Brick and mortar schools start his upcoming Monday where I live. I've been talking with some local unschoolers about creating a co-op where I'll be teaching about 3 classes, once a week. I'm thinking of joining another already established co-op here. There is also a free youth choir here I'm thinking of putting my almost 6 year old in.
I'm going to sign her up for an umbrella unschool organization...don't have to do it until Sept. though. I was considering signing up for the virtual school just to have those resources available, but I think I'll skip it.
We've been playing a lot of soccer lately and my dd5 has been creating a lot of stories on her big drawing pad...with pictures and storytelling, I get to hurriedly try to write down everything she says.
We've picked up speaking Spanish regularly again, but not as much as we could. She's helping to take care of the dogs we have here and she's been volunteering to help her sister and the little boy we take care of (both 2 year olds).
I'd like to find another class she could do, but I'm not sure what or when. We have some settling to do before we find any extra classes. Piano has also been a big activity for her. Recently we watched a woman give birth in just a few minutes standing up...it was a youtube video and they caught me watching it one morning. It reminded me of the time before dd2 was born when I was trying to prepare dd5 for the birth experience. It was a nice bonding moment for the three of us.
There's been a lot of subtle things that have been shown to me lately about both girls' levels of understanding about many different things. I've been really pleased. Oh...dd5 is totally over her bug phobia...I'm so happy about that! She'll even go outside by herself now. I think we're going to get going with more instrument playing, reading and spanish...those are the major interests.
We were reading the book "Prince Caspian" of the Narnia series and that is a big hit. I really need to get more crafting material for them. They've been sitting her drawing for over an hour, singing their stories. It's nice.