Just thought I'd share some snippets of what we've been learning around here lately. First off I must share one of my most favorite UNSCHOOLING moments from this past Monday. The girls & I were in the kitchen doing some baking for our Halloween party....we were trying out a new recipe for Pumpkin Nutmeg cookies & Ashley had measured all the wet ingredients into a bowl when Alli came in asking if she could measure the dry ingredients. Well, Ashley just set about helping her read the recipe & showing her which measuring spoon/cup she needed to use. How to scoop the flour up & then level it off with the back of a butter knife & how level the baking soda off by scraping it along the side of the box. I was washing up dishes & just kind of kept my mouth shut & quietly watched the proceedings.....it was so neat watching Ashley 'Teach' Alli what to do. Something they would never get in a class room situation. Not only the hands-on learning, but the sisterly bonding that was going on....made my heart melt. Sigh.....THIS is why I love homeschooling!!
Ashley has been studying about the Legislative branch of Government: Congress & some of her math looks like this.......
Jon was working on how to determine the sum of the numbers if he knew the average of a group of numbers & how many numbers are in the group. Michael was working on long division & we were getting so tickled at him.....he was having major brain farts today! I mean this is the child who about two years ago, beat out his brother & sister in a competition for memorizing all their multiplication facts & today he was telling me stuff like 4-3= 0! LOL!! It was one of those days!