We use the Five in a Row curriculum, and we love it for it's focus on literacy, real world application of content areas and it's flexibility. The program encourages families to read one book once per day for five days (thus the name), and on each day explore a new aspect of the book. Monday is our chosen social studies day, for example, and Thursday is our Math day. The program is easily adaptable so I include my own ideas if I choose, or simply follow the suggestions contained in the manual. I use it for everyone in our family regardless of age or ability level.

For my further discussion about why we use FIAR, and the other curricula we've chosen for our family, click here.

Check out the books we've "rowed" so far:

 Lentil, by Robert McCloskey 

Madeline, by Ludwig Belemans 

Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton

The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

A Pair of Red Clogs, by Masako Matsuno

Clown of God, by Tomie dePaola

Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey

You may also be interested in our FIAR Planning Documents, found (along with all of our homeschool planners) here.

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