Category Archives: FIAR

Five in a Row for the Busy Homeschool Mom

Products received at no cost and payment received for time to write post.  All opinions my own. In the introduction of Five in a Row’s Volume 1 lies a wonderful quote: “YOU are the leader of this great adventure, so gather the children around and have a great time!” — Jane Lambert Written in 1994, […]

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Cranberry Thanksgiving Activities (plus how to make a silhouette picture!)

this post may contain affiliate links; see disclosure here. We are just now returning to our Five in a Row (FIAR) books for the current school year, and I didn’t ever post about this book from last year. Oops! My plan is much different than actually completely a book a week; instead we usually row two books […]

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Owl Moon, Goodnight Moon: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

While following our preschool literature plan for the year has been somewhat consistent, updating here on the blog has been sketchy. So, expect to see a variety of Five in a Row posts coming your way over the next two months! Goodnight Moon is a staple in our home, a great bedtime read for little […]

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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World :: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

Oh, this book by far has been my favorite row — which is exactly why we took three weeks to complete!  The freedom in homeschooling, yes? If you haven’t read How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, it’s a gem of a book for young children.  Full of opportunity for great lessons as […]

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The Red Carpet :: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

After rowing in August about bears, it was good to switch gears in September with a simpler row of The Red Carpet by Rex Parkin.  Well that is, I kept it less complicated and cut out a few ideas. This is sometimes good to do, I must remember! With rhyming text and vintage illustrations, The […]

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We’re Going on A Bear Hunt :: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

Our second row in this year’s seasonal Five in A Row plan was the wonderfully rhythmic book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We’ve already completed another book with a bear theme;  I think the boys believe bears is the focus for the whole school year.  Ha! Yet, it was a wonderful read […]

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