May Homeschooling Printables
It’s time again for you to grab your monthly homeschool printables!
This set of printables is perfect for using with your Sanity Saver Homeschool Planner. Our team at Homeschool.com enjoys creating helpful resources that not only make your job easier, but help you enjoy it along the way! Make sure to check back each month to download your monthly printable calendar or online journaling page.
Free Monthly Printable Calendar for May
We’ve designed this month’s free monthly calendar with an inspiring quote that doubles as a bookmark. This multi-purpose monthly calendar is easy to download and print. If you want to use the bookmark simply cut it off! All pages coordinate with the other monthly printables that you’ll find at Homeschool.com.
Why is Homeschool Journaling so Important?
I have heard it over and over, journaling is a habit that will prove a positive impact on your life, one that would serve us well to encourage in our young ones. As someone I heard recently said, most of
our lives are spent fulfilling the requests of others or taking care of work and other things that are required of us. Yet, when journaling it’s freeing to open up about our thoughts and intents and those things that are not accountable to responsibility or assignment.
Summer Journaling Ideas:
Some things to try with journaling with your children:
Summer doesn’t have to be the same old routine every year. These days there are virtually unlimited resources with which to learn new things or attain ideas for things to do and places to go. Most cities have many free summer activities that we can participate in with our children or that our children can participate in on their own.
If you have the resources to attend venues or activities that have a fee or admission cost, you have almost more options than one family can fit into a summer. Even if you seldom leave the house, you and your children can find many new things to do and try.
After you make these memories with your children, encourage them to write in their summer journals as much as they can remember about the outing or activity. If they have a way to take and print pictures, they can have a visual reminder as well. Let this be something fun that doesn’t necessarily have to be spell-checked and corrected. They will be less likely to enjoy it and may not even want to chronicle their summer vacations if we make it too much like school. The important thing is that the memories are being recorded for future enjoyment.
Ideas for types of journals and ways to decorate them are only limited by you and your children’s imaginations. I have a nice leather journal purchased from our local store. My children have everything from spiral notebooks to small hard-backed journals from the dollar store. You can even use a scrapbook or a ring-binder notebook with loose-leaf paper. Another idea for a journal is a ring-binder photo book with plastic slots for pictures. Each slot can hold an index card describing each activity, recipe or outing, or it can hold a photo of the activity.
Kids can leave their journals undecorated if they prefer, or if your children are particularly crafty, they can be decorated with markers, crayons, glitter, buttons, stickers, or craft paint. Some of the most fun I had as a child was decorating my possessions or projects, whether it was my folders from school or just a doodle notebook at home. The more enthusiastic we are about this summer project, the more our children will catch the spirit and want to join in.
Free Journaling Printable Page for May
Do you love journaling? Don’t forget these pages match our Free Copy Work eBook pages as well and they make a perfect pair in your homeschool! We’ve really enjoyed making these beautiful homeschool printable pages! We enjoy using them in our own homeschool, and are so happy we could share them with you. We suggest that you print out 29 copies using the front/back of the paper (that’s only 15 sheets) and then binding them together with something fun. For the older kids, we’ve chosen to print these pages smaller and when we go to print we simply choose 2 on a page. This makes it print with two copies of the journal on each face of the paper. Then we have some fun…we’ve punched a few holes along the edge and ran ribbon through and knotted them. We’ve also just stapled at the top, or you can simply put them in a 3 clip paper binder. We’ve also made beautiful monthly journals by coloring a cover page for the month and then binding them all together. Whichever method you choose to create your journal we’re sure it will be amazing!
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Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been a college education professor for over 17 years. Education has been an integral part of her life in both the classroom and as a principal. Six children later found her dissatisfied with traditional schooling and homeschooling became the better fit. She is also a pastor’s wife, remote project manager, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children (ages 11-17) in southern Georgia. Jamie loves to share about her homeschool experience and help other homeschoolers find success. Connect with her at [email protected]