Week in the Life of an Unschooler | How We Homeschool #9
We're baaack...with another update on our unschooling week! We haven't had the usual transition to summer freakout/kids are driving me nuts and it's only the first day this year and I didn't miss it! This May was the calmest May I've had since the kids started preschool. Seriously!
Alright, on to the photo diary!
Week in the Life of an Unschooler
You may have seen my photo diary of our trip to Idaho Falls last week, so I won't bore you with more photos from that LOL.
We got another MEL chemistry set and I let the kids have at it. They made more of a mess, but I love that they were able to just fool around.
This photo cracks me up--it reminds me of those horrifying moments before an exam at the doctor's office ;)
The kids got more interested in the strike anywhere matches the Joe got him in Idaho, so we let them burn some paper on the concrete out back.
Joe got a little too into it and brought them some butane. Yep.
We finished a very hard puzzle and realized we were missing 2 pieces :( Rex probably ate them!
We went to Spider Monkey one last time before the mayhem of school being out hit!
My 10-year-old is suddenly a teenager. SRSLY.
We did a major garage clean out and yard cleanup using Bagster. The kids were a big help--I was proud of them!
Kate's published her first blog post--a review of the Teeny Titans App! She has many more ideas, so we'll see how often we'll see her on the blog.
YouTube Brainstorming is harder than it looks and it was painful to try to get these ideas on paper (for one of our kids....guess which one?). But it's done.
Kate was sick, but Townes went to a LEGO Class at the Lego store at Park Meadows Mall. It's more geared towards younger kids, but he had fun and we went home with some new Lego sets that they paid for with allowance.
Townes asked for homemade chocolate chip cookies, but this time, I made him take the lead on making them. #everydaymath :)
When you are recovering from a cold, your tissue box goes everywhere with you--even the garden center!
We had a busy weekend with Kate's dance studio and Joe's company picnic at Coors Field. Kate had two performances and she wore a skirt for the first time in YEARS...years, people!
She celebrated with some chocolate mousse and then Minecraft gaming with Townes. No time to change out of your costume when you're about to game!
For Joe's company picnic, there was a picnic at the stadium before the Rockies game and they had face painting and family portraits from street artists!
Kate got inspired to make a bowtie for Rex with her new sewing machine. We watched a few tutorials online and then cut her loose. It took her quite a few tries, but she finally landed on Bowtie 5.0. It needs some...fine tuning. But she has the main gist of it down!
Kate helped me with lots of Keto Chocolate Truffle recipe testing this week--she wasn't complaining!
And lastly, after listening to and being inspired by Christy Thomas on the Homeschool Unrefined podcast, I got motivated to play more with the kids. And we got my Mac all set up with Minecraft and the lessons have begun!!
I've already been killed countless times by zombies, but Kate assures me she will be able to teach me how to survive LOL
And speaking of more play time with the kids, Townes has been discussing Pokemon with Joe and loving every minute of Joe's interest.
The pool opened and as per usual, my kids were cold. That's what's different about summer in Denver vs. Northern Virginia--there's not the oppressive humidity that makes you want to jump in the water to escape it. It's so dry here, so even when it's hot out you can feel cool (especially in the shade!).
We also saw some cats and birds at the pet store, ran some errands, did some deep cleaning and organizing at the house, played more Minecraft, watched movies, had playdates, etc. But there were no good pictures from that stuff LOL
Have a great weekend!