“V” is for Violin and Vegetables

I can’t believe we’ve almost been all the way through the alphabet! This week we learned about the letter “V”. Here’s our learning board for the week:

We also made a Vegetable V, which I got from No Time for Flashcards. Here’s Charlotte cutting out the “V”:

Violin Books:

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss. This book wasn’t necessarily just about violins, but more about all the instruments in an orchestra. We enjoyed this book, and it would also be great to use when learning about music or musical instruments. It’s also a Caldecott Honor Book.


Mole Music by David McPhail. We really loved this story of mole, who hears someone playing the violin and decides he wants to make beautiful music too. He practices and practices in his underground home, all the while never knowing the effect his beautiful music is having on others.


Vegetable Books:

The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons. This was a great book that teaches all about the different types of vegetables as well as how to grow them, and the different ways they make their way to our table.


Vegetables, Vegetables! (Rookie Read-About Science) by Fay Robinson. Another informative book all about different types of vegetables and the different ways to eat them. I learned some new things too!


Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert is another fun book we’ve enjoyed in the past, although our library didn’t have it in this week. But, it goes from A-Z with all different fruits and vegetables.


Verse: “I am the Vine. You are the branches.” John 15:5


Shibley Smiles

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  1. so, does the vegetable "V" encourage char to eat veggies?… cuz i need some tricks for macy….

    • I think I could have pushed the vegetable theme a bit more by encouraging her to eat and try more vegetables…but I didn't. I'm so bad about getting my kids to eat veggies…the only way I'm getting them into her right now is adding kale or spinach to smoothies…and there's a Chicken, Green Bean and Rice dish that she will eat too…but other than that, it's a struggle here as well!

  2. I love Zin! Zin! Zin! Such a fun book. :)

  3. We love Eating the Alphabet – and Mole Music looks really intriguing! I also host a book linkup every week, Feed Me Books Friday. Hope you'll stop by and share!

  4. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    Mole Music looks great! I love the verse you chose for your board.

    Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

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