Monthly Archives: October 2014

Probiotic vs Antibiotic Unschool Conversation Today

Art and Unschool Conversations There are moments when learning happens and I am stunned, truly and thoroughly boondoggled stunned at how much learning we have accomplished, just in the midst of a simple discussion. This happened today at breakfast time. … Continue reading

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Hoping to Motivate Creativity vs. Perfectionism

So I posted about our Thursday unschooling studies on Bubblews as well as here and it spawned an interesting discussion with another homeschool mom on encouraging creativity. I mentioned that Em has a difficult time drawing and that it appears to … Continue reading

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Cricket Magazine and Homeschool News

Cricket Magazine Mother Lode I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember WHO brought me a huge bag full of Cricket magazine. Someone did it in the last few weeks, and I remember thanking her, but which of my … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Thursday 10/23/14

Another day of some great experiences with homeschool/unschool under our belts! Yesterday we studied the following… Folk tales = Bust I was disappointed to realize that my American Folklore book is way too advanced for the kiddo right now. As … Continue reading

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Writing Practice and Proper Nouns

In a recent post I mentioned that Em’s writing skills leave something to be desired. If you click on that link you will see a picture I took from her writing on a recent assignment – a hodgepodge of upper and … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Unschooler – 10/21/14

One of the biggest pluses of unschooling (or homeschooling for that matter) is that it is mobile. Learning happens, whether you are in a room dedicated to learning, or a library, or a car, or even at the local auto … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Monday, October 20th

I have really been looking forward to this week. I am feeling more and more confident with my latest approach to unschooling the kiddo – by trying to hone in on it first thing in the morning and by offering … Continue reading

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Re-Evaluating Priorities

I struggle every day with homeschooling. And I think it is more the IDEAL of it I struggle with, rather than the reality. Take this past Monday, for example. Just an hour and a half of our day, and it … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Monday – Forget Columbus Day

Having read the first part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and learned a few things about Christopher Columbus, and what a completely and total monster he truly was (rape and enslavement of women and girls, wholesale … Continue reading

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Life of Fred Math and Spelling at the Dinner Table

Life of Fred Math Series As I ushered out a visiting homeschool co-op student today there was a package waiting on the front porch. The series I had ordered, Life of Fred, after hearing rave reviews, was waiting for us … Continue reading

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