Archive for April, 2014

Expedition Earth- Germany

29
Apr

Expedition Earth- Germany

We are moving along in our Expedition Earth study.  We only have a few countries left before we head to Disney World and “visit” the countries in Epcot that we have learned about while doing Expedition Earth.

This week we learned all about Germany.

Expedition Earth- Germany

Hailey colored the flag.

Expedition Earth- Germany

We learned about and looked at pictures of the many castles in Germany.  Then Hailey built her own castle.

Expedition Earth- Germany

Hailey ate a pretzel.

Expedition Earth- Germany

She read about Germany.

Expedition Earth- Germany

A definite favorite activity was eating some Nutella.

Expedition Earth- Germany

We wrapped up the week with a German meal.  I made bratwurst, potato pancakes and sauerkraut.  The sauerkraut was not a hit hahaha, but we liked everything else.

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Poppins Book Nook- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

27
Apr

Poppins Book Book

The theme this month for Poppins Book Nook was “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!”

We have had a super busy and crazy month with lots of sickness thrown in the mix.  So, we ran out of time to do anything new for this topic.  But, I decided to share some of the activities we have done from one of our favorite books.

The Polar Express

We used “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg back in December to do a bunch of fun activities.  I hope you don’t mind me sharing Christmas related activities in April :-)  Hopefully you can just pin these ideas and use them at Christmas time.

Of course, we read the book- actually we listened to the CD of the book.  Then we had a great time making some Polar Express trains.

Polar Express Crafts

Hunter made a train using different shapes.  He also sprinkled glitter on his paper.  While that was not exactly planned (ha!) it looked like falling snow.

Polar Express Crafts

Hunter’s finished train.

Polar Express Crafts

Hailey used oil pastels to draw a train.

Polar Express Crafts

She colored it in using Christmas colors.

Polar Express Crafts

Hailey’s finished train.  She also sprinkled glitter on her paper to look like snow.  She didn’t use glue, she just sprinkled it on and it looks great.

To finish off our Polar Express theme we had a party at the end of the week.

Polar Express Party

I used painter’s tape to make a railroad track on the floor.  We used some cardboard boxes from some of my online shopping to build a train.

Polar Express Party

Hunter and Hailey sitting in the train.

Polar Express Party

Hunter and Hailey made some snow globes.  (Of course, they had to wear their pajamas for a Polar Express party.)

Polar Express Party

Hailey decided to make her snowman look like Olaf from Frozen.  They turned out cute.

Polar Express Party

Then they made a little graham cracker train.

Polar Express Party

It only lasted a few minutes before they started eating it :-)

Then it was movie time!  Hunter and Hailey took their seats in our train.

Polar Express Party

I punched their tickets

Polar Express Party

They also had little jingle bells, which we could all hear ;-)

Polar Express Party

Then I passed out hot chocolate and popcorn while they watched the movie.  It was a super fun day!

Poppins Book Nook 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 entrant will win a Fort Magic Kit!  With Fort Magic you can bring all of the planes, trains, automobiles, and anything else your child can think of from your storybooks to life to interact with, play with, and make reading fun. The possibilities are only limited by your child’s imagination. Jump into a world of books today with Fort Magic! You can read a review of Fort Magic HERE.

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, in partnership with the Fort Magic. 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:

Poppins Book Nook

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Tot School

27
Apr

Hunter is 28 months old.

Tot School

Letter Q Activities:

(Printables for the letter Q are from 1+1+1=1 and Confessions of a Homeschooler.)

Tot School

Hunter colored his Q paper.

Tot School

 Hunter used colored pencils to color the quilt.

Tot School

He stamped the letter Q onto the queen paper.  (He kept asking where the boy was to go with the queen.)

Tot School

He filled up the letter Q with sequence.

Tot School

Hunter loves using his do-a-dot markers.

Tot School

We made a Q is for queen.  When he finished making the queen he asked if we could make a boy for her.

Sensory:

Tot School

Hunter had a bin of buttons this week.  He spent a while looking over all over the buttons.

Tot School

He also had a bin with bottle caps.

Tot School

I put some shampoo in a ziploc bag and Hunter enjoyed playing with it.

Other:

Tot School

Playing a matching game with a quilt.

Tot School

Some shape practice.  Hunter really surprised me and wanted to do this activity several times.

Tot School

ABC puzzle with some help from Hailey.

Tot School

Hailey read “No, David” to Hunter.

Tot School

Hunter wanted to color a picture of a boy to go with the Q for queen we made.  He thought for sure she needed to have someone.

Tot School

Hunter’s Lego people did some traveling around the world.

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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Expedition Earth- Italy

24
Apr

Expedition Earth- Italy

Our latest adventure in Expedition Earth was our trip to Italy.

Expedition Earth- Italy

Of course, we read several books (we just looked through some of them, they are all pretty long) about Italy.

Expedition Earth- Italy

Hailey stamped her passport (and I am obviously a few weeks behind in my posting).

Expedition Earth- Italy

We learned about Roman Numerals.  Hailey wanted me to test her and see if she could get them all correct- which she did.

Expedition Earth- Italy

We talked about Mt. Vesuvius and watched some Youtube videos of volcanos.  Then, of course, we had to make our own volcano.  Hailey was obviously more impressed than Hunter.

Expedition Earth- Italy

Hailey built her own version of the Roman Colosseum.

Expedition Earth- Italy

We learned about Michelangelo, and watched a BrainPop show about him.  Then, I taped paper under Hunter’s table so that Hailey and Hunter could pretend to be Michelangelo.

Italy

Of course, we ended our study of Italy by going out for some Italian food.  Yummy!

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