Beyond Our Planet

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The theme for this month's Poppin's Book Nook is "Beyond Our Planet."  

My fascination with astronomy started when I heard Louie Giglio share about the vastness of the earth accompanied by Chris Tomlin's song How Great Is Our God. If you haven't seen it yet, you are missing out on a perspective changing view. My kids have all studied astronomy in different ways. 

Earlier this year we reviewed Star Chronicles by Dawnita Fogleman. The Bible study featured each of the constellations and their surrounding stars. My kids all enjoyed drawing the constellations and pictures representing them with chalk.

My friend Kym at Homeschool Coffee Break  shared about this resource stellarium which is a free online planetarium. You can enter your location or somewhere else in the world and view the sky from that point.

We are vacationing in Missouri, and my son has spent several evenings playing with marbles before bedtime. My husband just got each of the kids a few more marbles. Funny how much entertainment is possible from those little glass balls. Two of these marbles pictured are called Milky Way and Galaxy.

Visit the other Poppins Book Nook bloggers and read their kids responses:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual MayhemPreschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~  My Bright Firefly ~ A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~  The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A "Peace" of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~ Simple Living Mama

Beyond Our Planet BundleGiveaway! Every month thePoppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand newstorybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month onelucky entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of Beyond Our Planet. This bundle will include a copy of the storybook The Moon Book and a Space & Astronauts Bucket Playset.

Entrants must be 18years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. Thisgiveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who isowner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway youare also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopterterms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosuresfound here {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}. Just enter the Rafflecopterbelow to win:

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  1. That looks like a very interesting book.

  2. The book sounds interesting! I am adding it to our to read list!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!


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