free resource for you to help you easily organize your homeschool year.

The homeschool planner includes:

  • Attendance logs
  • Field trip logs
  • Reading logs
  • Student forms in six different colors so that you can color-coordinate a set for each child
  • Monthly calendars for August of 2016 through July of 2017
  • Weekly calendar pages in a vertical format (perfect for those who love to decorate their planners with washi tape or stickers)
  • Plenty of room to write your daily agenda, whether you prefer to block it out by morning/afternoon/evening or by time slots
  • And more!

Download your free planner here:

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About Lisa: I am a stay-at-home mom raising three incredible kids with the most wonderful hubby. I created this planner for other moms, just like me, that are desperate to keep their sanity while juggling our many responsibilities. Homeschooling can be challenging. I’ve offered this planner for free because, as a homeschooler myself, I understand that our budgets oftentimes are stretched to the limit. My prayer is that this planner helps you to organize your time so that there is more of it to spend with your precious family.

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May Holidays and Fun Days

May Holidays and Fun Days at The Happy Housewife - Get ideas for activities and more to correspond with special days in May.

Add some fun to your everyday homeschool days with May holidays and fun days!

Did you know the month of May was named for the Roman goddess of spring and growth? No wonder my mom always told me, “April showers bring May flowers.”

May Holidays and Fun Days

May 4 – Star Wars Day

“May the 4th be with you.”  I really thought this was just my son’s imaginative way to watch every episode of Star Wars, but come to find out, it’s really a fun day.

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 6 – Nurses Day

Take some home-baked cookies to your doctor’s office! Try these:

May 7 – National Space Day

Here are some great resources:

May 8 – Mother’s Day

These crafts and recipes can help make Mother’s Day special

May 14 – Anniversary of Lewis & Clark’s Expedition

May 17 – Armed Forces Day

May 20 – Flower Day

May 30 – Memorial Day

 

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Cooking with Kids FREE Resources

Today we have a couple of great free downloads for you from Michelle Stern of What’s Cooking with Kids. While these resources aren’t designed for homeschoolers, they can certainly be used by them.

Michelle is the founder of What’s Cooking with Kids, a certified green business focused on educating parents and teachers about healthy cooking with kids. Michelle’s mission is to inspire families and teachers to cook with kids, eat healthy ingredients, and pay attention to the environmental impact of their food choices.

You would normally have to pay for these resources, but Michelle is offering them to you for FREE. Just click on the images below to download.

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking in the Classroom includes:

  • Why Should You Cook with Students (including subject area learning targets)
  • Setting Up for Success
  • Tips on Getting Organized and Reducing Food Waste
  • Suggested Tools for Cooking with Children (in a kitchen or a classroom)
  • Age Appropriate Cooking Tasks
  • Safety Suggestions
  • Tasting Activities and a Produce Tasting Chart
  • Optional Teaching Extensions
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Would You Rather…Food Edition

Would You Rather, Food Edition is a fun and interactive activity that can be used to build vocabulary, develop critical thinking skills, and evaluate student understanding of food-related concepts.

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