5 in a Row

This brand-new class is a literature-based unit study curriculum for young learners. Using well-loved and outstanding children’s books, this 30 week class will be an “all in one” curriculum for young children.  Each weekly book unit explores social studies, language arts, math, science, art, music, and forming good character. We will use food, music, various media and supplemental books to enrich the class for young learners.  The class will cover many of the basic social and motor skills found in a traditional elementary school setting:  working cooperatively, participating in clean-up activities, learning to ask for help, pencil and scissor practice, practicing independence,  as well as taking ownership of their bathroom and snack/lunch routines.  We will celebrate holidays and birthdays and special occasions as a class as well.  No reading or writing is required, and students will be assisted by the tutor and a class assistant.  The emphasis in class will be discovery, learning, socializing, and all the fun and fluffy bits of elementary school we all remember!

Since this class covers 2 typical class periods, there will be ample time to enjoy the planned activities and allow each child to work at their own pace.  We will have built in time for snacks and physical activity indoors or out as weather permits.  There will be no assigned homework for the class.

You can read more about the 5 in a Row curriculum here:  https://fiveinarow.com/

We will begin with Volume 1 and work through Volume 2 during the year.  Here are a few of the titles we will enjoy:

  • Clown of God / Tomi de Paola
  • Grandfather’s Journey
  • Katy and the Big Snow
  • Rag Coat
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel / Burton
  • Story About Ping / Marjorie Flack
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Story of Ferdinand

Class Homework Requirements:  Minimal, if any.  Outside reading or discussion is always helpful with young children, particularly about what they have done in class.  There will be no reading or writing required for this class.  Parental involvement with any reading or worksheets or projects is welcome.

Thursday  – FILLED

Time: 9 a.m.-12:15 pm  ****note this class covers 2 class periods
Grade: K-3
Class Fees: $625
Supply fee: $85
Brenda Lamey 

COVID-19 Contingency Plan
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, I will make the following adjustments to this class:
I will post a recording of the book for kids to watch/listen and offer supplemental activities that can be done at home.   Items can be printed from Schoology.