September Monthly Idea Book by Teacher’s Friend TF-0900 – SC-0439503779

September Monthly Idea Book

A creative idea book for the elementary teacher.

ISBN-13 978-0-439-50377-8
ISBN-10 0-439-50377-9

September 1ST
NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY commemorates the day in 1865 when President Lincoln proposed an amendment to end slavery. (Read your students the 13th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.)

September 2ND
The U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT was established by Congress in 1789. (Review with your students those famous persons represented on our currency.)

September 3RD
LOUIS SULLIVAN is credited with inventing the first SKYSCRAPER. He was born on this day in 1856. (Ask your students to research the world’s tallest skyscraper.)

WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity

Sample PDF Activity

September 4TH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA! On this day in 1781, forty- four Mexican people colonized what was then a tiny settlement. (Ask students to find the meaning of the Spanish words “Los Angeles.”)

September 5TH
The FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS met on this day in 1774. (Students may wish to find on the classroom map the city in which the Congress first met.)

September 6TH
JANE ADDAMS, American social worker, was born on this day in 1860. (Ask students to find out more about her.)

September 7TH
The famous American artist, GRANDMA MOSES, was born on this day in 1860. (Find a print of one of her paintings and share it with the class.)

September 8TH
Today is the CHEROKEE NATIONAL HOLIDAY. It commemorates the arrival of the Cherokee Nation at the Indian Territory of Oklahoma. (Ask students to find the state of Oklahoma and its capital city on the classroom map.)

September 9TH
ABRAHAM LINCOLN received a license to practice law in the state of Illinois on this day in 1836. (Ask students what they know of Lincoln’s education.)

September 10TH
JOSE FELICIANO was born on this day in 1945. This gifted musician has overcome his blindness to become a successful master of music. (Ask students to find out about other disabled persons who have overcome their handicaps.)

Table of Contents

MAKING THE MOST OF IT! – 7
What Is In This Book – 8
How to Use This Book – 8
Adding the Color – 9
Lamination – – 9
Photocopies and Ditto Master – 10
Monthly Organizers – 11
Bulletin Boards – 11
Lettering and Holidays – 12

CALENDAR – SEPTEMBER – 13
September Calendar and Activities – 14
September Header – 17
September Symbols – 18
September – Blank Calendar – 20
Days of the Week – 21

LET’S GET READY! – 23
Be Prepared Check List – 24
First Day Check List – 25
Student Questionnaire – 26
Helping Kids Do Their Best! – 28
Classroom Code of Conduct – 29
Behavior Report Form and Chart – 30
Transportation Tags – 31
Student Passes – 32
Mini Student Reports – 33
Student Progress Report – 34
Back to School Bingo – 35
Back to School Word Find – 36
Welcome Back Visor – 37
A “Beary” Good Bear! – 38
“Beary” Good Student – 40
Welcome Owl – 41
Back to School Door Sign – 42

THAT’S MY NAME! – 43
That’s My Name! Activities – 44
Name Tags – 49
Wanted Poster – 50
Name Train – 51
Name Clown – 53
Apple of My Teacher’s Eye! – 54

MY “ME” BOOK! – 55
My “Me” Book Pattern Pages – 56

ALL YEAR ROUND – 65
Year Round Awards – 66
Year Round Bookmarks – 67
Certificate of Achievement – 68
Student of the Month Certificate – 69
Award Certificate – 70
Pencil Toppers – 71
Owl Puppet – 72
School Kids – 73
Classroom Characters – 77
Student of the Week Visor – 81
Don’t Disturb Sign – 82

CLASSROOM BIRTHDAYS! – 83
Classroom Birthday Activities! – 84
Happy Birthday Visor – 86
Birthday Cake – 87
Birthday Cupcakes – 88
Birthday Card – 89
Birthday Certificate – 90
Happy Birthday Mobile – 91

APPLE TIME! – 93
Johnny Appleseed Day Activities! – 94
Apple Mobile – 96
Apple Pattern – 97
Apple Tree – 98
Apple Puppet – 99
Apples – Creative Writing Page – 100

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY! – 101
Mexican Independence – 102
Mexico – Coat of Arms – 103
Map of Mexico – 104
Spanish Word Find – 105
Piñata Pattern – 106
Mexico Booklet Cover – 107
Things I Know About Mexico! – 108

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE DAY – 109
Native American Cultural Areas – 110
Tribal Map – 111
My American Indian Research Page- 112
Creative Writing – 113
Sioux – 114
Iroquois – 115
Hopi Pottery – 116

GRANDPARENT’S DAY! – 117
Grandparent’s Day Activities – 118
Grandparent’s Day Card – 119
Family Coat of Arms – 120
My Grandparent Interview – 121
Grandpa and Grandma Puppet – 122
Family Quilt Pattern – 124

SUBSTITUTE AND STUDENT TEACHERS!- 125
Substitute Teacher Activities – 126
Student Teacher Activities – 127
Fillers, Topics and Games! – 128
Student Detective – 130
Super Kids – 131
My Creative Writing Page – 132

BULLETIN BOARDS AND MORE! – 133
Bulletin Boards and More! – 134
Airplane and Mouse Pattern – 139
Back to School Patterns – 140
Helpers – 142
Robot – 143

ANSWER KEY – 144

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About Teacher's Friend Publications, Inc.

Teacher's Friend Publications, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Karen Sevaly. Her vision was based on producing a series of motivational and fun monthly idea books that could be reproduced by teachers in elementary classrooms. These books were the first publications to give teachers cute, bold patterns and creative activities compiled in a reproducible monthly format. Scholastic has acquired Teacher's Friend.

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