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September 2012

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For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33


September Has Arrived!

September is here and many children will soon be returning to school for the new year. Homeschoolers may or may not begin their calendar year in September as the school systems do. Either way, September is a good time of year for homeschooled kids to begin to plan for the "calendar year."

Print our FREE September Calendar!

Decide what outside activities you plan on participating in this fall season. Do you play sports? Most city sports programs sign up in September for the fall season. Maybe you belong to a local homeschool support group which features outside activities. If so, be sure and get a list from them and with your parents decide which activities you want to join

We know that our Lord prefers order and not chaos. September is a perfect time for you to sit down with your parents and set goals for the new year. What do you hope to accomplish this year? What are your educational goals, your athletic or sporting event goals, your family goals, and your financial goals? Yes I said financial goals! Homeschoolers have a unique opportunity to earn extra income. Maybe you are interested in becoming a babysitter or a petsitter. Maybe you would like to earn extra cash being a pet-walker! Be creative! Decide how you will earn extra cash and create a flyer. Distribute around your neighborhood and wait for the job offers! There are so many ways for homeschoolers to earn extra money!

When setting goals for this year, be realistic. Do not spread yourself too thin. Too many extra activities and you may find that you are not able to complete any of them well. Strive to bring excellence to whatever you do. This means setting priorities. Do you know what a priority is? A priority simply means that you decide what is MOST IMPORTANT. Write down all your goals and activities. Put in order from top to bottom, starting with the most important. Your relationship with God should be at the very top. Never allow any activity or goal to come before Him.


God wants you to be successful at all that you do. Make Him your number one priority and you are making sure that you will have His daily strength for all you do.

After you have all your priorities in order, then make a committment to yourself that you will do very best to stay organized. Start each day with prayer and then one by one cross off your daily list. If you start each day by doing your most difficult task first, you will find the day will pass by easily. If you decide to put your least favorite chore or task last, you will find yourself dreading this task all day.

Being orderly and organized has so many benefits for you! You will be much happier and you will get so much more accomplished. Organizational skills will be important for you to have the rest of your life.

God created our universe out of order, NOT chaos! Be a planner. Seek God's will for your day, week and year. Get busy!

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

The Fruit of the Spirit!
A Printable Booklet

Fall Printable Activities

Back to School Booklet Booklet Cover
Back to School Wordsearch
Back to School Fall Words - ABC Order Black/White
Back to School Fall Words - ABC Order Color
Back to School Fall Counting Game - Color
Back to School Fall Counting Game - Black/White
Back to School F is For... Black/White
Back to School F is For...Color
Color Apple Picture
Color School Backpack
Color School Boy and Apple
Color School Boy with Books
Color Computer Kids
Color Girl Friends
Color Girl With Books
Color Girl Reading Book
Color Hug Mom
Color Scissors
Color Stack of Books
Color Teacher At Blackboard
Color Teacher At Blackboard 2
First Day of Fall Wordsearch
September 2011 Calendar Free Calendar
Color Your Back To School Booklet Cover



Goal Setting Can Be Fun!

Did you know that by setting goals that you can achieve much more than you ever imagined! By setting goals and breaking them down into small sections, you can little by little reach the top!

1. What is your goal?
2. How important is this goal to you?
3. Commit to your goal - Write it down and keep it in front of you.
4. Using a calendar, set a time when you hope to have your goal accomplished. Mark the date in bright red!
5. How can you break your goal into smaller goals? If you think it should take you 6 months to achieve your goal, then break down your goal into 6 mini monthly goals. Decide how much you need to accomplish each month in order to complete your goal at 6 months.

Not really as complicated as it sounds. If you goal is financial and you hope to earn $100.00 by Christmas for shopping. Then divide $100.00 by 6 and you will see the figure that you need to earn each month to accomplish your total goal. This process works for any goal - it doesn't have to be financial. It is just easier for you to think about the small steps which will eventually lead you to your BIG goal!

6. Stay focused on your goal and try not to be distracted. It's easy to find reasons not to stay committed. It is much more difficult to concentrate on your goal. Only by committing to your goal and seeking the Lord daily will you truly find success.



Have a NOT Back to School Party!

