Category Archives: unschooly goodness

Hey, Stranger! Long time, no see!

I haven’t posted here in well over a year, but I’m back, and looking to get back to documenting our lives a bit, and talking about what education is, and can be. The major reason for the hiatus was that … Continue reading

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Snapshot of a Day

The first book I read about homeschooling, about ten years ago, was Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days, by Nancy Lande, which tells the stories of a single day in the life of dozens of homeschooling families. It was THE book … Continue reading

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Sparks

I’m kind of scared of power tools.  I know how to use them, but I don’t have the right benches and clamps to hold things while I work, so I always feel a bit encumbered when working, and thus unsafe. … Continue reading

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Beara’s Latest Novel: A Halloween Tale about Scale

(Beara made this physical book in a class last summer, with musical end note papers and everything, so now that she’s drawn this lovely little tale in it, I’m loathe to bend it open enough to get flat shots, so sorry about … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Right on time for once

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THIS Is What Finished Looks Like

Remember how yesterday I realized that my girls’ and my ideas of what *done with something* looks like might be different?  That my girls had actually shown me well over a week ago that they were finished with their Solar System … Continue reading

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Week in Review: Feb26-Mar5, 2011

Coolest unschooly investigation of the week: Big D asked what makes it so spiders can climb walls?  This site was more in depth than I thought she would want, but no – I found myself explaining chitin, setae, and Van der Waals … Continue reading

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What do you do with a broken doll?

Big D was given a baby doll by her idol/older-cousin, Alyssa, back when Big D was basically a baby herself. Ergo, said baby doll has had a rough life. She wasn’t all that well made to begin with, and, well, … Continue reading

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Week in Review: Feb 12-20

I’ve already posted about Valentine’s Day, our experiments and art projects, how we tied fairy tales to space science, our Book Club outing, my new understanding of our kids, and Big D’s fun challenging me with math.  You’d be forgiven (oh … Continue reading

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Week in Review

Writing this one early, so I don’t feel the pressure to actually make more of today than it wants to be.  We are all still sick!  Buddy and Beara both got H1N1 in the UK, but no headcold-like symptoms with … Continue reading

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