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October, by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,

Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;

Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,

Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call;

Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,

Begin the hours of this day slow.

Make the day seem to us less

By |October 3rd, 2019|Autumn, Poetry|6 Comments

More Before Five in a Row Sneak Peek Book Titles

We are blessed by your interest and so excited to share More Before Five in a Row with you this fall! Since interest has been so great, we want to give you a bit of a preview to feed your excitement while still keeping some of the surprises for the official release of More Before.

By |August 18th, 2019|Homeschool|13 Comments

How to Find Five in a Row Style Books

Hello, I hope you’re all having a refreshing summer. It’s been lovely to have a little more time for things outside of schooling—but I’m ready to get back to a routine! How about you? We recently started posting FIAR worthy books, and that idea was received with excitement! We all love great

By |August 3rd, 2019|Homeschool|5 Comments

A Book to Add to Your Collection

This week I read a book that made me laugh and cry and at times want to shout amen. It was recommended to me by a friend who knows my deep passion and love for families and my call to encourage them in their journeys of not just homeschooling, but everyday life. The book, Little

By |January 16th, 2016|Coffee With Jane Claire, Homeschool|0 Comments

Broadening Your Child’s Educational Palate with FIAR

From time to time I’ll hear a mother say that her child just isn’t interested in a story or her child was whining by the second or third day and didn’t want to read the book again. And sometimes a book simply will NOT connect with a child for some unknown reason. BUT . . . we live in a very, very, VERY different world than when I was five years old more than 60 years ago.

And that’s not necessarily good.

Many children today have little or no attention spans, having been anesthetized with a relentless flow of electronic entertainment. Simple illustrations and simple stories may not be the first choice of children who’ve grown accustomed to never-ending sensory overload.

One of the many beautiful attributes of FIAR is

By |November 10th, 2015|Coffee with Steve, Homeschool|0 Comments