Category Archives: Unschooling

Caretaking as Part of Our Eclectic Curriculum

Long time, no post! Four days after my last post I was getting that fateful call – “Your dad is in a hospital in Panama and he is in bad shape.” Two days later, on December 21st, I was flying … Continue reading

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A Couple of Links

In a couple of hours, Em will be boarding a plane for San Francisco to visit her grandparents. She will be gone until late next Thursday and I realized it will be the longest we have been away from her … Continue reading

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Homeschool/Unschool During the Summer

You might have thought, due to my long silence, that I was not homeschooling during the summer. I am, I’ve just been distracted by other parts of my life, like my eldest returning to our home after nine years away … Continue reading

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Interesting Unschooling Interview

I have a Google alert set up to notify me of interesting homeschool articles. Here is one for you to read. I like the way this unschooling dad thinks! What do think about unschool?

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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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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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Using Mario Kart to Teach Math

We are unschoolers. Basically this means that learning comes through life experiences. We deal with math and economics, even language arts (reading/writing), when we go grocery shopping. We discuss history when visiting the different sections of the local art museum … Continue reading

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Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich – Rules 1-5

Are you thinking of unschooling? Do you wonder WHAT it is? There is a great book “Unschooling Rules” by Clark Aldrich that lists “55 ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education.” Even if you are not … Continue reading

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So THAT is What One-Half Means!

Epiphanies can strike at odd moments. Like the other day as we are driving home after two cleanings. “I’m soooo tired!” Emily said from the back seat. She was tired? I was the one getting sick and just having finished … Continue reading

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