While others around you are gearing up for the first day of school, why don't you and a few other homeschooling friends plan a party! Celebrate your local public school's first day by having a NOT Back to School party. Plan your party at a local park or beach and invite all the homeschoolers in your area. Make a supplies list and ask each family to contribute to the party. For example, maybe you can bring paper cups and paper plates while another family supplies drinks and ice.

Plan games and activities for your homeschooling friends. Be sure and bring a football, frisbee and other outdoor toys.

A Not Back to School Party is the perfect way to kick off your homeschooling year and the perfect way to meet other homeschoolers.

September is the Season For Wild Weather!

Do you know what a hurricane is? A hurricane is a tropical storm that originates over oceans. Most hurricanes start within the same area near the equator. Hurricanes have very high winds which blow in a circular motion around a low-pressure center. The low-pressure center of the hurricane is known as the "eye of the storm."

Hurricanes are rated on a scale of 1 to 5. The most powerful is a category 5 which has winds that exceed 155 miles per hour. Inside the eye of the hurricane, the winds are very calm.

When hurricanes are threatening the mainland, U.S. military aircraft fly into these storms and measure their winds and the direction of the storms travel. By studying the hurricanes winds and the weather near and around the storm, hurricane predictors can alert coastal residents of the approaching storm.
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Check Out The Hurricane Cam
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hurricanes
*** FEMA'S
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Terriffic site! Quizzes, tracking, cartoons, videos and more!

He calms the storm, So that it's waves are still.
Psalms 107:29

New Words To Learn

(plural fore?casts)
1.  weather prediction: 
a prediction of weather conditions for the near future, usually broadcast on television or radio or printed in a newspaper.

(plural sat?el?lites) noun
TELECOMMUNICATIONS device that orbits a planet:  an object put into orbit around Earth or any other planet in order to relay communications signals or transmit scientific data.

typical of the tropics:  relating to or characteristic of the tropics
hot and sultry:  very hot and often combined with a high degree of humidity

(plural e?qua?tors) noun
GEOGRAPHY imaginary circle around Earth:  the imaginary great circle around the Earth that is the same distance from the North and South Poles and divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres.

at?mos?phere (plural at?mos?pheres) noun
gas around celestial body:  the mixture of gases that surrounds a celestial body such as the Earth
air or climate:  the air or climate in a given place

(plural lat?i?tudes) noun
GEOGRAPHY imaginary line around the Earth:  an imaginary line joining points on the Earth's surface that are all of equal distance north or south of the equator
GEOGRAPHY area of the Earth's surface:  a region of the Earth's surface near a particular latitude (often plural) * snow showers in the northerly latitudes .

lon?gi?tude (plural lon?gi?tudes) noun
angular distance from prime meridian:  the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian that stretches from the North Pole to the South Pole and passes through Greenwich, England.  Longitude is measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds. 
area of earth's surface:  a region near a particular longitude

The word "storm" appears in the Bible 14 times!



He stirs up the sea with His power, And by His understanding
He breaks up the storm.
Job 26:12

Storms can be very exciting and they can also be frightening. When weather forecasters are predicting nasty weather, it is natural for you to be a little afraid. We know that if we are not sensible and do not take precautions then we could be in danger of a storm. With modern forecasting and radar imagery, scientist are better able today than ever before to warn us well in advance of approaching storms. If you are in the path of a hurricane, you will have more than enough time to evacuate and get to safety. Just stay calm and help your family prepare to leave when nasty weather threatens you and your family.

We know that the Lord is in control of everything that happens around us. We can trust him to take care of us and we can put ourselves in His hands. When you start to feel afraid of anything, just start to pray. Ask God to calm you and to reassure you that everything will be ok.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33

There are many different storms that you may come across in your life. Some "storms" have nothing to do with the weather. Some "storms" may be personal problems that you are having in your life. Maybe you have problems at home with family or with your friends. These "storms" can be more upsetting than a hurricane sometimes! Once again, you have to trust Jesus with your problems and allow Him to provide you with strength and a sense of peace. Just ask Him for His peace!! He is always there for you and is always ready to calm the storms in your life!

Get to know the one who controls the storms!

Jesus, the SON, loves YOU!!!


"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10


Crafty Kids Corner

Stormy weather keeping you inside! Then get crafting!

Idea!!! Get a plastic box to keep all your art supplies in and then you will be ready in a moment to start crafting!


Wild & Wacky Wind Sock

What do you need?

