~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ peaceful protests and a lot of alliteration

it’s been a good couple of months to be review listening to harry potter audio books, with so many themes having heightened relevance to our current events. it was quinn’s idea to listen to them again, when we finished with the heroes of olympus. while we were waiting for the order of the . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ peaceful protests and a lot of alliteration

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ take a picture of it instead

i only just finished posting about last month and it’s time for another one! in this season of dim lighting and puddles, it all feels like a big blur, but when i go back and look through, some gems shine through the murk.

halloween, pokemon style.

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~a month of unschool~ millions of brazilians

one of quinn’s favorite learning activities right now is the paleontology card game he got for christmas. “mama, what does e-x-p-e-d-i-t-i-o-n-s spell?” we have been having fun earning “prestige points” for various fossil digging exploits, and arranging bones in our museums. quinn has taken ideas from this game and the “dino quest” game app . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ millions of brazilians

~a month of unschool~ the merry-go-round went around again

the beginning of the month was spring break, featuring unschooling in its rawest form (you know, without going to school), which i wrote about in spring break in the age of reason.

pictured here are some writing he was doing using 3-finger grip (he was creating sequels to some books from . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ the merry-go-round went around again

~a month of unschool~ peaceworkers, programming, and pancakes

we have had another wonderful month!

at ols, we made a collaborative art project in the week leading up to thanksgiving a river quilt, complete with words from each of us expressing what we feel gratitude for in this world. quinn’s is visible on the funky . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ peaceworkers, programming, and pancakes

~a month of unschool~ chickenasaurus

 

quinn presented his research project on australia. i think the pictures explain more than i ever could in words, just how proud and competent he felt about this project. his research covered the states or australia, the land types (including the desert interior “outback”), as well . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ chickenasaurus

~rainbow mondays~ tomato surprise

red: ashberry tree behind our living school where a flock of cedar waxwings has arrived on their annual migration to devour every berry.

orange: quinn at the easel, a turtle peeking from his shell.

yellow: a surprise tomato variety in my greenhouse; . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ tomato surprise

~this moment~ t.rex

~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember.

other posts you may enjoy:berries and goat cheesehomeit’s a jungle in here~rainbow mondays~ whatever we do to the web

little artist

documenting a slice of time that i know i will remember as quinn’s artist phase of 2011… before finishing his oatmeal in the mornings, he is already at work, skinny markers and stacks of paper at the ready.

loving the facial expressions i’ve been catching… . . . → Read More: little artist

here be dragonflies

when i moved to the oregon coast i was completely unaware of the fact that it is a migratory corridor for dragonflies. i hadn’t even known dragonflies were migratory. apparently, there are both resident and migratory forms of dragonflies among the many dragonfly species, and seasonal north/south migrations happen all across north america. this phenomenon . . . → Read More: here be dragonflies