Recently Ben and I have been making up stories as we go along at bed time. He loves it and we always have a bit of a laugh. Last night we were talking about a planet. And monsters. And there being a ‘billion’ baddies. 10,000 baddies were then killed. Then another 10,000. We were trying … [Read more…]
Today I made a stamp. This is really just a trial to test out the quality, I’ll probably try to find some better and bigger material to use for other projects. I’d like to look into making ones suitable for printing on tshirts. I think Lego characters would go down well in our house! For … [Read more…]
I’m doing my best to follow the interests of my boys. This week it has just been Codie and myself hanging out. It’s been quite chilled and I’ve made a point of not doing much. I’ve concluded that life with one child is quite easy! He’s been quite into Play Doh and painting recently. I … [Read more…]
Hah…I knew I wouldn’t keep up, but perhaps I have a good excuse. Some days with unschooling are great. Others are really hard work. We had one of the hardwork ones a couple of weeks ago. We’ve worked through it and have come out stronger than before. Aaron has been really keen on DragonBox. He … [Read more…]
Yesterday I published the process of drawing a mouse. You are lucky enough to get another pose of a mouse today! Download Draw A Mouse PDF
Come and learn to draw a mouse! Download Draw A Mouse PDF
Hmm, so recalling what’s happened all week is hard, I seem to have already have forgotten most of it! Played Tennis We had sports club on Wednesday – the last one until the holidays. He did some maths on DreamBox, not nearly as much as the previous weeks – 2 hours Lots of reading … [Read more…]
My attempt at trying to log what we are doing. I’m pretty sure I won’t keep this up! Maths with DreamBox Sports club on Wednesday, plus football and basketball with me. Home Education kids meetup today at a park. A trip to the library followed by lots of reading Aaron has started digitally designing … [Read more…]
I’m really enjoying taking ‘selfie’ photos. I’m also enjoying my time with Aaron. We have our ups and downs, but overall we’re really enjoying ourselves. We Played Football! The latest to the edition of selfies is Aaron and I after playing football. This is something I normally leave to him and his dad, but not … [Read more…]
Looks like I’ll be unschooling Thing 2 as well come the end of the school year. He’s up for it. I’m up for it, though I am aware it’s going to be a challenge, he certainly has different learning styles that Aaron.
I’ve been reading a few books related to education / unschooling, I thought I would share here just in case it is of interest to anyone: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life – I really enjoyed this one and it really … [Read more…]
So we’re figuring out this whole home/un-schooling thing. It has ups and downs. The important thing to bear in mind (for me) is to always be working towards a happy balance. Everyone has their own way of doing things and as I try things out with Aaron I am discovering more of what he wants … [Read more…]
A slight oldie, but goodie. Posting partly to remind myself 🙂 A story of how kids teach themselves all sorts of things through a computer in a wall.
I think alot about this whole (un)school thing. Unschooling one son, whilst another son is still at school perhaps makes me question things more. Often I try to imagine my current self in school. Being told what to learn. When to learn. And how. Day after day after day. I think of the recent training … [Read more…]
There are 9 3D objects here to make. Cut, design, fold then glue it all together. There’s a pyramid, cube, heart, person, tree, globe, car, van and a house! [button link=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3521363/messytimes/3DFigures.pdf”]Download PDF[/button]