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Poppins Book Nook- Where in the World

01
Apr

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The theme this month for Poppins Book Nook was “Where in the World?”

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This was perfect timing for us because we are learning about different countries around the world. We are going to Disney World pretty soon and so I decided it would be fun to learn about each of the countries we will see while we are at Epcot.  So, we have been using the Expedition Earth curriculum to help us learn about these countries.

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 We have been using this book- “Children Just Like Me” and it’s so interesting!!  Hailey loves this book and she loves learning about how children live their day to day lives in other countries.  She loves to take notes while I read, which is unusual for her because she hates to write!  But, she is just so fascinated learning about children the same age as her that she wants to write down what she learns.

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We are also using these books- “A Trip Around the World” and “Another Trip Around the World.”  There is a lot of interesting information in these books- interesting facts about the countries, fun activities to do, yummy recipes to try and more.

So…. here are some of the activities we have done:

China:

Expedition Earth- China

We made these fancy fans.

Expedition Earth- China

We decorated Chinese lanterns.  (Hunter picks his own clothes, so you’ll have to ignore the clash in colors :-) )

Week in Review

Hailey built the Great Wall of China and we created this display for an Educational Fair she had at our homeschool co-op.

Expedition Earth- China

 We went out to eat at a Chinese restaurant.

See more activities from our China studies.

Japan:

Expedition Earth- Japan

Hailey made the Itsukushima Torii Shrine out of playdough and then she painted it.

Expedition Earth- Japan

Hailey and Hunter made some Japanese rock gardens.

Expedition Earth- Japan

Hailey made an origami cat.

Expedition Earth- Japan

We made some pretty colorful carp.

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We also ate some delicious Japanese food.

See more activities from our Japan Studies.

 United Kingdom:

Expedition Earth- United Kingdom

Hailey made Big Ben.

See more of our United Kingdom activities.

 Ireland:

Week In Review

Hailey tried lots of different foods from Ireland.

Week In Review

We learned that the harp is the national symbol of Ireland.  Hailey and Hunter liked trying to play a harp.

 France:

Expedition Earth- France

Hailey had a lot of fun making soap.

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We built the Eiffel tower.

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 Hailey made some super yummy chocolate truffles.

 I haven’t done a full post of all of our activities from France, so you’ll have to come back if you want to see everything we did :-)

Italy:

Expedition Earth- Italy

We learned about volcanos and made one of our own.

Expedition Earth- Italy

Hailey used blocks to build the Roman Colosseum.

Expedition Earth- Italy

A definite favorite activity was painting like Michelangelo- I taped paper under Hunter’s table and they had a great time painting under there!

I haven’t done a full post of all of our activities from Italy, so you’ll have to come back if you want to see everything we did :-)

We are having so much fun learning about these different countries!!  I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into the fun we have been having.

 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 {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Do you have a fun activity to share?  Link up below:


Poppins Book Nook is 1 Year Old!

04
Mar

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As you probably know, each month I co-host a super fun book club called Poppins Book Nook.  Each month there is a different theme.  All of the co-hosts pick a book to go along with the theme and then come up with some activities related to the book.  On the last Monday of every month we all post about the different activity or activities we did throughout the month.

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These are the themes that we will cover during the 2014-2015 year.  So, if you come back on the last Monday of the month you will see how I decided to use the idea “Where in the World.”  There will also be a link up if you want to share any fun books or activities you used.  Plus, here are all of the co-hosts who will be sharing activities each month:

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 MayhemPreschool 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

And here is a super exciting announcement!

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The Poppins Book Nook co-hosts are proud to present to their readers the opportunity to win a fabulous FREE Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 32GB WiFi 4G w/ Charger to one lucky entrant. This way, you can download and read all of your favorite eBooks you have and will collect along your learning adventures.  You could be having absolutely fun times doing all the things that this Kindle Fire 32GB WiFi 4G w/ Charger can do, be it learning activities, free reading, or let’s face it, playing that just released new version of that game you know and love so much, whatever that may be.

Poppins Book Nook Giveaway! Thank you all for your continued support and for following along with the Poppins Book Nook Book Club! May this bring a spoonful of reading fun into your households for your children. Enjoy this Kindle Fire giveaway!

The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email. This giveaway is open to all people ages 18 and over with an active USA address for delivery (United States Domestic and APO/FPO/DPO as designated by the USPS) of the prize. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified.

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 HERE.

Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Poppins Book Nook- Presidents

24
Feb

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The Poppins Book Nook theme for this month was presidents.  I asked Hailey which president she wanted to learn more about and she picked George Washington.

Who Was George Washington?

So, we read “Who Was George Washington?”  by Roberta Edwards.  This book is full of information and was so interesting to read!  Both of us learned a lot about George Washington.

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When we finished the book, we made a George Washington wig.  I put a paper bag on Hailey’s head and cut the bag and stapled it the right size.  Then glued cotton balls all over the bag.

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Hailey wrote a speech, pretending that she was George Washington telling all about his life.

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Side view of George Washington

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Of course, Hunter had to be in on the fun and wanted to pretend to be George Washington.

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You can also see more activities that we did about presidents here, here and here.

Giveaway Time!!

So You Want to Be President?

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Want to see the others who are participating in Poppins Book Nook? Check these out:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom3 DinosaursMonsters EdChestnut Grove AcademyGrowing in God’s GraceLife with Moore BabiesTeach Beside MeThe Usual MayhemKathys Cluttered MindAdventures in MommydomEdventures with KidsLearning & Growing the Piwi wayA Gluten Free JourneyPreschool Powol PacketsTo The Moon and Back Our Craft ~N~ ThingsFresh Farm AdventuresAre We There Yet?Afterschool for Smarty PantsHopkins Homeschool

Have a fun activity about presidents to share? Link up here!


D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths Giveaway

29
Jan

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This month’s Poppins Book Nook was all about Greek Mythology.  Unfortunately, I had a bit of a crazy month and was not able to find time to come up with any fun activities.  I still wanted my readers to be able to see all the fantastic posts the other bloggers have done as well as have a chance to win the giveaway.  So- here is your chance to win this fantastic book:

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If you want to see some of the other great ideas that have been shared, check these out and feel free to share your own!

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom - 3 Dinosaurs - Monsters Ed - Chestnut Grove Academy - Growing in God's Grace - Life with Moore Babies - Teach Beside Me - The Usual Mayhem - Kathys Cluttered Mind - Adventures in Mommydom - Edventures with Kids - Learning & Growing the Piwi way - A Gluten Free Journey - Preschool Powol Packets - To The Moon and Back - Our Craft ~N~ Things - Fresh Farm Adventures - Are We There Yet? - Afterschool for Smarty Pants - Hopkins Homeschool

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