With lots of exciting travels coming up for our family in the coming months, I was thisclose to making each outing an educational adventure.
And then I realized that’s probably the best way to ruin the fun and make learning a chore instead of organic and amazing. And I also had an uncomfortable realization about all of it too. One that many of you will likely relate to and not want to admit . . .
by Mary Catherine
After a convoluted and hard-won voyage, our homeschool focus is pretty solidly hackschool and interest-based, both his interests and mine as I obviously direct subject topics. He wasn’t exactly jumping up and down saying, “oh please, can we learn Old English next fall?!” for example - I thought of it. But I know he’ll find Beowulf to be a pretty epic tale (get it? ;)
But beyond a wild variety of non-typical topics, we have lots of extracurriculars. Tons. And I know our homeschool schedule irks people. So let me tell why I don't care about that - and what I DO worry about.
by Leslie Fobbs
What is strewing? If you’re not into unschooling you’ve probably never heard of it. The dictionary generally defines strewing as this: To spread around; Scatter. That kinda sounds like you're spreading seeds to grow a garden. But think about it... you are! We sow seeds of learning everyday for our children to grow.