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Unschooling Week in the Life #2

Unschooling Week in the Life #2

I do these "Week in the Life of an Unschooler" every once in a while--I hope you like taking a peak inside our lives :)  We're still in deschooling mode, for the most part, but we've been doing more classes and adventuring.

Townes crashed on his floor after a late night of sneaky youtube video watching.  The latest Week in the Life of an Unschooler is on the blog! | | #deschooling #unschooling #homeschool

Sleeping in late (and on the floor) after staying up late and sneak-watching youtube videos....needless to say, parental controls were activated this week!

She reads wherever she can!  What exactly does unschooling look like?  Check out our recap of the past week on the blog! | | #unschooling #homeschooling #roadreading #readonthego

She's always reading.  I wasn't like that as a kid and it's really cool to watch her get lost in a story.  

Townes is loving Crazy Craft these days! | | #minecraft #crazycraft #homeschoolgames #unschooling 

Minecraft...or more accurately: Crazy Craft.  They waited weeks for Joe to get it set up on their computers.  It didn't disappoint!

Townes tries to coax his hamster, "Bow", out and into his ball so we can clean his cage.  Maggie thinks she will be her afternoon snack!  | | #homeschool #unschooling #deschooling #slowandsteady 

Maggie thinks Townes is about to put his hamster, Bow, on a silver platter for her, but really she was just going to her hamster ball for some fun while we cleaned our her cage :)

Daytripping at Garden of the Gods in Colorado in this week's Week in the Life of an Unschooler. | | #unschooling #daytripping #homeschool

Kate was checking out the birds on top of the Garden of the Gods rocks and Townes took a break on one of the hiking loops for some water.  It was a gorgeous day--a little chilly, but we much prefer that to the blazing sun.

Townes takes a water break while hiking at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Co.  | | #unschooling #homeschooladventure #coloradodaytrip
Kate gives Maggie a back scratch during our unschooling morning reading time. | | #homeschool #unschool #deschool #homeschoolreading

We've been trying out a 'morning reading time' where the kids can chill out and ease into their day, draw, play with legos, get some breakfast, etc.  I really enjoy it, but our mornings always seem to be so rushed and full. 

Just today we started an audio book and I'm already liking the switch.  I'm sure I'll actually sit and read with them still, but for right now with our crazy bathroom renovation going on, this feels right.  

The kids are really enjoying their swim lessons at Lifetime gym in Centennial!  | | #unschooling #swimlessons

I can't get over how much the kids are liking their swimming lessons at the Lifetime gym.  They don't need lessons--they are great swimmers.  But she is teaching them strokes and it's been a great experience even thought they'll never swim on a team.   The dip in the hot tub after the swim also helps LO

Townes is making homemade chocolate milk after swim lessons on the Week in the Life of an Unschooler #2. | | #unschool #homeschool #deschool

And making chocolate milk post-swim is necessary.  

Townes thinks about his next chess move from latest Week in the Life of an Unschooler. | | #unschool #homeschool #chessclass #deschooling

Playing chess with Townes has become such a fun pass time.  We have to really hold back and not give him any direction.  He works out some pretty good strategy without our help.  The more he plays, the better he'll get!

Cabela's never disappoints!  Week in the Life of an Unschooler is on the blog! | | #unschooling #homeschool #cabelas 

Lastly, we don't go there often, but Cabela's never disappoints!  The animal sounds and real life displays are always a fun distraction.  

This is unschooling: A week in the life!  | Getting Unschooled is a blog about unschooling and roadschooling our two kids in Denver, Colorado. 

So that's what we were up to last week.  I'm hoping this sheds a little light on what an unschooling week looks like.  This week I'm hoping to take more images of their classes and activities.


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