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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  1. It looks like a good book to choose. I like Jan Brett books for all the extra details she adds in.

  2. I love anything to do with chickens, so this looks like a great book!

  3. My kids love chickens so I must add this title to our reading list. (Your stir fry looks really yummy too!)

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  4. I love Jan Brett books, but I haven't seen this one! Love the little chicks too; now that we have more room I have managed to talk my husband into chickens. Hopefully the coop gets built before next year!

  5. I found this book back when I was a classroom teacher because I loved Jan Brett. These are some very good activities to go along with it too!

  6. I love the tissue paper flag! So pretty. I'm going to have to check the library for this book because my parents keep chickens so my older son loves them :-)