I have just started to using Five In a Row this week. For those of you who don't know what it is, it is a literature based unit study for children grades PK-3. You read the same picture book 5 days in a row (hence the name) and do different activities every day in the following categories:Art, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Math. There are 4 Volumes to FIAR and each volume has several books to choose from. There is more than one activity for each subject, so you have a variety of things to choose from . The FIAR Volumes vary from $15-40 and can be found on http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.half.com/, or http://www.ebay.com/ and you can find them brand new on the FIAR website. Most of the books can be found at the library and the activities use stuff from around the house. I am using this study for Nick (6), Alex (4) and even Anthony (2) is joining in. This is what we have done this week.
Little Nino's Pizzeria by Karen Barbour
Mon read book and did a science lesson on the different food groups for pizza (worksheet printed off of http://www.homeschoolshare.com/)
Tues-Language Arts played a game about homonyms (http://www.homeschoolshare.com/)
Wed- Math pizza worksheet counting pizza toppings (http://www.homeschoolshare.com/)
Thurs (tomorrow)- Art Watercolor Paintings
Fri- Making Pizza!
I had the boys each make up their own notebooks with a divider for each section.
We are having a lot of fun so far, and Nick even wanted more to do today!