Friday, May 18, 2012

a few days of unschool

We have busy over here following the unschooling path for a bit. 
No Bake Cookies right out of the pot!
Boo led the whole family into studying Death Valley.  We collected science text & DVDs on the area.  I even got 2 books for myself on the subject: one was a suspense novel and the other a memoir about the Badwater ultra marathon 130+ miles through Death Valley (which led me back into the mom-in-serious-training mode).
Sneaking in some math work
This is how unschooling works, while we were in the 'grown up' DVDs we picked up a few more on subjects like food (Food Inc.), climate change (Nova), magic, classic horror, and fitness ("Look mom-mom, I found another Julian for you!").  
Right now Boo is patiently waiting for a DVD on Harry Houdini to come in at the library but until then the family is enjoying the seemingly random learning that has exploded around us. 

We have also spent a lot of time out in the beautiful weather.  Our little farm is getting a new fence and that isn't a small task.  We have been lucky to have Papa's Papa over every day helping out. 

Boo & I managed to get out for a spin and some water play with the SLHS kids club.  
We are really loving the time we are spending with them :)
Boo spent a day at grandma's playing name that state & memory. 
And of course, many many hours at the gym practicing all those level 5 skills, head into a long summer of preparing for Fall meet season which starts about the end of August.  

Wheels day SLHS at Liberty Park

Life is rolling along :)

2 comments:

  1. We actually just started "school" this morning. After unpacking Emma's workbooks that we have always just had laying around, I suggested to her that maybe when she wakes up (well before anyone else) that she might want to spend a few minutes working in her work books, which I would then look over once I woke up. She seemed to enjoy it this morning so we will see if she sticks with it.

    Next week the search begins for hs groups in our area.

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    1. It is raining here so we schooled today too. But as summer comes we mostly unschool. We do read every morning, work on spelling, and we have a goal of completing our math work book. It is nice to be able to do what is best when it is best :) I love home education.

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