I recently shared our “un-curriculum” for the 2013-14 year as part of the iHomeschool Network’s 2013 Not Back to School Blog Hop. This post is part of the 2013 “School Room Week,” which means we’re supposed to show off where we learn!
I admit, I’m that person who goes to real estate open houses for fun – and, yeah, a healthy helping of neighborhood voyeurism. I love seeing everyone’s neatly arranged schoolrooms full of posters and workboxes and shelves.
But our house? Yeah, it’s not like that. In 2012 for this blog hop, I shared a tour of our bookshelves – spread around the house and home to a ton of fun resources.
This year, I figured I’d show some more of our house itself – and, specifically, the places in it (and out of it) where we spend our time together. Make sure you click on the photos to check out posts about the types of learning we do in each space!
Learning “hot spots” in our house
We don’t have a very traditional “school” setup. Lots of books, lots of craft supplies, but nothing set apart as the “school stuff.” We’re just as likely to sit on our master bed to learn as we are at the dining-room table! Here are a few of our top places for fun and learning…
No schoolroom… but a ton of living and learning together!
Where else we spend time learning
We love our house – and we like spending time there. But we also like visiting a TON of cool places around town and beyond. We love to learn…
Basically, we like to learn EVERYWHERE!
Read more about our unschooling approach
If you’re newer to Unschool RULES, maybe you’re wondering about this radical unschooling thing we do.
Here are a few posts that tell more about our lives!
- From homeschooled student to homeschooled mom: Going full circle, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 (This series details everything from my own educational background to the earlier years of Sarah’s life, and really is the best way to get to know us and why we’re in the place we are!)
- Our 10 homeschooling/unschooling must-haves (The library. I almost don’t need to say any more, but in true Joan style, I did.)
- 5 things I learned NOT to do in our first month of homeschooling (Well, that’s pretty self-explanatory, right?)
- 10 unexpected benefits to learning together from life (Among other things, we’re not bound by age or grade levels!)
- 10 great books about learning from life (Some are obviously “about” learning, but others simply inspired me to think differently about knowledge.)
- How we deal with critics of our radical unschooling lifestyle (This is also kind of a Q&A that addresses everything from “But all she does is play video games!” to “How can you tell if she’s learning?”)
- 5 days of real-world math (This series that I wrote in July 2012 continues to be one of the most detailed looks at how we talk about learning in real life!)
- 5 days of video-game learning (Yep, we play a LOT of video games. And we learn at the same time. Here’s how!)
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