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 two books 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.
From Cow to Ice Cream a photo essay by Bertram T. Knight
Boogs' morning work was to read a non-fiction book and write down three facts. He went over to his bookshelf and grabbed his picture Bible that he received from preschool graduation. He said, "Momma, I want to use this book because it has all true facts in it." I can always tell when he has spent extended time with my mom. We went ahead and looked for another non-fiction book to use for morning work and read From Cow to Ice Cream together. We discussed facts from the story and expressed opinions about the best ice cream flavors. In the lunchbox: pb&j cow with Nutella spots, spinach because cow eat grass, graham cracker cone filled with cream cheese & raspberry jam, raspberries "ice cream" with sprinkles, honeydew melon, yogurt (which Boogs stated also comes from cows), and juice.
Richard Scarry's Best Story Book Ever
I received this book when I was two-years-old, it's practically ancient. Every once in a while, Boogs and I read a story or poem from it. We went on a "Food Adventure", like Julie from Teaching Good Eaters, to MT Supermarket this past weekend. It has 55,000 square feet of authentic Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Vietnamese products. Boogs was very interested in trying to figure what was in some of the packages without English writing on them. He decided that he was not interested in trying chicken feet or blood tofu. We did end of buying quail eggs and a few snacks. I used one of the quail eggs in this lunch to go with the story Egg In The Hole from this book. In the story, Henny laid an egg and it rolled out of her nest, across goat's table, along the rain gutter, down pig's back, across the barnyard, and into a hole in the ground where the little egg hatched. In the ELB lunchbox: ham & cheese Henny sandwich, quail egg baby chick, Shredded Wheat nest, orange morning sun, and salad.
It's Raining, It's Pouring by Kin Eagle
Kin Eagle took the rhyme "It's Raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring"and added seven new verses to it. The new verses and delightful illustrations had Boogs giggling at bedtime. He especially liked the two 2-page spreads showing the old man going on a picnic with his wife. In the first illustration you can barely see the army of ants marching towards the couple's picnic blanket. Eagle's verse: It's gusty, it's windy. The old man's wife is Cindy. (next page) With ants in their pants they started to dance, and ended up doing the Lindy. Of course, Boogs and I had to go on youtube to watch a Lindy Hop Dance performance. In the ELB lunchbox: a line of raisin ants marching across the old couple's mini hamburgers, checkered apple picnic blanket, cheese kite, vanilla pudding filled marshmallow, salad, honeydew melon with blueberries.
The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg
A lonely little pencil decides to draw a boy to keep him company. Drawing the boy leads the pencil to draw an entire city. This is a cute and clever story. Boogs and I stopped reading at several places in the story to make predictions about what the pencil will draw next. Boogs said it reminded him of the book, Jeremy Draws a Monster, that we read last September. Boogs has such a good memory. I had forgotten about that book. In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j pencil drawing Sebatian the ball, Babybel boy, figs, berries, mac & cheese, and salad with cucumber star and moon.
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