~a month of unschool~ splashing and reflecting

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the school year comes to an end, but the unschooling never does. this month of unschooling involved lots of art and outside time! here are some of quinn’s finished art pieces, including his self portrait (india ink on paper) and his “plowl” all glazed and ready to use! one of the wonderful things about ols, and how it aligns so well with unschooling, is the way our “lessons” defy categorization. where do we file “play with colored water to learn how colors mix?” is that art? science? both? it’s not what you think, it’s how you think.

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 plowl and colored water project.

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the students all participated in a play entirely performed en espanol! quinn played the role of one of the mice in cenicienta (cinderella).

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 it seems, from my photos, that playing around and in water was a big thing this month. these are all taken on separate occasions: a beach play date, a picnic by the lake (with water park situated close by) and the mud pit at ols.

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 and then to really get out on the water, we took a marine discovery tour around the bay (and a little bit outside the bay- hence the big steller’s sea lions we got to visit out at green # 3.)

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 we got to help set some crab traps (my expert crabber was into it, in a nonchalant, been there, done that, sort of way.)

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 one afternoon the kids made fruit pizza and enjoyed looking back through photos of the school year from the ols facebook page. reflection is a key aspect of a constructivist education!

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 random snuggle pictures, including a trip to see pancakes, one of our new kitties, and bring your stuffed animal to school day featuring flashlight the bear.

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 yearbook signing. sniff. always makes me sentimental! it’s his first one…

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 playtime with local family-friends.

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 and play on the beach time with more local friends. we are rich in friends! and proud of a very successful school year.

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