~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ becoming a dragon

10-23 to 12-23

quinn and i collaborated once again to create a fun halloween costume: bulbasaur the pokemon.

we took quinn’s fourth grader free state park pass on the road and hung out at the yaquina head lighthouse one afternoon to watch . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ becoming a dragon

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ kites, shrinky dinks, and synesthesia

quinn started off the month with a health setback. i knew he wasn’t feeling too great, because one afternoon he told me, “my whole body hurts!” i took some time to talk him through what he meant by that, and it turned out his toe and his throat . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ kites, shrinky dinks, and synesthesia

38 is great!

my 38th birthday started off a little bit earlier than i might have preferred, but it was for a good reason. i needed to feed my 32 tanks full of larval herring their breakfast, which is a 2-hour process each morning, and i am the sunday fish feeder… and instead of doing that work from . . . → Read More: 38 is great!

a year in the life of a lifelong learner

i have been delinquent on posting ~a month of unschool~ for so many months now, that it is time for an update on a whole year! i gave up on the idea of back-dating the posts and decided to do one giant long post of the whole year in the life of one . . . → Read More: a year in the life of a lifelong learner

~a month of unschool~ how did paul revere text?

this past month was very full! as all summer months seem to be.

~games~ quinn has been pretty fired up lately about angry birds games, and though we do limit his screen time to 30 minutes per day, he seems very focused on games in . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ how did paul revere text?

a month of unschool

field trips! unschooling is always a field trip-oriented way to learn, but there is something about late may/early june that inspires an upsurge in field trip activities even for us. the gravitational pull of the open world becomes stronger and we do not try to resist. we went tidepooling and saw one of . . . → Read More: a month of unschool

~this moment~ foxgloves

~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember.

psst! some brief housekeeping notes. if you read this blog using google reader, please click over now and save the . . . → Read More: ~this moment~ foxgloves

where fedex fears to tread

i love our home. i love the laundry running on the super-dry cycle by the woodstove. i love the christmas lights twinkling all around the rooms. i love the enormous trees surrounding our home like they are the world’s tallest sentries standing guard. i love the moss on the roof. i love the long . . . → Read More: where fedex fears to tread

~a month of unschool~ adventing

(posted june 2013)

~mathing; uno, mama-made worksheets upon request~

~arting; fine arts, music and drama~

~reading; more mama worksheets, lots of harry potter at bedtime, and books with friends~

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~a month of unschool~ scrabble tiles and allen wrenches

another back-dated month of unschooling, so my recollections will be hazy. (i am posting this as of june 2013.)

~fall gardening, apple picking, and apple cider pressing~

 

~being a food dryer helper, making ants on a log, inventing ants in a . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ scrabble tiles and allen wrenches