Friday, July 31, 2015

Poppins Book Nook: Composers

Welcome back to another month of Poppins Book Nook.  This month was on composers.  I chose a book on Beethoven.  Conner has been taking piano lessons for over a year and he just finished a song that Beethoven wrote, so I thought we would read about him.

The book we chose was:

This is a really cute story about the composer.  Hard to believe he had 5 legless pianos and lived in 39 different apartments!!

Some of the music he has been working on!

The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven
by Jonah Winter and Barry Blitt


Note the Score with your Favorite Composer Giveaway! Composer are important to music because they write the music the musician play in their orchestras, bands, and groups. This month the Poppins Book Nook is bringing Composer themed storybooks to life with fun activities and more! Every month this 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 entrant will win the Note the Score with your Favorite Composer Giveaway. The winner will receive one copy of The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine. So let’s all get our instruments ready and bring composer themed storybooks to life in this month with the Poppins Book Nook!

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 PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}. Just enter the PromoSimple below to win:

Be sure to check out the other participants in the Poppins Book Nook Virtual Book Club below and visit Poppins Book Nook to get the wonderful book club printables available for you to use with your kids.
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom – 3 Dinosaurs – ABC Creative Learning – As We Walk Along the Road – Brain Power Boy – Chestnut Grove Academy – Embracing Destiny –Every Bed of Roses – Farm Fresh Adventures – Growing in God’s Grace – Kathys Cluttered Mind – My Bright Firefly – Peakle Pie – Preschool Powol Packets – Pray Species – SAHM I am – Stir The Wonder – Sunny Day Family – Sweet Silly Sara –Teach Beside Me – To the Moon and Back – Tots and Me – Tree Valley Academy –Witty Hoots


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Presidents Study: Barack Obama books and crafts

Barack Obama
by Caroline Crosson Gilpin

Michelle Obama
by Lucia Raatma

Barack Obama Out of Many, One
by Shana Corey

Of Thee I Sing
by Barack Obama

Our Enduring Spirit
by Greg Ruth


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

USA study: Missouri

State facts:
     1.  Ice cream cones were invented here at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair when an ice cream vendor ran out of dishes and rolled waffles into cones and filled them.
     2.  Missouri is the country's leading grower of black walnuts.
     3.  The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is the tallest monument in the US.

River Boy The Story of Mark Twain
by William Anderson

S is for Show Me A Missouri Alphabet
by Judy Young

by Julie Murray

Fiddlin' Sam
y Marianna Dengler

There Goes Lowell's Party!
by Esther Hershenhorn

The Gateway Arch in Missouri

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 40-42

Lesson 40  Mary, Queen of Scots

Cover image for You wouldn't want to be Mary, Queen of Scots! : a ruler who really lost her head / written by Fiona Macdonald ; illustrated by David Antram.

by Fiona MacDonald

Lesson 41  Jeanne d'Albret

For this lesson, I read all of Psalm 31 from the Bible.

Lesson 42  St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

For this lesson we read and looked at some of this book.

Cover image for Catherine de Medici : the power behind the French throne / by Barbara A. Somervill.

Catherine de Medici
by Barbara Somervill


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

USA study: Idaho

State facts:

     1.  One of the biggest sawmills in the world is in Idaho.
     2.  81 mountain ranges are in Idaho.

by Jean Craighead George

Snowboard Twist
by Jean Craighead George

P is for Potato
by Stan and Joy Steiner

Potato, A Tale from the Great Depression
by Kate Lied

Mudgy and Millie
by Susan Nipp

Idaho Saw mill tour


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Presidents Study: Bill Clinton books and crafts

William Jefferson Clinton
by Sally Lee

Bill Clinton

by Grace Hansen

Hillary Rodham Clinton
by Joanne Mattern

Bill Clinton
by Mike Venzia