Can you believe it is May? I’m in a serious homeschool slump over here. I think we are all ready for a few weeks where we have absolutely nothing on our plates. Between the end of the year extracurricular activities and just trying to wrap up school, I know we are ready for lazy days of swimming and running in the sprinkler! We still have about six weeks left before we wrap up our year. Honestly, I’m taking it slow and not doing a lot of “extras” right now, so our homeschool morning basket is going to look a little bare this month. That’s ok! Let me show you our May homeschool morning basket.
May 2019 Homeschool Morning Time Binder
First, let me say you’ll need to watch the video for this one. My printer has been having issues connecting to my laptop, so I decided to just use my laptop to access my Homeschool Garden plans. We are working on session 9, Anthropomorphism. It’s fascinating!
We are memorizing “How Doth the Little Crocodile.”
Our artist this month is Sir William Nicholson.
Our composer is Camille Saint-Saens.
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.
My Grandfather’s Clock
All Creatures of our God and King
Predators and Prey
The Winter’s Tale
Homeschool Morning Basket Books
Book of Matthew
We are finishing up My Father’s World ECC and will be studying Russia, Australia, and Antarctica. Our picture books from Beautiful Feet Books for these countries are Mirror and The Emperor’s Egg. I will be adding some more selections from our library.
We are also going to do the Marine Biology unit from The Good and the Beautiful (details coming soon) and I will be adding lots of picture books for that unit.
We currently have three read-alouds to get us through the next six weeks. I’m still finishing up The Wind in the Willows and then will move on to Mr. Popper’s Penguins. We are listening to The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe on audio.
Preschool Morning Basket
My preschoolers have been loving the Highlights magazines during morning time. They also listen to our picture books.
I’ll go into more detail on another post, but we will be doing activities from an ocean unit, as well as preschool lesson plans based around The Rainbow Fish.
Homeschool Morning Time Routine
While I’m here, I’ll chat a little bit about our homeschool morning time routine.
After I’ve had my coffee/quiet time and made plans for the day, we all gather around the table. I’ve done a few different things such as having clipboards ready for the kids. I have found that I don’t need to do that anymore.
We begin by reading our Bible and doing any biblical readings from MFW ECC. Sometimes the older kids do a little scripture copy work during this time.
I then move into The Homeschool Garden and do whatever is assigned for that day except poetry tea times or art lessons. Those are always done in the afternoons when we can fit them in.
Once we finish that, I begin our readings. We have been alternating science and geography days. I may read a geography picture book and then give the kids a related assignment, or we do our science lesson and readings.
After that, everyone is ready to begin on their own independent work, with my help where needed. It’s that simple!