Friday, April 6, 2012

Five In a Row (FIAR) ~ Three Names

We just finished rowing through Three Names.  This book is a perfect fit with our Little House on the Prairie unit study. 

We did all kinds of fun activities with this FIAR book.  We focused on tornadoes and tornado preparedness, one room schools, and what prairies look like.  Below is a list of what we did.
  • We went on a picnic with an authentic prairie meal.  Our metal lunch pail had a carrot, ham slices, baked potato, dried fruit, and water. 
  • We compared and contrasted homeschooling to a one room school. 
  • We measured a distance of 3 miles with the car.
  • We took a long walk (about a mile) with our lunch pail.
  • The kids climbed many trees.
  • We made a tornado lap book.
  • We finally made an emergency tub for the basement.  In the tub is a blanket, two bottles of water, some candy, a hand crank flashlight, a multi-purpose tool, Band- Aids, dog leash, dog dish, and hydrogen peroxide.  This is a bare bones kit.  Even in a worse case scenario, I would not expect to be in the basement for more than an hour or so.  The likelihood of a significant tornado in the mountains is unlikely, although we had a small one in January and actually had a small one destroy our backyard a few years ago.  We have moved to the basement for safety three times in the last 10 years.  We mostly get high winds and hail around here.
  • We bought and set up a Red Cross weather radio.
  • Each child wrote a few sentences describing our backyard.

I am joining Read, Learn, Explore.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. I love these activities, Dawn!

  2. What fun! JDaniel would love the tree climbing!

    Thank you so much for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I am pinning this post.