A Week In The Life Of Unschoolers

Whew what a week it has been !

It’s funny how some weeks pass and seem like nothing was accomplished then boom a week comes that you can’t believe all that was done.

I mentioned how our week started by watching a non Disney version of The Little Mermaid, then we read the story by Hans Christian Anderson which led us on many learning adventures and ended with a viewing of the Disney version of The Little Mermaid.

Well this has brought the sketch books back out and the girls have been busy drawing up a storm this week.

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(The girls making their “sea gardens” from the story.)

We also listened to Oscar Wilde’s The Fisherman and His Soul from LibriVox comparing the two stories.

Then we finally watched the movie Tangled which led to a reading of Rapunzel where Miss Sky said “Man they really added a lot to the movie”.

We noticed this was Disney’s 50th animated motion picture and thought how cool it would be to watch all the Disney animated movies in chronological order to see how much they’ve evolved. I mean who knows what adventures this will lead to.

Other learning adventures this week included Miss Sky continuing her mythical creature search reading the Handbook to her Monsterology book

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and starting a journal to write about her discoveries. She even noticed on Animal Jam “look mom they have Yeti masks, it says in my book they are related to Big Foot”.

Little Sis worked on some Halloween word searches

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and this time could read the words she was looking for.

She also wanted to see how much change she had

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and learned how to count by 5 and 10.

She read the books Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and her new favorite Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

I have come to the part in The Tudors where all the beheading has started (I am SO thankful not to be living during Medieval times). I have been explaining to Miss Sky what’s been happening in the show,since the show is not appropriate for her to watch, and we got in a long conversation about Thomas More. Well I found him in our Book of Saints by Amy Welborn and read the passage to the girls. This also led to us watching A Man for All Seasons.(Which is appropriate for her to watch.)

I am sure I’ve forgotten something again but that pretty much sums up our week.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!

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2 Responses to “A Week In The Life Of Unschoolers”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    I so love it when life (er… the goodly things 😉 ) just takes over, and off! we go!
    Everyone is excited and happy. Love that!

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