She wanted to cuddle for a while before bed tonight. I let her.
We’re watching through the Saga before The Last Jedi comes out, and naturally the kids are having a great time with it.
A tiny robot and a miniature bowling alley can provide an entire afternoon of fun!
He didn’t even wait for the cake to be set on the table before he was blowing out the candles. He really loved his birthday this year.
N loves teaching his little siblings new things. Today it was time for M to learn to build his LEGO sets, so naturally N volunteered.
Pictures to color and military vehicles to draw. It was a nice, quiet evening.
This inaugural meeting, convened by big sister H, resulted in no sleeping and a lot of giggling.
Week 50 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
She loves playing dress-up, and she’s got great style.
They all love trains, so some mornings they just need to build a railroad together.
She has the pink Play-Doh, and it even matches her outfit!
Tomorrow is about pie, but I really wish I could eat a slice right now.
Muffin has over 250 legs and is 8 or 9 years old!
This is about the only Black Friday sale we’re liable to go to as a family, and it was well worth the trip!
What’s a ride on a tricyle without a deadly weapon shoved down the back of your shirt?
Week 47 of my photographic exploration of our unschooled life.
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One of the best aspects of Unschooling, and indeed almost any type of Homeschooling, is the freedom to explore amazing places when they’re not particularly crowded. Zoos, museums, park playgrounds, etc. are often terrible busy during the summer and weekends, but the opportunity to explore them on weekdays during the school year results in…
He loves sharks and he loves shark books. This morning he’s particularly excited about Whale Sharks!
They found a caterpillar in the yard. They next day they had a cocoon!
They both love climbing, and T is constantly trying to climb everything that her big sister can handle.
There’s no shortage of good books around THIS house!
An empty cardboard box is a World of possibilities to a creative young mind.
Chess club starts soon, so he’s working to prepare for it, and doing very well!
The kids play chess, and so do I. My board is set up for my next game in the Colorado Open chess tournament.
It’s been a good week for playing outside, finding insects, reading books and playing chess. And that’s mostly what we’ve been doing, as you’ll see in this week’s Unschooled Lens!
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…
They found sizeable Mantis after chirch this morning and had a great time watching it and coaxing it onto their hands.
We spent the morning at DMNS, enjoying the eclipse and accompanying activities.
They always seem to find something with which to pursue a new experiment.
She absolutely loves this series!
We’re nearing the end of our current book and the growing tension is keeping them remarkably engaged.
He loves building his own circuits!
Another month, another Bitsbox! This week it’s about monsters and aliens. They don’t waste any time diving in once a new kit arrived!
It was a busy week! Insects, an eclipse, playgrounds, books, programming, physics and more!
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.
With losts of others kids back at school, public places are sugnificantly less busy on weekday mornings.
M loves puzzles. He built his most recent one very quickly, without any reference to the picture on the box.
They felt like resting together, so they gathered up materials and built themselves a nest.
N is the most interested in bugs, but all of them were excited about a live beetle sighting.
They’ve been experimenting with the timer on their camera to figure out how to take group selfies.
Her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shirt is one of her favorites!
Week 33 of my 365 photo project, chronicling our Unschooling life.
He loves his setup, and his gradually discovering how to use it.
We hiked up to Nymph Lake in RMNP today. Little T loved it, though I ended up carrying her most of the way. She especially liked the chipmunks that we saw.
He liked building spaceships out of DUPLO blocks, and he’s always very proud of his creations. As he should be!
I’ve been trying to bake macarons lately, but I can’t seem to get the shells quite right. They’re hollow and the feet protrude. Maybe I’ll try again today.
At the zoo today, we happened to see the lions chewing on some bones first thing in the morning. The kds were fascinated!
Apparently T thinks she’s ready to study for a doctorate along with Mrs. Hatter.
Week 31 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
“But how will they learn math? Don’t you worry about math?” Those are the most common questions people ask when they discover that we’re Unschoolers. To answer simply, they will learn math by living. And no, I don’t worry about it.