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Five in a Row – Up close and first thoughts

June 12, 2020

Are you looking for a curriculum for your littles or elementary age that is solely based on literature? That uses books to teach geography, math, shapes, language art, and more? Well I may have found something you’d be interested in. 🙂

I had heard over the years about the curriculum Five in a Row, but never tried it. I recently came across it again while looking for something more structured, yet that can be flexible for my 2 younger kiddos (4 1/2 and almost 3). I also get questions on what’s something that homeschooling families can do for those little years and wanted to find a resource for our next event in the late summer/fall. So I reached out to them on if they had more samples to look through, and they graciously sent me some of their volumes to be able to share with those who are able to come to our next event! I thought then I would share them on here for you guys as well to see! 🙂

So let’s jump in!

Before Five in a Row is for children between the ages of 3-5 years old. I love the look and feel of the cover of these books!
The thing I probably love most about this company is their mission. They are all about educating your child through literature and you spending time with your child discovering through books.
This curriculum is completely based on books and uses them as a spring board to teach your children through them. They use such a great selection of books! Here’s the list that this volume covers above.
They also cover large and small motor skill to do with your child.
Each week has a different book assigned for it. Every day then you will read that book and then pull from different ideas that they give. I love that it is flexible and you can do however much you want for the day.
It also comes with this cool storybook map and disk that are a laminated! Each disks are for the different stories that you read together and at the end of the week you put that disk on a certain part of the map.
Here is the next volume, again designed for ages 3-5 years old.
The books that are covered in this unit.
I love this quote in the book!
Just like in the other volume it breaks down each book and the things you can teach at your own pace through them.
I really like how in this volume it gives you little teaching tips throughout the book.
Here is the map and disks that come with this volume!
Volume One is designed for ages 5 through 9 years old.
The books you and your child will read and learn through are:
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Lentil by Robert McCloskey
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno
The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills
Who Owns the Sun? by Stacy Chbosky
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
The Glorious Flight by Alice and Martin Provensen
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk
Papa Piccolo by Carol Talley
Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews
The Clown of God by Tomie DePaola
Storm in the Night by Mary Stoltz
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Night of the Moonjellies by Mark Shasha
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (with illustrations by Susan Jeffers) They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson
These are different resources they have at the end of the chapter to do if you’d like.
And here are the disks that go along with it.

I am very excited about doing this with my younger boys (and I’m sure my older ones will listen in too ;))! If you are interested in checking out their volumes, click here. They also are offering a FREE mini unit through their instagram on the book Hello Lighthouse for ages 2-12! So be sure to check that out!

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