I have been planning to tell you about our "Rowing" fun with Five In A Row, but honestly, I keep forgetting. Well, today I remembered, so here we go!
I got my first Five In A Row book from a garage sale. I had heard about it, didn't think anything of it. Seen the Before Five In A Row and figured I would give it a go. I fell hard! I love this "school" for my littles. Little Miss is still working on the listening part. Ray Ray, he loves the fun part of reading the same book all week and learning about it after.
We have done a few "rows" already. But this is the first one that I have documented all the way through! I am excited to share it with you!
Over the last week and half we sat down and read The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. We absolutely loved this book! But I should have known that since we love her Goodnight Moon book just as much!
We began our week by reading the book first. As soon as we had finished, I got asked to read it again…sure why not?!? This time though, we talked about how this story sounds like God's love for us. This was a great way to show Ray Ray His love for us in a way he understands.
The rest of the days included us reading the book and talking about it as we went along. We found an awesome lapbook to go along with the story at homeschoolshare.com and we used some pieces from the Fold and Learn files at Five In A Row. This was something that Ray Ray really got involved in. Jolanthe at homeschoolcreations.com had some good worksheets that we used to go along with this book too! Ray Ray loved helping baby bunny through the maze she has!
Ray Ray will still pull this out to show daddy or just to do the games by himself! It was nice to teach him about shapes, have him matching and learning the "if" and "then" of the story. Taking a simple book and adding the learning in is our favorite thing right now!
Ray Ray was able to have his bunny night light with him as we were working on this unit together. He also pulled out a 16 square puzzle and put it together as the bunny picture. One thing I was going to show him, but he noticed it first, are some of the same pictures between the two books (Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny). I was pleasantly surprised that he picked up on this before I had the chance to tell him 🙂
We had so much fun this last week and a half. Now I am off to plan what we will be "rowing" next time!