Mr.9: Ooh, Ms.7 just ate half the head of lettuce! Oooh!!! Ms.7: I did not eat half! Mr.9: Ok, it is more like half of a half. No! I think it was a fourth of a fourth. Me: Hmmm. I'm not great with fractions. I wonder how much a fourth of a fourth is. … Continue reading Fractions: Unschool Style
Even though I have mixed feelings about Facebook -- hello, Big Brother! -- it is my constant source of information sharing with likeminded people. For that, the good outweighs the bad and I can't help but appreciate the support I give and receive to my online friends. Today was a perfect example within one of … Continue reading Social Media Excerpt: “What if they hate math?”
Today's shopping trip was a case study for unschooling. Although it is 30 minutes from our house (thanks, audiobook!), this particular store is a favorite for everybody because of it's unique design. The meat and fruits/veggies are separated and sold in a different sort of way in this store and it's simplicity is a refreshing … Continue reading Unschool in the Aisles
7:30 -- Our internal alarm clocks are ringing! 8:00 -- I press the snooze button on my internal alarm clock so the children are watching a cartoon of each child's choosing. That's how we roll with just one screen in the house. 8:30 -- I am in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning. As usual. Typical … Continue reading Today’s Unschool Day #1
Mr.8 tends to obsess. He is a little bit like his mama in that way. Thomas the Train, coloring sheets, Mardi Gras beads, Lego, Chima, his traditional martial arts class, Pokemon.....and all Japanese cartoons on Netflix, which brings us to Beyblade, the current obsession. Beyblade is a Japanese cartoon about battling spinning disks. Lots of … Continue reading Creative Play: Beyblades
I observed an interesting interaction today between Mr.8 and a 3rd grade boy during Ms.6's acrobatics class. The little boy was working on his math homework with a state testing prep workbook. He worked very diligently for over 30 minutes and I could literally see him working hard with mental math. Mr.8 was looking for … Continue reading But, what about math?