September Links


September is
hispanic heritage

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Good Manners Month

Be sure to say "please" and "thank you"!

Here are some fun books to read- look for them at your school or public library:

Table Manners by Christopher Raschka
Mother Goose Manners by Harriet Zeifert

Emily's Out and About Book by Cindy Post Senning

Library Card Sign-up Month

If you do not have a library card, visit your public
library this month to get one!

A good read for middle readers is Jerry Spinnelli's
The Library Card. Look for it at your school or public library!

September 5 is Labor Day

For activities and to learn more visit these sites:
Labor Day Activities for Kids

Education World: Great Sites for Teaching
about Labor Day

U.S. flag

Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" in September 1814.

Visit the Smithsonian's "The Star Spangled Banner" site to learn more and to hear this song.

September 8 is Ruby Bridges' Birthday

To learn more about this brave young girl,
click here.

To read Ruby's story in her own words, look for these books at your local library:

Bridges, Ruby, I am Ruby Bridges, (2009)
Bridges. Ruby, Through My Eyes (1999)


September 17 is Constitution Day.

To learn more, visit the
U.S. Constitution Fun Zone


pirates September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Visit the DLTK website for pirate activities.


peace sign

September 21 is the International Day of Peace.

To learn how you can spread peace at school and at home, click here.


Autumn begins September 22.

Visit Activity Village for fun fall activities.


September is National Piano Month.

Click here to learn about and listen to the official White House piano.

apple tree

September 26 is Johnny Appleseed's birthday (aka John Chapman)

Apples and Johnny Appleseed Crafts and Activities

You can find more links to activities about Johnny Appleseed at

Author Birthdays in September:

September 6 - Tony DiTerlizzi
September 8 - Jack Prelutsky - Interview
September 10 - Betsy Lewin
September 13 - Roald Dahl
September 14 - Diane Goode
September 16 - H. A. Rey creator of Curious George
September 25 - Shel Silverstein
September 25 - Andrea Pinkney
September 29 - Marissa Moss