FIAR: Make a Map of Your Town with Katy and the Big Snow

Katy and the Big Snow

This post is part of our monthly series highlighting books and activities from the Five In A Row (FIAR) curriculum. This month's FIAR feature is Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. Katy is a big red crawler tractor and any child with an interest in trucks is going to … [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: 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...]

FIAR: Ferdinand’s Happy Place… and a Flower Craft

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 The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. Ferdinand is a calm, mellow bull who prefers sitting alone quietly and smelling the … [Read more...]