We almost always take the month of May off from school. However, homeschooling is more of a way of life for us. We make a conscious choice to seize every opportunity to learn. We never take a break from math or reading. I am just less rigid about it when we are on "break".
So here we are, approaching the month of May. It's my favorite month of the whole year. The weather is perfect. Everything is green with new life. We are all usually just itching to spend more time outside.
We spend a lot of time on the back deck. It has sort of morphed into an extension of our "classroom". We have a weather center, botany projects, and even an art project going right now. There are also little lessons on conservation (rain bucket to catch water, clothes line to save electricity, and compost to reduce waste). Sometimes we listen to culturally diverse music and just rock out in our Summer Classroom.
We are trying our hands at cucumber this year.
This paper mache dragon is over 6 feet long! He is going to be hunted by some brave knights during our Homeschool Field Day next week.