This past homeschool year has been fraught with ups and downs for our family. We have had other homeschoolers join us daily for adventures, we have taken college courses, we have had fun with experiments, we have read some wonderful books, we have struggled with asychronisity, we have dealt with sickness and loss of family and friends, we moved from our community to a farm, and we have adjusted. Through it all we’ve made compromises and come closer as a family. Even our homeschool has shifted. Is it still unschooling?
Archives for June 2016
The thoughts of summer camp bring to mind images of children laughing, playing, and learning all while enjoying the unique experiences that only summer camp can offer. But, what if you have an asynchronous kid that struggles with anxiety? What then, Mama?
The days have lengthened and we have finally left behind the coolness of spring. What do you do to celebrate the return of summer? Catch Fireflies and drink Root-beer Floats of course!
What do you do when you have gloriously beautiful days filled with sunshine and the songs of birds? You spend as much of your time out of doors as possible!
What do you do when your children are full of energy and bouncing off the walls? If your children are anything like mine, then they are filled with a boundless energy and that can be hard to contain indoors. We like to make our way outside where there are no walls and you know what? It’s inevitable that we’ll learn a few things in the process.
This week on the farm, we harvested honey from our honey bee hives! That’s right, the delicious liquid gold flowed into quart after quart jar leaving us all with a slight sugar rush and feeling like a heat stroke was immanent. Why? Let’s just say you can’t press honey comb without heat and without getting the honey on your fingers.