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.
Live animals are still the true purpose of visiting the zoo, but a temporary exhibit of animatronic Dinos is a lot of fun.
Knitters gonna knit!
Well, maybe not a master yet, but he is very good at puzzles. More importantly, he has a lot of fun working on them.
It’s nice to take some time off. So the day before my birthday I did just that, and among other things spent time in the Vikings exhibit at DMNS.
A cloudy sunset over Boulder valley.
We had a LOT of fun at the pool this morning.
Week 29 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.