Sorry for the silence. I’ve been listening to the sounds of laughing children, babbling brooks, chirping birds, humming bees, and leaves rustling underfoot. We spent our pseudo-weekend hiking with friends and goofing off at home. My legs are tired and I have a big mess to clean up
tomorrow later today in the apartment. [It is after midnight and I should be in bed!] I think we are going to dye eggs, cook, and paint today… and read a lot in our library books.
Currently we are reading:
“The Princess and the Goblin” by George MacDonald
“Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan
“The Magicians Nephew” by C.S. Lewis
“The 21 Balloons” by William Pene duBois
We use KONOS and are currently doing a unit study on Trust. I have to admit, though… although I have never done much research about ‘Unschooling‘; sometimes I think I am so eclectic that I border on it. It isn’t necessarily that I have a child-led homeschool. I don’t. I do encourage them to find interests they like, though. I just tend to get lost in the moment with them.
I can catch a lizard, wander in the woods, play in the mud, knead dough with my hands, paint and draw – and nothing else on the list gets checked off. I think that everyone needs to have a balance of fun outlet and serious study. I don’t know if that is an unschooling philosophy, a classical philosophy… or what? [I’d love to hear your thoughts on this if you are versed in homeschool philosophies, by the way… do comment!]
I am quite sure that tomorrow, our schedule will be tossed for a much more flexible and enjoyable day. Blame it on spring. Maybe it was the forest air on our nature walk?
Have a look at some of the sights we saw today in honor of spring. I’ll have another set of photos from our walk for you tomorrow. I can update you on today’s homeschool day then as well.
Enjoy your Friday. [Our Friday is our Monday this week.]
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