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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: BFIAR Corduroy

THEME: Teddy Bears Read aloud go along books     For more book related activities see: Dress up I had them dress up after giving them an invite to a teddy bears picnic.  Oh, the fun! For more muffin tin ideas see: Trays I was able to reuse activities we had used during previous rows. …

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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 The Red Carpet

Each week my two youngest are given a preschool adventure work box full of lots of exciting activities for them to do throughout the week.  They are allowed to have a quick look through to build up their excitement for the week ahead.   This week their B4FIAR book was The Red Carpet and the theme for the week was 'maps'. …

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Preschool and Totschool Routine

You may have noticed a plethora of preschool posts over the Easter break.  This is because I have wanted to nudge the little ones into a routine and I needed to work on finding some activities which were easy for them to do by themselves.  We have always had a strict routine, ever since the older…

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Preschool Easter Adventure Box: Mr Men

On a Friday we have a time when all five children are doing school together.  I use the term school loosely due to the age differences, however the older one’s are still learning.  They learn their needs come secondary to their little sisters.  They learn to put aside their wishes for a couple of hours…

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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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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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Create a Preschool Science Area

The idea to create a preschool science area has been whizzing about in my head for weeks. I honestly tried not to go too mad, but inevitably I did just that! Perusing Amazon, I came across this beautiful, colourful science equipment. I, of course, pressed buy before my brain had connected with my fingers... And…

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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 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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