Unschooler, Age 9

His interests are myriad. He’s fascinated by science generally, physics and electricity more specifically. He loves space, and for years he has talked about becoming a space asteroid miner when he grows up. At least, when he isn’t imagining starting a business manufacturing and selling Iron Man inspired armored suits to the general public for self…

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The Unschooled Lens – Week 34

It was a busy week! Insects, an eclipse, playgrounds, books, programming, physics and more!

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A Day in the Life of Unschoolers

Today was a typical day for our Unschoolers. Today we woke up without any plans, except to live our lives. No school-time, no work, no schedules or appointments. After a leisurely breakfast, the kids dispersed to their own pursuits. A couple of them headed into another room to work on building some LEGO contraptions and vehicles.

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The Unschooled Lens – Week 33

Week 33 of my 365 photo project, chronicling our Unschooling life.

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The Unschooled Lens – Week 32

It’s been kind of a strange week. Mrs. Hatter is back at work now that summer break has ended, and it’s been raining almost every day. As a result we’ve been homebound most of the week, though naturally that hasn’t stopped the kids from learning. Here’s a glimpse at some of what we did.

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The Unschooled Lens – Week 31

Week 31 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.

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Roads go ever ever on,

Over rock and under tree,

By caves where never sun has shone,

By streams that never find the sea;

Over snow by winter sown,

And through the merry flowers of June,

Over grass and over stone,

And under mountains in the moon.


Roads go ever ever on

Under cloud and under star,

Yet feet that wandering have gone

Turn at last to home afar.

Eyes that fire and sword have seen

And horror in the halls of stone

Look at last on meadows green

And trees and hills they long have known.

– The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien