We’ve used Five in a Row from the beginning of our homeschooling journey. We started with Before Five in a Row when Elijah was 2 (almost 3). We’ve been through most of Volumes I-III and part of Volume IV. This is our fifth year with our FIAR based homeschooling co-op, and we are back in Volume I. Here is a week with FIAR from my family to yours! 🙂
All of the minit books listed are from HSS.
Monday at Co-op
Started off strong at co-op; we split our larger group into two small groups for the activities today and it really seemed to cut down on the chaos.
First, the kids learned about the Eiffel tower and worked in teams to create vanilla cream wafter replicas.
We also met Marcus, a volunteer EMT and ambulance driver. He gave us the full scoop on being an EMT and showed them the equipment it takes to do the job. They also got a tour of the ambulance; all the kids were very curious and listened intently to Marcus the entire time.
The Rest of the Week
~read Madeline again each day (except Friday)
~read Madeline Says Merci and discussed manners; completed go-along minit books
~read Children Just Like Me (pg. 32, Rachel from France)
~fixed French Toast (with French bread) & listened to Teach Me French
~completed France component for lapbook
~made Eiffel Tower from Legos
~discussed the literary elements lesson & completed the Rhyme Time minit book
~discussed symmetry & looked through illustrations; completed symmetry minit books
~started human body project; added brain, heart, kidneys, bladder, spleen, pancreas, gallbladder, and bones (this project is on-going!
~started reading Usborne’s First Encyclopedia of the Human Body (this will also be on-going)
~watched The Magic School Bus Human Body DVD
~discussed body systems from Giant Science Resource Book
~Elijah read lots of go-along books:
What Makes You Ill? (Usborne)
Your Body (Usborne Beginners)
Your Insides by Joanna Cole
You Can’t See Your Bones with Your Binoculars
You Can’t Taste a Pickle with Your Ear
~drew a picture of Madeline
~completed architecture lesson and the Tour de France minit book
~discussed illustrations and art lesson about color
~colored Eiffel towers (one monochromatic and one full color palette)
Completed Madeline Lapbook
Inside Rhyme Time
Inside Body Systems (many print-outs from Evan-Moor’s Giant Science Resource Book).
We had a few minit books that went with Madeline Says Merci.
Tour de France accordion book (shows all the famous places shown throughout Madeline)
This lapbook is one file folder glued inside another.
The inside file folder
Inside "Is it Monochromatic?"
These were symmetry cards; we chose not to cut them out and just tri-folded instead.
Cover of France book
Inside France book
Inside Eiffel Tower Creations…