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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Glorious Flight {FI♥AR}



The story begins in 1900s Cambrai, France as Papa Louis Bleriot builds his own airplanes and attempts to fly them. After many failed attempts, with bumps, bruises and broken bones, his dream of flying his own plane was achieved as he flew Bleroit across the English Channel, from Cambrai, France and ends just over the white cliffs of Dover in England.

A few subjects we chose to work on from the FIAR manual during our study:

  • Social Studies: Geography : Flags: Culture and history- each day we found France and England on our world map. We also colored the national flags of each country. The kids also learned some fun facts about these countries. 
  • Language: Poetic Device- Onomatopoeia {reminding the kids what this means during our reading times}
  • Art: Perspective and Viewpoint
  • Math: Roman Numerals
  • Science: The Process of Invention, Flying

Special food from the FIAR Cookbook:


  • Onion Soup
  • French Bread

Working on We Choose Virtues "perseverance" and "honest".







We made an airplane!


This was so much fun for the kids. If I were to do it again, and I would definitely print on cardstock, I just didn't have any on hand at the time. Yet it still worked well.  The kids felt very proud of their hard work "inventing", as they called it. 









They added two more "stamps" to these little passports I made them a couple of years ago. Wow, they have been all over the world!













Oh the giggles!





I couldn't get them to hold still at all.... then they got me going too!




pause.... finally!


Never mind ;)




More The Glorious Flight lapbook work from Homeschool Share





Parts of an airplane



Make a memory!
Rocket balloon races! A wonderful family time!






This was SUCH a fun family school project!




Shai wanted to try racing with her paper plane but quickly learned why it wouldn't work... so we tried different ways to attach the plane to the balloon....




This was definitely a favorite "row" in our home. The kids {and mama} enjoyed learning the history of Louis Bleriot, the French aviator, inventor and engineer.

We also watched this little YouTube clip.

Another FIAR week full of memories we will cherish.