Month by Month: September Long Beach NY

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.

Michael's Arts Crafts
(516) 796-8800
3567 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY
 
Lady Jane Craft Center
(718) 835-7651
13720 Crossbay Blvd
Jamaica, NY
 
NewYorkTalentSearch.com
(516) 468-3008
5254 Merrick Road, Suite 7
Massapequa, NY
 
Rose Wedding
(718) 359-0430
16326 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY
 
M & M Ceramic Studio
(718) 445-4110
163-23 Depot Rd
Flushing, NY
 
Antiquarius Imports
(718) 222-2434
40 West 25th Street
Franklin Square, NY
Hours
NYC: Wed-Sun 10-6 Taos: M-S 10-6

Guelma International Art Shop
(718) 291-9551
8902 165th St, Ste 137
Jamaica, NY
 
The Bebirian Art Collection
(800) 351-8986
None
Forest Hills, NY
 
Knits & Fabz Inc
(718) 353-8691
14012 Quince Ave
Flushing, NY
 
Michelle'S Country Craft Inc
(718) 377-9183
2090 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 

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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