“Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush–bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”
– Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown
August . . . the last full month of summer . . . time to squeeze in some more summertime fun before school starts full-swing.
August is National Parks Month. If you live close enough to one, visit it! My family got to visit Mammoth Cave National Park recently and had a great time. We read Journey to the Bottomless Pit on the way there, and then got to see many of the places that we had read about!
August is also National Inventors Month….a great time to kick off a study of inventors! Celebrate Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole’s birthday and you can sneak in some science! And you could learn so much Holling C. Holling‘s books if you want to celebrate his birthday!
One of our favorite traditions for August is watching the Perseid meteor shower. It’s become tradition kick-off our new school year by reading Call Me Ahnighito, and watching for meteors. If it’s not cloudy, we always see lots of them during the peak night! (You can see a few here and there any night this month, but on the peak night you see LOTS.)
So, pick some fun activities from the calendar and make your days count! Don’t forget to continue with your summer bucket list! (And if you haven’t started, it’s not too late . . . create a personalized one for your family today!)