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American Indians unit study - week one

As I mentioned in my last post, we began our year with Five in a Row, which I still think is a fantastic curriculum. We already read a ton of books, some of my favorite children’s books are covered in FIAR (like… 721 more words

Five In A Row

A new direction

To mix metaphors, The Roof Beam is veering off course. Our family has grown and changed since we first imagined this space, and we’re finding ourselves undertaking new adventures. 199 more words

Five In A Row

Finding Books for Kids at the Library

Our local library has this genius system that I am completely in love with.  I get online, go the the library website, hit the card catalog button, and type something into the “keyword” bar, hit search, then refine my search to the “Juvenile” location. 316 more words

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South America Unit Study: Summer Adventure Box

I have already outlined my plans for my youngest two for this summer, and you will know that I am having a lot of help from my mum, Sarah and Lorna (Aren’t I blessed?).   560 more words


South America - Learning through Literature

Whilst the older ones are studying all things Shakespeare, the littles will be focusing their time on South America.  The unit study will be two pronged using both literature and project based learning.   594 more words


Arctic Circle Unit Study

Due to some pathological need I have to complete a subject before I feel I can fully move on to the next one, you may have noticed I have been posting madly all week about the Arctic unit we have been doing.   137 more words


Around the World with FIAR: The Very Last First Time

We are currently studying the Arctic circle, using FIAR books as our core.  Although we use the text from FIAR, I will only be posting the extra activities we do.   970 more words