Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Unschooling Days!

We have been busy busy with school lately. I have been co-schooling with my neighbor and best friend, Heather from Home's Cool.  Our kiddos have been very interested in Egypt. We decided to do a joint study. 
On Mondays we go to their house to learn music, art, and literature. On Tuesdays we are here at the Crunchy House learning culture, geography, and craft time. I am personally enjoying getting the extra help, especially since teaching art and poetry are not my strong points!
Our study is going to last about 9 weeks and end with an Egyptian party where the kiddos will present all their new knowledge to the dads. They will be learning a play that Tiger Lily is writing to present as well! 

I thought I would share with you what we have been up to so far:

We started the week of Thanksgiving. It was our prep week. Mr. Popper had said that he wanted to make his own globe. So, of course, in true unschooling, child-lead learning, we did just that!
No one told us that paper mache balloons and 7 children was a bad idea, not that we would have listened to them! We are super moms!(or really crazy, we haven't decided which yet.)

Here are the finished projects drying in the sun. Next week we will be starting the painting process.

We started painting the Egyptian flag on the front of our file folder 'suitcases.'  This is where we will be keeping all of our fun writings and information!

Of course we made time for a nature walk.

This amazing field has some of the best climbing trees that I have ever seen. The kids had a blast!

The coming weeks are filled with lots of fun crafts, creative writing prompts, virtual field trips, and more! The kids are little sponges soaking up all they can about Egypt. Between the 7 of them I don't think there is a book left available to be checked out at our local library. I love that they are so excited about learning! This is one of the main reasons we started this homeschooling journey.

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