Paint and Brushes
Construction Paper
Crepe Paper Streamers

What do you do?

  • Decorate a 10 by 20 inch piece of construction paper. Get creative. Draw or paint clouds, stars, smiley faces, etc. Add glitter for sparkle or try gluing on paper cutouts of stars, eyes, hair etc.

  • Cut 30 inch long crepe paper streamers. You will probably need around 10 of them. Glue these streamers to the back of the bottom side of the construction paper. Glue or staple the ends together to form a long tube.

  • Use your string to create a handle for your sock. Make knots at the end of a pice of string about 30 inches long. Staple your knots to the sides.

  • Hang on your porch and watch your windsock ride the September winds!



Crafty Kids on the Web

Car Eraser Craft

Count The Days

Juice Box Craft

Desktop Supply Box

PeekABoo Apple Plate

Back to School Bookmarks

September Fun In The Kitchen


Hurricane Hot Dogs

6 Hotdog Weiners
12 crescent rolls
6 pieces of sandwich cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut weiners in half. Place weiner half inside crescent roll with 1/2 slice cheese rolled around weiner. Roll crescent roll and secure with toothpick. Place rolls on baking pan inside 350 degree oven. Cook until rolls are golden brown!



Stormy Fruit Salad

5 Bananas
1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed slightly
1 can crushed pineapple - drained
1  package frozen strawberries, partially thawed
1 cup white sugar
1 cup boiling water

Start by mashing bananas with a fork. Next, stir in orange juice, strawberries and pineapple. Mix together. In another bowl, stir sugar into boiling water until dissolved. After cooling, pour mixture over fruit mixture. Stir together. Freeze until cold and then store in refrigerator.



Blustery Banana-Chocolate
Milk Shake

Add 1 banana, 2 scoops of chocolate ice-cream, 1 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to blender. Blend until yummy smooth!

Back To School Recipe Fun On the Web

Blackboard Cupcakes

Apple Person Recipe

School House Chili

Veggie Cheese People

Peanut Butter Honeybees Recipe

Pizza Biscuit Bear

Apple Cupcakes

Cyber Sweets Cupcakes

Corn Dog Muffins

Online Reading

The Wizard of Oz
Anne of Avonlea
Children's Storybooks Online
Molly Whuppie

S Is For September!

S - E - P - T - E - M - B - E - R

S is for all about the the STAR Spangled Banner which was written on September 14th, 1814 by Francis Scott Key.

E is for the world's cutest ERASER craft!

P is for Pizza Biscuit Bears which make the PERFECT First Day of School Lunch

T is for the the TROPICS and hurricane season

E is for the END of Summer Wordsearch

M is for the MAYFLOWER which departed from England on September 16th, 1620.

B is for the BACK to SCHOOL Countdown!

E is for the EDUCATIONAL Supply Box Craft

R is for the "Book It" READING PROGRAM sponsored by Pizza Hut


Bible Memory Verses for SEPTEMBER

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.1 Corinthians 14:33



Online Back to School Games

Around The World in 80 Clicks
Back to School Fun
Super Hyper Typer
School Sudoku
School Bus Puzzle
Time for School Maze
Fall Simon Says
Scramble Saurus
Fall Match Game


Spotlight On Homeschoolers!

This month's focus is on homeschooler Caroline K. from Kansas. Caroline participated on a girl's softball team in Kansas. Caroline is 9 years old and her team won the city division. Caroline was also selected as an all-star and her all-star team finished in 2nd place! Congratulations Caroline!!!

If you know someone who should be spotlighted here, please send us the information to:




Reader's Submissions

Poem from Josh - Age 10 (Florida)


Summer is here with lots to do
swimming in the sea that is a beautiful blue
Summer is great and my bike is new
riding to the park and the beaches too.

Summer is here and the weather is hot
the cold days of winter I have not forgot
Summer sun is high and shines a lot
in the shade is me lying on a cot!

"Homeschooled Kids" welcomes contributions from subscribers. Readers are encouraged to send: Jokes, essays, poems, artwork or any original work that you want published on the WWW. Please send e-mail to: Include in the e-mail your name, age and home state. Only first names will be published. Thanks!!!


That's all for this month! We hope you are having a great summer!
Look for us next month in your e-mail box!

God bless you!

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