Thursday, April 30, 2009

May Plans

I get a lot of e-mails asking how I decide
which "holidays" I choose to "celebrate"
every month.It is not that complicated, I
like to have something "fun" planned for every
"school" day. In the winter I will use some weekend
ideas as well, because it is more likely that we will be
stuck inside due to inclement weather.In the spring,summer,
and autumn, we are much more likely to be busy outside
with some type of gardening work on the weekends, and have
less of a need to be "entertained", so I stick to making plans
for Monday through Friday.We love to cook (and eat)and bake,
so we will always "choose" a food related "holiday".
I use a bunch of different sites, I promise to try to get them listed on my side bar soon.I will make a lesson for any subjects we need to cover based on the "theme" of the day.I draw on ideas (stolen) from all of you and from magazines and the many books I have lying around the house. Here are some fun things to celebrate and learn about this month..

All Month:
National Barbecue Month (Is your grill in good working condition?)
National Bike Month (same goes for your bike)
National Blood Pressure Month (had it checked lately?)
National Hamburger Month (have a good recipe to share?)
National Photograph Month (I'm planning something special for this one)
National Salad Month (what is your favorite salad?)
Older Americans Month (Princess is planning something nice for some older people we know)
Some Weekly Celebrations:
Nurse's Week - first week of month
Wildflower Week - week two (plant some)
National Bike Week - third week (go ride)
National Police Week - third week of month
Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of month
Each Day:
1 Astronomy Day - date varies
May Day
Loyalty Day
Mother Goose Day
Save the Rhino Day
Baby Day
Brothers and Sisters Day
Lumpy Rug Day
World Press Freedom Day
Bird Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day *
Renewal Day

We will "celebrate" some of the above, but certainly not all.We will however,learn a little, play a little, *cook some, *eat some, sing and dance some, dress up if the mood strikes, do maths, science,read many,many books, and we will scrap any and all plans for a good day down the shore or for a walk to the park.We will have Birthday parties, Communion parties, picnics,parades,field trips, see movies,and watch the garden grow.What will you be doing? I hope you will visit us here to see what we are doing, and share what you are celebrating in your own lives as well. ~


Angela said...

You are always up to something fun, but that is how childhood should be!

Tara said...

I love your lists of special days in the month..... of interest for May I see lumpy rug day.. (too funny)... photograph day and crepes suzette day.... yummy :0)

My birthday and my husband's is in May.... we're getting OLD!!

8)(8 said...

It looks neat. I can't believe how many food days there are. Star Trek also comes out this month.

I tried to comment earlier, but had trouble uploading your blog.

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

oh my gosh! you are homeschool super woman! as i've said before, i love the way you choose to celebrate so many different days. i've gotta make myself get a few of these days in! i know it's impossible to do them all, but i'm still amazed with what you do get done! you're a great mom!

Mon said...

Oh but this is such an easy way to find ideas! As someone who thinks of herself as a world citizen, this seems ideal, and incorporating more international days.
Thanks for sharing.

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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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