Norman Reedus is my teenage daughter’s hero. And, because he lived up to and crazily surpassed her expectations in their short meeting, he’s mine too.
What does an average day look like for a family of unschoolers with a teenager? Here’s a quick look into our lives!
Here’s a simple unschooling planner system that anyone who unschools or follows a relaxed homeschooling style can use to keep track of family learning and activity highlights.
Unschooling in August 2017 included Shakespeare, 4-H State Achievement Days, the 4-H Fair, learning about the Count de St. Germain and Charles the Mad, family learning journals, a dog show, theater auditions, a James Patterson sci-fi novel and more.
We don’t do grade levels, but if you’re wondering what radical unschooling 12th grade-ish style looks like, here’s our 17-year-old daughter’s plan.
Unschooling in July 2017 included Shakespeare, learning about Vikings from Uncharted 4, learning about the bones of the hand from a James Patterson crime novel, kayaking, Knoebel’s and more.
Unschooling in June 2017 was all about Shakespeare’s The Tempest, plus hiking, Plato’s Republic, a swimming hole, cool new books and many stuffed penguins.
Unschooling in May 2017 included a move to a new house, serving on the cast of a regional play, cribbage, watching movies and more.
A playing-by-ear approach based on real songs and not drill-and-kill practice is a great way for unschoolers to learn music performance and music theory. Garage Band Theory is helping us do just that!
Take a look at a couple of months of unschooling in this Unschool Rules wrapup, which includes music lessons, community theater and a house move.