FIAR: Katy & The Big Snow & Math

Katy & The Big Snow Compass

This post is part of our monthly series highlighting books and activities from the Five In A Row (FIAR) curriculum. When I opened Katy & The Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton to find some math, I was shocked. I didn't have to look far at all - it was everywhere! Math … [Read more...]

FIAR: Snowy Evening Math Photos

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This post is part of our monthly series highlighting books and activities from the Five In A Row (FIAR) curriculum. Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is a curious poem - challenging for grownups and particularly interesting for kids. I'm keen on looking … [Read more...]

FIAR: Robert Frost’s Snowy Evening – Poetry, Art, and 3D Snowflakes

3D Snowflake

This post is part of our monthly series highlighting books and activities from the Five In A Row (FIAR) curriculum. Our Five In A Row feature this month is Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. This delightful poem comes alive with beautiful illustrations by … [Read more...]

FIAR: Teaching Math with a Picture Book – Ferdinand

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This post is part of our monthly series highlighting books and activities from the Five In A Row (FIAR) curriculum. The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf,  is a tale of mistaken identity: Ferdinand is a sweet bull who loves to smell flowers and has no interest in anything … [Read more...]

The Story of Ferdinand: A Literature Based Learning Activity

"They called him Ferdinand the Fierce and all the Banderilleros were afraid of him and the Picadores were afraid of him and the Matador was scared stiff." from The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf The Story of Ferdinand is based on a very human foible, the tendency to think we … [Read more...]