Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Little Bit of Everything

Yesterday, there was no rhyme or reason to the activities Taliesin and Nathanael picked. Usually, they have little "themes" - you know, like Dr. Seuss, music, art, superheroes, construction work, etc. Yesterday there was no such thing. Taliesin started the day by asking to study one of his human body books. Both enjoyed learning about our organs, our muscles, and seeing just how are bones look inside. They were particularly interested in how cuts are healed. A few days ago, at the park, Nathanael fell and scraped his finger. He was nervous at the sight of his blood on his finger (he's going through that stage right now). So we talked about how it needed to bleed a little, but soon a scab would form. Yesterday, when we came to the part of the book dealing with red blood cells, white blood cells, and scabs; they remembered and applied it to Nathanael's owie from a few days ago. My sister told me that Taliesin gave her a lesson in how scabs are formed last night while Kelsey and I were at work. :^)

After studying the body, we listed to Nathanael's CD of children's songs. He's been playing it over and over again and singing and dancing to it. Then Taliesin asked to read about Samson from the Bible. We read about Samson and Delilah from their Come, Ye Children Bible book. Nathanael then requested to read about David and Goliath. We then planted some beans in water, per request from both of them. Measured and cooked some rice and eggs for one of our dogs who has had a little bit of a tummy bug. We then headed downstairs, read some more books (some me reading to them, some them helping me with), and then we watched Spiderman II.

Yesterday evening, Nathanael had dance class and Taliesin had karate while I was at work.

Yeah, there really was no rhyme or reason for our activities yesterday. Such is unschooling.



little castle said...

Sounds like lots of good stuff to me!

unschoolermom said...

:^) Definitely! We have had quite a few fun activities for the past few days, even though Taliesin and Nathanael are not feeling well due to colds. I'll be posting more about those activities soon - including a picture of Taliesin's teddy bear he has finished (complete with clothes).


TERI said...

I think those kind of days can often turn out to be the best!

unschoolermom said...

They definitely do!