Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments Exchange

We’ve been participating in the Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments Exchange for over 5 years now and it’s always so exciting for the kids! We sign up on the Forums at Fiveinarow.com . There is usually someone who volunteers to coordinate the exchange and they will have a sign up form in late summer. We always do both Domestic and International lists, which makes it a lot of fun because your ornaments go all over the world and you receive ones as well! It’s so fun to look at the return address and see what state they are from!

We’ve kept all of our ornaments and we have a small Christmas Tree that we set up in our school room to put them all on. Here is our tree this year:

 

 

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The Boxcar Children, Final Week (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up The Boxcar Children as her first Beyond Five in a Row book back in September. I let her have one week in between starting her next book to work on a few end of book “Projects”. It was a nice break for her after working so hard on this book and she enjoyed the extra projects I gave her to do. Here is a little of what we did that week.

 

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 13 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finally came to the end of her Beyond Five in a Row book for school, The Boxcar Children. She actually finished back in September, I am a little slow getting these on here. Oh well…better late than never!

Chapter 13 was called “A New Home for the Boxcar” and in this chapter, the children go to live with their grandfather. He has each of their rooms decorated for them and the house is beautiful. But the children start to miss the boxcar. So grandfather comes up with the idea to have the boxcar moved into his garden. The children are thrilled and love living with their grandfather.

We spent 2 school days on Chapter 13.

 

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 11 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up Chapter 11 of The Boxcar Children for Beyond Five in a Row for school awhile back. Yes, I admit I am a little behind!

Chapter 11 is called “The Doctor Takes a Hand” and in this chapter, Jessie makes Benny a homemade stocking bear out of some old socks. Also, Violet gets very sick and runs a fever. Dr. Moore takes her to his home to take care of her and contacts the children’s grandfather finally.

We spent 2 school days on Chapter 11.

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 10 (BYFIAR)

A few weeks ago, Popstar finished up Chapter 10 of The Boxcar Children for Beyond Five in a Row for school. This was a fun chapter! Chapter 10 is called “Henry and the Free for All”. Henry ends up being in a race and wins a $25 prize. He comes home excited and tells the other children all about it while they have a dinner of baked potatoes that Henry brought home.

We spent 3 school days on this chapter.

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