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Kindergarten Weeks 6/7 {FIAR} Truman's Aunt Farm

We rowed Truman’s Aunt Farm over a three week period in which we also welcomed our sweet new baby girl Adeline into our family.  So, this was a long row, but it was a wonderful and rich three weeks of learning!   626 more words

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How to make an apple pie...

Last week we “rowed” our first book.  The term rowing refers to doing a literary unit from the Five in a Row curriculum.  The way it works is you pick a great book from the list of books that they have created literary units,  read it each day aloud, and then the student participates in different learning activities based on the book.   161 more words

How We Do...Picture Books

This one’s for you, Team P! :)

First my disclaimer(s): I am really picky about picture books! Life is too short to read bad books. And if your kids are like mine, when they latch on to a particular book, you will be reading it overandoverandoverandoverandOVER! 1,821 more words


First day of kindergarten!

Today was our first “official” day of kindergarten!  Peanut woke up to several surprises: I had completely rearranged and reorganized our sunporch and dining room to make a dedicated play area and a dedicated school area, and I had packed her backpack with a slew of new, wrapped school supplies. 160 more words


Kindergarten Week 4 {FIAR} Ferdinand

We learned about bull fighting and Spain this week with the classic story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.


I began to realize in the last few weeks that Singapore 1A is quite different than the K books that we enjoyed over the last two years.   449 more words

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Very Last First Time

Our third “row” was a wonderful book I’d never read: “Very Last First Time,” by Jan Andrews and illustrated by Ian Wallace.  This book features Eva, an Inuit girl, who lives along Ungava Bay in northern Canada. 1,094 more words


The Bee Tree

Our second “row” of the year was “The Bee Tree,” by Patricia Polacco.  We had a great time with this one, mostly because it included the consumption of honey…every. 468 more words