Five in a Row Cookbook

Five in a Row Cookbook

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Item #: 003596
Grades: PK-2

Product Description:

Looking to add a little "spice" to your Five in a Row lessons? The Five in a Row Cookbook is a collection of recipes that add a tasty dimension to the lessons. For instance, in FIAR Volume 1, the first story is The Story About Ping; the cookbook contains recipes from the Yangtze River area of China - egg rolls, fried rice, and egg drop soup. Recipes are generally simple enough for mother and child(ren) to work together. An occasional cultural tidbit sometimes accompanies the recipe. Recipes are included for each story in FIAR Volumes 1, 2, and 3 and Beyond FIAR Volumes 1, 2, and 3. The book is written by Becky Jane Lambert, daughter of FIAR author Jane Claire Lambert. Becky has fond memories of cooking alongside her mother; create your own using this book!

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 writing, 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 1-4 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. Volume 4 is designed for older elementary (9 years and up). The activities related to the different subjects in this volume are more involved; therefore, plan on spending 2 weeks on Volume 4 books instead of one. For ages 9 and 10, it is recommended adding math, spelling, and grammar. This volume prepares students for Level 5 as students transition to reading chapter books.

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. Note: literature packages do not contain the FIAR guides. Check out our website for the most current literature package updates! Christian Character and Bible content also available separately. ~ 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.

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Becky Jane Lambert
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Five in a Row
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I think this will be fun to use alongside our 5 in a Row curriculum.
Kim B on Oct 19, 2020
to make the FIAR program come alive to my littles :)
SUMMER C on Jul 29, 2020
I think this will be fun to use alongside our 5 in a Row curriculum.
Kim B on Oct 19, 2020
supplement Five in a Row curriculum
Carole M on Sep 3, 2020
to make the FIAR program come alive to my littles :)
SUMMER C on Jul 29, 2020
My kids love cooking and I love tying our kitchen lessons in with our kitchen table lessons.
Nadine T on Apr 23, 2020
I purchased this to go along with the Before Five in a Row manual to help our family incorporate and practice new concepts we are learning in the kitchen...a place where we spend alot of our time!
Aleah G on Sep 1, 2019
jennifer i on Aug 6, 2019
My daughter has special needs. Adding cooking as an organized, purposeful part of our day is life changing.
Robin L on Feb 8, 2019
My daughter loves to cook in the kitchen~ we currently use Raddish kids monthly cooking club, but this looks like an excellent resource to include literacy that we are focusing on during home centered education.
Amanda B on Jan 1, 2019
I want them to have a fun way to experience the books we read. I also have one daughter who is really interested in cooking.
April D on Aug 18, 2018
Great reviews from other homeschoolers
Sarah T on Aug 6, 2018
This book was suggested by one of the conference ladies at the GA. Homeschool Expo. to go alone with the curriculum.
Naomi W on Aug 1, 2018
The first child being taught through this program loves to cook. We didn't have to think twice about this purchase.
Debra M on Jun 11, 2018
I know that making and eating food together is a major bond-strengthener. Hopefully using some of these recipes will help my kids grow fond memories of homeschooling and remember some of the lesson content as well!
Paige C on Apr 18, 2018
a gift
Michelle S on Dec 12, 2017
to compliment our curriculum
Christine B on Nov 8, 2017
My kids love to help in the kitchen and I'm trying to incorporate more fun into our school day.
Abby D on Aug 17, 2017
We will be borrowing the 5 In A Row Volume 1 and corresponding Literature Set for this school year. Since both of my children love to cook (and eat!) I felt this would be an excellent addition to help motivate them as well as aid in teaching life skills in the kitchen.
Heather H on Jul 10, 2017
we love FIAR
Bill H on Apr 22, 2017
Recommended by a friend
Nadia O on Apr 19, 2017
I love the idea of adding hands on techniques to add to the learning experience. This is something that works particularly well with my children. Also having new recipes to add to my repertoire is always nice.
Jalene G on Mar 4, 2017
To introduce safety and fun in cooking.
Monette G on Oct 4, 2016
I want my children to develop a love of learning and have a hands on experience.
Sabrina H on Aug 9, 2016
Fun supplement to the program
Bonny P on Jul 3, 2016
sounded great as an accompaniment
Elgene H on Mar 7, 2016
Fun ideas for children
Andrea O on Mar 5, 2016
To use with my Five In A Row curriculum.
Kristina M on Feb 12, 2016
Have fun with the kids.
Ana A on Jan 18, 2016
I was getting the Five in a Row Vol. 1 and this looked like it would be good to add to it, since I have 3 little girls.
Rebekah R on Sep 29, 2015
supplement Five in a Row curriculum
Carole M on Sep 3, 2020
My kids love cooking and I love tying our kitchen lessons in with our kitchen table lessons.
Nadine T on Apr 23, 2020
Is this the digital download or already printed and bound?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: It is printed and bound. As far as I know there is no digital format.
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Eating it all!
Recipes are great and the kids love eating something that coincides with their books!!!
October 7, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow! What a way to get a "taste" of your unit studies! Not only do your children learn cooking skills but they also build lifelong memories of childhood This is incredibly easy to use with meal ideas for each FIAR story The prep time involves no more than checking the recipe to see what you have on hand and what you need to purchase There is also a dictionary to explain different cooking terms-fabulous! We've made paella to go with Ferdinand cabbage soup to go with Another Celebrated Dancing Bear and even created our own "seaside diner" to go with Night of the Moonjellies We absolutely love this cookbook and look forward to ending our unit each week with a wonderful meal It's great to expose my children to foods from different cultures and it really "cements" the unit into their memories It is definitely worth the price and I highly recommend it
March 19, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
This cookbook is a wonderful addition to our Five in a Row studies What incredible memories (and pictures!) we have of making pie to go along with "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World " an entire Egyptian meal to go along with "The Giraffe that Walked to Paris " Mike Mulligan stew and so so many more! This cookbook has at least a couple recipes for each and every story in the Five in a Row volumes 1-3 and all the stories in the "Beyond Five in a Row" volumes 1-3 Wonderful! Wonderful!!!
March 3, 2010

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