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Blueberries for Sal
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one? With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948. "The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."School Library Journal, starred review. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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jb72
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#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #booknookherd
Week 3 check in
My reading has slowed down significantly, but I hope to be back on track this coming week. Scout is standing up on his own (lots of progress). Go team! Everyone is doing so good! You guys are an inspiration!
Read 1 book 📖
Meditate and gratitude 6 times
Walking more every day with new puppy 🐶
No soda at all this past week

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 2mo
kindergartenkat I'm just so glad to hear Scout is doing better! Dog is love! 2mo
Bklover Okay, I had to backtrack a few posts to see what happened to poor Scout! I‘m so happy to hear he‘s doing better. Do you still have the other puppy? Nose kisses to all the furbabies!❤️❤️ 2mo
Bklover Well, now I see the puppy in the pic. Yay! Plus you‘re walking the puppy. Sorry- it‘s late and I think I must be tired! (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi You're doing great! So glad to hear scout is improving!! 2mo
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kateschaeffer
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

this story is about budding independence and mischief. this book urges children to compare and contrast by careful observations through the illustrations.

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kateschaeffer
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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when sal and her mother go blueberry picking they cross a curious bear cub and his mother. this mother and bear are hunting for food.

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megansimon
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“And Little Sal and her mother went down the other side of Blueberry Hill, picking berries all the way...”

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megansimon
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

The book is kind of slow and doesn‘t have a solid theme or good lesson but it‘s a cute story. Kids would be able to read this easily.

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megansimon
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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The descriptive language is very well done. The illustrations are old-fashioned looking and really cute. Also the parallel stories of the bears and humans was a good addition to the story.

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sydneydaniels
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#lae3414sp19 The picture book “Blueberries for Sal” written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey (F) is a story about a little girl named Sal who goes blueberry picking with her mother and a little bear who goes blueberry picking with his/her mother. Both little ones get mixed up with the wrong mothers and find their real mothers again in the end.
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sydneydaniels This story would fit best as a Storytelling (S) because of the nature of the story, and how it is a parallel between Sal and the little bear. The UDLs I would use would be 1.1, 1.3, and 3.2. For ESOL strategies, I would focus on 3 and 16. 5mo
sydneydaniels A great lesson plan for this book is: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/blueberries-sa... it provides a discussion between the class to talk about the feelings of all the characters in the story. 5mo
DrSpalding Another sweet/older story. Remember to elaborate on your universal design and English learner strategies. 5mo
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marypeyton
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“...she picked more berries and dropped one in the pail- kuplunk! And the rest she ate.”

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marypeyton
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

The story is sweet because the babies of each mother are all similar and act similar to young children so the book is relatable.

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marypeyton
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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Blueberries for Sal is a Caldecott story written by Robert McCloskey. The characters include a little girl named Sal and her mother. Animals and their mothers also became characters. The setting was in a blueberry field. This story is cute and funny and I would definitely share it with future students.

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Miadolce
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“She hadn‘t gone very far before she heard a kuplink! kuplank! kuplunk!”

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Miadolce
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Miadolce
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
Panpan

I personally was not a fan of this book. The illustrations were very detailed and I liked the mostly white and navy theme, but I was not a fan of the plot at all.

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CassidyCantrell
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“Now Sal, you run along and pick your own berries” - said her mother

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CassidyCantrell
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

This reminds me so much of my childhood. Would be a great bed time story for young children

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CassidyCantrell
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Caldecott
Sal went to blue berry hill to pick blueberries to eat for the winter.

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Lynnsoprano
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1. My grandmother gave me this and read it to me every time we slept over at her house.
2. Pie. Baking and eating. I make a pretty mean scratch crust, if I do say so myself 😎
3. Cooking and gardening
4. Somewhere in the English countryside. Certainly somewhere cooler than South Florida😂 I do love Somerset.
5. 😘😘
#friyayintro

Cathythoughts I love gardening too .... most of the time anyway 😊 11mo
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JulAnna
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Ah, Saturday morning in the summertime! ☀️😊

Soubhiville Mmmmm! 14mo
Becker I just love Blueberries for Sal. Kerplink! 14mo
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Chellebearss
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It's hard to believe that this was first published in 1948. My three year old loved it (mostly because it's about picking blueberries, one of her favourite things right now) Mother and daughter are picking blueberries and mother bear and baby bear are also picking blueberries and somehow they get a little mixed up. It's a sweet tale. 4🌟

SqueakyChu This is a favorite from when my own kids were once young. Loved it! 1y
Chellebearss @SqueakyChu I had never heard about until I put a request out on LT for blueberry book recommendations. @katiekrug suggested this one :-) 1y
CaitlinR Such a great book. I also added the Litograph to our inventory at the store. It‘s beautiful. 1y
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SqueakyChu @Chellebearss This book is a classic. My four-year-old grandson has a tee shirt featuring this book‘s illustration. 1y
Chellebearss @CaitlinR oh lovely! I wish I could buy all of these books that I‘m finding :-) 1y
katiekrug I'm so glad it was a winner for you and Chloe! 1y
LibrarianJen This was my favorite growing up and my son likes it too. 1y
Tianarose This was one of my favourite books growing up!! 1y
gregspuches I almost bought this for a dear friend‘s baby shower last year! Chose 2 more recent children‘s books for the contemporary illustrations I loved and how much I thought the entire family (graphic designer and tattoo artist parents) would appreciate them but I believe her son was gifted this anyway! I remember how much I enjoyed flipping through it. 1y
Chellebearss @LibrarianJen @Tianarose @gregspuches I can‘t believe I didn‘t read this growing up. I missed out! 1y
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TiaQueso
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Lots of memories of reading this to my baby sister @FeatherV twenty years ago as I read to my little girl tonight.

