Arctic Fives Arrive
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Arctic Fives Arrive

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
As groups of Arctic animals gather on a hilltop to view the northern lights, this lively picture book demonstrates how to count by fives. "The concept of counting by fives gets visual treatment in a satisfying story that also introduces children to one of nature's most beautiful mysteries. . . . The singsongy text adds sparkle and the rainbow-colored spread depicting the n...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published 1998 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published January 1st 1996)
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This is a nice book to read to students when trying to incorporate rhyming or counting by fives into lessons or classroom discussions. I enjoyed the illustrations, and found that the book was a good choice to read during the winter months where students could relate to the ice and snow in the pictures :)
Jun 05, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2012, childrens, math, rhyming
This is an odd little story about a group of animals all trying to get to the top of an iceberg (the narrative calls it a hilltop) to see the Aurora Borealis. The animals arrive in groups of five (I'm a poet and I didn't know it) and proceed to crowd the small space.

The narrative rhymes, but the rhyming pattern changes throughout the story and sometimes it's quite awkward. The counting pattern is interesting, but somehow the story is just not as effective as some of the other books written by t...more
Diana Pettis
I'll use this book in my afterschool program. I read it to my sons today and they liked it. A creative way to count.
Lam Nguyen
Help students learn how to count by fives.
Counting by 5.
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