A Pair of Red Clogs {FIAR}

This week we have been rowing Five in Row book, A Pair of Red Clogs: 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. Alas, she cracks her shoes playing the weather-telling…


The Story about Ping {FIAR}

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.  He comes to…


Grass Sandals: Basho {FIAR}

Grass Sandals describes the journey Basho, a well known Japanese poet, takes on foot around Japan.  Littered with Basho's beautiful haiku poems throughout, it is a simple tale of a man who loved to observe and experience the world around him Grass Sandals: Resources        Goals for this Study In addition to working my way…


Babar and India {FIAR}

So far in my 'Around the World with FIAR' series we have covered the Polar Regions and South America.  For the next few weeks I will be teaching the little ones all about the continent of Asia.  I have, as usual, used a lot of leyway as to where I am placing each of the…


How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World

How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World is a perfect introduction to the continents of the world, which is what A, B and I hope to finish by September.  This was a quick study to familiarise the girls with the way the world is laid out, giving some of its history and…

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