In my class I created "Today's Special" as part of our morning meeting. I am working on writing a whole year's worth of Today's Special entries. I am giving you the September chapter for free.
"Today's Special" highlights a special holiday each day, with a paragraph or two to read and a thought-provoking question that teachers can use as a class discussion or journal prompt. Some days are meant to impart some interesting knowledge, such as facts about elephants on Elephant Appreciation Day. Others are meant to be inspirational, such as the story of Grandma Moses, who began painting at the age of 78. There are a few "just for fun" days as well, such as Talk Like A Pirate day and Bison-Ten-Yell Day.
I hope your class enjoys Today's Special as well as my class does!