Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How the Newspaper works: Yesterday, we took a field trip for A Walk in the Park Unschooling Group to the Salina Journal. It was lots of fun! We saw how the newspaper works from the classifieds and customer service to the newsroom to the printing to the assembling and distribution.

Last night, Taliesin made a little bed out of a box for his teddy bear, Maya. And, of course, every bed needs a pillow; so Taliesin had his first sewing lesson, courtesy of Kelsey. :^) I asked my husband last night, "Don't you love these late-night unschooling lessons?" I've always said, learning takes place all day, every day, not just during school hours during a school year - even if it is 10:30 at night.

Nathanael made this with the Paint program on Microsoft a few days ago. I've been wanting to include it on the blog. This seemed the perfect place. I, of course, wrote his name for him. He's not to the point of wanting to write yet. But, that's okay, he follows his own time table. He'll be four in January. He'll learn when he's ready.

This is Taliesin's graph he made today. This morning, we had an insert in our newspaper about bugs. One of the things it had was a graph to see which creature jumps the highest. That started our graph discussion again. So we got out the Legos and blocks and built. Then we graphed which one went the highest. Of course, our graphs are unique. They're made out of construction paper and Dora the Explorer stickers.


Donna said...

My eldest DD wants to go to high school. She has one more year at home with me first, she would technically be an upcoming 8th grader this school year. When she was little I swore I would never let her go to public school. (I still don't want her to!) But now that she is older, even though I don't want her to, I know I need to let her make this decision for herself. She knows she can always "drop-out" and come back home anytime she wants. She may like it, but I do think she will miss her freedom and won't last very long. And I've still got a year to try and change her mind : )

unschoolermom said...

I'll be praying, Donna. I can understand the dilema. I hope she sees that homeschooling is so much better. :^)