Five in a Row (FIAR) Curriculum

by Danielle
(Texas)

Five in a Row

Five in a Row

My whole family just loves the Five in a Row curriculum. The manuals tell you a bit about the book, and then give you several options to choose to discuss each day of the week (lessons revolve around social studies, language arts, art, applied math, and science). There are lapbooks, cookbooks, and notebooks that you can also get that make learning even more fun. My kids love the cookbook.


We love FIAR too; such an easy-to-use and fun homeschool unit study curriculum! Thanks for sharing your Five in a Row experience with others, Danielle; your comments are helpful! Blessings, Heather :)

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Five in a Row/Beyond Five in a Row Homeschooling Unit Studies

by Tamie
(SW Michigan)

I've used the Five in a Row homeschooling unit studies for six years. I've used it with daycare and my own children too.

It's about the easiest way to involve a group of children. I'd gather the children onto the "story rug" and read the story. I'd then have my child join me on the couch.

After we did what we were going to do in the FIAR curriculum on the couch, the entire group of children from infants and up would go into the kitchen. All the children did whatever my daughter was doing - or similar.

If the children could not do the "school" bit, they could just color on the map or such. And, if they were only infants, I'd give them some "table toys".

We've since moved into Beyond FIAR but the children still listen to the chapter and participate as much as they can.

Tamie, I too love FIAR. I've used it with three out of four of my kids so far and never tire of it. I recommend it to every new homeschooler who has young children. It is so very easy to use and children love the books.

I like that we focus on one FIAR subject per day and have added lapbooking to our unit studies the past couple of years - fun, fun! :)
Thanks for sharing!
Heather

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Homeschool Unit Studies Review: Five In A Row for PreK and Kindergarten

by Tania
(Arizona)

Five In A Row Homeschool Unit Studies

Five In A Row Homeschool Unit Studies

Homeschooling mom shares why she likes Five In A Row homeschool unit studies when teaching her young children...

I love Five In A Row (FIAR) homeschool unit studies curriculum! FIAR is so easy and both my daughters have loved doing it; I'm definitely saving it for my son.

You read the same book for five days and each day discuss a different aspect of the book.

My oldest daughter did Five In A Row when she was four and my younger one is 3 1/2 and is getting more out of it than I thought she would understand.

The parent book and resources contain such simple ideas but when done with the kiddos they really grasp the concepts well. Love it!

So glad to meet another Five In A Row family! We love FIAR too! Thanks for sharing why you use this simple homeschool unit studies curriculum with your young children, Tania. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated! Blessings, Heather :)

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Five In A Row Vol. 1 Homeschool Review

by Kristi
(Lake Stevens, WA)

Five in a Row = Easy, Fun Homeschool Unit Studies

Five in a Row = Easy, Fun Homeschool Unit Studies

We've been using Five In A Row for over 3 months now and love it! After using a more structured curriculum last year that sucked all the fun out of our days this has been a godsend! Every day we read the story and delve into concepts as they relate to the story. This connects so well with my kids, ages 7 & 6. Its easy to do, even on those days when its hard to get anything done.

You do need supplemental curriculum for math and reading (or expand on what the guide offers) as those are not sufficiently covered in the book.

Five in a Row is very affordable if you get your books at the library. Its still a good deal if you buy the books because the literature package from Rainbow Resource comes out to about $8 a book, plus no legwork! :)

We will continue to use FIAR for our children as they age. Everyone, even adults, can benefit from sitting down for 20 minutes a day, reading a book, and thinking about its concepts in a broader form.

Excellent review of Five in a Row homeschool unit study curriculum, Kristi; thanks for sharing! We love FIAR too! :) Blessings, Heather

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