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Posted: Dec 05 2006 at 11:51pm | IP Logged Quote toaglass

I'm beginning homeschooling my 3 1/2 year old in January (I'm so excited) and I'm trying to decide on some materials to help me during the 1 to 2 hours I'll have with him each day. I'll certainly be doing simple Montessori activities, but I also wanted to go with either the Little Saints program (http://www.catholicpreschool.com/) or the Before Five in a Row book (http://www.fiveinarow.com/before/).
Does anybody have any opinions on either of these materials? Or can anybody offer any other advice for beginning homeschooling on the right track?

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Posted: Dec 06 2006 at 12:00am | IP Logged Quote Lisbet

I am finding FIAR way better than Little Saints, but it has been at least 5 years since we've done Little Saints. I'm just really liking FIAR right now.

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Posted: Dec 06 2006 at 12:44am | IP Logged Quote rm4mrfrus

I didn't like Little Saints as well either, but it has been years too since I looked at LS. I thought that it was too time intensive, much more than FIAR.

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Posted: Dec 06 2006 at 6:03am | IP Logged Quote Dawn

Aaron, here is a thread that addressed this very issue.

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Posted: Dec 06 2006 at 3:49pm | IP Logged Quote toaglass

Thanks! That really helps. Sounds like a concensus that FIAR is great.

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I do FIAR and Little Saints- meaning I have the Little Saints Book and leaf through it all the time for ideas for poems, finger play, Bible verses, crafts etc. I don't follow it lesson by lesson- I just incorporate what I think will work for my kids. It has been a great, low pressure resource for me this way.

I also use FIAR, but at my kid's ages, I find that they are not really ready yet for some of the more intense activities in FIAR. So again, I use what works for us for each lesson.

I'm doing well with combining the two.

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Posted: Dec 09 2006 at 10:47am | IP Logged Quote mommylori

We did little saints, and I just didn't like it at all. Sorry, it was just way to much work for the mom, and it was hard to find alot of the books at the library. I have never tried five in a row.
I am so picky I am just looking at diffrent curriculims online now and taking what I like from everything.lol
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Posted: Dec 09 2006 at 1:12pm | IP Logged Quote Rachel May

I love the book lists in Little Saints. I like to sit at the online catalog and request as many as I can from one unit at a time.

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