I know that 'unschooling' or 'life learning' can seem obscure to the uninitiated. That it can be disconcerting to look at an unschooling family when you still think in terms of 'subjects' that life is broken up into. So I've tried to break the beginning of our week up into subjects for you.
It started out with Art.
Then came Gardening mixed in with English (limericks to be precise).
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
The teacher was told to knock it off by her unimpressed students.
Then Economics. (The girls were selling the peppers and sunflower leaves to each other.)
Fast on the heels of Economics came Healthy Communication and Safe Interpersonal Relationships.
Then Logic, Math, English, Reading, and Art delivered in Computer class. During Lunchtime.
Then naptime for the youngest student who thought he was attending Demolition.
Physical Education (in the form of bike riding) to expend energy.
Theatre. In the bathtub with mermaid dolls.
Organization. (For some reason it became Very Important that all shoes were lined up in pairs on the table by the little one.)
(Water and cement dust and rocks turning into a hard rock is magical. You can put this in 'Science' if you'd rather.)
Foreign Language. (via Rosetta Stone, Diego, and Kai-Lan)
More Botany. (Looking for more of this.)
Science. Entomology, if you must know.
Animal Reproduction. Again.
No Octomom jokes, please. My cat deserves better than that. (And this eight kitten litter has finally convinced my husband that it's worth it to spay a barn cat! I'm over the moon!)
Geography. And Prejudice and Tolerance. ("Mother, what's a Mexican?" "Someone who's from Mexico. We're American because we're from the United States of America. It's just the label for the country you're from." "Oh, I thought it was an insult." *sigh* For some it is, unfortunately. So we talked about that.)
And Grandparent's Day, of course.
After reviewing their day, I came to the conclusion that the only thing that they missed was recess.