Cranberry Thanksgiving Unit Available Now!

We’ve made Cranberry Thanksgiving available as a downloadable unit just in time to share it with your family this year!
Get yours here for just $5 today!

Read more about Becky Jane Lambert’s week rowing Cranberry Thanksgiving with her daughter here.

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By |November 12th, 2013|Five in a Row, Five in a Row Holiday, Thanksgiving|2 Comments

One Mom’s FIAR Planning Process

For as many FIAR families as there are out there, there are as many ways to plan your year. Here’s one mom’s routine:

1. Create school year calendar.

2. Review school calendar and select START and END dates for upcoming school year. I officially school for 36 weeks or 180 days; however, I select an end date

By |November 4th, 2013|How To|8 Comments

5000 Likes Giveaway!

You have gotten us to 5,000 fans on Facebook, and we’re always looking for a reason to have a giveaway!

Because we’re celebrating 5,000 likes, we thought it would be fun to have 5 winners!

Here’s what you have a chance to win:

Your choice of ONE: Five in a Row 1, 2, OR 3 or

By |October 17th, 2013|Giveaway!|205 Comments

Five in a Row in the FALL

Making seasonal memories is one of the most delightful things you can do to begin family traditions with your children, as it has been with us at Five in a Row! As the air gets cooler, days get shorter and leaves start to change, fall seems to pull us to get out into the world

Are you brave enough to find things that don’t work?

 I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 things that don’t work. ~ Thomas Edison
I can hear it now: “Maybe this is the year I become a perfect teacher,” many of you might be thinking or hoping, but the truth is there are no perfect teachers. As in any area of our lives, there are always aspects that can be improved. The goal is to keep trying. If a teaching method or material is working for your student (and family) keep it. If it is not, be willing to cheerfully abandon it for something else which will work better. Do however, give it a good try.

Every teacher who has ever taught goes through this process, and as homeschool teachers we have the privilege of doing so as well. It will certainly help keep a joy in our journey if we begin to think like Edison, that we are successfully finding the things that don’t work as we learn the methods that do. When we conquer the fear that we will fail, then we can become brave enough to find out what methods bring genuine learning to our children and become confident enough to employ these methods, even when they are not the traditional classroom teaching styles. Remember,

By |August 22nd, 2013|Homeschool, How To|1 Comment