Harold and the Purple Crayon – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I decided to remake an ornament that I had created in 2016 when I participated in a Five in a Row ornament swap. I bought 3 x 3 wooden squares from Michael's and painted them white. I used acrylic paint and a brush but I would recommend spray paint if I was making more than … Continue reading Harold and the Purple Crayon – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I did not come up with this adorable idea. Our friends, the North family, from North Carolina made this for the Five in a Row ornament swap in 2016. I made a very similar ornament for a friend of mine. First, collect 4 corks per ornament. My next-door neighbor just happened to bring over a giant … Continue reading The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I got a post-Christmas burst of creativity and started making replacement Five in a Row ornaments. This is the first of several instructional posts. Nothing like poorly timed creativity. Why didn't this hit me in November? Oh well, I'll enjoy these on the tree next year! This ornament was super easy. I found "indoor snowballs" … Continue reading The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

My dear friends from Five in a Row NC were so sweet to send us ornaments from last year's Christmas ornament swap (2018) even though I didn't send in my contribution until this year (2019). You can find details instructions for that ornament here: Five in a Row Christmas Ornament - Who Owns the Sun? … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

This week we rowed "Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel" we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but … Continue reading Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

We used "Who Owns The Sun?" for our FIAR book this week and planned for it to be the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Here are our favorite books about Martin Luther King Jr that we found at our local library: "I Am Martin Luther King, Jr." by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

FIAR – Owl Moon

While we were reading "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr this week we found these supplemental books that we loved from the library: "Good-Night Owl!" by Pat Hutchins -- beautifully unique illustrations with rich detail with simple repetitive words listing other birds and the sounds they make to keep the owl awake all … Continue reading FIAR – Owl Moon

Easy French Food Snacks for Kids

Our Five In A Row Homeschooling adventure began in August this year and has already taken us to the country of France three times!  The stories of "Madeline", by Ludwig Bemelmans... "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World", by Marjorie Priceman... and "The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot", by … Continue reading Easy French Food Snacks for Kids

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? Play Set

We are starting home school next month and I'm really excited about the Five in a Row program by Jane Claire Lambert.  We're starting with the first book titled, "Before Five in a Row".  You can purchase these books online http://www.fiveinarow.com If you sign up for the blog you get access to lots of activities … Continue reading Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? Play Set