I have had so many of you ask about planning Five in a Row. I have tried and tried to take enough photos to properly explain how I plan, but I never felt satisfied. I finally had the idea to try to put together a little video. This video is by no means perfect (I’m such a newbie to videos!) but I hope it will be helpful to some of you in implementing Five in a Row in your home.
I plan quite extensively for everything we do in our homeschool. And yes, this includes our Five in a Row units. I would say I typically spend about 2-3 hours per week planning, printing, and preparing our work. (We have three children, aged 6 through 10).
Every homeschool Mom is different, so the way I plan may be nothing like the way someone else plans. There is no ‘right’ way to plan for Five in a Row, and I know Moms who plan far less than I do and have great success with the program. For me, it is what I need to do to feel confident and ready to implement our day-to-day learning.
I had lots of requests to show how I plan, so that’s what I’m sharing! (smile)
So, here’s an imperfect glimpse into how I plan Five in a Row for our homeschool:
(You may want to consider clicking through to watch on YouTube if you would like a larger screen view!)
Links to the Free Planning Files I show in the video:
A couple more links:
Always check out Delightful Learning for GREAT Five in a Row resources. Here is a link to Michelle’s planning posts –
Another great link I recently found is THIS ONE from FaithandGoodWorks.com. I really like her planning tools as well! Hooray for free downloads.