It's been over a month since I wrote about my oldest child starting public school for the first time, going into grade 8, so it's time for a little update on how that's going. The quick summary is this: school is approximately as stupid as I expected, but its been pretty OK anyway. On the... Continue Reading →
Wednesdays are library day. Every morning we all walk the six blocks so the younger kids can participate in story time, and the older kids can peruse comics (which I now refuse to check out after G wrecked the cover of a $100 manga book) and find chapter books to bring home. After story time... Continue Reading →
Today while the school kids are separated from real life by walls, rules, texts and abstractions, my unschooled kids are producing something real. The apples on our overgrown backyard tree are ready to go, so today after screen time was over and the sun had warmed things up, I sent the kids outside to gather... Continue Reading →
It's a big day today. I have two events happening: at 11:00 am it's the annual not-back-to-school picnic which I have coordinated, and at 9:20 am my beautiful oldest child starts her first day of grade 8 in public school. Yes, today is the day I turn my kid over to the state for corporate... Continue Reading →
Learning never stops. We don’t need a schedule; just a passion for knowledge, and the confidence and skills to seek it out.
This week my seven year old learned numbers. At least, numbers into the hundreds. She can identify any number up to 999 and say it correctly. I don't know how or when my three older kids learned to do this, but I do know how my seven year old did it: through a stupid video... Continue Reading →