A Simple Guide to Morning Time | May 2022
This month, the May Morning Time Bundle is full of things that bring me complete happiness. It includes music from the big band area, building a small bird feeder, having fun observing a garden snail, continuing to build a solid spiritual foundation, and so much more. This month is loaded. I hope you enjoy it!
The May musical selection is titled In the Mood by Glenn Miller. Glenn Miller was a talented composer, bandleader, and arranger in the Swing Era. He also made a significant contribution to the morale of Army and Air Force personnel during World War II. In the Mood is a fun song to introduce in the springtime.
Our poem for May takes the structures of a house and compares them with the seasonal changes that appear in May. As you read, make the poetry fun by spending some time crafting a popsicle stick or wooden house of your own. Think through the walls, floors, windows, etc. How will you construct them?
There was very little to be found online about this months poet, but I was able to find a collection of some of his poems. There is still so much to enjoy!
• Brief biography on Richard La Gallienne: here
• Poetry in Public Domain: here
• Other Richard La Gallienne works: here
Sometimes, while searching for an art piece to highlight in the morning time bundles, I find a diamond-in-the-rough. This piece is one of those. It is a picture of spring and is one part of a seasonal collection this artist completed. All of the art pieces to that collection are beautiful and will be viewed during your morning times this month.
You can learn more about the artist Joseph Rubens Powell and view some of his other pieces of art at the links listed here:
• Summer by Joseph Rubens Powell Public Domain: here
• Other Works: here
I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
During your morning time you will discuss Gods eternality. The key concept you will discuss is that God exists outside of time and is not limited by time like we are.
To compliment your scripture memory, you can also study these passages: Habakkuk 1:12, Psalm 90:2, Isaiah 41:4, and John 3:15
If time allows, you may also wish to use the following website to help guide you in a study on Gods eternality: Truth78
Garden snails are our topic of nature study this month. The morning time bundle will walk you through the study, and help you gather everything you need to prepare a small habitat for your snail.
I am excited about this study, even though my children are older. Every evening in the summer, we have a handful of snails and slugs that slide along our back porch. My daughter will enjoy creating a small habitat for a few of them. You should have fun with it, as well.
The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock will help guide you through this study. Find it here: Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
These simple little bird feeders are the craft for May. This craft is inexpensive and easy. Other than drying time, you should finish it reasonably quickly. Our feathered friends enjoyed this addition to the backyard. Yours probably will too.
The character study for May has brought us to the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The following links are listed in the bundle and will help guide your learning of this President:
• Learn more about Dwight D. Eisenhower: Eisenhower Library
• Dwight D. Eisenhower: Documentary
• Eisenhower’s Boyhood Home: Eisenhower Library
• The Big Book of Presidents: From George Washington to Barack Obama by Nancy Hajeski
Documentary on past presidencies: The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
For the first time in a very long time, the recipe-of-the-month is savory instead of sweet. It is a fantastic combination of fresh herbs, cheeses, and textures. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
With the purchase of the bundle, you receive four weeks of loop scheduling to help aid your morning time studies. You will study music on Monday, poetry on Tuesday, art on Wednesday, and Scripture and President on Thursday. We reserve Fridays for nature study, crafts, and baking. This schedule is very flexible and meant to add to or take from as you desire. You will find that all of the websites and links listed in this blog post are included on the additional resource sheet for you to refer to as needed.
Thank you so much for your continued support of my small business. I hope that these bundles bless your family time together and, ultimately, they draw you closer to Christ, who loves you so dearly.
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