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.
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's always reading. I wasn't like that as a kid and it's really cool to watch her get lost in a story.
Minecraft...or more accurately: Crazy Craft. They waited weeks for Joe to get it set up on their computers. It didn't disappoint!
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 :)
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.
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.
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
And making chocolate milk post-swim is necessary.
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!
Lastly, we don't go there often, but Cabela's never disappoints! The animal sounds and real life displays are always a fun distraction.
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.