Special Ideas for Grandparents
Celebrating Grandparents – This Sunday, we celebrate an overlooked, but wonderful holiday – National Grandparents Day. Celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, the holiday was created…
Every Day Is Special
Teachers and parents (especially parents who are homeschooling teachers) can use this blog as inspiration for activities with their kids. From world holidays to historic anniversaries, Every Day Is Special celebrates each and every day!
September 24 – National Day for Guinea-Bissau
Posted on September 24, 2013 “We are independent of you, Portugal.” The government of what was then known as Portuguese Guinea, in Western Africa, made this declaration in 1973, but Portugal didn't agree to the independence at first. Portugal was having its own problems, though, and about half a year later its own government was overthrown by a military coup. At that point, the world accepted Guinea-Bissau as an independent nation. There are a lot of different ethnic groups within the…
Collections Search Center, Smithsonian Institution
In celebration of Flag Day, here is a Flag from Chickasaw Nation. This flag in particular was flown during the Al Taqaddum Inter-Tribal Powwow held by members of the U.S. Army's 120th Engineer Combat Battalion (headquartered in Okmulgee, Oklahoma), September 17-18, 2004, in Al Taqaddum, Iraq.
Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’
The new women’s empowerment video “Woman’s World” finds the successful 67 year-old shape shifting into women of various ages, races and...
September 8 – Happy Birthday, Jack Prelutsky
Posted on September 8, 2013 ...and International Literacy Day! This combination of events cannot be a coincidence, can it? Obviously, we want to make sure people can read SO THAT they can read the fun and funny poems written by Jack Prelutsky! Actually, International Literacy Day is a serious holiday dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of teaching reading, writing, and other literacies around the world, to kids and adults, in order to help people gain autonomy – which means the…
Let's Just Be Clear
Today (September 24) is National Punctuation Day, the celebration of correct punctuation. In honor of the occasion, I penned an ode to the apostrophe—when to use it and, more importantly, when to leave it out.
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Chocolate Jubilees With Butter, Shortening, Brown Sugar, Sugar, Eggs, Almond Extract, All-purpose Flour, Quick-cooking Oats, Cocoa, Baking Soda, Salt, Maraschino Cherries, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Sliced Almonds
Home - Plastics SA
For the past 17 years, Plastics|SA has been the coordinator of the Cleanup and Recycle month. This year, 16-21 September 2013 will once again be “Clean-up and Recycling Week” which will culminate in National Recycling Day on Friday, 20 September and the 28th International Coastal Clean Up day on Saturday, 21 September.
October 1 – Nairobi International Trade Fair
Posted on October 1, 2013 Today is Day 2 of a huge agricultural and trade fair in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya in Africa. It's the largest trade show in Eastern Africa. I read that farmers are really proud to be chosen to display their prize cattle or cabbages in this show. The Facebook page for the show features photos of carnival rides as well as crops and farm critters. Nairobi itself is the East African hub for politics and finance, culture and tourism. Several “villa suburbs” are…
September 28 – A Fishy Day
Posted on September 28, 2013 I was researching the day's holidays, and I noticed that today is National Hunting and Fishing Day for people who love to (now, see if you can follow this logic) hunt and/or fish...and today is Fish Amnesty Day for people who don't like the idea of fishing, or, indeed, any hobby that inflicts pain and death. (“But they're just fish!” most people say.) Today is even a copyrighted holiday called Fish Tank Floorshow Night. The creators of the day say that fish are…
National Hug Your Hound Day - Learn Like A Mom!
Did you know the second Sunday in September is Hug Your Hound Day? It’s not only a reminder to love your four-legged family member, but it’s a day set aside to encourage dog owners to get their furry friends out and about. In honor of National Hug Your Hound Day, I thought I would gather read more