Saturday, September 06, 2008

Educational things.


We've taken the whole week off from formal schooling this week. I've just had too much to do to get school done (or work for that matter). We have done some educational things this week though. We finished listening to the audiobook Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. It was really good. We enjoyed it very much. We've also gotten most of the way through Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key. It's different. It's about a real kid with ADHD with some pretty severe impulsiveness issues. We're enjoying it too though. We'll see how it turns out I guess. The kids have watched Rough Science, Mythbusters and How It's Made, all somewhat educational. They've done a lot of home-ec and shop type things with their Dad this week while doing home and car maintenance, not to mention all the PE classes we crammed into our rough river trip, about 6 hours of swimming on that one day and our up-close-and-personal skunk viewing that counts as nature study! (They have a skunk at the resort that visits every night but reportedly has never sprayed anyone!) So let's see, we've kind of unschooled Literature, Science, home ec, shop, PE and nature studies. I'm not really counting any of this as school time at this point, but if I'm a day short at the end of the year, I might consider it.

2 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE hearing about your 'Unschooling' adventures! Your brain thinks like mine does. ;-) I guess you've read my blog recently about our Home Ec stuff.....& the pumbing, hunting safety, etc.

FatcatPaulanne said...

Yes, you all were doing home ec so we figured we'd do some too! We're copying from you.

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