Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Blueberries for Sal | Unit Lapbook

Awesome book! 
This book is about a little girl, her mother, a baby bear, and her mother picking and eating blueberries.

Blueberries for Sal lapbook

This is the inside of our lapbooks, unit found here.
The inside sides are different  things that are found in the book. 
Blueberry numbers  to count at the top, and a emergent reader book.
This is a cut and paste short text book teaching besides, on top, next to, etc. This became a great demonstration book for little tots who didn't quit understand, and lots of fun. 

They had to glue little bear where each sentence read where he was at. This is where I demonstrated the words.

On the back of our  lapbook the children put a puzzle together to their skill level.

 I found a youtube video of the book.
The book is being read by a solider dad to his children. Yeah, his shirt is off, that I don't get, but I explained to the children that this dad was in the army and far away from his children and found time to send them a video reading a story to them.
One child under stood because their family used Skype when his dad worked in Afghanistan. 

Having no place to pick blueberries, we used our imagination a little and pretended to pick blueberries and put in a pail.
I cut out blueberries from construction paper and they glued and counted their berries. They love to glue, so this activity was enjoyable.
This will go in their binders.

After we used a recipe from Homeschool Creations to make Blueberry Freezer Jam!

3 1/2 c. blueberries, rinsed
5 c. sugar
3/4 tbsp. lemon juice
1  pkg. powered pectin
3/4 c. water  

 Place in large bowl and add lemon juice,

 In saucepan mix pectin and water, bring to boil stirring constantly for 1 min. 
Pour pectin mixture in bowl with fruit, stir and mix for 3 min.

Pour in jars, leaving 1/2 in. from top, cover tightly right away and let sit for 24 hours.

Store in freezer.

Makes approx. 6 cups

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

What an amazing unit! I loved this book as child. My mom had to read it often.

Sarah Halstead said...

Oh wow. So yummy!!

Tulip TrueAim said...

I love all of your ideas. The blueberry jam looks delish. We have some blueberries in our backyard. It would be fun to read this book when they are ready to pick. Have you seen the PBS Readathon? Although I'm not participating, I think this would be a great post for that. I am a new follower and also have my own home-preschool! I seems like you go above and beyond for the kids in your care. I can't wait to read more! Hope to see you at True Aim.

Tulip TrueAim said...

Hi Lori. I would love for you to share this at my Mom's Library Link Up at Thanks!

Bethany said...

This is one of our favorite books. I love the busy book that you put together!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Aw! What a cute lapbook! This is one of my all time favorite books! I'm sad that our copy is starting to fall apart! The author summered close by where I grew up...and Sal was my French teacher in high school for a while. :D

Anonymous said...

How fun! Just wanted to invite you to stop by and link up your Children Book inspired post (New or Old) in our 6 Week Summer Reading Adventure
Have a great week!

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