June’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

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I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.

–  L. M. Montgomery

Here we are almost to June!  The halfway point of the year, and the official beginning of summer here in the United States. It’s a great month to make the days count!  Enjoy this month’s calendar, and find even more ideas on our June Calendar Pinterest Board!

And here’s a little extra this month–something for you to use when you talk about the summer solstice. You’ll find more great summertime poems in Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. (Get a FREE copy for your eReader.)

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

 Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer 

May Grand Giveaway!

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If your students are getting a little antsy, it’s time to head outside with a NaturExplorer’s study! My boys absolutely love these units sold by Shining Dawn Books. If you want to see how we’ve used them, you can read my reviews of  Spectacular Spiders, Frogs & Toads, and Incredible Creeks.

This is the perfect way to end the school year with a bang instead of in a slump. You can also use these fabulous studies to sneak some school days in throughout the summer.

If you’d like to try a NaturExplorer unit, Shining Dawn Books is offering the readers of the HSS blog a coupon code for $4 off any study! You can buy a study for just $4.95! The coupon code you need to use is HSSFriend.

We are also giving away an Animal Kingdom bundle pack ($44.75 value)! It will include the following units:  Beautiful BirdsSpectacular Spiders, Flying Creatures of the Night, Butterflies Flutter By, and Frogs and Toads.


If you’d like to own these five fab nature studies, enter on the Rafflecopter below. In order for your entry to count, you MUST follow the instructions in the blog comment section! 🙂

I hope YOU win!

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