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The Little Rabbit {Homeschool Book Unit}

We are learning using the excellent literature curriculum Before Five in a Row. This week we have been rowing The Little Rabbit: We did a row of the Little Rabbit last year, but the girls have been asking to do a rerow of it.  The reason for this sudden fascination in all things rabbit is that…

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Ask Mr Bear {Homeschool Book Unit}

Ask Mr Bear is a quaint story of a little boy wondering what to give to his mother for her birthday.  He asks all the animals on the farm, but doesn't get any real inspiration until he talks to Mr Bear who suggests he gives her a hug!  This post contains all the lovely activities…

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Planning BFIAR (Before Five in a Row)

Before Five in a Row (BFIAR) is a simple curriculum aimed at 2-4 year olds. It is designed to be a pick up and go curriculum. When we were using BFIAR as our sole curriculum, I expanded its scope by adding in lots of extra, fun hands on activities. So, for me, planning BFIAR takes…

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Preschool Adventure Box: BFIAR The Big Green Pocket Book

THEME: Routines The Big Green Pocket book is probably my least favourite book from the BFIAR curriculum, and nothing in it sparked any major learning ideas.  With that in mind, this weeks theme is only very loosely (if indeed at all) tied in with the book.  I had pondered my need to work with A4 to…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR Play with Me

THEME:Ponds Read aloud go along books   Read aloud non fiction books     Pretend play I made some pond animal puppets, which they enjoyed playing with. Trays Pond play with foam shapes: Learning about the life cycle of a frog: A number fishing game: Games or group activities Gathering tadpoles to raise We took…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR: Yellow Ball

Yellow Ball is one of the books from the excellent Before Five in a Row curriculum. This book screamed out to be used to learn more about the beach So I collected any other FIAR books that were vaguely beach themed along side a nice collection of specifically themed beach books: Yellow Ball: Special 1-2-1…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR Goodnight Moon

This week for our preschool adventure box we looked at Goodnight Moon. It has to be one of our all time family favourites, one I read to the littles each night and one A4 knows off by heart. Goodnight Moon: Read alouds and go along books These were the little one’s extra bed time read…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR Katy No Pocket

Topic: Kangaroos This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one’s activities.   A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics.  I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with the two little girls.  To this end…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR If Jesus Came to my House

TOPIC: HOSPITALITY This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one’s activities.   A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics.  I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with the two little girls.  To this end…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR Angus Lost

# A1 has her last two teeth coming through, and spent most of the week crying day and night.  These last two are taking their time and teething is always a HUGE issue for A1.  We are all exhausted from being woken so many times at night.  A1 therefore did not do much this week,…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR The Snowy Day

TOPIC: SNOW This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one's activities.   A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics.  I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with the two little girls.  To this end I've…

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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

TOPIC: BEARS This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one's activities.   A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics.  I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with the two little girls.  To this end…

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Preschool Adventure Box: Curious George

TOPIC: MONKEYS This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one's activities.   A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics but  I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with my two little girls.  To this end…

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