Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Unschooling: Learning By Living

Unschooling: Olivia works on her draft for New Moon Magazine For Girls. It's a piece about unschooling.

Unschooling: Sunday night sleepovers with your BFF.

Unschooling: Adam asks for a knitting lesson from our friend, Monica during the homeschool knitting group.

Unschooling: Olivia gets pointers from her friends on knitting.

Unschooling: We met the knitting group at the North Star Cafe in Portland.

Unschooling: And we had a little time in the snow-covered city.

Unschooling: Ice skating with friends in the early afternoon.

Unschooling: moments with no photos. Chores, reading, Wii, learning html for your blog, the new Legos Robotics class, choir, homeschool writing class, knitting, drawing, writing, dancing, being with one another, having time to think, to be, to explore. Unschooling = living. Living = learning. This was our week, not yet over. This is our life.


  1. That's absolutely marvelous! I love peeks into others unschooling lives, so thank you very much for sharing! :-)

  2. And a good life it is. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. this is a wonderful little look into the unschooling world. i had an awful time at school when i was younger & truly feel i would have benefited greatly from this. thank you for sharing this.

  4. So nice to encapsulate things! I tend to forget sometimes, all the valuable learning we really do accomplish over our days filled with what may seem like just this 'n that.

  5. A wonderful childhood! :)
    I must learn to knit!!!

  6. those are some beautiful unschooling moments :^)

  7. I'm realizing more and more that what we do here at home is much more unschooling than homeschooling...aah labels schmabels. It is refreshing to see another family put their trust in the inherent ability to learn through/whilst living. What an enjoyable read.

  8. Thanks everyone, for the comments, and for reading, of course!



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