Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #52

Welcome to The Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

Don’t forget to read all the way through for your chance to win this week’s giveaway!

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #52 - World for Learning

Happy Labor Day!

Here’s a little history on the meaning of Labor Day as found at the United States Department of Labor:

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

he form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

Happy Labor Day! - World for LearningThe Thoughtful Spot is a place to gather every week to share your family friendly posts, crafts, educational ideas, recipes, and more! Inspired by the philosophy of the Winnie the Pooh character in the classic A.A. Milne storybooks for children. Brought to you each week by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, ABC Creative Learning, Stir the Wonder, Mommy Maleta, and World for Learning.

We hope you will visit our neck of the magical woods every week and take a quick rest by the tree on the tree stump while you read everyone’s blog posts that they have so thoughtfully shared with all of us. Here are some of our favorite ideas from last week’s hop:
Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop

“Bobbing” for Apples Fine Motor Fall Activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop

Classic Children’s Books for Every Season from KC Edventures

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop
Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop

Free All About My Community Pack from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Thoughtful-Spot-Bees-5

Books About the United States

Books About the United States

Frog Life Cycle Science Table from Stir the Wonder

 

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop

Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can all find the thoughtful post you want to share. Link-up your posts (limit 3 per site) between Monday morning and noon on Wednesday. Each week we will feature the post our readers visited the most as well as our own favorites. Please be thoughtful and if you link up visit at least 2 other bloggers who have linked up this week. Thank you!

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop
<div align="center"><a href="http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/category/thoughtful-spot-weekly-blog-hop/" title="Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/enchantedhomeschoolingmom/TSBH3125_zps90876f79.jpg" alt="Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Please make sure to display the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. Were you featured on our Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop
<div align="center"><a href="http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/category/thoughtful-spot-weekly-blog-hop/" title="Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/enchantedhomeschoolingmom/featuredimage_zpsfd8793cd.png" alt="Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Ringling Brothers& Barnum & Bailey Circus Play Tent Giveaway!

Heading back to school and routines can often feel very much like a circus can’t it? Why not bring some circus themed fun into your home or classroom to ease the stress and transition back into school while allowing your child’s imagination soar with this Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Play Tent. Included is a canvas tent and carry bag. Perfect for ages 3 and up! Enter to win by entering the Raffle Copter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email and posted here. This giveaway is open to all entrants aged 18 and over that has an U.S. mailing address. This giveaway is not associated with the Ringling Brothers &Barnum & Bailey company. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the disclosures found here.

Ringling Brothers& Barnum & Bailey Circus Play Tent Giveaway! - World for Learning and The Weekly Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop

Don’t forget to visit the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop Pinterest Board too – this is an easy way to “Pin” and share your favorite ideas!
 Loading InLinkz ...
*By linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop, you are granting Enchanted Homeschooling Mom the following: permission to use and/or re-post photographs from your blog or website post that you linked up to this blog hop for purpose of use for this blog hop, the right to be contacted with a weekly reminder email {ad free}, and that your email address will not be used in any other fashion that is unrelated to this blog hop.
Clip art used in this blog hop by:

 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! {FREE Printable – When I Grow Up}

For this month’s Poppins Book Nook Theme of “What Will I Be When I Grow Up?” we decided to explore Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss is such an adored author in our home, and his fun messages go way beyond early reader rhyming books. In honor of this beloved book, I created a FREE printable that I’m sharing with you today!

Make sure to read all the way through to grab your FREE printable and for your chance to win the Poppins Book Nook When I Grow Up Bundle Giveaway!

Oh the Places You'll Go - What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

I first read Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go! when I received it as a high school graduation gift from a dear cousin. At the time, I had never seen this book and distinctly remember thinking to myself, why in the world is she giving me a children’s book as a graduation gift?? Then I read the fun, inspiring text and immediately understood.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is a book that kids of all ages, from young to young-at-heart, will thoroughly enjoy. It’s whimsical pictures and literary style are thoroughly appealing and the message is truly inspiring. It’s starts with typical Dr. Seuss rhyming style with “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

One of the many things I love about this book is it’s honesty. Dr. Seuss does a wonderful job of explaining that you are in charge of the choices you make, that there will be ups and there will be downs, but in the end you will succeed, all in his typical sing-song, rhyming fashion. He embraces the good, the bad and the in-between and through it all simply encourages.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I chose this book for this month’s Poppins Book Nook Theme of “What Will I Be When I Grow Up?” as I believe it’s an excellent stepping stone to discussions with kids of all ages about what they want to be when they grow up. It encourages the reader with knowing the sky’s the limit, and that it’s okay if you stumble along the way, so long as you never give up. Additionally, it reminds you that you may go down one path thinking that’s what you want, only to discover along the way that your passion is on a completely different path.

FREE Printable

Now for the FREEbie! I designed this FREE printable to help encourage kids of any age to think about what interests them, what their strengths are, and possible careers that interest them. This printable would make an excellent addition to your annual homeschool portfolio, as a way of seeing where your child’s interests, views of his/her strengths are, and career aspirations, as these may change from year to year. In addition to those sheets, I’ve also included 3 of my favorite quotes from the book, in a decorative, printable version. Click here to download your FREE printable for Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – What I Want to Be When I Grow Up!

Oh, the Places You'll Go! - What I Want to Be When I Grow Up - FREE PrintableAwesome clip art by www.ninjamomdesigns.etsy.com

When I Grow Up Bundle Giveaway!

Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of When I Grow Up. This bundle will include a copy of the storybook When I Grow Up by Mercer Mayer, one copy of Community Helpers Puzzles by Trend, and one copy of Community Helpers & Careers Pocket Flash Cards by Trend.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

When I Grow Up Bundle Giveaway

Poppins Book Nook main image 2014 - 2015 (1)

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 Mayhem~ Preschool 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 ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom’s Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ 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 ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

 Loading InLinkz ...