Friday, December 16, 2011

Lunches December 12th - 16th

Boogs' lunches are based on the story we read at bedtime the previous evening. To see past weeks of lunches, click on the label at the end of this post.
Stella Louella's Runaway Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Stella Louella's library book is due by 5 o'clock. She must hunt down her runaway book and turn it in before it's too late! Boogs liked this story and compared it to the gingerbread story. Clues are given about what the name of the runaway book is, but its title is never revealed. In the lunchbox: pb&j runaway book with crust running shoes, 3 bears cheese cut-outs, carrots, Babybel girl, kiwi and blueberries.

Pet Boy by Keith Graves
Stanley collects pets but then neglects them. He learns his lesson when HE becomes an alien's pet. Boogs loved the illustrations in this book. It has great words for expanding his vocabulary: unique, undiscovered, quirky, oddities, immobilized, outlandish, scampered, and many more. In the lunchbox: Stanley made out of granola bar, cheese & ham pets in a cheese cage, strawberry creature, cauliflower lamb, and goldfish crackers.
The Castle on Hester Street
The grandfather in this story tells, with great exaggeration, how he immigrated from Russia to New York. The story has flying goats, buttons large enough for sleds, a moon made out of matzoh. Boogs said, "Hey this is like a tall tale story." I love when he makes connections between the stories we have read. In the lunchbox: pb&j baby carriage with Babybel wheels, blueberry & raspberry American flag, veggies, and fruit snacks (not pictured). It did not turn out how I wanted, but at least it is a healthy meal that Boogs will eat.

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
This is one of Boogs' favorite holiday stories. We usually read it before we make our gingerbread house each year, but Boogs is still unwrapping one holiday book each day. I never know what holiday story to expect. In the lunchbox: pb&j gingerbread baby and tree, strawberries, blueberries, carrots with hummus, yogurt and flavored Cheerios.
Boogs' last day of school before the holiday break is Friday, 12/16. His class holiday party is right before lunch so I am letting him buy a school lunch. I know he is going to be too full of junk from the party to eat lunch. I don't know if I will be making story themed lunches for him over the holiday break. We will just have to see how it goes.

Shibley Smiles Bento Lunch
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  1. What great lunches!! Stopping by from Fun Stuff Fridays.

  2. I so need to check out these books. They are all new to me.

  3. I love the petboy lunch especially1 I need to check out your books - many are new to me! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Merry Christmas,
    Beth =-)

  4. Outstanding job on all of these! Thanks for linking!