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has anyone used five in a row curriculm? what do you think if yes.

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Initial post: Sep 8, 2010 10:31:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2010 10:37:15 AM PDT
seegrace says:
Im new to homeschooling and this referred to me with my kindergartener. i have no idea where to start or what curriculm to use.

Posted on Sep 9, 2010 8:57:31 AM PDT
Cassey says:
I used Five In a Row for Language Arts curriculum for my kindergartner and I think it is great. It uses timeless books and has a lot of great ideas on how to expand the story more than just reading it to them. Sometimes I would use the ideas in the books and other times I would google something like "FIAR Mike Mulligan" and it would bring up web pages of other people who had expanded even past what the book said and had some great craft ideas. Another thing I liked was I could get almost all the books at my local library so my only out of pocket cost was the actual book which I think I could got cheap either from Amazon or Ebay. If you do a Google search for Five in a Row, you can find out a lot about the book and what books they use so that might give you an idea of what's in it. I never used it but I think FIAR's website had a message board too that you could share ideas and ask questions with others.

Posted on Sep 9, 2010 12:26:36 PM PDT
resbows says:
Yes, I am using this with my 2 children ages 6 and 3 and they LOVE IT! Very easy to use and covers so many subjects. We are NEVER bored and have not had any problems finding the books to use with it. I am looking to get vol 2 now.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 8:51:42 PM PDT
I am using it with my 4 year old and we are having a lot of fun with it.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 9:00:37 PM PDT
M.B. says:
I used it with my 3 youngest and they loved it. I didn't do every activity but I did make sure to read and talk about the book each day. They all loved it and remember many of the books to this day. I recommend it!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 5:17:47 PM PDT
seegrace says:
thank you so much for taking your time to reply. this really helped me!

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 6:09:54 AM PDT
Lynn says:
I used the Five In A Row curriculum when my boys were little (they're now 16 and 14) and I really REALLY loved it. (So did they!) I also have a four year old daughter and we're about to complete the Before Five In A Row curriculum. We'll start Five In A Row Volumes 1 through 4 sometime in the spring or fall of next year.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2010 7:00:16 AM PDT
seegrace says:
Thank you so much for your input! I really appreciate it so much!

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 11:56:47 AM PDT
Amber says:
I just started this curriculum one month ago with my two 5-yr olds and THEY LOVE IT!!!! (SO DO I!!)
It is really flexible, and you can pick and choose which lessons you want to do with which books and when. Our library has all the books except 2 of them, which I will borrow from a friend. I often hear our children playing on their own and using names and situations from the books we've read, and they are even remembering the authors' names! It's just so great how each lesson builds upon the last, since you are reading a book every day for 5 days in a row. They have learned so much in just these last 4 weeks. I HIGHLY recommend it, espcially if your children already like books.

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 1:45:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 2, 2010 1:48:30 PM PDT
We used it for our first few years of homeschooling (when we began 8 years ago). I have and still do highly recommend it!! We loved, loved, loved it!!! Be sure to visit for go along material for many of the FIAR units. It was started by moms who use FIAR. HSS also hundreds of literature-based units written similarly to FIAR, many with lapbooks or notebooking pages.....and everything is FRE.E for the printing!!!

FIAR is deceptively think your kids can't be learning much....but keep going with it and they will learn far more than their peers in public school.

FIAR makes homeschooling affordable.....the manuals are very reasonable in cost and you can get the books from the library. You need to add a phonics (reading) program and a math program, but FIAR has everything else.
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