Saturday, August 1, 2009

I am done!!!

This year it is official. I am a homeschool mom to a school age child! I have been a poser for years now, attending homeschool conferences, gathering information from veteran moms and having a blast at preschool at home but this year it is the real deal!

So for quick moments here and there I have finished planning my whole year of school. Loosely of course but it is a start!

Here is what I start with. This is the Five in A Row Superbook that includes Vol. 1,2 and 3 plus the Christian Bible Supplement. You know it all boils down to less than $1.50 per unit? That is a bargin! Plus you can use it for over three years and if you have muliple children, even longer!

See this pretty cover? It is from the FIAR planner which helped me a bunch this year! I marked down which days we were doing school and then gave myself a rough estimate of doing 180 days and then for the month of January I decided that we are taking the whole month off to adjust to life as the Jackson 5. ;-) I chose 3 FIAR titles for each month which left a free week to follow any bunny trails or fun things we decided to.

Here are the lesson planning sheets that I adapted from the FIAR planner. I printed off Luke's in blue and of course Kylie's is pink! I will then take the lesson planning sheets and move them to the portfolio when I am done. I wrote down our basic plan and the topics we want to cover for the day in pencil that comes from the curriculum.

Lastly, I printed off any worksheets or maps we might need for those units. I have a large hanging file for each book and I pop all the printables in there. Also, it is a great storage unit for all of their school things according to book after they have completed it! I haven't quite gotten the hang of scrapbooking or notebooking yet so that will have to do. LOL!

Whew! Now I need a vacation before we start school on Aug. 24th!


  1. We love the Five in a Row books. :)

  2. Love all that organization! Looks good!

  3. I love FIAR to! I'm working on our plans for this year as well.

  4. Hello. I'm planning on homeschooling my boys next year and stumbled on your blog doing online research. Is five in a row an all inclusive curriculum? Or is it just for one subject? I also like the workbox idea and have ordered a copy of Sue Patrick's book. Any help for me, a beginner, would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Ashlyn


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