Perfect for a cooler day, as you can serve them straight out of the oven. FILL IN fascinating facts about the diminutive blueberry flower on the flower ID work page that’s included in the Blueberries for Sal Printable Pack. Even the ghosts are pretty cute, with their simple, little smiles and dot eyes. Video tape or record the interview if possible. Enjoy discovering more of his artwork. Little did I know, a decade ago, that God would one day call our family to uproot ourselves from Mid-Atlantic suburbia to start a rural New England homestead.

It’s a special time when blueberry picking with mom is a huge adventure, and we have all of adulthood to be hip and snarky. My family still has an audio recording from a dozen years ago of an interview my daughters did with each of their four grandparents about their childhood memories. But, I love this book and will work it in wherever I can to get it in each year.

No picture book unit study is complete without a great baking activity or two. Those wonderful dog-eared books became part of who my daughters are today, as young adults. It’s just the kind of book that really works well with kids. For details about bears, to help you and your child fill out your mammal ID page, visit these pages at , kidskonnect, and National Geographic for Kids. Consider reading some of these great books and making up some fun activities of your own: Other great children’s books about fruit? (I may have a thing for bears. One of the most treasured of all our family’s picture book unit studies centered around a sweet story about an adventurous girl and her mom who go picking blueberries together on a mountain slope in Maine: Blueberries for Sal. Your children can, of course, add in sound effects “kaplink, kaplank, kaplunk” as they fill their buckets each time you play. Website & Printables Terms and Conditions of Use. Instead, the images are dream-like and magical –like fairytales themselves! by Bill Martin Jr. (with illustrations by Eric Carle). DO SOME “blueberry” muffin math together. This set was inspired by the book, Blueberries for Sal, a Caldecott Honor Book, by Robert McClosky. Don Bluth, the man behind Land Before Time and other classic kids’ films, once said that you can show a child anything as long as there’s a happy ending.

I mean, the ghosts are sheets with faces and she washes them, that’s not meant to be any colonolial symbolism or subliminal message about exploitation. When we found one they loved, we of course read them again and again. Wood Toy Set Blueberries for Sal .Story Book Series. Learn more about BFIAR here. Last year was also bear day, so I took it that directions with a class bear book from the teddy bears they brought in, a directional word activity, a Bb letter identification activity and a nature walk outside. I’m not kidding. Unlike Sal, who dangerously ventured away from her mother and met danger, Ruth promised to always stay with Naomi and eventually met Boaz and became the great grandmother of David.

Also, the illustrations are amazing! Available for purchase: Out of print, but here’s a link to used copies. But, just as I like the sketchy pen work in There’s Something In My Attic and Owl Babies, I cannot resist this book.

Available to purchase:, A Congregation of Elephants: Our Introduction,,,,,, The Fascinating Badness of The Host (movie review), Want everyone else to buy into environmentalism? I never realized that that illustration was the beginning inspiration behind her current passion for sustainable living. It may be obvious by now that my tastes in illustrations are kind of minimalist. WORK ON real-life fractions. Drawing just seems so exciting and even a little dangerous and thrilling. It’s one of those kids’ books that you find tattooed on adults, turned into theatrical productions, and given Dr. Who parodies (all of which you can find with a quick google search). You’re taking it too seriously. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate 2012-03-01 15:11:44 Boxid IA178901 Boxid_2 CH104501 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City [Harmondsworth etc.] MEMORIZE Ruth 1:16 together… “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.”.

(For the non-readers, you can draw dots on each circle to correspond with each number, so the non-readers can count the dots.) It has a charming setting (blueberry picking with mom), a little danger (someone else loves blueberries, too! I used to love showing this to kids at the library and blowing their minds. ENJOY “blueberry picking” in your living room. Today she’s the one who climbs the mountain, makes the jam, and is making plans for a dual major in agriculture and entrepreneurship in college. It’s about an eccentric little boy who makes a giant monster sculpture. MAKE some of your own blueberries while you wait for the next blueberry season. I have such a soft spot for Blueberries for Sal. It's Blueberries for Sal, part 2.

It’s no secret among those who know me that I love scary things.

To that I say, please! I'd like to receive the free email course. You can grow certain types of blueberry bushes almost anywhere. But, the payoff, that happy ending, just makes it so worth it! I remember the first time I realized that was a plot point, and it’s not one you’ll see in Tangled, that’s for sure. And, again, the illustrations are wonderful. Kerplink, kerplink, kerplunk! The story isn’t dumbed down, either. On the other ... Read More about Blueberries for Sal {BFIAR}, Embracing the Independent & Authentic Nature of Homeschooling. Blueberries have been around a long time and are one of the easiest fruits to grow. I have been wanting to row Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey, a staple of my childhood library, for over a year. It’s about a little boy who uses art to create an adventure for himself. I really like kids’ books that have a sort of gentle quality and leave out trying to be hip and snarky. This is one of those extremely special books that seem to have a lot of fond memories attached. That all sounds so lovely, Kathi. It is a family treasure for sure. They’re both in search of the same things in the story, and that’s actually kind of a profound message. Blueberries can be grown in containers filled with an acidic, bark based planting mix which is perfect for very small gardens, patios and decks. LEARN about canning.