FeatherV Omg I loved that book 💖 1y
TiaQueso @FeatherV oh I know. I still have it memorized. 1y
Mshookquilts Love this book! 1y
TiaQueso @Mshookquilts I had completely forgotten about it. Dee Dee picked it out randomly at the library this week. 1y
Mshookquilts Smart girl! 1y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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1️⃣ Bargain Books ?
2️⃣”My mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end. If not always in the ways we expect". -Luna lovegood( Harry potter and the order of the phenoix)
3️⃣Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
4️⃣ @Lova @WiseGirl448

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Blueberry
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DivineDiana Blueberries for Sal!!! 1y
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Lynnsoprano
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1. Blueberries for Sal. My grandmother gave it to me, and read it with me every time she babysat. 2. I had a stuffed rabbit I called Aye-aye Bunny who had no fur left and eventually disintegrated. 3. About twice a year, my grandmother (the other one😊) would make homemade ravioli. I would eat myself silly. 4. Is both an option ?😎 #manicmonday

JoScho Both is for sure an option and homemade ravioli sounds amazing 2y
Eggs It is in my book @Lynnsoprano 2y
SilversReviews Homemade ravioli sounds sooooo good. 2y
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MalaysianBiblioholic
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#klbacphotochallenge Day 5
So far I‘ve shared colourful picture books. This time around I‘m sharing a charming picture book filled with monochrome illustrations. Sal went blueberry picking with her mother and was so busy picking (and eating) blueberries she didn‘t realize her surroundings. Of course, a little confusion ensued but no worries, everything turned out fine but not before the reader gets a little amusement 😄. #readersofmalaysia

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ProfessorOak
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#UCFLA3414F17 Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey is a realistic fiction text that has won the Caldecott Honor. It is the story about a boy named Sal and the trip that he takes with his mother to the blueberry patches and while there is able to watch a mother and cub eat across the way at those same patches.

ProfessorOak Link https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/blueberries-sa... I would use UDL 5.2 use multiple tools for constant and composition. #UCFLA3414F17 2y
ProfessorOak I would use ESOL 13 strategies, use preview/review activities. #UCFLA3414F17 2y
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mrsmarch
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Midday dance practice followed by errands meant I had 20 minutes before daycare pickup and I was starving and didn‘t have enough time for a “healthy” snack. So I omnomnom‘ed a blueberry bagel from Panera.

mjdowens Panera is always so darn good! 2y
mrsmarch @mjdowens I love it! Even the slightly stale afternoon bagels are good. I wish they had some kind of PM protein snack box like Starbucks offers. 2y
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Avidreader25
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💙 I love watching my daughter discover new books and fall in love with reading.

LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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Merethebookgal
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While I was away on vacation my haul from @Ruri_kaichou 's Usborn party came in! My nephew is really into cranes and construction equipment at the moment, and my niece just got two kittens and loves animals. While in Maine I also picked up the Lobsterman one for my nephew and Blueberries for Sal for my niece 😊 #bookhaul #usborn #raisingreaderseveniftheyarentmine 😁

britt_brooke 😍😍😍 2y
Ruri_kaichou Look inside the Jungle may need to be on my next purchase. 😳 Great haul!! 2y
Merethebookgal @Ruri_kaichou it's very cute! 2y
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Jerdencon
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An inspector Gamache and a Maisie Dobbs mystery for me... a book by Henry winkler for my 2nd grader and Blueberries for Sal for Maine for the penguin random house #unitedstatesofbooks list! #libraryhaul

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mdm139
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#maybookflowers #fruit this is my son's favorite book and fruit. @RealLifeReading

Suzze Love those pop bottles! 2y
RealLifeReading Great photo! 2y
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UnabridgedTomes
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Kerplink. Kerplank. Kerplunk.

LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
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Soubhiville
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"Her mother went back to her picking, but Little Sal, because her feet were tired of standing and walking, sat down in the middle of a large clump of bushes and ate blueberries."
#trees/bushes #12DaysofXmasPhoto
One of my childhood favorites!

LiteraryinLititz I remember this one! 3y
Jennick2004 Aww I have a copy of this somewhere!! 3y
DivineDiana Loved this book! 3y
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JenFischS
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I'm going to go with children's classics for my #FaveClassics. I lost track of how many times I read these as a child. I still reread them from time to time, and still love them so much! #SeptPhotoChallenge

Laura317 I've only read the Snowy Day, but my kids and I loved it. 3y
DivineDiana Blueberries for Sal is a personal favorite! 3y
BookishTrish King Bidgood's in the bathtub and he won't get out! Oh, who knows what to do? 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi Lovely choices! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Some great ones here! 3y
callunakeep STREGA NONA!! 👏🏻🎉😍 3y
MishAnn Strega Nona!! 3y
Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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