With most kids headed back to school this past week the parks, attractions, and beaches have lost the crowds and we took full advantage.
We went to parks, grandma’s house, a petting zoo, a fall fair, and a heritage museum. We had conversations about economics and wars (war is a big topic of conversation in our house these days) We played with friends, did crafts, and made up a timeline of the last 200 years which we will add events to when interest in an event arises. It was a good week.
There were many moments throughout our days when we were standing outside in the glorious sunshine when I thought to myself, if I didn’t homeschool, my kids would be indoors at a desk right now.
And I filled myself with gratitude. Gratitude for our choices, our family, our place in the world.
We were in the car and Kayden said something about going to school. Lan said to him “You don’t want to go to school, all you do in school is sit at a desk all day and do math. You don’t get to play or anything!”
I was surprised because I have never said these words to him but he picked them up from somewhere. I smiled and knew we were doing the right thing for our family.
For those of you who are wondering just what the lives of unschoolers entail, here is an overview of what we did this week in pictures.
Yeah, its been a pretty good week.
This post was inspired by a post on The Sattvic Family entitled Unschooling Preschool.
New to Unschooling?
Here is a list of books that have helped me to build my educational philosophy:
Home Grown by Ben Hewwit
Free At Last by Michael Greenberg
Big Book of Unschooling by Sandra Dodd
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
Radical Unschooling by Dayna Martin
Unschool Yourself by Jason Xie
How Children Learn by John Holt
How Children Fail by John Holt
Learning All the Time by John Holt
Teach Your Own by John Holt
The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn
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