Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May Plans

Here are some of the important dates and holidays
that fall in May....

National Bike Month
Flower Month
Clean Air Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Get Caught Reading Month

Thursday May 1, 2008

National Postcard Week

May Day
Empire State Building Opened in 1931

Mother Goose Day

Space Day

Friday May 2, 2008

Holocaust Remembrance Day
Leonardo DaVinci died 1579

Saturday May 3, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day
World Press Freedom Day

Cousin Michael's B-Day

Uncle Fred's B-Day

Sunday May 4, 2008

National Music Week

International Firefighter's Day
Zimmerli Museum's Free Day
Monday May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo
First American in Space 1961
John Scopes arrested for teaching Darwinism 1926
Great Uncle Reuby's B-Day
Paul's 5th B-Day

Tuesday May 6, 2008

Hindenburg Disaster 1937
National Teacher Day
Robert Perry B-Day 1856
Sigmund Freud B-Day 1856
Uncle Michael B-Day

Homeschool Group Open Play Date

Wednesday May 7, 2008

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's B-Day 1840

Thursday May 8, 2008

Harry Truman's B-Day 1884
VE Day 1945

Friday May 9, 2008

Peter Pan Day
John Brown's B-Day 1800
Beatles signed 1st recording contract 1962 (this is for CherMere)

Saturday May 10, 2008

Astronomy Day
1st Transcontinental Railway Completed 1869
Giant Squid Attack 1847
National Bake Sale Day

Sunday May 11, 2008

National Police Week National Transportation Week

Mother's Day
Minnesota Admission Day 1858

Monday May 12, 2008

Florence Nightingale's B-Day 1820
Kite Day

Tuesday May 13, 2008

Tulip Day
Homeschool Group Open Play Date

Wednesday May 14, 2008

1st US Space Station Launched 1973
Lewis & Clark Expedition Began 1803

Thursday May 15, 2008

International Day of Families
US Department of Agriculture created 1862
L.F. Baum's B-Day

Friday May 16, 2008

Biographer's Day
1st US Nickel Minted 1866

Saturday May 17, 2008

Armed Forces Day
NY Stock Exchange Established 1792
Brown vs Board of Education 1954

Sunday May 18, 2008

Buckle Up America Week
National Backyard Games Week

Mount St Helens Erupted 1980
Visit Your Relatives Day
Peace Day

Monday May 19, 2008

Frog Jump Day Lawrence of Arabia Died 1935
Victoria Day
Circus Day
Caleb's B-Day

Tuesday May 20, 2008

Charles Lindbergh began transatlantic flight 1932
Christopher Columbus died 1506
Dolley Madison B-Day 1768
Cousin Stephanie's B-Day
Aunt Lisa's B-Day
Homeschool Group Open Play Date

Wednesday May 21, 2008

Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic 1932
American Red Cross established 1881

Thursday May 22, 2008

Buy an Instrument Day

Friday May 23, 2008

National Turtle Day

South Carolina Admission Day 1788

Wright Brothers patented aircraft 1906

Saturday May 24, 2008

Brooklyn Bridge Opened 1883
1st Telegraph Message Transmitted 1844

Sunday May 25, 2008

Fork Debuted in US 1630
International Jazz Day
Jesse Owens broke 3 world records 1935
National Missing Children's Day

Monday May 26, 2008

Memorial Day
Sally Ride's B-Day 1951
Dorothea Lange's B-Day 1895

Tuesday May 27, 2008

Golden Gate Bridge Opened 1937
Rachel Carson's B-Day 1907
Masking Tape Patented
Homeschool Group Open Play Date

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Jim Thorpe's B-Day 1888
Sierra Club Founded 1892

Thursday May 29, 2008

Hillary & Tenzing reached summit of Mt Everest 1953
Rhode Island Admission Day 1790
Wisconsin Admission Day 1848
John F. Kennedy's B-Day

Friday May 30 , 2008

Indianapolis 500 debuted 1911
Lincoln Memorial dedicated 1927

Saturday May 31, 2008

US Copyright Law Enacted 1790
World No Tobacco Day

Now, before you get too excited, we use this as a "starting point".
We may never learn about all this, we may head off completely in another direction.
We are still studying birds, I will use the state birds (see above states celebrating admission days this month) as well as birds that we see or that Princess has an interest in. May 1st we will do "geese",
because it is Mother Goose Day.We will also toss any and all "plans" aside for a drive down to the shore
or a walk in the park. The garden is a high priority as well around here, so a lot of our lessons happen outside.

1 comment:

Patience said...

One can only say ... WOW!

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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