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This has been my favourite month of the unschooling year so far. I think that’s partly down to the increase in weather temperature, allowing us to get out and about a bit more but also because we have made many new friends this month. Its just been the kind of month that clicks. (Plus we went to the beach which makes everything better right?) So without further ado, onto our monthly questions… What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops learnt how to do a helicopter street dance move. Very impressive it is too! Fin taught himself how to write Tesco. I couldn’t believe it when he walked in with a Tesco shopping list that he had written out himself! Spelt perfectly too Fin, well done! What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me that crocodiles grow teeth up to 50 times and Fin taught me that hot water is heavier than cold water. Apparently, its because heat holds more energy. This fact blew me away. The kids had been reading the Usborne lift the flap General Knowledge book together and taught me many things that I didn’t already know. What […]
This has been a great month of learning. We have thrown ourselves into the world of science and got some fantastic hands-on learning in. Let me tell you all about our adventures. What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops learnt how parachutes work. She also practised symmetry while making Hama bead butterflies. Fin learnt how flour is ground in a mill. He also taught himself to draw cups of tea with steam coming out! What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me how to make slime. Fin taught me that there is a ring of asteroids before Jupiter! What would you have missed most if they went to school? Their Birthdays. They both would have been expected to attend school as their birthdays fell on weekdays. Instead, we went swimming, watched a space show, went to a museum and had a party! What was the most exciting bit of learning this month? Hands down the best part of learning this month was our visit to the Bristol science museum – We Are The Curious. There was endless learning experiences and hands-on experiments to enjoy. It was perfect for all ages […]
Hello, again guys! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous February. We’ve certainly had a busy one. To follow on from last month, Pops designed herself a dress and with a little help from mummy, we sewed it together. Pops did the buttons herself! Fin has been true to his word and continued his epic space learning. This is the book he has been reading daily and there is no sign of this passion letting up. This month has been full of ups and downs (I’ve been ill, always a challenge when you home educate) but it has meant that we’ve had the chance to spend lots of lovely quiet time together. So on to this month’s questions… What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Fin learnt how an umbrella is made by watching his favourite programme ‘Do You Know?’ – CBeebies Pops learnt how to make a test tube sink by removing all of the air from it. (Lesson in the bath about sinking and floating.) What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Fin taught me that bouncy castle pictures are hand painted. (Who knew?) Pops taught me all of the colours […]
I have been putting off writing about unschooling for some time now as I feel it’s verging on the impossible to explain how we approach it. However, I have been asked about a billion times (yes that many) how and why we unschool and so I think its time I tried to put it into words. (Even as I type my spell checker is trying to change the word unschool into school. I’m rolling my eyes.) Before I can begin to explain our approach into unschooling (blog posts to follow) I will fill you in on the journey that led us to this point. Homeschooling was never on our radar. I didn’t even know it was legal to home educate in this country so it was not something that we had planned. Pops was our first born and it became quite clear from an early age that she was super shy and found being away from mummy something of a challenge. As a stay at home mum that was never really a problem as I could be there for her all of the time. I have to admit that as she grew older I began to get a bit of […]
Welcome to our first unschooling log! We hope you enjoy an insight into our educational journey with this fun question, answer and photo collection. We will be adding a new instalment each month. Enjoy! This blog post includes some affiliate links but all recommendations are our own personal views. We would never endorse anything we wouldn’t use ourselves. Click on images to take you to the relevant product page. What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops taught herself how to make a working vending machine and some durable makeup bags and pencil cases. She also learnt how to assemble a model of the inside of our bodies correctly. Fin learnt what 4+4 was by using his fingers and then told everyone he met that 4+4 was 8. He also taught himself how to write Poppy’s name and how to draw robots. Duck tape Duck tape Duck tape Things we used to make the makeup bags/pencil case: Duck tape & zip lock sandwich bags. What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me that the call of the American howler monkey can be heard 3 miles away. Fin taught me that the […]