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Week in the Life of an Unschooler #4 | How We Unschool

Week in the Life of an Unschooler #4 | How We Unschool

This is a photo diary (plus lots of excess words about the photos) where I showcase a particular week in our unschooling adventure.  I would love to see what other unschoolers are doing on a typical week, so I started this Week in the Life of an Unschooler series in case other people are looking for the same!  You can find past installments here :) 

 So fun!  See how this unschooling family spends their week.  Ever wonder what a typical day looks like for an unschooler?   This is even better--you get to see the whole week!  | Getting Unschooled is a family lifestyle blog about unschooling, over 40 style and non-toxic beauty.  Thanks for pinning!!!

Highlights from a Week in the Life of an Unschooler

1.  Townes' 12th birthday

Townes turned the big 1-2.  We had a nice and low-key morning and then we had a meet and greet with some otters at the Denver Aquarium.   After that we came home and he got to have unlimited youtube time before we ordered domino's pizza for dinner, his favorite.  He even asked that the 'brookie' be his birthday cake!  It was a great day :) 

 Ever wonder what a typical unschooling day looks like?  Or a typical unschooling week?  Check out this awesome series from Getting Unschooled!  Thanks for pinning :) 
 I love seeing examples of a day in the life of an unschooler!  This is a photo diary from a week in the life!  | Getting Unschooled is a family lifestyle blog about unschooling, over 40 style, and non-toxic beauty.  Thanks for pinning :) 
 Ever wonder what a typical unschooling day looks like?  Or a typical unschooling week?  Check out this awesome series from Getting Unschooled!  Thanks for pinning :) 
 Here is a week in the life photo diary from Getting Unschooled!  Take a peek behind our curtains to see what we do day-to-day as unschoolers :)  Thanks for Pinning!

2.  Denver Aquarium Meet and Greet

Did you know that the Denver Aquarium has animal meet and greets?  For $15 a person, you can sign up to meet different animals.  And we got lucky because we were the only ones who had signed up, so it was like we had a private meet and greet. 

We chose otters.  Because, come on.  They are one of the cutest animals on earth.  

And it did not disappoint.  Wow!  It exceed our expectations :)  Highly recommend!!

Of course we had to do another walk-thru of the aquarium since we were there.  I love that place more and more each time we visit.

 For this installment of our Week in the LIfe of an Unschooler, Townes celebrated his 12th birthday!  Come see what else we were up to last week!  Thanks for pinning :) 
 The Denver Aquarium is fast becoming one of our regular haunts--it might become a regular fixture in our Week in the Life of an Unschooler LOL  Thanks for pinning :) 
 Kate and Townes wait to do our meet and greet with the otters at the Denver Aquarium.  See more of what we did last week in our series: A Week in the Life of an Unschooler :) 

3.  Denver Aquarium Homeschool Day

The Denver Aquarium also hosts homeschooling days every other month (or maybe quarterly?).  We finally got on the list for the kids to dissect a squid!  It just happened to be the same week as our meet and greet.   

I was shocked when Townes said he wanted to do it, too.  (There is a full day of classes to choose from that are less....gross.)

Of course, when he came out Kate said, "It was so much COOLER than I expected!" and Townes said, "It was so much GROSSER than I expected."

Plus, Townes said the entire time he kept thinking how sad it was that the squid was dead.  Empathy squared with this kid...

But I always love seeing how he puts himself out there.  He befriended a kid within minutes and he asked if they could be lab partners.  Kate was happy to go by herself and get paired with a random kid.  She makes me laugh. 

I couldn't believe how many kids attended the Denver Aquarium's Homeschool Day.  Colorado has a very large homeschooling community!

 Townes made a friend and Kate just hung out while they waited to dissect a squid during Denver Aquarium's Homeschool Day.   Such a cool experience :) 
 Kate works on dissecting her squid during Denver Aquarium's Homeschool Day in March.  See more of our Week in the Life of an Unschooler on the blog :) 
 The kids really enjoyed the Denver Aquarium's homeschool day where they dissected a squid!

4.  YouTube Channel: First Video

The kids have been talking about starting a youtube channel and we finally got around to filming their very first video: a Q&A with me as the moderator!  We haven't edited yet and it's definitely not going to win any youtube grammys, but it's done.  They have to start somewhere!

 I interviewed the kids for their first video on their youtube channel.  You have to start somewhere LOL See what else we did in our series, "week in the life of an unschooler" on the blog!

5.  Paint experiment

Joe is building our walk-in closet system using some laminate covered materials.  It looks so cool.  But, when he cuts it, there are some spots where the laminate gets chipped.  So he stopped by an art store and picked out two colors that he thought would be a good fit.

He had Townes do an experiment using various numbers of drops to come up with just the right color.  He did a great job!  Plus, Joe was able to incorporate ratios, and basic science experiments into his mini-unschooling lesson.  (Kate was at dance when he did this, but that didn't stop her from playing in the paint when she got home!)

 See this little paint experiment and more on our latest Week in the Life of an Unschooler series on the blog!  GettingUnschooled.com :) 

6.  Skiing at Loveland Ski Resort

Joe took Kate back to Loveland Ski Resort while Townes and I hung out in Idaho Springs before we met up for a late lunch at Westbound and Down Brewery Company.  We usually hit up Tommy Knockers, but the yelp reviews on this fairly new brewery had us intrigued.  It didn't disappoint--so, so good.  

Plus, it was a Friday, so there wasn't a wait for a table :)  Unschooling definitely has its fringe benefits LOL

 Heading into Westbound and Down Brewery after Joe and Kate skied in Loveland.  See what else we were up to last week in our Week in the Life of an Unschooler series.  
 The food at Westbound and Down in Idaho Springs was so good.  Perfect after a morning of skiing :)  

The food at Westbound and Down in Idaho Springs was so good.  Perfect after a morning of skiing :)  

 We found this random chair on the way back to our car in Idaho Springs, so I made Joe model for me!  We  had a busy week--come check out what else we were up to in our Week in the Life of an Unschooler series!

Have a great weekend! 


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