February is for Friendship! February 11th is National Make a Friend Day, February 14th is Valentine’s Day, and February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day! So be nice! You should also know that February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Click here to learn more.
Guess what! According to FamousHomeschoolers.net, the following famous homeschoolers were born in February: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ansel Adams, Thomas Edison, Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, Charles Dickens, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. (Laura was taught at home when she was unable to attend school due to distance or weather, and she homeschooled her daughter Rose!)
Of course, we can’t forget Presidents Day! Mount Rushmore, the world’s largest stone monument, is a tribute to four Presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Do you know what else each of these men have in common? As children, none of them had any regular, formal schooling. They were all self-educated or taught at home!
February is also Black History Month. Famous black homeschoolers include: Benjamin Banneker (first African-American scientist), George Washington Carver (agricultural researcher), Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee Institute founder), Louis Armstrong (King of Jazz), Jordin Sparks (singer/actress), Venus and Serena Williams (tennis star sisters).
What is your favorite thing about February?