Lots of people worry about how to create transcripts – especially unschoolers. How do you translate Real Life into some educational language? Especially if you’ve spent the entire time living as if school and … Continue reading
This reminds me of The Little Red Hen.…who will help her? She did it herself.
So often people wonder how will a child learn to read if he/she has no teacher to teach them? I can only … Continue reading
When it comes to learning to read, kids have so many opportunities crossing their paths! Here’s a quick look at some of the ways words creep into your child’s life. Remember, no one learns to read until they are READY. Schools are incorrect to believe that everyone is ready at … Continue reading
Sometimes unschoolers get mixed messages about recordkeeping. States vary on their requirements for homeschoolers – including unschoolers – to maintain various records. In many states no recordkeeping is required whatsoever. And in those that do, many do not require that these records be turned in to anyone nor do the specify how … Continue reading
Parents with children older than mine would look at me when I expressed concerns and say, “Don’t worry,” or “They’ll figure it out.” Sometimes they’d tack on, “Just have fun with them.” They were so right. And I LOVE that they were!
Still, I worried about gaps. I worried … Continue reading
“Buy this, and your kids will be smarter!”
“Use this, you’ll be more organized!”
“Get this series and you will unleash their inner genius!”
Or something like that. Ahh… the lure of curriculum.
Marketing has targeted our … Continue reading
Back in the ’90’s when the internet was still young…
We had loaded up our car and we were moving to Alaska. Really. We were. My husband was in the Air Force and we had decided that on this move, we’d make the break with the school system and set … Continue reading
I don’t mind the term at all anymore. I … Continue reading
Why are those two words never paired together? I’ve been reading about families who try to create environments that might coax their sons to write more. So I think it’s time to … Continue reading
Lots of people come to unschooling wondering what it’s all about. While some shake their head and fall back in line with more familiar ways of thinking, others are compelled to learn more about it. They read books, join email lists, engage with people at local parkdays. Unschoolers share how they’ve … Continue reading
I was asked if we used the community much with regards to how the kids learned.
Short answer: Yes. Long answer (and I mean LONG)…read this: One of the BEST reasons to homeschool is the ability to get out into the community with your children during the daytime. Lines … Continue reading
When we lived in Alaska, a small horse stable was located on the outskirts of the Air Force base. We’d have to pass it everyday, as we drove in toward the neighborhoods. Alyssa was mesmerized. She and Ron would identify which horses … Continue reading