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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Weekend wrap up Oct 1-7 2012

This week was pretty laid back, we didn't do any "formal" lessons, but did have a lot of fun researching anything and everything on the net and youtube.  We got in some drawing, painting, practicing writing letters, some spanish, music, and lots of playing outside!

The thing I think the kids enjoyed the most was watching the video of the SpaceX launch.
Article - SpaceX Launch

Saturday, we were supposed to participate in  the JDRF Walk for the Cure. Well, it was cold and windy and since the kids hadn't been feeling well earlier in the week, we didn't want to chance them getting sick again, so we let them play in the inflatables for a bit then came home. It was disappointing, but at least our donations still got counted!

Most of our math this week was done at the grocery store - counting the items in the cart and doing basic addition to add up the value of what we bought. I also worked in a talk about budgeting while we walked around.

Our music time this week has been spent just singing random songs and looking up different veggie tales sing alongs on youtube; here's a couple of their favorites

For the Spanish, I have been teaching them the words I know and also downloaded a free 110 pg PDF from here.  

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