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Around the World with FIAR: The Gully Washer (South America)

Yes, I know this is a bit of a stretch, but gully washers do happen in Columbia, and Columbia happens to be one of the wettest countries in South America, and the next part of the Rainforest Journey is learning about the water cycle.   827 more words

Hands On Activities

Homeschool Thoughts and Expectations

I have had this post drafting for quite some time now. It is always a topic of trepidation for me to write or talk about subjects with controversy surrounding them or even topics with such a vast array of opinions that I feel my opinion does not matter (except of course to me). 1,947 more words


Rowing and Beyond

This is reposted from the archive of my former blog, http://www.smalltownhomeschool.blogspot.com. I originally wrote and posted it in 2012. My kids and I still have fond memories of the years that we used Five In a Row. 679 more words


Homeschool Plans 2016, 8 Year Old Girl

We are starting our year using Five In A Row volume 4. I am so excited to have the opportunity to create some lovely memories with her. 848 more words

Homeschool Scheduling & Planning

American Indian 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


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

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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

Children's Literature