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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.  I had been trying to school plan the littles' summer but was completely…

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Dr Seuss School: Ice is Nice

Dr Seuss' Ice is Nice book is perfect for bringing together all of the work we have done over the past two unit studies, being about both the arctic and the antarctic. We have done so many activities with snow and ice is was hard to find authentic and fun learning activities to go with…

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Arctic Unit Study: Making Ice Cream in a Bag

This was just a little activity we did at the end of the unit for fun and to celebrate all their hard work.  It turned out pretty well.  I had sourced a recipe from the internet but couldn't find the ingredients (what is half and half??), so I kind of made up my own with…

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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.  The Very Last First Time chronicles a young Inuit girl's very first time mussel gathering under the ice of the oceans.  I particularly like the…

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Around the World with FIAR: Snowflake Bentley

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.  This week we read Snowflake Bentley, which is a stunning and probably my favourite ever FIAR book.  It has the most beautiful real photos of…

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Around the World with FIAR: Katy and the Snow Plough

Katy is a tractor who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter.  One winter the snow is particularly bad and only Katy is strong and resilient enough to clear the snow and make it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs. Geographical Theme for the Term Katy is working…

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Around the World with FIAR: Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening is a poem by one of my very favourite poets, Robert Frost.  This a simple poem which Frost claims he wrote in just one night.  Simple it maybe, but it has a class that spans the ages.  As it is short I have included it here: Whose…

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