Unschool was the way human children, like their mammal cousins, learned for millenia. It was not called "unschooling" because the institution of forced education had never been forced upon children until very recently in human history. What is now seen as a new philosophy is not new at all; it is a deliberate attempt to return to nature;s intent, to return children to their natural, organic state of innate passion. ~Laurie A. Couture

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Trying Tuesdays...

Today has been a trying (for me, another post all together) but very fun day! any topics have come up, been discussed and said "hey, wouldn't it be cool if..."
Here's what we spent most of the day discussing:
Volcanic eruptions probable cause of dinosaur extinction
To go along with this, I found a different volcano project, one I like better than vinegar and baking soda - Storm in a Cup

Also discussed was teeth and why different animals need different types of teeth.  We referenced a great post from Carma of Winging It (link to post).  The kids really got a kick out of the video and chewed like that until they could tell i was about to cry,  then they laughed and ran off.  Cory had fun telling me which animals were herbivores, omnivores and carnivores and we even looked at pictures of their teeth (lion, monkeys, hippos, bunnies, mice,dogs & cats)

Tried something new today for art that the kids really enjoyed. Onion skin paper. They loved being able to put it over a color book page and trace the picture. Cory picked a T-Rex and Mara picked Strawberry Shortcake. Cory is his own worst critic (like I am) and thinks he did a horrible job, but for a first attempt, I think it's great!

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