Welcome to the seventh installment of the Popping Book Nook! This wonderful free book club includes a lot of your favorite bloggers and will be taking a themed monthly topic and selecting a book that is appropriate to the theme. Then, on the last Monday of the month we all present our books and something homeschooling related, like a craft, project, diagram, report, collage, etc. directly related to the book on our blogs through the Poppins Book Nook. These will not be planned out, or mapped, or set items that you need to create, it is simply up to the participant to reach into their bag of tricks and secrets and share something themed related to the book that they selected. The age range of each project will also be selected by the participant so it can range from Pre-K to 12th, the sky is the limit. Please make sure to follow along with the Poppins Book Nook on Facebook or on Pinterest!
I hope that you and your children have fun learning about what all the other participants are doing with the theme of school this month. Last month was fairytales, so this month’s fantastic new theme is anything related to the school! When setting out in search of the perfect school themed storybook Elizabeth and I immediately thought of Amelia Bedelia. It was then off to the library to see what we could find. We found a treasure trove of Amelia Bedelia books, so we had to whittle them down a bit. Since the theme for this month is schools, we selected to use two Amelia Bedelia books. They are Amelia Bedelia’s First Field Trip and Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card. Both are by the author Herman Parish and illustrated by Lynne Avril. Both of these books are great for the theme of school and tie into homeschooling nicely because they are about her antics on a school field trip and about when she gets her first library card.
As a homeschooling family we take lots of trips that are related to homeschooling. In fact, we recently took a trip to a local apple orchard as part of school studies on apples. You can read more about that field trip HERE. We read Amelia Bedelia’s First Field a few times before we went and then I created a few educational games to play while we were driving. We tried to use all of these on our trip, but Beck and Elizabeth were too tired on the trip home to play bingo, so we will have to play that one another day.
To download a copy of my Road Trip Games click the link below:
Sign Images used in this printable are from the Manual of Uniform traffic Control Devices created and provided by the US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration.
For the second book that we could not put down, Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card. I wanted to emphasize the importance of having a library card to both Beck and Elizabeth. To help them do this I planned a quick trip to the library to have them ask a Librarian. I created an interview form for them to ask questions of the Librarian and for them to use on how what a library card is and how they could get their very own. Although both Beck and Elizabeth have their own library cards already, it was good to re-emphasize to them the importance, responsibility and privilege of having a library card.
To download a copy of my Librarian Interview Questions click the link below:
Make sure to also check out all of the other community themed learning ideas found here on Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.
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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 winner will win a copy of It’s Back to School We Go! The winner must reside within the United States. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win: