Happy Monday and Happy Homeschooling!
Happy Mother’s Day! Even though I miss my mom terribly, I know we’ll be together for Mother’s Day again someday.
Originally posted on Still Learning Something New:
I miss my mom every day. She’s been in heaven for twelve years. I try not to be sad about her being gone, especially on Mother’s Day. She would want me to celebrate, not mourn. I love Mothers Day, the flowers, the special brunch, and cards from my kids, but oh how I wish she could be included more than with just memories.
Sometimes I allow myself to get a bit carried away with my imagination when I’m missing her. I wonder what awesome things she’s doing up there. Is she at a Mothers Day brunch in heaven? I rationalize my wild thoughts, “Since there is a “Wedding Supper of the Lamb, and other mentions of heavenly feasts in the Bible, why not a brunch for mothers?”
I imagine what this brunch looks like. Flowers of marvelous colors in silver vases. And crystal bowls filled with fruit. And bread. And…
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May is the end of the school year for many families, but it’s not the end of learning! Here’s some wonderful resources for learning through the month of May.
List of Special Days in May –
May Prayer Calendar for Children –
May Writing Prompts –
May Themed Worksheets and Activities –
Online Learning Resources for May’s Calendar –
15 Things To Do in May –
May Themed Bible Based Object Lessons and Activities –
May Themed Arts and Craft Projects –
May Related Math Lessons –
May Stargazer Guide –
May Science Calendar –
Resources for Specific May Themes –
Presidents With May Birthdays –
Learning Resources for Presidents –
May Statehood Anniversaries –
States Facts, History, and Videos –
Resources for May “Daily Specials” –
(The following is not even close to being complete. May is when our state required “school” days are finished, and we take a bit of a break from daily studying. Thus, I don’t have many resources to share from past studies. Hopefully, I’ll be updating the daily specials with resources as we go through the month, so check back. And, if you have special day resource favorites, be sure to let me know and I’ll edit them in.)
May 3 – 1st Comic Book published 1934 – Resources and Activities –
May 4 – Orange Juice Day – Orange Resources and Activities –
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo – Resource List –
May 8 – World Red Cross Day – Stories of those helped by the Red Cross –
May 12 – Florence Nightingale born 1820 –
May 13 – 1st Settlers arrived at Jamestown 1607 – Interactive John Smith and Jamestown Game
May 14 – Skylab launched 1973 – Watch this documentary from 1974
May 15 – Endangered Species Day * – Projects and Lessons –
May 18 – Museum Day – 50 Famous Art Museums Around The World –
May 23 – World Turtle Day – Learning Resources –
Happy May Learning!
May is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days, historic figures, artists and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you are looking for something special to celebrate, observe, learn about, or a food to add to the menu, this Special Days in May 2015 list gives you a variety of choices.
May’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances –
Mays Food Themes –
Daily Specials For May 2015
(the * means that the date varies every year)
I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.