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Colin explores past ways…

This week in Five in a Row, Colin is studying Cynthia Rylant’s lovely picture book memoir, When I Was Young in the Mountains. The text and detailed illustrations show what life was like in rural Appalachia fifty or so years … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the first week.

Alex wasn’t really burning with academic fire today, so we had a pretty short day. We finished up our Five in a Row work on When I Was Young in the Mountains with an applied math lesson. After we read … Continue reading

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Snakes, snakes, snakes.

A blacksnake makes a significant cameo appearance in When I Was Young in the Mountains, so we took the opportunity to learn more about snakes today. A lot more. As we read the book, we paused to talk about why … Continue reading

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When Alex was young in the city.

On our second day with When I Was Young in the Mountains, we focused on language arts lessons. Before I read the book I asked Alex to listen for a part of the story that is repeated several times. She … Continue reading

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When I Was Young in the Mountains

Traditionally, the first Five in a Row book people do is The Story About Ping. It’s kid-friendly, with plenty of action and drama and some showy learning opportunities. But when I mentioned it to Alex she shook her head. “I … Continue reading

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