before five in a row curriculum plan for 2014 with links to lots of ideas!
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Before Five in a Row Curriculum for Preschoolers {Our 2014 Plan}

before five in a row curriculum plan for 2014 with links to lots of ideas!

We started using the Before Five in a Row Curriculum last year. After using it for more than six months, I have fallen even more in love with it than I expected!

Before Five in a Row really captures the heart of our preschool vision for our children.

Samuel loves books, and we try to immerse him in good quality literature multiple times a day. It honestly doesn’t take much work. He is constantly asking to be read to! What I continue to love about this style of curriculum is that it’s okay to just read the book every day for five days in a row. Some seasons are busier than others and this curriculum can be enhanced or used as is. I love this relaxed, but intentional, approach to teaching my toddler.

We don’t use Before Five in a Row exclusively; I do supplement with other materials. However, Before Five in a Row curriculum is our basis and we try to row 1-2 books a month.

Putting together a plan for the books I want to row really helped a lot last year. Therefore, I took some time recently to put together a new plan! We’ve already started implementing this plan, and I hope to share some updates with you soon.

I plan to repeat some of the books we have already rowed because I can expand on what we’ve previously done. I will also begin looking at the next set of books from the Five in a Row Curriculum (geared toward 4-8 year olds) for the fall of this year soon. I’ll be sure to keep this post updated so you can refer back to it to see what we’re rowing and how!

Before Five in a Row 2014 Plan

Samuel is currently 3 years old at the start of this plan.

Links are updated as we row each book!

January 2014

Play with Me by Marie Hall Ets

February 2014

Prayer for a Child by Rachel Fields {We rowed this book simply by reading the book five days in a row and baking Crusty Bread together.}

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

March 2014

I Am an Artist by Pat L. Collins

Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack

April 2014

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

If Jesus Came to My House by Joan Gale Thomas

May 2014

The Quiet Way Home by Bonny Becker

The Red Carpet by Rex Parkin

June 2014

The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag

The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom

July 2014

Jesse Bear What Will You Wear? by N.W. Carlstrom {2013 row of Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? here}

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey {2013 row of Blueberries for Sal here}

August 2014

Jenny’s Surprise Summer by Eugenie

My Blue Boat by Chris L. Demarest {2013 row of My Blue Boat here}

Yellow Ball by Molly Bang

September 2014

Ask Mr. Bear by Majorie Flack {2013 row of Ask Mr. Bear here}

Caps for Sale by Esphry Slobodkina {2013 row of Caps for Sale here}

October 2014

Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne {2013 row of Katy No-Pocket here}

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen {2013 row of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt here}

November 2014

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown {2013 row of Goodnight Moon here}

December 2014

We have no plans to row any books in December. We will be using Truth in the Tinsel with Samuel to prepare our hearts for Christmas. We did this last year and loved it!

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  1. I found your blog last week on your ‘How to stay motivated in the Mundane” article. Spent an evening reading your writing. I think I have clicked through from facebook most every day since then. I really enjoy your work. Even seeing your blog title “intentional by grace” as it pops through my facebook feed helps to remind me to get off the computer and be intentional.

  2. You’re the second person to recommend Five in a Row to me this week, it must be a sign! I’ve begun researching some basic preschool plans that I can start to implement with my son in the fall and I’m pretty excited to learn more about this program, as well as a few others that I have also heard some great things about. Thanks for sharing your book list, I look forward to hearing more about your preschool adventures! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi, I love your blog. I have enjoyed your BFIAR posts. I was wondering if you are going to update this page with link to the books you’ve ‘Rowed’. Thanks!

      1. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you did this year for B4FIAR! Please email me once you update all your links if you get a chance!