November 2011 Holidays and Activities

November:

November–In 2009, The Education Cafe had been in operation for just over one month. In Nov 2009, this blog received 550 views. Now, the average monthly viewership is 4000! In November 2010, the personal blog Delana’s World was started to provide insight and encouragement on a more personal level. It began with 14 views that month and now averages 300 views a month.

November 2 – Daniel Boone born, 1734

November 3 – Robert Louis Stevenson born, 1850 (Treasure Island unit study.)

November 6–Feast of Sacrifice observed by Muslims around the world. In Kazakhstan–Kurban Ait, in Arabic countries–Eid al Adha. For the names of this holiday in other countries, click here.

November 11 – Veteran’s Day in America; Remembrance Day in Australia–traditions and info

November 12–Constitution Day in Azerbaijan

National Children’s Book Week, third week–activities on Education World

November 16, 1952 – Lucy first holds a football for Charlie Brown in the Peanuts cartoon strip. www.snoopy.com

November 17—National Adoption Day (Events in Texas, click here); Or, choose your state for events. Delana’s family is celebrating 4 1/2 years with the daughter they adopted from Thailand. She is currently working on a book that tells their story. For  articles and poetry about their adoption journey, check this out.

Thanksgiving Day, last Thursday (activities & lessons);

Lincoln Proclamation

Some of these ideas come from: http://www.easyfunschool.com/

Thanksgiving Blessing Tree

I ran across this idea. Thought you might want to use it:

Make a tree out of construction paper and hang it on the wall. Every day put leaves on it with things you are thankful for. By Thanksgiving you should have it completely filled and running over. Just a way to help the kids and grownups to remember what God has done for them. You can make your leaves out of colored construction paper like fall leaves.  Or, trace your child’s hand on different colors of construction paper.  Hang each “leaf” upside down on the tree.  Curl the fingers slightly by rolling up over a pencil.  Write the thankful statement on the palm of the hand.

Note: I posted the above idea in 2009; in 2010 I found another wordpress blog with a similar idea. Check it out:

http://greymatterlife.com/2010/10/27/the-30-day-gratitude-challenge/.

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