Friday, February 14, 2014

Lunches Feb. 10th - 14th

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. 

Silent Letters Loud and Clear by Robin Pulver
Mr. Wright tells his students, "Practice, practice practice! Good spellers are made not born!" The students are very frustrated with all the silent letters hiding in their words. The silent letters heard their complaints and were stunned. They knew they were helping words by being in them. Mr. Wright told his students they should send an email to the newspaper to  share their feelings about silent letters. The silent letters decided to walk off the email before it was sent to the newspaper. The next day, the email was published with a response from the editor to fire Mr. Wright for not teaching the kids how to properly spell words. The students were stunned. Then the silent letters came back. The students cheered at their return and determined to practice, practice, practice to become better spellers.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: silent letter ham & cheese sandwiches, cheese letters, salad, and blueberries.
I put this note in Boogs' lunchbox for him to figure out by using the letters in his lunch to fill in the missing letters on the underlined words. He thought it was fun.

I made this lunch on one of those throw-some-food-in-the-lunchbox-and-run-out-the-door kind of mornings. In the ELB lunchbox: pear, broccoli, tomato, ham, cheese, Zbar, and Greek yogurt covered raisins.

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat 
Nate the Great is not a fan of mushy Valentine stuff but he does love to solve a good mystery. In this story, Nate has two mysteries to solve. Who put the mushy Valentine heart on his dog's doghouse? Who stole the Valentine Annie was making for her brother? Nate follows the trail of clues all over his neighborhood from the doghouse to Annie's house, to Rosamund's house, and back home again. Clever Nate uses all of his detective skills to solve both mysteries at once. 

Boogs really likes to read mysteries. The Nate the Great series is perfect for his reading ability and interest level. He asked me to make sure he remembers to check out another Nate the Great book on our next visit to the library.

In the Laptop lunchbox: almond butter & jelly doghouse with cheese Valentine heart, Babybel cheese Nate, pistachios, raisins, dried apricot, spinach, red pepper, carrots, tomato, broccoli, and radish hearts.

You can see the two Valentine lunches Boogs' had this week in my Bento Bloggers & Friends Valentine Hop post HERE.

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.


  1. So awesome! I love your silent letter lunch and note!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! I love books that are fun and provide teachable moments without Boogs' feeling like he is being taught something.

  2. Love the silent letters story and the lunch you made to go with it, your note was so cute too!
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

    1. Thanks, Grace! I appreciate you hosting Fun Food Friday.

  3. Oh, some fun books and lunches as always, Keitha! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  4. Absolutely love your blog. Miss those lunches!! Glad to be able to hop over this time. Cheryl, Hop Hostess