Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Becoming Naomi Leon Book Club

Saturday, we had our family book club meeting for Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan. At the back of the book was some great helps for teachers that we used for our activities. First we made Bunuelos, which is basically a deep fried, flour tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

Next, we did one of Naomi's favorite hobbies - soap carving. We just used a few bars from our food storage. It was pretty fun. I thought the kids would enjoy it for maybe half an hour, but they were still carving away an hour later. Over the last couple of days, they keep pulling out some of the bigger chunks and carving them too. It's a little hard to tell in some of the pictures, but we have a tree, a fire hydrant and a loaf of bread. Then there is a bus, a shoe, a seashell, a finger and a bunny.

Next is a our neighbor's dog and a claw. And last is my humble little duck.


Emily said...

I love soap carving. sounds like your kids had a great night. I need to copy more of your ideas. You guys are always doing cool stuff. I love the idea of a family book club.

Raejean said...

One of the schools has a book club. My kiddo was disappointed because they weren't doing activities and eating food. I'm sure the teacher loved to hear that :)


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