~two and a half months in the life of a lifelong learner~ dragonflies to dragons

clearly, this is long overdue!

i’m writing this during the cold november rain, so it warms my heart a little to look back over summer sunshine and fun! and of course, learning.

i’m mostly relying on photographic evidence to remind me of . . . → Read More: ~two and a half months in the life of a lifelong learner~ dragonflies to dragons

~a month and a half in the life of a lifelong learner~ camping, camping, theatre camp, kid’s camp, and pokemon go

i’m going to report on a 6 week time period of learning because my regular month ended right in between the first and second week of theatre camp, and it seemed more reasonable to report on the whole camp situation in one post. who knows when i will get around to posting about . . . → Read More: ~a month and a half in the life of a lifelong learner~ camping, camping, theatre camp, kid’s camp, and pokemon go

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ catch!

we had an auspicious start to the month of learning with a wonderful family camping trip.

quinn was keen on (read: fixated on) pokemon monopoly over the weekend, so he rallied the kids and taught a bunch of . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ catch!

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

salmon science

~ salmon science unit ~ provided a home for some salmon eggs in a tank on science counter ~ ate snack made with graham crackers, peanut butter, chocolate rocks and blueberries, that looked suspiciously like our tank bottom ~ played return to the redd board game and “great anadromous . . . → Read More: salmon science

oklahoma was ok ~ a rambling update

it’s the autumnal equinox, a sunny, breezy sunday, and i am lazily canning my way past the 200 pound mark in tomatoes for this season. rich walks in as i sit with the laptop in my lap (that’s how lazily i am canning), and asks whether i am reading or writing. in fact, i have . . . → Read More: oklahoma was ok ~ a rambling update

~this moment~

~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:glass overflowing~this moment~ wet on wet~this moment~ not too big to paddle a box boat yetquinn’s twenty-seventh . . . → Read More: ~this moment~

~a month of unschool~ splashing and reflecting

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 . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ splashing and reflecting

~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