Monthly Activities

SEPTEMBER 2020            FLOWER:     ASTER               BIRTHSTONE:    SAPPHIRE

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1:1 VISITS &

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SOCIAL

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1  HOW DID WE EVER LIVE WITHOUT…? DAY

 Today, focus on the many inventions that make our lives more comfortable and/or easier, such as air conditioning, remote controls, cell phones, etc. We will reminisce about what life was like before some of these “necessities”!

2  CORN MOON

There is a full moon tonight and it is known as the full corn moon because it occurs during the time of year when corn is usually harvested.

Can you list more than 10 words that contain “moon” in it?

3  IMPROVE YOUR      

    PENMANSHIP DAY

 Remember “penmanship” in school?  We might practice our penmanship and maybe have a handwriting contest!

 

4  THE PRICE IS RIGHT DAY

 

The modern version of The Price is Right, with host Bob Barker, premiered on September 4, 1972.  We will do a puzzle and maybe watch some vintage shows!

 

5  CHEESE ONLY DAY

 

It’s Cheese Pizza Day.  We will read about the history of pizza and enjoy a cheese pizza snack today too!

6  “BACK TO SCHOOL”   

     MEMORIES DAY

 

We will talk about our favorite school subjects, have a spelling contest and do some puzzles.

 

7  GRANDMA MOSES DAY

 

Anna Mary Robertson was born on September 7, 1860, on a farm in upstate NY.  She was almost 80 when she began painting.  Grandma Moses is considered a folk artist.  We will learn more about her and maybe try our hand at painting.

 

8  STAR TREK TV

    PREMIERE

 

On this day in 1966, the classic sci-fi television show Star Trek (starring Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner) premiered.  We will watch the show, play Star Trek trivia and maybe learn some Klingon phrases!

9  AN ARTSY DAY

 

We will celebrate art today!  We will see what fun art activity we can do and talk about our favorite artists.

 

10  FRUITS OF THE HARVEST  DAY

 

We will have some seasonal fall fun today with word puzzles and trivia.  We will also reminisce about the fall projects that needed to be done each year all while having a fall themed snack!

 

11  THE CAROL BURNETT

      SHOW ANNIVERSARY

 

The popular comedy/variety show premiered on CBS on this day in 1967.  Tim Conway and Harvey Korman were regular cast members.  We will share some trivia and watch some episodes today.

 

12  HAPPY BIRTH

      ANNIVERSARY, JESSE  OWENS

 

American track & field athlete James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens was born on this day in 1913.  We will learn more about him today.

13  MILTON S. HERSHEY’S   

      BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

 

We will learn more about Milton Hershey born in 1857 and the town built on chocolate today.

14  FIRST LIGHTHOUSE

      LIGHTING

 

On this day in 1716, the first lighthouse in the New World was lit just before sunset.  Boston Light is located at the entrance of Boston Harbor in Boston, MA. 

15  DOT DAY

 

We will do some pointillist art today, wear polka dots and maybe do some dot-to-dot puzzles!

16  WORD GAME

      WEDNESDAY

 

We will play word games and solve word puzzles today.

17 A HONKY-TONK DAY

 

Hank Williams, born on this day in 1923, was a pioneer of honky-tonk music.  We will play some of his music today.

 

 

18 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, U.S.

     AIR FORCE

 

Prior to this date, the U.S. Air Force has been a part of the Army military branch.  It became a separate military service on September 18, 1947.

 

19  TALK LIKE A PIRATE

       DAY (ARRR!)

 

We will learn some pirate talk / phrases, discover our pirate name and show a pirate movie today!

 

20 ORGANIZE YOUR JUNK

     DRAWER DAY

 

We will do a Junk Drawer detective puzzle or two today and remember what was in our junk drawers.

21  WORLD ALZHEIMER’S

      DAY

 

World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated every year on this date.  We will reminisce and have a tea party today!

 

22  AUTUMN SEASON

      BEGINS

 

Autumn begins today at 9:31 a.m.!  We will listen to some autumn songs, do a autumn search a word puzzle and maybe a craft project.  We try not to “leaf” anything out today!

23  HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

      MICKEY ROONEY

 

Mickey Rooney was born on this day in 1920.  We will learn more about his life and watch one of his famous movies.

 

 

24  PACIFIC OCEAN

      DISCOVERED

 

Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1513.  The Pacific is the largest ocean in the world!  We will learn more about it today.

 

25  HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

      BARBARA WALTERS

 

Barbara Walters, broadcast journalist and author, was born on this day in 1929.  We will learn more about career and read some of her quotes today.

26 JOHNNY APPLESEED’S

     BIRTHDAY

 

John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on this day in 1774.  We learn more about him and have an apple cake for his birthday!

 

27  CHOCOLATE MILK DAY

 

Chocolate milk has been around since the late 17th century.  It was first thought that chocolate milk had medicinal properties.  We will have chocolate milkshakes today!

28 DO YOU YOGA?  DAY

 

Yoga is beneficial to your health for many reasons:  better balance, lower blood pressure, enhanced brain function, etc.  We will learn the history and maybe put on a video too!

29  INTERNATIONAL

      COFFEE DAY

 

We will learn 25 interesting facts about coffee and find out our coffee personality -  all while enjoying a good cup of coffee!

 

30  LITTLE WOMEN DAY

 

The novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was published on this day in 1868.  We will take a quiz to see which of the March sisters you are most like.  We will enjoy the movie, too.

 

 

COURTYARD WILL

BE OPEN

WEATHER

PERMITTING