Things to Do: October

Fall fun with celebrations, falling leaves, hibernation, and dozens of free downloads!

  1. Balance a checkbook.
  2. Explore our 366 ways to Write Something Every Day!
  3. Explore shapes.
  4. Make a bird feeder — out of a pumpkin!
  5. Watch an internal combustion engine in action {free unit study} (October 3).
  6. Not free, but worth a look:
  7. Help your student develop listening skills with these five natural tips.
  8. Use these 20 ways to choose a creative writing topic.
  9. Add life to your history studies.
  10. Celebrate Columbus Day {free unit study} (October 12).
  11. Practice the parts of speech with a diamond poem.
  12. Creatively and effectively educate your gifted learner at home.
  13. Explore portmanteau words.
  14. Ready to tackle poetry? Here are several poetry studies to try this month:
  15. Study with Einstein {free unit study} (October 17).
  16. Enjoy the poetry of Longfellow by studying “Pegasus in Pound” and “The Village Blacksmith.”
  17. Interact with literature by exploring cause and effect.
  18. Identify real learning with these 7 characteristics.
  19. Create a timeline.
  20. Learn about vacuum tubes, the precursor to today’s compact electronics {free unit study} (October 20).
  21. Make sure your children know how to fill out a form.
  22. Tackle some confusing words: Perplexing Prefixes, Parts of Speech, & Shades of Meaning.
  23. Draw something with Crayola {free unit study} (October 23).
  24. Check out these tips for developing your own unique homeschool approach.
  25. Borrow from these eight ways to easily teach art appreciation.
  26. Then take a new look at picture study.
  27. View life under a microscope {free unit study} (October 24).
  28. Help your student think critically.
  29. Use one of these 5 tips for teaching writing.
  30. Find balance.
  31. Visit Nevada {free unit study} (October 31).
  32. Review what happens during a presidential election.
  33. Save money around the home {20 Easy Ways}.
  34. Enjoy one of these free eBooks (and activities):
  35. Explore these 10 tips for living on one income while homeschooling.
  36. Learn from a master.
  37. Take advantage of one of these great finds:

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