For our second year of homeschool I decided to try my own version of the FIAR program. Obviously it’s more work without purchasing the manuals – which I highly recommend if you can afford it because it’s chock-full of great information! – but I’d like to think I’m capable of pulling it off for two little kiddos. How hard can it be??
One of the great things about the program – besides being literature-based – is that you can tailor it to any age. If your kids are young, like mine, you don’t have to confuse them with the more difficult vocabulary words, language concepts or science lessons, but you can choose to build on each subject category as you see fit.
As we “row” each book I hope to add it to our completed book list. At first I tried to cram a bunch of titles from all four volumes into one year, but I think I’ll cover volumes one and two this year and volumes three and four next. Using some of Delightful Learning’s suggestions, along with this PDF chart I found, I tried to plug most of the titles into the calendar according to season or similar focus.
*May 2013 - I’ve taken a break from weekly FIAR posting but am still keeping up with our book schedule.
The Rag Coat
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear
Babar’s Museum of Art
The Clown of God
Very Last First Time
Katy and the Big Snow
A New Coat for Anna
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
A Pair of Red Clogs
The Giraffe That Walked to Paris
Mrs. Katz and Tush
The Story of Ping
The Glorious Flight
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
They Were Strong and Good
Make Way for Ducklings
Mirette on the Highwire
The Story of Ferdinand
*See my FIAR Pinterest board for inspiration and great resources.