Lots New for the New School Year

6th September 2018
We are officially into a new season now in the UK - most of our kids are back at school and we've packed this newsletter full of new activities. Explore below to find out what's new, and what our guest bloggers have been up to this week. And don't forget to scroll right to the bottom of the newsletter to see what's coming up. There's Roald Dahl DayWorld Cleanup Day my favourite Talk Like A Pirate Day and Peace Day to keep us all busy, for example!
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What's New?
This latest batch of squashed sentences puzzles contains one each for Back to School, autumn, Harvest, Halloween and Bonfire Night.
Another batch of squashed sentences puzzles
Introducing our new World Cleanup Day page and activities
Introducing our new World Cleanup Day page and activities
Do you know an awesome artist, great geographer or heroic historian? If you do, we have just the school certificate for you ... and a few more too!
Bright and cheerful new school certificates
Have a go at some "Back to School" games - which of course are fun to play year round too.
Have a go at some "Back to School" games
We've all heard "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" ... but is it true? We've explored 9 folklore weather myths and whether they are true or false, as well as producing a fun range of printable activities to enjoy with the kids.
New collection of Weather Myths to explore
We've added a new collection of weather templates for displays and crafts...
A new collection of weather templates for displays and crafts
...and some fun new weather tracing pages for pencil control and colouring in
New weather tracing pages
We've been learning about Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone by accident, really! We've also got some really interesting worksheets encouraging the kids to think about communication then and now.
Learning about Alexander Graham Bell, and his invention
Continuing around the Commonwealth, we've added national flower colouring pages for Cyprus and Dominica...
National flower colouring pages for Cyprus and Dominica
...and we've updated our resources for Cyprus and Dominica with lots of interesting new worksheets and printables. Click through to explore.
Updated resources for Cyprus and Dominica
This Week's Guest Posts
Shelly and her kids come up with some great ideas for colour mixing activities...
Guest Post - Colour Mixing Activities
And Rita shares how her girls have been enjoying some September goal setting.
Guest Post - September Goal Setting
Quotes for a New School Year
​​​​​​​"Who you are is already a wonder; you don’t need to be someone else. You are a wonder of life."
Thích Nhất Hạnh
"You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop."
"Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish." 
Brad Henry (American politician)
"There's a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just need to believe in yourself; always go back to the person that you know you are, and don't let anybody tell you any different, because everyone's special and everyone's awesome."
McKayla Maroney (US athlete)
"I want to encourage kids to speak up, to tell their stories. That is the only way people will know what we have to go through. Believe in yourself. Someone once told me being different isn't bad - different is just different!"
Lauren Potter (American actress)
"I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become."
Carl Jung
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better."
Maya Angelou

Teachers open the door; you enter by yourself. 
Chinese Proverb
Talk does not cook rice. 
Chinese proverb
"You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop." Rumi
 This poster is available here.
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​August / September: Back to School

​​​​​​​August / September: Not Back to School​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​9th September: Grandparent's Day (US)

13th September: Roald Dahl Day

15th September: World Cleanup Day

19th September: Talk Like A Pirate Day

21st September: Peace Day

September / October - Harvest Festival

4th October: World Animal Day

7th October: Grandparent's Day (UK)

8th October: Canadian Thanksgiving

8th October: Columbus Day

8th - 14th October: National Libraries Week (UK)

31st October: Halloween


​​​​​​​Spring . . Summer . . Autumn . . Winter
And don't forget you can click through to our Holiday Calendar to explore our resources by upcoming holiday and event. Get your planning done and activities printed out in plenty of time!
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All the best until next time!
Lindsay Small

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