Wednesday, May 21

Flowing days

Miss 6 started the day with big cuddles and then retelling me her dream... proceeded to read an asthma fact book in bed (she had asked me a few weeks back to learn more about it, being always interested in the body and diseases and germs, etc)...

... out of bed she was a mermaid (2 legs in a pair of trousers will do that)... who had breakfast (always porridge), and told me various 'facts' about her mermaid ways as she waddled and bounced around the room...

... read a chapter book... and then worked on a few pages of a grammar book (-ed endings, and her writing is looking really great, just improving naturally)...

... she cut up old shark/writing worksheets and created shark photos, that apparently she took as a mermaid when her shark soft-toy was a baby... and then I was invited to watch a silent shark documentary of a shark feeding on anemone (cushion fringes)...

... a banana snack...

... asked me to look up the word dander, and we discussed that a bit... reading a shark book on the sunny window sill... waving to an adult neighbour outside and a quick chat about her books and reading...

... asked for the date and checked off the correct one from the wall calendar...

... I read to her a chapter from Gaia Girls... we looked at her toy rubber shark's teeth and she questioned, "Do sharks have tongues?", wow, all the shark facts and we didn't know! web research and we discover together...

... doll play and her doll learning about sharks... sang a song together (ants go marching - random! - with her changing the rhyming ends to nonsense)...

... lunch...




When I don't write here for days, this is a taste of what is often happening. Lots of bits of creativity and learning and experimenting and discussion. Poignant and important, but small and fleeting, that I just don't get it down in time.

Yet I wanted to capture a little of such a day. Mostly for us to look back on but also for anyone wondering what an unschooling (ish), or autonomous learning, day looks like for us. As you can see, I stopped at lunch because the post was long enough! The rest of the day proceeded much the same including; other topics, handwork, and some outdoor play with a friend in the glorious Spring sun.


1 comment:

  1. We often have days like this which are so hard to capture in a blog post. You have done it beautifully :)

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