Category Archives: unschooling

A bunch of stuff

Saturday Sunset The entire day was gorgeous.  I spent a good chunk of it in the city running necessary and not as necessary errands.  We found out the day before that the dry land stuff was beginning at the ski … Continue reading

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Glimpses

Amidst very cluttered desks, I love capturing these close-up glimpses of what the big boys have been working on.

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Critters

There is a constant rotation of creatures on the back deck these days. Newts, newts, and more newts. Giant tadpoles. Garter snakes. And now, baby bunnies. Not on the back deck, though. In the house. Jaska got into a nest … Continue reading

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Language Arts

A few posts back, I mentioned a grammar curriculum I was excited about.  It’s a language arts curriculum.  You can check out a thorough review at the Joy of Learning if you wish. (Or find out more at The Royal Fireworks … Continue reading

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Scrapping the Script

When Zach was finished with the real baby, trying to make her laugh, another “baby” showed up on his lap. Noah sometimes sleeps with Pin.  I’m not sure if Pin is in the house or Noah is in the stable. … Continue reading

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Science and Lunch

We had a little get together for a science experiment, art (which we didn’t end up fitting in this time), visiting, and lunch.  I thought there were seventeen kids in the house, but when I just counted them all on … Continue reading

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Writing in Sand

I thought this would be a fun (different, new) way to practice some printing and cursive writing.  Zach and Gabe are into learning cursive.  Well, Zach needs to learn to “read it, not write it”. (He’s read the entire Arthur … Continue reading

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It Just Happened

Gone are the days (for now) of boys begging me to read to them.  I practically beg Zach to ask me to read to him.  I feel like I’m totally slacking on something I supposed to do.  But he reads … Continue reading

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What do an anggleeso and a snagl angly have in common?

They are both creatures made up by my boys in the worlds they are “making”.   Here are some of Gabe’s creatures. And here are Zach’s. I love the spelling.  It is interesting to see how, as both of their … Continue reading

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Letter (and Car) Find

Ben has been practicing his dots lately – drawing a very small circle and with a series of smaller and smaller circles, neatly filling it in.  I thought this would be a good two-birds-with-one-stone activity for him.  He can choose … Continue reading

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