I thought I would take a minute, and share with you my schedule and planner for FIAR, this year. I have several friends doing FIAR this year, and Julia over at Bible Lessons for preschoolers and Little lessons for life, also was asking about FIAR and 1st grade.
This is alot of fun! I know I could look up ideas, get the recipes somehwere, on what to cook etc.. but it is really nice to have it all in one spot, and easily refer to. Saves me time. And with the digital version, I can print just what I need.
I decided to use the FIAR planner along with bits and pieces from other planners this year.I am going to show you how I planned out my year. Their is a suggested way to do the books in the back of each volume, but I decided to use all the books I have within all 3 Volumes, before buying more books, and also work them around the holiday's/season etc... (yes, I will be skipping around volume to volume)
After writing it all down on paper, and tweaking it, it was ready to print. (only took me a few weeks!)
Then I made a Check off list
Then for each book this year, I printed out 3 FIAR pages from their planner this year (those were the only things used out of the their digital planner...)
1. The Weekly lessons plans calander ( all blank for me to fill in as needed)
2. Other subjects or lessons to cover with the Title
3. Go along books/field trip info/etc... for each Title.
In the beginning of the Planner I have included these Resources free online, that others have put together....i did put them in sheet protectors for easy page turning...
FIAR supplimental Booklist all 4 volumes
Master Geography list
FIAR Books by season , theme, geogrpahy
Field Trip list by title
Land of make believe map for books such as "harold and the purple crayon"
Map activities for Land of Make Believe Map
In the back of each Teacher Volume are the Story discs, KT and I colored them, and then laminated them.
I did puirchase the FIAR timeline as well.. looking forward to it!
Our weekly FIAR schedule goes a bit like this: + every day is math and phonics/writing etc
1. Monday- social studies, geography, charachter building
2. Tuesday - Language arts
3. Wednesday - lapbooking and ART
4. Thursday- cooking, applied math,
5.- Friday- week wrap up, Science
Unit study planner pages from http://www.homeschoolmom.com/
FIAR vocabulary list ( I keep a running list from each title we row, I made it myself)
our Read aloud list
Our full curriculum plan for both kinders
character section, in here I copied pages from the creative correction book, and some other things that encourage me in this area. it's great to flip to in a hurry!
List of books I have and need to buy
Some other great reads over at the Five in a row site that are very helpful are:
Another set of pages I have in my planner are from http://www.steadymom.com/
she is awesome! I just finished her book Steady Days,
she has some great FREE pages for your planner
So along with math and Phonics/reading/writing I feel like I am prepared for the new year ahead!by the way, in case you are wondering for 1st grade, Home learning year by year's 1st grade scope and sequence does have American history, but none of this year's FIAR books have that, so in November we are going to do a unit study, and with other books we have... cover it that way... But everything else is covered!
Now that I am getting myself somewhat more organized, the kids are next! This week mama is setting up our new Chore System!
I finished our new reading area, more on that in a bit!
If you have any questions, or would like me to email you my forms, I would love to. just send me a note. I hope this helps, and encourages you, Blessings,