Monday, March 31, 2014

Poppins Book Nook: Daisy Comes Home

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     Welcome to the new year of Poppins Book Nook!  I am excited to be participating again this year.  For some reason I really struggled trying to find a book for this months topic:  Where in the world?  After trying several different books form the library I finally landed on this one.

Daisy Comes Home 
by Jan Brett

     This story takes place in China and is about a little girl and her flock of chickens.  Perfect timing since we just recently got our new baby chicks.

Aren't they both cute!!

26 baby girls that are about 4 weeks old!  

And some of our old girls roasting just like the ones in the story.

     For the geography part of this lesson, I had him make the flag of China.  I gave him a piece of cardstock, some red tissue paper, glue, and some gold stars and let him go!  I thinned the glue down with some water so that he could just paint brush it on.


    The next thing we worked on was basket weaving.  In the book, Mei Mei has a basket that Daisy the chicken likes to sit in.  I cut a paper grocery bag up into strips.

Weaving the bottom.

Folding the sides up once we get our base done.

Starting to weave the sides.

Once we got to the top, we started folding the edges down and taping it.

Adding the handle.

Completed basket!!

     I have been trying to do more cooking lessons with Conner since he loves to help out in the kitchen.  So, we made Hamburger Stir Fry.

 Hamburger Stir Fry
1 pound hamburger
1 onion
1 shredded carrot
1 cup peas
3 eggs
3 cups cold rice (we used brown)
soy sauce 

Saute the beef and onions and set aside.

Next, add the eggs and some butter to the pan and cook. (I used eggs whites, since I seem to have a lot of those with the baby eating an egg yolk daily!)

Add the rice and saute.

Add the meat, peas, carrots, garlic, and soy sauce to taste.

Finished product.  So yummy!!

Be sure you check out all the other blogs that are participating in the Poppins Book Nook.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to!

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Faith and Good Works ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ The Kennedy Adventures ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Water on the Floor ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom's Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A "Peace" of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

On to the giveaway!

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Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of Where in the World!  The winner must reside within the United States. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Series: Bible in a Year with your kids week #26 FREE Activity Packet

     How is everyone doing?  We are still anticipating spring here in Ohio.  Thankfully it is almost April!!  Can't be too far away!?!?

Week 26 Printables

Please go HERE to catch up with the series.

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Day 176 2 Kings 5-8:1:15

      2 Kings 5 talks Naaman's leprosy and how he is cured of it.  Elisha refused Naaman's gifts.
      2 Kings 6 We see that iron is made to swim.  Elisha discloses the counsels of the Syrians.  We see that the Syrians are sent to seize Elisha and slay him.
     2 Kings 7 Elisha prophesies plenty of food and the Syrians flee.
     2 Kings 8:1-15, in this section we see a famine in Israel.  We also see that the Shunammite women gets her land back.  We also see Elisha consult with Hazael.  Benhadad dies.

Day 177 2 Kings 8:16-29; 2 Chronicles 21-22:1-9

      2 Kings 8:16-29, we see Jehoram and Ahaziah's evil reign in Judah.
      2 Chronicles  21 we see the wicked reign of Jehoram and his death.
      2 Chronicles 22:1-9 we see Ahaziah and his reign.

Day 178 2 Kings 9-11; 2 Chronicles 22:10-12 & 23

     2 Kings 9 Elisha is sent to anoint Jehu.  We see Jehu kill Joram and Ahaziah.  Jezebel is eaten by dogs.
     2 Kings 10 we see Jehu kill Ahab's sons and destroys the prophets of Baal.  We also see that Jehu follows in Jeroboam's sins.
     2 Kings 11 Athaliah takes the government of Judah and Jehoash is made king.  Athailiah dies.
     2 Chronicles 22:10-12 sees that Athaliah destroys the royal family.
     2 Chronicles 23 Joash is crowned and Athaliah is killed.

Day 179 2 Kings 12-13; 2 Chronicles 24

     2 Kings 12 We see that Joash orders the temple to be repaired and that he is later slain by his servents.
     2 Kings 13 Jehoahaz reigns and the death of Elisha.  
     2 Chronicles 24  we see Joash repairs the temple.  We also see that he falls into idolarty and is slain by his servants.

Day 180 2 Kings 14-15; 2 Chronicles 25-27

     2 Kings 14 We see the good reign of Amaziah.  We see Amaziah is slain by conspirators after he provokes Johoash.
     2 Kings 15 several more kings of Israel & Judah are named.
     2 Chronicles 25 we read about Amaziah being king of Judah and how he worships idols also.
     2 Chronicles 26 we read about Uzziah's non-evil reign in Judah.
     2 Chronicles 27 Jotham reigns in Judah.

Day 181 Jonah 1-4
     In chapter 1, we see that Jonah is sent to Nineveh but flees to Tarshish.  He is cast into the sea and is swallowed by a large fish.
     In chapter 2, we see Jonah pray to God and is delivered from the fish.
     In chapter 3, Jonah goes to Nineveh and preaches.
     In chapter 4, Jonah is shown  that he did wrong by a withering gourd.

Day 182 No reading.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Answers in Genesis: The World of Animals Unit 6 Simple Organisms Lessons 32-33

Lesson 32 Kingdom Protista

For this lesson, he made a Paramecium.  He traced his shoe on a piece of paper and then he glued on pieces of yarn to represent the cilia.

Lesson 33 Kingdom Monera and Viruses

For this lesson, we did an experiment on how germs get spread.

I had him put lotion on his hands.  Then I put a pinch of glitter on one.

I had him make a fist with that one hand.

Then, I had him put his hands together.

I then gave him a paper towel to see if it all came off.  He found out it didn't!

He washed his hands with soap and water.

All gone!!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Keepers of the Faith-Knot tying class

                Last summer, in our church, we started a Keepers of the Faith club.  You can find out more about this awesome club and all they have to offer by visiting their website here.  (Not an affiliate link.)  For this month’s lesson  I chose to do knots.  We have been doing a lot of cooking the past several months, what with the holidays and such.  So, I thought this would be a nice change of pace!

                The way we have set our club up is doing both the boys and girls together, lasting about 2 hours once a month.    We start out with having them practice their hymn.  For right now, we are working on Rock of Ages.  Then, we do a character trait.  For this month, I chose generosity. 

I am using the Character Trails book by Character Concepts. (Not an affiliate link.)  I started out by asking them:

          What is generosity?

          How can we portray generosity?

Then I will go to the book, where it tells the story of The Good Samaritan in Luke 10.  I love this book, because not only does it base all character traits on the Bible, but it also links it to history and everyday life. There is also a set of questions at the end of each section and some practical projects.

Before we start our character trait today, I will be doing the set up for our Italian Knot Cookies.  They take an hour in the fridge, so plan accordingly!

After our character trait and cookie prep, I will start them on some basic knot information.  I will be covering:
  1. What knots are made of.
  2. What they are used for.
  3. Basic rope maintenance.
  4. The 3 parts to the rope.
  5. Some of the different types of knots.

          I will then teach them some basic knots.  You can download a Instructional packet for this lesson here.  I am planning on teaching them the
Overhand Knot

Figure 8 Knot

The Reef Knot

There are instructions on the
clove hitch knot 

and the Bowline knot in the packet also if you would like to teach them!

          I also plan on using the story The Pirate Moore and doing the Mooring Hitch along with it.  You can find it here.  It is a very cute story!
          After we practice our knots, we will finish our Italian Knot cookies and bake them.  We will then fill in our notebooks (Activity packet is here.)  


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