Ready to leap off the wall (to the FIAR side)
I have been 'on the wall' with FIAR. I've asked a lot of questions. I've bought it, sold it, bought it. I've listened to all the reasons I shouldn't use it. I've been told it has no sequence. There will be too many gaps.
Then I read Cori's post "Not as I pictured" and I was TOTALLY inspired.
I've always "dreamed" of homeschooling in a FIAR way. When we were blessed with 3 more dc, I was determined to have fun with homeschooling them. I wanted to be their teacher, not just hand them a book. I've already 'missed' the younger years of our 8 yo. I bought B4FIAR and all the FIAR books and then got cold feet again. When I read Cori's post, I wanted to her. I hope she finds a way to re-structure her homeschooling dreams. If nothing else, her post made me think that it is time NOW to teach my last 3 boys the way I want to, not the way someone tells me I should. When I think back at my elem. schooling, I don't remember a thing about anything in the FIAR manuals. I was taught w/textbooks. I hope I can find myself comfortably enjoying a FIAR adventure!
Thank you, Cori, and all of you for your help. I am going to a homeschool convention in PA this weekend. Are there FIAR booths I should visit?
Graduated from homeschool: ds31, ds30, ds29, dd27, dd24
ds8--R&S Bible, Reading, & English, BP Early America, ABeka Health, CLE Math, SWR, ZB Writing (Old Style), Piano; ds6--Same as ds8; ds4--B4FIAR, Preschool Activities in a Bag... Blessed with 14 grandchildren!