Part of what I love about creating this blog, and why I continue to do so (sporadically, I admit), is to remind myself that the little ordinary moments that make up our lives have value and beauty and joy. We are enough. We don't have to be spectacular or fancy or have huge shows of outward success to be living a life worth enjoying, sharing, and celebrating.
As unschoolers, we spend a lot of time playing, discussing, creating, and exploring. What may look like aimless pursuits to some, looks like learning in action to me. We have more structured activities too, of course, but by choice and intent, not because an arbitrary age-based curriculum mandates it. We watch documentaries, learn Spanish, read aloud, cook together, play games, visit with friends and family, make music, care for animals, go to libraries and museums, interact in the community in various ways, bump up against challenges, and it's all part of a learning lifestyle. Here's a peek into our March days.
petting Fluff, the hen
a princess wiffle ball tournament
strolling the bike trail with Grandma and Grandpa
kitty facepaint and gears, art under the kitchen table
After viewing all of the entries, we spent our day hiking on and around the Black Hawk Rock Trail.
wolf track (or maybe a large coyote)
resting along the trail
tapping puffball mushrooms and releasing their smoky puff of spores
dried puff balls
at Buckhorn State Park on the spring equinox
at the library in their twinsie outfits
Let's explore. Just because it's spring doesn't mean we won't get another dusting of snow.
"Look! There're clam shells in the water. Let's fish them out."
a quiet moment
"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."
~ Albert Einstein