The Boxcar Children, Chapter 8 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up another chapter in her Boxcar Children book for Beyond Five in a Row for school. She finished Chapter 8 a few weeks ago. Chapter 8 is called “A Swimming Pool at Last” and in this chapter, the children build a “swimming pool” and also find an abandoned chicken’s nest and end up with 5 eggs that they use to make a delicious dinner.

We spent 3 school days on this chapter.

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 7 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up Chapter 7 of The Boxcar Children for her Beyond Five in a Row for school a few weeks ago. Chapter 7 is called “A Big Meal from Little Onions” and in this chapter, Henry goes to work for Dr. Moore. He works in their garden thinning vegetables and earns a little money and also brings home a bunch of the vegetables he worked on for them to eat. While he is at work, Jessie and Benny build a new fireplace. When Henry gets home, they make a stew for supper. Henry goes back to work after that for Dr. Moore. This time, he works on organizing the garage. He earns more money and a hammer and is very excited. After dinner, he takes the wheels Benny had gotten at the dump and uses the hammer to build a cart.

We spent only 2 school days on this chapter.

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 6 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up Chapter 6 of The Boxcar Children for her Beyond Five in a Row for school a few weeks ago. We had a lot of fun with this chapter. Chapter 6 is called “A Queer Noise in the Night and in this chapter, the boxcar children have a nice meal of brown bread, milk and dried meat. Henry tells the others about his day. He had gone into a town called Silver City and ended up getting work mowing grass and other odd jobs. After they finish their meal and it starts to get dark, they hear  a strange sound in the woods. After listening for awhile, they decide it was just an animal in the woods and are able to fall asleep.

We spent 2 school days on this chapter.

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 5 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up Chapter 5 of the Boxcar Children for her Beyond Five in a Row for school a little while ago. I admit I am a few chapters behind on this, but at least I’m trying!

Chapter 5 is called “The Explorers Find Treasure” and in this chapter the children use the waterfall near the boxcar as a refrigerator to keep their food cold, specifically milk. Henry sets out to find a job. While he’s gone, the other children head to the “dump” to find what they can use around the house. They find dishes, cups, spoons and wheels and bring them home. They surprise Henry when he gets home and Henry builds a fire for dinner.

There were lots of neat lessons to go along with this chapter. We spent 3 school days on Chapter 5. 

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 4 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up Chapter 4 of The Boxcar Children for her Beyond Five in a Row for school. Chapter 4 is called “Henry Has Two Surprises” and in this chapter, the children find a dog and take care of him because he was hurt. They pick some blueberries for supper and Henry comes home from town with some food for them. They decide to make beds out of pine needles.

We spent 3 school days on this chapter.

Day One: Popstar read the chapter and answered the Writing/Discussion Questions in her notebook. For History and Geography, we learned about Evergreen Trees and where they are grown the most. Combining that information along with what we learned about where blueberries grow, we decided that the Boxcar Children may live in Maine!

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The Boxcar Children, Chapter 3 (BYFIAR)

Popstar finished up Chapter 3 in The Boxcar Children for Beyond Five in a Row for school. She actually finished it over a week ago, but I’m a little slow getting this done! Chapter 3 is called “A New Home in the Woods” and in this chapter, the children find an old abandoned boxcar. They use it just to hide out from a storm at first, but after the storm is over they realize how nice it is and decide to move in. They also find some blueberry bushes nearby and go blueberry picking.

We spent three school days on Chapter 3.

 

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