Papa Piccolo

Papa Piccolo

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Item #: 000765
ISBN: 9781559420280
Grades: PK-2

Product Description:

This is a cute story about a tomcat getting a family. Set in Venice, readers get a little taste of Italy, from the Italian words used by the cats and the gondoliers, to the Venetian architecture depicted in the colorful, attractive illustrations. 31 pgs in a large format, hc book. ~ Zach

Piccolo shows boys and girls about sharing their strength with those who are smaller, younger, or weaker. Piccolo leads a life full of adventure and possibilities. And then two homeless kittens decide to adopt the free-spirited Piccolo. "I`m not a Papa cat," objects Piccolo. "I'm a tomcat." Children will delight in seeing how the kittens help Piccolo discover his own tender heart and a new kind of adventure. And Illustrator Itoko Maeno's watercolor depictions of the canals, markets, byways, boats, and bridges of Venice will delight children. With the Papa Piccolo teaching guide, your students will be saying "Hello" and "Goodbye" and more in Italian! They will also be singing Piccolo's lullaby, creating cat masks to look like their favorite felines, and pondering how the Venetians keep the canal water out of their houses.

Papa Piccolo will help you:

  • Promote a sense of responsibility for others
  • Explore the many different kinds of families
  • Introduce the Italian language and information about Venice

Category Description for Five in a Row Literature Unit Studies:

This series provides a wonderful way to nurture your relationship with your children and foster a lifelong adventure of learning. The Five in a Row title comes from reading the same classic children’s book five days in a row as a literature-based unit study to cover social studies, character, language arts, math, science and art. Use as a stand-alone program for preschool, or supplement with phonics and math and use it with older children. Literature selections contain positive moral stories that reflect Biblical values. Choose from many possible activities for each day.

The original Five in a Row series was written three decades ago for the previous generation of homeschoolers. Now, the author’s children have undertaken the task of modernizing the series and updating the literature lists. All books in the series will eventually be revised; however, at this writingVolume 4 and the Beyond Five in a Row series are still in the previous edition.

Before Five in a Row has much the same content as the original book, but with three additional stories included. There are also updated illustrations, Animal Classification Cards that help children develop simple classification skills, and StoryDisks and a Storybook Map (an enjoyable way to teach where the story takes place). This book is a collection of discussion and play-based lessons to do for 10-15 minutes 2 or 3 days a week. It doesn’t follow the typical 5 day a week schedule. The first of two parts list the 24 stories, along with creative activity suggestions such as examining the stars or using colored tissue paper to make a simple collage. The second part is filled with ideas to build a foundation of readiness – talking and listening skills, coordination skills, activities in the kitchen and other primary skills.

More Before Five in a Row is the new addition to the series and includes 14 new books. It has been specifically written as a preschool curriculum (ages 3-5) and follows the typical format of the Five in a Row books. New to this book, however, is an encouraging Bible lesson before each story written specifically for the parent. Many lessons are built around six early literacy skills: vocabulary, narrative, print awareness, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and print motivation. The gentle activities are not meant to teach in-depth concepts, but to enhance your child’s awareness of the world around them. Centered around play and discussion, the program provides a wide variety of activities involving science, social studies, Bible, language arts, health and much more. An Animal Classification game, StoryDisks and a Storybook Map are included in the back. The activities are a bit more detailed than in Before FIAR.

