~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~ read this backwards

i have been forgetting to write much about quinn’s spanish lessons at ols, mostly because for the first part of the year, he kept opting out of them. i know he has always been fascinated with language, so i think it was more the fact that it was a “lesson”, but in the last month . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ read this backwards

spring break in the age of reason

i mentioned a birthday post, but i never actually began typing that, and now a month has already gone by. march came in like a vortex, in the form of the hunger games series, and i was not spit out again for 12 days while i devoured chapters late into the night. i never thought . . . → Read More: spring break in the age of reason

~a month of unschool~ prefrontal cortex

we spent a gloriously sunny january day riding a pony, driving plasma cars, tossing a football, and casting fishing poles with family-friends.

quinn traced the map from the series we are reading: the guardians of ga’hoole by kathryn lasky. quinn is also reading star wars to . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ prefrontal cortex

break out your deer hair stacker

alternate title: it’ll fish

i have not written much about my current gainful employment as after school program site coordinator, and, since i resolved in 2014 to complain less, it may continue to be an untapped subject (with a few rants saved in drafts). the job is both rewarding and frustrating, and results in us . . . → Read More: break out your deer hair stacker

~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~ reaching for the stars

another month of chick love…

…and loss…

…and post mortem examinations.

more drawing classes; the slumping, rotten pumpkin entry in the triptych, as well as lessons on perspective drawing!

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~this rainbow moment~ stargazer

is anyone else waaaayyy behind? i am only posting one photo today, and taking the rest of the week off! this felt like a bit of a hybrid between this moment and rainbow mondays, just a little blip so you know i am still here.

quinn and i have been learning about our solar . . . → Read More: ~this rainbow moment~ stargazer

~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

equinox and beyond

(i’ll be back with ~rainbow monday~ next week, but have been feeling overdue for a little update. proofreading minimal. you have been warned.)

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the fall equinox came and went with little ceremony, other than the lighting of our first woodstove fire for the season. september was rain. it was lying in bed . . . → Read More: equinox and beyond