Monday, May 26, 2014

Poppins Book Nook: The Tortoise and the Tree and giveaway

Welcome back to this months edition of Poppins Book Nook!   This month our theme was folktales.

We read the book "The Tortoise and the Tree" by Janina Domanska.  We did a lot more verbal activities on this book than we do physical.  We talked about listening.  How if the other animals had listened to instructions, they would have had the fruit sooner.

I also introduced him to the word glutton.  We decided that it is easy to be a glutton for food, especially if you are hungry or it is your favorite thing to eat.  

We then discussed sharing.  The animals didn't share with the turtle, they trampled him to death.  He thought sharing food was better than killing over it.

I then had him draw a turtle and do a quilt like design on it using lines.  

Poppins Book NookGiveaway! Every month thePoppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybookor product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one luckyentrant will win a copy of the E.H.M. curriculum Journeyinto the World of Folktales (*CO-HOSTS PLEASE LINK TO: (PDF) and one copy of the book that is requiredto teach it calledAroundthe World in 80 Tales (*CO-HOSTS PLEASE LINK TO THIS BOOK USING YOUR AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE OR USE THE PBN AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK by Saviour Pirotta to further their learning allabout folktales.

Entrants must be 18years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveawayis brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner andfounder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are alsoacknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms& conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosuresfound here {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopterbelow to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway Now, are you excited what all the other ladies have been doing this month with the theme? I am!! Be sure to check the other Poppins Book Nook contributers and see what exciting things they have been up to this month!


  1. So many good lessons in one book!

  2. This sounds like a very interesting story, we will have to check it out.

  3. This sounds like an interesting story. The turtle art turned out great!
    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  4. That is a great turtle drawing! Very creative.

  5. Love the turtle drawing! I think I might have to check this one out for my older son. He loves turtles.

  6. My favorite fable is probably The Tortoise and the Hare.