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Putting a cork in it.

Sometimes the Five in a Row lessons make me wonder a bit, either because the connection to the book seems slight or the topic doesn’t seem very interesting. For example, because Ferdinand lives under a cork tree (depicted in the … Continue reading

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Art lessons with Ferdinand.

We spent a lot of time today with Robert Lawson’s illustrations for Ferdinand. They’re well worth studying – the more we looked, the more we found to talk about. On our first pass through the book we noted the medium … Continue reading

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Harbingers.

This morning, Alex rummaged through the bin with supplemental Five in a Row books and pulled out Eli, by Bill Peet. “Why is this in here?” “Why don’t I read it, and then we’ll see if you can decide.” Eli … Continue reading

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The Story of Ferdinand

This week most of you will probably be able to follow along from memory, because we’re studying Munro Leaf’s The Story of Ferdinand. This famous story of a peaceful, flower-loving bull who ruins a bullfight via relentless nonagression was burned … Continue reading

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