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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