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May is a tricky time of year to homechool. The weather is improving – not too hot, but not too cold. Attention spans are waning. Let’s be honest. Even I am getting a little tired of our school routine. I curated this collection of May homeschool resources to help us all get through the end of the year.
May Homeschool Resources
4/29/19 – 5/5/19 (You must register by 5/5/19, but you will have unlimited lifetime access to all of the sessions.)
I’m starting with my all-time favorite May homeschool resource. This online homeschool conference is a fantastic way to get inspired. It packs everything you would find in a traditional homeschool conference into an online event that you can attend whenever works for your schedule. There are more than 100 veteran homeschool speakers presenting on a variety of topics that appeal to parents of preschoolers through college:
- What Gifted Kids Really Need by Hal & Melanie Young
- What’s Going On With Your Middle Schooler? How to Homeschool During the Transition Years by Sherri Seligison
- Comparison: the sure way to ruin your homeschool and how to avoid it by Katie Hornor
- From Homeschool to College by Jeannie Fulbright <—– I’m really interested in this one!
- First Generation Homeschooler: What Am I Doing? by Joanie Boeckman
- Tips For The Frustrated & Stressed Homeschooling Mom by Kathie Morrissey
- Sibling Squabbles In The Schoolroom by Kathie Morrissey
- Teach Your Children “How to Think” with Mentoring by Kerry Beck
- Why We Skipped Middle School, and Why You Should, Too! by Terri Hedrick
- Struggling with Memorization? by Laurie Geary
- I Pulled My Child Out of School- Now, What? by Michelle Huddleston
- College Prep for Special Needs Homeschoolers by Cheryl Carter
- Writing a Killer College Admissions Essay by Cheryl Carter
- . . . and SO MUCH more! Check out the full list of conference sessions and speakers.
Each conference attendee will receive access to an online vendor hall with exclusive discounts, a digital swag bag valued at over $900, and admission to a private conference Facebook community.
Tickets are only $25. I bought my ticket the other day and am eagerly awaiting the start of the conference. Buy your ticket now so you don’t miss out. If you see me around the Facebook page, please say hi! I would love to virtually meet you 🙂
May Writing Prompts
Writing prompt calendars are a win-win. Kids win because they get some control over their writing assignment. Moms win because the students still have guidelines to help them develop their writing skills.
May writing prompt calendar for grades 3-8 – This free writing prompt contains 20 unique writing prompts. I like to hang this writing prompt up next to my writing center to give my kids a little boost when they are free-writing. There are some really interesting prompts that will get kids thinking and writing.
May writing prompt calendar for teens – Here is a free writing prompt calendar for a slightly older crowd. It contains multiple ideas for five different types of prompts:
Thrilling Tale: Thrilling Word Bank Story Prompts – Download these 33 story prompts to help your child write new and exciting stories. Word banks are a great way to increase the length of a story because there are already ideas printed on the page. These word banks cover a wide variety of themes: outer space, mystery at a museum, unicorns, the ocean, and more.
Observe Butterflies – We always start noticing butterflies around this time of year making it a great study topic. Learning happens best when kids are naturally engaged. We like to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies with a butterfly life cycle kit. Try these other butterfly activities to add even more learning activities.
Mother Goose Day – May 1st is National Mother Goose Day. Celebrate these timeless nursery rhymes by choosing a few to read together. Then follow these pre-k Mother Goose lesson plans to add in STEM and literacy learning activities.
Star Wars Day – My husband and son are big Star Wars fans, so I am sure I will hear “May the fourth be with you” all day long May 4th. I’m going to pick a few of the fun Star Wars activities from this huge list to make the day extra special.
Cinco de Mayo – We typically observe Cinco de Mayo with tacos for kids and margaritas for mom and dad, but I want to start sprinkling in a few educational elements. I can’t teach what I don’t know, so I’m thankful for this list of kid-friendly Cinco de Mayo activities and book suggestions.
National Teacher Appreciation Day – Homeschool teachers are teachers too! We do all of the work and provide all of the love without any of the paycheck. National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 7th and I think we should consider it Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day too.
Memorial Day – May 27th is Memorial Day this year (2019). The school year will be just about over in my house, but that doesn’t mean we can’t read a few educational books. I’m planning to reserve these Memorial Day books from the library and place them in a book basket. We will read a few of the books together and the kids can read the others for free reading.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is running their May Flowers sale during the entire month of May. For only $9.95 a month or $99.00 a year you can have access to a huge variety of online classes. There is something for everyone – from preschool – high school. This rate covers your entire family!
Share your favorite May homeschool resources in the comments. I will add more as I find them.
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