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May Morning Menu for Homeschool

Let’s take a look at what is in the May Morning Menu. From gardening to the personification of the wind, May’s themed morning menu pages are jammed packed with learning opportunities to add to your morning time.

What is a Morning Menu?

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A morning menu is a selection of material that your student practices each day. It’s called a morning menu, because you can slip the pages into a menu sleeve and your kids can use a dry erase marker to practice their pages each day. A morning menu is great for family-style learning OR independent practice in the areas of math, language arts, handwriting, poetry, nature study, Bible, and more.

Materials Needed to Assemble the May Morning Menu:

May Morning Menu for Kids

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1. Calendar and Daily Check-in

The May calendar and daily check-in pages are a review for kids to practice basic information. These things include name writing, days of the week, today’s date, age, mood, birthday, address, phone number, clock reading, moon phases, weather, seasons, monthly flower, the five senses, and a place for daily gratitude.

It is a lot to choose, from but you can pick and choose which items you would like your child to work on throughout the month. (This section stays somewhat the same throughout for the Morning Menu Series, so they don’t have to master it all this month.)

2. Nature Study

For this month’s nature study component, we will be turning our eyes to the garden. Between identifying garden tools, and learning the life-cycle of a pea plant, there will be plenty to get you all in the mood to get outside and start your own garden.

Here are some supplemental book ideas about gardening:

3. Character Trait – Creativity

The character trait for the month of May is creativity; using our ideas and imagination to make something new.

There is a daily bible verse and quote, as well as, a full page of creativity challenges to choose from. These challenges range from drawing a portrait or starting a nature collection, to building a fort or writing a poem. Each idea is very attainable for kids and will hopefully spark a month full of imagination and creativity.

 4. Math Practice

May’s morning menu offers a few different math components to meet the needs of a variety of ages and abilities. There is a number of the day page as well as a roll and solve page. These both can be used for all ages.

Next a skip counting chart. Skip counting is an invaluable thing for your kids to practice and memorize before and during the multiplication years. I started young with my kids and would practice one number at time sometimes with a chant or sing-song voice. Having done this has paid off in huge dividends as they have gotten older.

5. Memory Work

The Beatitudes from the book of Matthew is the memory work passage from the Bible for this month’. There are twelve verses in all. You can focus on one or try to memorize the whole passage.

5. Handwriting and Copywork

Of course I love to include handwriting and copywork into these morning menus because it really helps to build skills in handwriting, vocabulary, grammar, and information retention.

For this month’s morning menu, ‘The Wind’ by Robert Louis Stevenson is the featured selection. This is a playful, fun poem that personifies the wind and is very entertaining and imaginative for kids. (If your children really enjoy this one, like mine did, you could also use this as a memory piece as well.)

Get the Entire Morning Menu Bundle

All of the Morning Menus from January to December are completed and are now available as a bundle in my Etsy store. There are also seasonal bundles to choose from:

Morning Menu Bundle Options:

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