Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Nino's Pizzeria and The Salamander Room

Riley and Cole just finished the Five in a Row book Little Nino's Pizzeria. We spent the week learning about everything from relationships, to communication, to family businesses, to the homeless, to homonyms, to symbolism, and a lot of stuff in between! At the end, Riley and Cole made their own pizzeria. They combined their names and called it RiCo's. Their pizza was delicious!

They also recently finished The Salamander Room. This was a wonderful study that really brought out our love of nature!

This week was all about science. We learned all about the classifications in the animal kingdom and the life cycles of salamanders and frogs. Riley and Cole each researched salamanders and wrote a report on them.

We enjoyed a really fun nature scavenger hunt, and we found a great environment in nature to sit and read the book. We wrapped up the week by making salamander dioramas!

I love the richness the Five in Row activities give to books!


Anonymous said...

i really enjoy reading your blog. do you come up with the activities to go along with the books yourself, or are they already mapped out in the teacher's guide (for 5 in a row)?

Jen said...

I love the dioramas! We really enjoyed The Salamander Room, too, and we're looking forward to Little Nino's!

deleise said...

Many of them are from the book, but we add some extras just for fun sometimes.

Nicole Knox said...

so fun!

Mandy said...

Cutest salamanders I've ever seen.