Tuesday, September 30, 2014

USA study: Connecticut

26 Fairmont Avenue
by Tomie DePaolo

by Betsy & Giulio Maestro

A Visit to Gravesons' Farm
by Alice Flanagan

N is for Nutmeg
by Elissa Grodin

by Avi
(we did this one as an audio book and it was great!  Highly recommend!!)

Connecticut was the first state to have a color tv.  So our craft was to make a color tv!

Connecticut was also the first state to have hamburgers!  Conner made us lunch of cheeseburgers and oranges!!



Monday, September 29, 2014

Poppins Book Nook: Cowboys and giveaway

     Welcome back to this month's edition of Poppins Book Nook!!  This month's theme was cowboys.  We chose the book by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton called Why Cowboys need a Brand.  She actually has several cowboy themed books and they are all good reads for kids.  We focused on this book as I thought we could make it come to life with are own cow!!  You will see how willing or unwilling he is a little later!!

For our craft, I gave him 2 pipe cleaners and let him make his own brand.

Diamond U Farms!

Our cow Mocha.

On to the giveaway!!
Jill R. Ehm-Creator's photo.
Wild West Learning Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky cowpoke will strike gold and win a bundle of fun for the theme of the Wild West.  This bundle will include a copy of the storybook Westward Ho!: An Activity Guide to the Wild West (Hands-On History) and one Wild West Toob. So mozzy down to the corral for your chance to win today!

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. 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 {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now let's see what everyone else has been up to:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Series: Bible in a Year with your kids week #51 FREE Activity packet

Week 51 Printables

To catch up with the series, please go here.

To Find out more about the series, please 
go here.

Day 344 Acts 27-28

Day 345  Philippians 1-4

Day 346  Philemon;  Colossians 1-4

Day 347  Ephesians 1-4

Day 348  Ephesians 5-6; Titus 1-3

Day 349  1 Timothy 1-6

Day 350 No reading.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Presidents Study: James Madison books and crafts

A Picture Book of James & Dolley Madison

by David Adler

James Madison 
by Mike Venzia

James Madison
by Sandra Dooling

Dolley Madison
by Jean L.S. Patrick

For James Madison, we discussed how he was the first President to wear pants!!

Then, we discussed how he was the first President to not wear a wig, but just powder his head! 

Some flour in action!!

We also discussed and read the Bill of Rights for which he wrote.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mystery of History Volume 2 Lessons 10-12

Lesson 10: Bar-Kokhba 

For this lesson we talked about cutting one of our fingers off like the men in Bar-Kokhba required his men to do.  He didn't think it was a good idea and I tend to agree!

Lesson 11: The Apostles’ Creed

Decorating the Apostles Creed.  We will later memorize this.

Lesson 12: St. Valentine 


Where you will find me linked at.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

USA study: Deleware

F is for the First State
by Carol Crane

As the Crow Flies
by Elizabeth Winthrop

The Colony of Delaware
by Susan Whitehurst

Red Bird
by Barbara Mitchell

The Legend of the Cranberry
by Ellin Greene

Delaware was the 1st state were they had log cabins.  So, I had him build a log cabin out of his Lincoln logs!

We also learned that Delaware is the lead importer of bananas.  So what better fruit to snack on then the banana!!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Series: Bible in a Year with your kids week #50 FREE Activity packet

Week 50 printables.

To catch up with the series, please go here.

To Find out more about the series, please go here.

Day 337  Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1-4

Day 338 Romans 5-8

Day 339  Romans 9-12

Day 340  Romans 13-15

Day 341  Acts 20:4 - 23:35

Day 342  Acts 24-26

Day 343  No reading.