Friday, October 4, 2013

Lunches -Week of Sept. 30th

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read a book or a chapter of a book to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks. We like to pack our lunches in ELBs and Laptop Lunchboxes. 

The Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale by Jan Carr
Boogs brought this book home from his school library. All of the punctuation marks gathered together to get their next assignments. No one really wanted the Greedy Apostrophe to have an assignment because he always tried to take over more words than he should. This book is really a cute jumping off point for discussing the differences between possessives and plurals. In the ELB lunchbox: Greedy Apostrophe turkey & cheese sandwich with a cheese S, fruit snack commas, pistachio periods, olive colons, salad, and a banana with a message for Boogs to Smile For Picture Day.



Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
A few weeks ago, Boogs and I read Kat Kong. He loved that book and was very excited when I told him there was another book like it called Dogzilla. In this story, the mice of Mousopolis are having a cookout when Dogzilla arrives and ruins everything. The mice join forces and figure out a way to scare off Dogzilla. In the ELB: Dogzilla salami & cheese sandwich, cheese mouse, soap bubble Pirates Booty, strawberry & plum lava, tomato & carrot flames, and broccoli.



 E-MERGENCY! by Tom Lichtenheld & Ezra Fields-Meyer
Uh-oh! Letter E fell down the stairs and cannot perform her letter duties. The other letters have to decide how to avert a crisis. If people use the letter E while speaking, E will be unable to recover from her injuries. O has to step up and be used in place of E. Boogs roally onjoyod roading the rost of tho book without tho injurod lottor. Ho thought it was challonging and fun! We decided to try and make a lunch using the letter E as little as possible. In the ELB lunchbox: O & E ham & choose sandwichos, fruit snacks, pistachios, kiwi, raspborry, radish, tomato, carrot, and spinach.
Reading extension - I had Boogs write a note to his cousin without using the letter E. He is happy that E is back on the job.



The Toughest Cowboy: Or How the West Was Tamed by John Frank
The toughest cowboy in the West, Grizz, decided he had to have a dog. On his next trip into  town, Grizz discovers that one of the locals is giving away a dog for free to a good home. Grizz can't believe his luck. He hurried to the saloon to claim the dog. When he arrived, he came face to face with a little ball of fluff - Foofy, a miniature poodle. This dog eats fancy food, likes to be brushed, and wears pink ribbons in her hair. She is afraid of cows and is pretty useless on the open range. Amazingly, Foofy wins over the hearts of the rough cowboys with her dinner plate catching abilities. Boogs laughed all the way through this amusing book. In the ELB lunchbox: Grizz almond butter & jelly sandwich with cowboy picks, leftover chicken tumbleweeds, cauliflower Foofy, FOOFY picks in berries, and salad. 


Happy Birthday Hamster by Cynthia Lord
Boogs is obsessed with hamsters. His pet hamster, Winter, just had her 1/2 birthday. Boogs thought the hamster in this book was very cute, even though this book was a bit young for him. In the ELB lunchbox: hamster drawn on cheese on top of ham & cheese sandwich, berries, and salad. 
Here is a picture of Winter escaping the maze Boogs and I built for her. Can you see why Boogs thinks hamsters are the cutest pets?



Be sure to check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest. I would love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.

This post is also linked to:
After School Linky 

28 comments:

  1. LOVE that angry apostrophe hehe!

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    1. He was fun to make! The illustrator gave him such evil looking eyebrows.

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  2. Aw, that hamser is so cute! Glad he found a window.
    Your lunches are always amazing. A real treat just to stop by and look at them.

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    1. Thanks! That hamster is well loved. She loves mazes.

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  3. The ' book and e book look like great fun! I am going to add them to my reading list.

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    1. The e book was a ton of fun. I had Boogs write a note to his cousin without using the letter E. He is happy that E is back on the job.

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  4. Inspirational yet again. The ideas are just amazing, not to mention the literacy you are inspiring in Boogs. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us again on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

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  5. Awesome lunches, as always! Your veggies & salads are so colorful in each of them. The apostrophe lunch is my favorite! Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment. Thank you for hosting such a fun linky.

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  6. What wonderful pairing of books and lunches! Thanks for sharing these! I stopped by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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    1. Thanks! We have fun planning and making them.

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  7. You never ever fail to amaze me with your fantastic lunches and how you tie them to these books! It's really great. :) Loved them all. I'll have to find a couple of those books! :D

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  8. I love, love, love your apostrophe lunch! How cool is that? Honestly, you ought to write a book!!

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    1. Thanks! My son and I have a great time reading together and coming up with ideas to turn parts of the books into items in his lunch.

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  9. Where can I vote you the BEST.MOM.EVER.!? lol You must be the coolest Mom on the block with your amazing lunches! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I really enjoy seeing your creativity. :-)

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  10. Ha ha! I know my son would have a few suggestions about how I parent him, but he does really like his story themed lunches. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. You have the coolest lunches, I think we need to check out that Greedy Apostrophe book.:)

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    1. Thanks! That is really a fun book to read.

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  12. Wow, you are such a creative mom! Thanks for sharing your book-themed lunches at After School!

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  13. Great books and great lunches as always, Keitha! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  14. Grizz was my dad. He was a retired elementary school principal. He died today, but he never stopped loving kids and it would have tickled him to be a sandwich.

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