Month by Month: September Great Falls MT

Even if you don’t have kids in school and aren’t headed there yourself, “back-to-schoolness” is inescapable this month. Rather than try to steer clear, embrace it and welcome the opportunity to focus on learning. Even if you don’t homeschool your kids, think about what you want your child to learn.

Big Sky Sellers
(406) 952-4347
2812 3rd Avenue South #2
Great Falls, MT
 
Lords Framing & Foundations
(406) 216-2177
814 7th St N
Great Falls, MT
 
Kaleidoscope Art Glass
(406) 454-0508
612 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
(406) 453-3929
2515 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Old Macdonald'S Craft Barn
(406) 771-0799
140 Wilson Butte Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Michael'S Arts & Crafts
(406) 268-0800
1601 Market Place Dr
Great Falls, MT
 
Bundi'S Glass-Art Shop & Gallery
(406) 453-1636
505 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Ben Franklin Crafts
(406) 453-1883
208 16th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Unique Art & Framing
(406) 727-2207
2920 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(406) 542-0128
2850 North Reserve Street
Missoula, MT
 

Month by Month: September

sep09 mbm layout

The Road Ahead by Amanda Probst. Supplies Cardstock: Prism Papers; Patterned paper: 7gypsies; Felt letters: American Crafts; Font: Century Schoolbook; Adhesive: Double sided tape, Scotch.

BE SMART. Even if you don’t have kids in school and aren’t headed there yourself, “back-to-schoolness” is inescapable this month. Rather than try to steer clear, embrace it and welcome the opportunity to focus on learning.

One of the “September” layouts from my Month-by-Month Scrapbooking book showcases a mission statement that my husband and I came up with when we first decided to homeschool. We set out the reasons for our decision and what we hoped to accomplish. Yes, we’re a bit nerdy like that, but the act of setting it all out did help. Even if you don’t homeschool your kids, think about what you want your child to learn. You could even list what ∗you∗ want to learn and do with your life.

Here are three more ideas to consider this September:

1. Teach someone something. In this day of technology and blogs aplenty, why not share some of your knowledge with a little tutorial this month? Volunteering at a local school or library is sure to be appreciated, too!

2. Consider lessons learned. What lessons in life have you learned? If you were making a manual for a loved one or future generations, what would it say?

3. Visit your local library. I don’t know about you, but my local library often has great class offerings for both kids and adults. Take advantage of a class this month or sign up to take a class elsewhere. Keep learning!

Take a Challenge and Enter to Win a Prize

Now for challenge time. For September, I challenge you to write your own mission statement. It can be for something big (like life in general) or something simple (like how you’d like your week to go). Join in the fun, and you’ll have the opportunity to win a copy of my book, Month-by-Month Scrapbooking ! Find out more at my Month-by-Month Scrapbooking group .

Free Sketches

Also, here are five sketches from the layout above to help jump-start your creativity:

September 2009 MBM Sketch

 

Appeared in: September 2009

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