When I started this blog, I considered it to be an unschooling blog, but it really was always a what-our-family-is-up-to kind of blog, with my random thoughts and ramblings thrown in from time to time. When Camille started school this year, I felt odd about letting go of that title of unschooling for some reason, but I continued to focus on the relationships in the family and the happiness and learning that can arise from a life lived with open eyes.
waiting for the Merrimac Ferry
This girl wants structure and a curriculum. She wants planned out activities. (We won't be calling ourselves unschoolers just yet :) What she doesn't want is bullies, 3rd-grade-girl social politics, and endless repetition of already-learned information.
Sunday, we went into the city, just the two of us. It was perfect! Monday, after her last day of school, we all went thrift-storing, and out to eat, followed by Camille playing at the park with Sylvia, while Ayla napped in the car, and I was able to sit and daydream and kick my feet up and out the car window. Tuesday, we all went into the city, and played at an indoor play area as well as picking up some supplies and meeting with friends at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Yesterday, the library, Whitakers Farm Fresh Market, and an Animal Encyclopedia sticker book. Right now, it's Jimmy Neutron and The Fairly Odd Parents. Later today, driving out to another homeschooler's farm for a wildflower hike and craft (after cleaning the chicken coop and showering ;). It promises not to be dull around here!!!
journal writing at a cafe
fort-building at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Mama by the Wisconsin River