What a joy it has been to get back into our Five in a Row units! Oh, how I love this curriculum! And the best part? We haven’t even started the school year yet. 🙂 The kids enjoy these units so much they don’t even realize it’s “school”.
Three Names by Patricia McLachlan was a perfect Five in a Row selection for us allowing us to channel our excitement about the prospect of adding a dog into our family. And it was a perfect excuse to watch the recorded Westminster dog show for the fifty-seventh time.
Do you enjoy creating literature units for your children? Or maybe you have never put together your own unit but are now reading a special book with your children and would love to expand on your discussions with some supplementary books and activities.
If you are looking for a fun unit study or to dip your foot into Five in a Row, then Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans would be a great choice. We just completed a week of reading the Madeline books and a couple of weeks studying Paris and France and it was so well-loved by the kids.
With Mirette on the High Wire, we explored the high wire, balance, determination, France and Paris.
Mrs. Katz and Tush was such a rich Five in a Row unit for us. This was our first time really digging deep as we read the book each day and explored different topics and themes that came out of the story.
At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, I had a long list of curriculum choices and although it all looked pretty good, I had a feeling it would be too much for us to complete. However, I also knew things would be different for us this year since I suspended using the Sonlight curriculum and added two kindergartners to the schedule, so I wanted to make sure I had my bases covered.