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.
OK, we’re unschoolers, practicing very relaxed homeschooling. But why? How did we end up with this particular educational style, especially straight out of public school?