"Children do not need to learn to be better, told what to do or shown how. If they are given access to enough of the world, they will see clearly enough what things are truly important to themselves and to others, and they will make for themselves a better path into that world than anyone else could make for them." John Holt
First thing Dora did when she got up this morning was get out her art supplies and began working on a big mural/collage however she ran out of glue so she ended up making this cute little paper purse instead.
Complete with change purse inside:
Dora and I checked out this book a few days ago and she decided we should start trying it out. We spent about 30 minutes working on memorizing the "i" before "e" poem and she did a workbook page on anagrams and using the "i" before "e" rule to figure out how to spell the words once she figured out what they would be.
Today was Dad's day off even though he had to spend a good part of it in Nashville taking an electrical exam. But not before he played jump rope with Dora and me.
After some breakfast Dora and I walked a few blocks to Fred's for the essentials: glue and chewing gum.
When the boys got up we spent a good part of the day outdoors taking advantage of the beautiful first day of Spring. We sat and talked in the porch swing, watered flowers, drew with chalk, hula hooped, rode bikes,and they each took turns helping me turn the rope for Dora to jump.
Dora decided to practice her photography by taking LOTS of spring pictures.
After sometime outdoors they did chill with their different devices and played cards. We got a call right after dinner asking if we wanted another cat. The kids Granddaddy had one that just showed up. So, Dora, Dad, and I went to pick up the newest edition to our family which Dora named "Little Jerry".
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*This post was written as a part of the year long series "Hitchhikers Guide to Unschooling" where I attempt to show you what living a life as though school does not exist looks like.*