"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
I am really trying to get back into writing these posts! This week Dora is spending some time at her older brother's house and getting acquainted with her new cousin and bestie also staying over for a few days. (He got married Thursday so that is how she has a new cousin!).
The boys were wore out from how busy we have been lately and sitting up late hanging out at the card shop this past weekend and slept in. Dad is off on Mondays so he and I went out and had some coffee and a donut for breakfast. Afterwards we had to run a few errands. When we got home Bubba was up watching Japaneese Anime videos on his Ipod, he spent a few hours doing this and watching Yugioh matches in Japaneese online as well. Bret spent some time on his Ipod listening to music, Facebooking, playing games, etc while Dad and I replanted some of our starter vegetable seeds in the ground. Others we replanted in pots to bring in and out until they get used to the weather and get a little stronger.
After lunch Bubba finally came out of his room and announced he could finish watching his videos later he wanted to do something with us! That is what I love about unschooling, teenagers that want to hang out with their parents. But anyway, since it was absolutely beautiful outside we decided to go and explore some of the creeks that they usually go and swim and play in during the Summer and check the water levels and all. We spent several hours walking around, skipping rocks, and picking up and talking about fossils.
Finally no shoes weather! Dad showing the boys how to skip a rock:
"Look Momma this rock looks like Florida!" Which of course brought on discussion of what state borders looked like and trying to find rocks with those shapes.
Bubba was the only one brave enough to swing into the cold water!
We saw crawdads, fish, and some bullfrog tadpoles. We decided to bring one of the tadpoles home so we could watch him grow into a frog.
As I write this the boys are in their rooms playing Yugioh cards again and Dad is outside grilling us some dinner. What did your unschooling day look like?