FIAR: The Story About Ping
Our first "Row" was "The Story About Ping" by Marjorie Flack. It was an endearing tale about a young duck named Ping, who decided to run away because he did not want to receive his punishment for being the last one on the boat. However, it turns out that running away only presented more dangers!
Have you ever tried to run away from taking your punishment? Well, I won't bore you with examples from my life, but learning discernment and that our actions have consequences are great lessons for littles to learn.
The Story of Ping Five in a Row Unit Study
Our mornings began with (and this is what we do every week):
- Calendar time-- we write the day and date and T makes the date in change.
- Day of the week copywork
- All About Spelling sound review
For this row we did multiple subjects each day, so I am just going to share this row by subject categories:
Social Studies/ Geography:
I had packed my son's suitcase with books we would be using for the row and gave him his very own Passport! (Not real, of course!). After we "flew" around the kitchen a few times, we landed in China.
We colored the Chinese Flag and found China on our world map.
We also talked about the Yangtze River (that is where Ping lived), looked at pictures of the river online, and noted that it is the longest river in China.
Ducks Don't Get Wet" and did the experiment in the back. Did you know ducks don't get wet because their feathers are covered with oil!? I am finding I am learning all kinds of stuff, too!
We made a Duck Facts booklet from HSS, too.