Wednesday, September 02, 2009

September Learning Plans


Nature:
Full Harvest Moon - 5th
First Day of Autumn - 22nd
crows calling on foggy mornings
hummingbirds
apples
migration underway (geese, hawks, monarchs)
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Folklore:
Birthstone: Sapphire
Flowers: Aster & Morning Glory
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A maiden born when rustling leaves
Are blowing in the SEptember breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind,
"twill cure diseases of the mind.
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Food:
Alphabet soup
Comforting casseroles
Soups & stews
Applesauce with cinnamon
Oatmeal cookies
Granola bars
Baking days are here again!
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Home & Garden:
Seasonal Scrub
Hang Autumn garland
Change garden flag
Work on homemade Christmas gifts
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Life:
Library card sign-up month (get Kenzie a card)
Better Breakfast Month
Labor Day - 7th
Chocolate Milkshake Day - 12th
Mama's birthday - 14th
Grandpa Jerry's birthday - 21st
Alyssa's birthday - 22nd
Mary Poppins debuted in 1964 - 25th
Johnny appleseed's birthday - 26th
Ganny's birthday - 29th
National Flower & Farm Animal Awareness Month
County Fair - last week of September
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Book Basket:
(Themes: Fair, Apples, Bees, Seeds, Homes, Dragonflies)
Corgiville Fair - Tasha Tudor
Johnny Appleseed - James Caraway
Homes of the World & the Way People Live - Brian J. Knapp
Busy Buzzy Bee - Karen Wallace
Berries, Nuts & Seeds - Diane L. Burns
All About Seeds - Susan Kuchalla
Apple Fractions - Jerry Pallotta
Apples - Jacqueline Farmer
Dragonflies - Jason Cooper
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Field Trips & Outings
Weekly library visits
Sign Kenzie up for her own library card
Park playground
Visit a farm
Horseback riding
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Crafts & Activities:
Flower color pages
Plant flower seeds (Poppy, Marigold, Pansy)
Make red collages
Use apple halves to stamp paint apple prints

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Sounds like some fun~fun learning to me!!

Happy September!☺

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Sweet, sweet plans.

Perhaps learning plans aren't usually called 'sweet'... But it seems that children will learn more/better, with 'sweet' plans, than with simply utilitarian ones. :-)

Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

Sounds fabulous! I want to learn at your homeschool!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Oh my gosh I haven't used colored pencils in neon's of ages. Love Caraway. Is anything sweeter than oatmeal raisin cookies baking with the windows open? Oh man the memory pulls up the aroma for me!!

Ariadone said...

Hello Tracy, here is the "curious teacher"again as one of friends responded when I was asking all these questions about homeschooling and you answered them with such sencirity. I read the schedule: a lot and a lot of lovely items too ( especially when it comes preparing for birthsdays and the actually visitings and all ). When it comes to food, do you actually go into the kitchen and teach the children to cook ?
Do you teach geographics, history of the world or a foreign language ? And do you teach traffic-skills, rules and situations ? My reference off course is what children get taught in our Dutch schools. Is folklore about your own region ? What is that ? We don't teach that, I think..
I find it all very interesting. I'm sure I would have enjoyed homeschooling with such a schedule for the monthe september...I feel like we really are missing something important here where homeschooling is not to allowed
Have a wonderful days
Godeliva van Ariadone

Tracy said...

Hi Tracy. I'm loving your blog, its beautiful and inspiring and not of the cookie cutter variety!


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The Raggedy Girl said...

This sounds like a wonderful plan and I hope you don't mind if I send a friend over to read it.

The Raggedy Girl