Friday, September 7, 2012

Looking Back at Week 13

Another good week has come and gone and I am really enjoying the unschooling direction that we have taken.  I don't want to say that we are totally unschooling, but it sure looks like we are on our way.

The kids did 2 lessons in their spelling books and even though they squabbled a wee bit, they followed through on each of their lessons.

As for math, we have put Horizons aside for a while and returned to Life of Fred - Edgewood
We are up to Chapter 9 and can't wait to find out what happens next on Fred's adventure.

Both Nick and Sam picked up their Vocabulary Cartoons.  Sam looked at it 1 day and Nick worked on it through out the week. 
The kids also read many books this week as well as played on the computer and watched a few movies.
They also helped daddy get water from Millbrook and even saw a fox at the end of our driveway.  I think they were more impressed with seeing a gray fox than playing in the brook.

Samantha worked on a sewing project and a knitting project this week.  She has also been helping in the kitchen a lot more this week too.  She is starting to show an interest in cooking and baking, so some yummy projects maybe in store in the near future.

One other thing they did this week of help Scott make some bullets with molds.  They were able to observe chemistry at work.  Scott did all the dangerous stuff that had to do with high heat, but the kids were able to use the tool to mold the bullets and place wax on the bullets too.  They spent a few hours with Scott just observing and learning about chemistry. (as a disclaimer, my husband is only making bullets for his own personal use for the shooting range as well as teaching our children about gun safety and ammunition safety)

Homeschooling/Unschooling is great.


  1. sounds like a great/productive week! We love Life of Fred, we were going through Apples- I need to pick that up again :) Love examples of Chemistry in real life, great learning moment!

    hope your next week in homeschool adventuring is just as great!

    1. I love when spontaneous lessons happen and that the kids enjoy them.