August 25, 2014

When I Grow Up I Want to Be... {Poppins Book Nook}

Welcome to another month of Poppins Book Nook! Last month the theme for our book club was all things related to Pirates--there were quite a few awesome submissions for books and activities! This month the focus was on the theme of "What Do I want to Be when I Grow Up?". It's always fun to explore career possibilities and one of the best ways to do that is with books!

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We did NOT do anything exciting for this theme this month. Just too caught up in the end of summer activities. But we did enjoy reading a few books related to the subject. My boys love to share what they will be when they grow up, but it's always the same thing every time...

Little Britches: I'm going to be a farmer and mechanic just like my daddy so I can drive John Deere equipment and tractors every single day!

Baby Britches: Me too!

They love our country life and see no reason to try out anything else. Their daddy is a farmer and heavy equipment mechanic/shop foreman and operator at a demo company. They want to be him when they grow up because they see it as the "perfect" job. 

When I was little I wanted to be everything from a famous figure skater to a teacher to a professional musician. Now I'm a mom, piano teacher and homeschool teacher...so I guess I got some of what I wanted, right?! 

We read three books this month geared to this theme and the boys loved them all...

When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer is a sweet Lil' Critter book exploring all the things that Lil' Critter thinks he will do when he gets to be bigger. My Baby Britches really loves these books and since he's DYING to grow up and get bigger, this book is one of his favorites.
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I want to be a Mechanic by Carla Greene is an older book, but my boys have been reading this book since they were born. I know that they love this book mostly because of the topic...since their daddy is a mechanic and can "fix anything!". But this book is fun and explains about the parts in vehicles and how things work too.
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When I Grow Up by {Weird} Al Yankovic is a hilariously fun book exploring careers that are a bit...unusual. I mean, did YOU ever want to make YOUR living milking giraffes? Your children will have fun exploring this book and the illustrations are just as clever and fun as the story.
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If you haven't checked out these books with your children yet, I highly recommend them...especially the last one.

If you are seeking some printables to go with this, make sure you check out a GREAT Community Helpers printable that my friend Dusty created over at To the Moon and Back. I love them and will be using them in the future.

And here are some GREAT books that would be other choices for your kiddos!

Before you head out, I want to make sure you remember to enter the GIVEAWAY that we are hosting as part of our monthly Poppins Book Nook!

When I Grow Up 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 entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of When I Grow Up.  This bundle will include a copy of the storybook When I Grow Up by Mercer Mayer, one copy of Community Helpers Puzzles by Trend, and one copy of Community Helpers & Careers Pocket Flash Cards by Trend.

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:
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will check out some of the other co-hosts for Poppins Book Nook to see what they have shared for this theme!
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool 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 ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ 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 ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ 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

Feel free to link up your OWN book related activities or printables or reviews for this theme:



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