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Today's Schedule

Posted by on May. 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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#unschooling #firstdayofunschooling #excitedkidsandmama
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fitnessfan10898
by on May. 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Planting the flowers.



Planted and hung...will be checking back in 8 - 10 days, to see progress. #unschooling #gardeningclass

faeriemom1972
by Member on May. 14, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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Schedule?!?!?! Lol, what's a schedule?

Looks fun anyway :)

Ecoseem
by Member on May. 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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Quoting faeriemom1972:

Schedule?!?!?! Lol, what's a schedule?

Looks fun anyway :)

Pretty much.

CaitsCookies
by Member on May. 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Quoting Ecoseem:


Quoting faeriemom1972:

Schedule?!?!?! Lol, what's a schedule?

Looks fun anyway :)

Pretty much.


Our schedule is a bit different. Monday - recover from the weekend, watch educational DVDs Tuesday - housework missed on Monday, library, baked goods to community kitchen, DVDs Wed - park/swim day with area homeschoolers Thurs - clean house, watch birds & nature, DVDs, pick up things for Fri comm kitchen Fri - baking day, comm kitchen Sat - delivery day Sun - church & family
fitnessfan10898
by on May. 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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Well, guess I should of titled this Unschooling Adventures, lol. I have realized that Unschooling means I don't have to have a set schedule anymore, for them to learn stuff :)


Learning the Sign Language Alphabet. What word are they spelling? #unschooling #homeschooling #languagearts


Doing a Nature Hunt today. #homeschooling #unschooling #naturehunt


Checking off their findings. #homeschooling #unschooling #naturehunt

ASloane0314
by New Member on May. 26, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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This is excellent!!  I am a homeschooling mother that wants to get away from 100% homeschooling and this is what I see it looking like!!  Thanks so much for sharing!!

Anita

LindaClement
by Group Owner on May. 27, 2013 at 1:58 AM
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Yeah... my answer was going to be 'what's a schedule?' too :D

Well, ours used to be like: Tuesdays are library day...

Saracide
by Member on May. 27, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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Looks fun! I never schedule things either. It's always spur of the moment, whatever the kiddo is into at the time. Takes us to some pretty interesting stuff and some awesome conversations. 

I don't really have a schedule, but my goal for the summer is to get him reading more. He HATES reading, and I just want him to learn so he can enjoy learning more independently. I'm not worried about him being behind or anything, just wish he would enjoy it more because there is so much he can learn from reading!


LindaClement
by Group Owner on May. 27, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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I'd strongly recommend leaving 'enjoying reading' out your goals for him... because I've seen this go so badly (why is it always about reading?!?) so often.

Whatever you press will be met with resistance. That's a fundamental rule of humans. If you really want him to learn to enjoy reading, you have to wait for him to discover his joy in reading. If you press him to enjoy reading, he will resist the pressure --one way or another, and it will contribute to misery (in both of you) not joy.

Here's my stock rant on the subject, offered for your consideration. Feel free to ignore me :D

I suggest stepping back, and looking for what he does enjoy ... and then seeing if you can understand where the joy in that comes from. See if you can, from a different perspective, think up a respectable reason to interrupt him doing what he is enjoying, to do something he does not enjoy but you do.

I understand the love of reading: I'm a compulsive myself. It is not everyone's joy --nor should it be.

I can horrify a huge swathe of the population in less than 20 words: I could not care less if I never heard another piece of music for the remainder of my life.

That's how some people feel about reading: however much joy it brings YOU is about what you should do with your time, not what anyone else should do, or enjoy...

The entire WORLD offers a infinite volumes of learning; reading is only one possible means to encounter that learning, not the only.

... rant ends ...

Quoting Saracide:

Looks fun! I never schedule things either. It's always spur of the moment, whatever the kiddo is into at the time. Takes us to some pretty interesting stuff and some awesome conversations. 

I don't really have a schedule, but my goal for the summer is to get him reading more. He HATES reading, and I just want him to learn so he can enjoy learning more independently. I'm not worried about him being behind or anything, just wish he would enjoy it more because there is so much he can learn from reading!



Saracide
by Member on May. 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM
You are absolutely right! Thank you for your rant :)
I see the resistance every time I try to get him to read with me. He simply does not enjoy it, and does not really enjoy being read to either. I know, it is always about the reading and writing and math. I know he does read on his own - when he is playing video games or looking at a Lego magazine. I guess I just have to let go of all expectations here, regardless of the way I feel about it, and let him do his own thing.
I am definitely a reader. Sometimes I think he gets the wrong idea because most of what I read is on the internet or from my e-reader, thus, he associates technology with reading, maybe? He sure doesn't argue when I ask him to read while he is playing games or finding videos on YouTube.
Reading is just one of the harder things for me to let go. I was reading before I was even in Kindergarten. My parents expected me to be having my son reading before that time as well. I think outside pressure and judgment has made me get to the point where I try to force it on him, and you are right, I need to back off.
He also has accommodative infacility - a problem with his eyes not focusing like normal when changing focal points to different depths. (Did that make sense?) His eye doctor said it is a result of, get this, "forcing kids to read before they are developmentally ready."
Guess I need to take some deep breaths and relax!


Quoting LindaClement:

I'd strongly recommend leaving 'enjoying reading' out your goals for him... because I've seen this go so badly (why is it always about reading?!?) so often.

Whatever you press will be met with resistance. That's a fundamental rule of humans. If you really want him to learn to enjoy reading, you have to wait for him to discover his joy in reading. If you press him to enjoy reading, he will resist the pressure --one way or another, and it will contribute to misery (in both of you) not joy.

Here's my stock rant on the subject, offered for your consideration. Feel free to ignore me :D

I suggest stepping back, and looking for what he does enjoy ... and then seeing if you can understand where the joy in that comes from. See if you can, from a different perspective, think up a respectable reason to interrupt him doing what he is enjoying, to do something he does not enjoy but you do.

I understand the love of reading: I'm a compulsive myself. It is not everyone's joy --nor should it be.

I can horrify a huge swathe of the population in less than 20 words: I could not care less if I never heard another piece of music for the remainder of my life.

That's how some people feel about reading: however much joy it brings YOU is about what you should do with your time, not what anyone else should do, or enjoy...

The entire WORLD offers a infinite volumes of learning; reading is only one possible means to encounter that learning, not the only.

... rant ends ...

Quoting Saracide:

Looks fun! I never schedule things either. It's always spur of the moment, whatever the kiddo is into at the time. Takes us to some pretty interesting stuff and some awesome conversations. 

I don't really have a schedule, but my goal for the summer is to get him reading more. He HATES reading, and I just want him to learn so he can enjoy learning more independently. I'm not worried about him being behind or anything, just wish he would enjoy it more because there is so much he can learn from reading!



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