|Originally posted by Cassidy [/i] This thread is awesome -- we are dealing with our own combination of these issues at our house. First, I should say that we were "radical" unschoolers last year and this fall we have started using a classical outline in order to regularly have "stuff to do." My daughter was very discouraged that we "weren't doing anything," and she had a hard time appreciating how much she was learning without having a pattern of completed activities to look back on. So we are now more structured and goal-oriented unschoolers, in a very child-led sort of way.|
Hi, I just started homeschooling my 8 yr old son this fall. I am also pregnant, edd 10/01/03. I have been taking it easy as far as his curriculum for now, not being very rigid due to both my "condition" and lack of knowledge. My main concern was getting him out of the school system and undoing the damage done there. We are studying/working based on a few different ideas very flexibly. We visit museums, art galleries and libraries regularly. I would like to know more about what you and other unschooling parents do for your kids to learn reading, math, social studies, science etc.
My son goes to the Boys & Girls club for approx 3-4 hrs a day where he is on the basketball team and gets to socialize and play with other kids. Are there any other parents with only one child unschooling? What are your days like, what do you do?
I am very new to all this. I appreciate all the help and ideas I can get.
mother of two
Gabriel - born 9/8/95
Sam edd 10/01/03