Practice your best Educationese on real-life, quite typical unschooling pursuits, including but not limited to, looking out the window, making mashed potato mountains, multiverses, or endless pots of mud soup (made by your 11yo in a rare moment away from Minecraft?).
You might actually help a parent free her inner Education Specialist and charm the socks off her homeschool evaluator, or you could just have some fun because you don't really need to do that anyway, and secretly pity those who do.
To start, I give you my own scenario to translate into acceptable Educationese. You are welcome to throw in your own and keep the thread going, or this can die a lonely and ignoble death like so many other threads I have started when I was delirious with exhaustion and having far too much fun by myself thinking...... I will not take the silence personally, I promise you.
So, here we go!
DD1's paper dolls.
About 3 years ago (when she was 5.5 about, I think), dd1 started cutting "paper dolls" out of clothing catalogs. She collected them, started dividing them according to season, birthdate. She gave all of them names and played/plays with them endlessly, sometimes by themselves, sometimes in conjunction with other toys.
OK, that's almost too easy. So, here's the trickier part.
She draws on them in what she used to call "monster faces." She draws an arch above the eyebrows, circles both eyes, draws a line from that down the nose/midline to the mouth that she circles. She usually cuts off hands and feet. She uses a 4-color pen and color codes them as well.
How she organizes them changes. Now, she keeps them on shelves according to season (but, season according to what color the doll is wearing? Or season that she cut it from the catalog? Dilemma.....)
And BTW, does anyone want a few thousand? DD1 passes them on once a new catalog comes in, but she gives them to dd2 who hangs on to everything and remembers. "MOM! What happened to that wadded up girl with her head ripped off and her arm taped back on, wearing what used to be a candy-striped pinafore before I taped on a fishbowl picture and then ripped that off taking the candy stripe and pinafore with the scotch tape, and that dd1gaveme2yearsago-andIplayedwithitinthatcornerlastyearwithmyhorses..... youknowtheoneswiththelegsbrokenoffandtapedbackonand-whereisthatlegthatdroppedoff6000yearsago? You threw that away? WAAAAAAAAA!"
If I needed to (I don't, thankfully) how would I word this for the Educationally Judgmental?
Have fun! Obviously, I have been....
Ugh. I need to go to bed before they commit me.