Five in a Row curriculum with the Infant Bibliophile, who is now 3 1/2. It was kind of an obvious choice for him, but I did debate whether to buy the Five in a Row (Volume 1) or try Before Five in a Row first. I decided to jump right into Volume 1. I am supplementing the curriculum with related activities and printables that relate to the book of the week. Rather than the one-subject-per-day style of Five in a Row, though, we're keeping with our learning boxes, and basically doing every subject every day (I try to keep the drawers full of fun activities/books/videos/worksheets, and he pulls from them whenever he'd like to during the day. We still do most of them together). I am also trying to form a local coop that we will meet with weekly to read the book of the week and do a companion activity. We have 8 moms and 18 kids signed up, but I have no expectations as to how many will really stick with it throughout the year.
To be honest, I'm not sure I really have regained my will to blog, after the summer break, but I do want to record our activities with Five in a Row, in case I want to revisit them again with my daughter (or the Bibliophile, again). So, I'll post in a few days about our first "row" -- The Story of Ping! (Not my favorite book, I'll admit, but I found some real gems when finding companion books about China - the Empty Pot, especially).
Comment! How has your summer been? Have you tried Five in a Row? Have any favorite blogs that you follow that use FIAR?
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