Beyond Five In A Row

Is your child feeling burned out with the monotony of schoolwork day in and day out? Let’s help them rediscover the richness and joy of learning with Beyond Five in a Row!

Building on the unit study foundation of the Five in a Row curriculum, Beyond Five in a Row is a 30-week, one-and-a-half-hour class that will continue to foster a love for learning and discovery in older students through entertaining chapter books and inspiring biographies (previous involvement in FIAR is not required).

Using quality literature as our guide, we will explore beyond the story into the science, history, geography, art, and applied math concepts from each book that are sure to intrigue your child. Each week we will read 2-3 chapters in one of the books below. Then, using the topics that present themselves in the literature, we will incorporate cross-curricular activities during our class time.

Get ready to explore the expansion of the Transcontinental Railroad and build our own boxcar with The Boxcar Children. Then, we’ll take trips back into American history to learn about Betsy Ross and Thomas Edison, complete with sewing projects and electricity experiments. We’ll laugh our way through Homer Price, celebrating with donuts (of course!) and creating our very own simple machines. We will transition between chapter books with memorable picture books to celebrate the seasons and holidays as well.

Each chapter book will take 5-8 weeks to complete. In addition to covering your child’s reading requirement for the year, this class will supplement your child’s curriculum in science, history, geography, vocabulary, and more.

Books We Will Read (provided by supply fee):

  • Boxcar Children (Book 1) by Gertrude Warner
  • Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
  • Thomas Edison: Young Inventor (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Sue Guthridge
  • Betsy Ross: Designer of Our Flag (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Ann Weil

Homework Requirements: Students will be expected to read the assigned chapter(s) weekly and complete unit projects as assigned


Time: 10:45 -12:15
Grades: 4-6
Class Fee: $350
Supply Fee: $85
Tutor: Kelli Brazier