Homeschooling, or unschooling, is not a solitary and isolated activity. Far from it. In fact, I would posit that many homeschoolers are MORE involved in their community than children who attend private or public schools.
If only because they tend to have more time for activities and community based events.
In any case, we have tried several times to create/follow a curriculum, only to discover that life and learning have their own way of defining what comes next…and it usually doesn’t involve formal classrooms.
So here are a series of posts on ways that our little family educates our daughter and involves her in community activities, events, and other educational opportunities.
PEACE QUEST IS RE-STARTING
Like LEARN, Peace Quest tends to run twice a year, the fall semester and the spring semester. It is run by a church but remains free of proselytizing, which gives it a thumbs up in my book.
They mix in history, folk tales, music and crafts to make a fun and engaging class. I just received word that it too is starting back up in early February and will run through the end of March.
So the little one will be busy each Monday night from 6-8pm. When I told her it was starting back up she gave a happy shriek and did a little dance. Hooray for Peace Quest!
(This post was originally posted on Bubblews at: http://www.bubblews.com/news/2101965-eclectic-homeschooling-at-its-best-peace-quest)