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Another Celebrated Dancing Bear {Russia}

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear is one of the fabulous collection of books from the Five in a Row curriculum. It is set in Russia. We used it along with the FIAR text books and lots of other books and activities. Unhappy with his lot in life working at the local hospital, Boris struggles to congratulate…

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Grandfather’s Journey {Japan and its Tsunamis}

Grandfather's Journey is a tale about a young man who leaves Japan, sailing across the Pacific Ocean on a steamship.  He is a man who wishes to explore, and he does so, wandering across deserts, farmlands and the cities of North America.  He finds that he misses Japan whilst in America and yet misses America…

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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…

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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…

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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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Follow the Drinking Gourd {FIAR}

My older three have been deep in study learning about slavery and its abolition.  I thought it might be quite nice to teach one topic all together so chose a couple of the Five in a Row picture books which have the theme of slavery running through them: Follow the Drinking Gourd and Who Owns the…

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Who Owns the Sun {FIAR}

As part of our slavery mini unit, I thought I would take the little ones through two Five in a Row selections: Follow the Drinking Gourd and Who Owns the Sun?  For both we will be following the FIAR suggestions for study, but in addition to those I will be focusing our studies on one…

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Around the World with FIAR: Salamander Room

FIAR Work The Salamander Room is a delightful book about a young boy imagining all he would need to do to his bedroom to make it habitable for the salamander he found in the forest. Once I had read out this book for a few days I had A8 narrate the story back to me…

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Around the World with FIAR: Henry the Castaway

Geographical Theme for Term: South America We read through this book again: Henry the Castaway is a story about a boy who imagines going for an adventure on the Orinoco River.  This river runs through Venezuela and Colombia: As we had already covered Columbia in a past study, we focused primarily on Venezuela this week.…

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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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