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Around the World with FIAR: Salamander Room


The Salamander Room is a delightful book about a young boy imagining all he would need to do to his bedroom to make it habitable for the salamander he found in the forest. 1,217 more words


How to Use Unit Studies in a Relaxed Homeschool

Have you ever recoiled in horror at the thought of the amount of work it would take to use unit studies? Do you imagine overly crafty, resourceful women merrily dancing their way through the library and craft store in an effort to collect bountiful resources for an in-depth look at topics you’d never even considered learning about before? 896 more words


Around the World with FIAR: Henry the Castaway

Geographical Theme for Term: South America

We read through this book again:

Henry the Castaway is a story about a boy who imagines going for an adventure on the Orinoco River.   658 more words


Downs Park & Crab Cakes

As I noted before, we love Five in a Row (FiaR), but we decided to stretch our curriculum over two weeks instead of the traditional one. 437 more words


Tea Time Treats

In my previous post about tea time I shared what we do during this special time in our day and what we study during that time. 256 more words

S.S. John W. Brown Liberty Ship

Project Liberty Ship , via Wikimedia Commons

One of our favorite homeschool curriculums is Five in a Row, which seeks to develop a love for literature in children through in-depth study of an illustrated child’s book. 718 more words

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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

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