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Slice of Life Tuesdays: The Merry Month of May!


Slice of Life Small LogoThe Merry Month of May!

May is MY month! It’s true. I’ve claimed it; it is mine. Starting with May Day (which was also my Grandma Jo’s birthday), I celebrate spring, life, love, happiness, and freedom.

May 1: Spring time! May Day!  May 6: Love for my 26 years of marriage (that’s a long time)!  May 18: Life — my life, my birthday.  May 25: Memorial Day, which is my freedom weekend usually. Also love, remembrance, and family times. May is absolutely MY month!

I love to share, though, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out many of my students share in my joy over the month of May. Several students giggled happily during a conversation I had, and I overheard them talking: “Hers is the 18th? Mine is the 14th!” “Mine is the 6th!” “Mine is the 28th!” etc. It turns out that we are going to celebrate birthdays this month, and we are inviting the rest of the class along for the ride! Cake (no ice cream — melting issue), presents (books and pencils, I assume!), and pizza lunch on the 18th.

I told the class, “I’d better see balloons and cards!” LOL — I was kidding. It’s going to be great!

Happy May, everyone! Enjoy!



Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

8 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesdays: The Merry Month of May!

  1. May is totally your month! So many celebrations to make you smile all the way to the end of school.

  2. Yay for May!!! You have lots to celebrate!

  3. May is my month, too! The 31st of May marks my big 40th birthday and our 7th wedding anniversary! Yes, I got married on my birthday. Not to mention Mother’s Day, my sister’s birthday and Memorial Day. Yep, I love May.

  4. Your post is so joyful! Congratulations on your 26th anniversary. That is a wonderful accomplishment! Here’s another tidbit for you. May 30th is “Water a Flower Day.” I had to do some searching because my niece insisted she did not want a graduation party. My sister planned a family cookout for the 30th, but we’re not allowed to call it a party. So…we are going to celebrate watering flowers instead. 🙂

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