Completely redesigned and updated, the second edition of the Five in a Row volumes 1-3 still have the same goal of providing elementary students with a quality educational foundation through well written and illustrated books. All you will need to complete the curriculum for 5-and-6-year-olds is a good phonics program and a simple introduction to math. For children who are reading successfully, you will want to supplement with math, spelling, penmanship, and grammar material if you desire to teach those as individual subjects. The new editions include special teaching tips from the author (including step-by-step guidance for each day of the week), along with an explanation of the philosophy behind the program. There is also a “Teacher’s Note” page and activity sheets following each book lesson. The “Teacher’s Note” page is handy to record relevant information such as activities done, library resources or videos used, and any field trip opportunities taken. The three or four activity sheets for each book title correlate with some of the activities and really add to the program. These sheets are reproducible for family use only. The books in each program remain the same with a couple of exceptions. They Were Strong and Good was taken out of Volume 2 and The Old Woman Who Named Things was added to Volume 3. Literature packages contain all available books for each volume. Check out our website for the most current literature package updates! Christian Character and Bible content available separately. ~ Gina




Category Description for Five in a Row:

This series provides a wonderful way to nurture your relationship with your children and foster a lifelong adventure of learning. The Five in a Row title comes from reading the same classic children’s book five days in a row as a literature-based unit study to cover social studies, character, language arts, math, science and art. Use as a stand-alone program for preschool, or supplement with phonics and math and use it with older children. Literature selections contain positive moral stories that reflect Biblical values. Choose from many possible activities for each day.

The original Five in a Row series was written three decades ago for the previous generation of homeschoolers. Now, the author’s children have undertaken the task of modernizing the series and updating the literature lists. All books in the series will eventually be revised; however, at this writing Volume 4 and the Beyond Five in a Row series are still in the previous edition.

Before Five in a Row has much the same content as the original book, but with three additional stories included. There are also updated illustrations,Animal Classification Cards that help children develop simple classification skills, and StoryDisks and a Storybook Map (an enjoyable way to teach where the story takes place). This book is a collection of discussion and play-based lessons to do for 10-15 minutes 2 or 3 days a week. It doesn’t follow the typical 5 day a week schedule. The first of two parts list the 24 stories, along with creative activity suggestions such as examining the stars or using colored tissue paper to make a simple collage. The second part is filled with ideas to build a foundation of readiness – talking and listening skills, coordination skills, activities in the kitchen and other primary skills.

More Before Five in a Row is the new addition to the series and includes 14 new books. It has been specifically written as a preschool curriculum (ages 3-5) and follows the typical format of the Five in a Row books. New to this book, however, is an encouraging Bible lesson before each story written specifically for the parent. Many lessons are built around six early literacy skills: vocabulary, narrative, print awareness, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and print motivation. The gentle activities are not meant to teach in-depth concepts, but to enhance your child’s awareness of the world around them. Centered around play and discussion, the program provides a wide variety of activities involving science, social studies, Bible, language arts, health and much more. An Animal Classification game, StoryDisks and a Storybook Map are included in the back. The activities are a bit more detailed than in Before FIAR.

Completely redesigned and updated, the second edition of the Five in a Row volumes 1-3 still have the same goal of providing elementary students with a quality educational foundation through well written and illustrated books. All you will need to complete the curriculum for 5-and-6-year-olds is a good phonics program and a simple introduction to math. For children who are reading successfully, you will want to supplement with math, spelling, penmanship, and grammar material if you desire to teach those as individual subjects. The new editions include special teaching tips from the author (including step-by-step guidance for each day of the week), along with an explanation of the philosophy behind the program. There is also a “Teacher’s Note” page and activity sheets following each book lesson. The “Teacher’s Note” page is handy to record relevant information such as activities done, library resources or videos used, and any field trip opportunities taken. The three or four activity sheets for each book title correlate with some of the activities and really add to the program. These sheets are reproducible for family use only. The books in each program remain the same with a couple of exceptions. They Were Strong and Good was taken out of Volume 2 and The Old Woman Who Named Things was added to Volume 3. Literature packages contain all available books for each volume. ~ Gina




Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
2
ISBN
9781559420280
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
32
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Series Title
Key Concepts in Personal Development Ser.
Ages
6 to 9
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
Itoko Maeno (Illustrator)
Author
Carol Talley
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Marsh Media
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
12.25" x 9.5" x 0.5"
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FIAR book
Tammy Carr C on Sep 28, 2021
Five in a Row book not found in my local libraries
Jenna C on Sep 10, 2021
FIAR book
Tammy Carr C on Sep 28, 2021
five in a row book not available anywhere else!
Bonnie N on Sep 15, 2021
Five in a Row book not found in my local libraries
Jenna C on Sep 10, 2021
I chose this book to go with our Five In A Row curriculum. Rainbow Resource Center was the only store I could find that had the book in stock. Thank you RRC for taking care of us homeschool mamas who are doing the last minute back to school shopping!
Houston M on Aug 20, 2021
I'll start Five in Row home schooling next September.
Rakowska A on Aug 12, 2021
Home school curriculum
Ashley K on Aug 1, 2021
Five In A Row
Rae W on Jul 22, 2021
FIAR
Cherilyn K on Apr 30, 2021
FIAR curriculum
Library Director on Apr 9, 2021
I need it for my child's FIAR curriculum and it's hard to find elsewhere.
Jennifer B on Feb 15, 2021
It is part of our homeschool curriculum.
Kelly B on Feb 1, 2021
We've been waiting for this book to be available again!
Deborah R on Dec 24, 2020
Part of the Five in a Row books
Carole M on Nov 6, 2020
Include with our Five in a Row curriculum.
Haley F on Nov 3, 2020
I chose this for the Five in a Row curriculum, but I have heard it is a wonderful book. I would like to have it in my lending library.
Jennifer J on Oct 7, 2020
This was listed in Five in a Row Volume 1, and every other vendor online, including Amazon, listed it for over $50 (rare book or no longer in print?). I am so pleased to find it for more reasonable!
Jennifer H on Oct 5, 2020
I've been desperate for this book as part of our Five in a Row studies - so glad you have it in stock!
Nicole S on Oct 4, 2020
FIAR
Talonna D on Sep 30, 2020
From Five in a Row vol 1.<br />I can not find this book anywhere!
Michelle D on Sep 28, 2020
To help complete my Five In A Row library.
Wathen K on Sep 28, 2020
Five in a row
Heather Y on Sep 28, 2020
This book is part of the Five in a Row curriculum.
Haley W on Sep 25, 2020
Five in a Row curriculum
Tania R on Feb 15, 2020
Five in a Row Resource
Tara E on Apr 14, 2019
Goes with Five In A Row Volume 1
User on Nov 21, 2018
FIAR book.
sherri h on Aug 4, 2018
This book was needed for five in a row.
Claire B on Jul 14, 2017
I borrowed from someone else and lost it!
Felicia K on Sep 22, 2016
It's part of my FIAR book list. :)
Alicia L on Jul 30, 2016
Classic book and part of the Five in a Row list.
Emily C on Apr 19, 2016
Our library doesn't have this book but now our library will!
Jason L on Oct 19, 2015
i have a cat that look like the cover enjoy this book to.
Maria R on Sep 23, 2015
five in a row book not available anywhere else!
Bonnie N on Sep 15, 2021
I chose this book to go with our Five In A Row curriculum. Rainbow Resource Center was the only store I could find that had the book in stock. Thank you RRC for taking care of us homeschool mamas who are doing the last minute back to school shopping!
Houston M on Aug 20, 2021
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FIAR curriculum
We read Papa Piccolo in the FIAR curriculum. It was a great book. Instead of focusing on Italy we did more in depth study of Venice. The artwork is lovely and it was certainly enjoyed.
December 20, 2020
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Adorable book
My kids love this story. Love the art work and quality of the books structure.
August 23, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Book
Gorgeous pictures, cute story, and learning about another culture blended in seamlessly. This book is a gem.
May 21, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Child's book
This book goes with the Five in a Row program- but even if you are not using that program, it is a great children's book. Beautiful pictures of Italy and a sweet story of a male cat that adopts 2 abandoned kittens.
October 24, 2015
Purchased
over 6 years ago


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