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Praise for Five in a Row

This is the time of year to evaluate our little homeschools. The best thing I’ve done this year: use Five in a Row for my six-year-old daughter. 417 more words


How to Use Five in a Row in a Relaxed Homeschool

Over the past eight years, we have tried out a lot of curriculum. Some of it we loved, some of it we hated, and some of it became a staple in our home education routine from the moment we opened the first page.  741 more words


Around the World with FIAR: A Pair of Red Clogs {China and the Giant Panda}

Mako’s delight in her new pair of wooden clogs is almost contagious.  The little Japanese girl is so proud of her new clogs which are painted with red lacquer that shone beautifully. 356 more words


Around the World with FIAR: A Story about Ping {China, Wetlands and Typhoons}

A Story about Ping is the very cute tale about an independently spirited little duck who lives on a ‘wise-eyed boat’ on the Yangtze River.  One evening he fails to make it back to his boat on time and spends the night out on the river having his own brand of fun.   463 more words


Around the World with FIAR: Grandfather's Journey {Japan and its Tsunamis}

Grandfather’s Journey is a tale about a young man who leaves Japan, sailing across the Pacific Ocean on a steamship.  He is a man who wishes to explore, and he does so, wandering across deserts, farmlands and the cities of North America.   793 more words


When I Was Young In The Mountains

When I was young in the mountains, we sat on the porch swing in the evenings, and Grandfather sharpened my pencils with his pocketknife. Grandmother sometimes shelled beans and sometimes braided my hair.

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Five In A Row (Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel)

Hello Lovely People

I must say I really enjoyed rowing Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, this is such a great book with some really great character lessons attached that opened some wonderful doors to explore with the boys. 479 more words