Monday, October 6, 2008

"Lets start at the very beginning....

a very good place to start", is what a wise person once sang. After much prayer, thought, talk and deliberation we decieded as a family today that we are going to keep Easton at home to learn. I hate saying 'at home' though as it makes it seem so stuffy and sedatary, and we will be far from that. I see much of our learning out and about, in the forest, at a stream, at the market, in day to day life. I enthusiasticly embrace this adventure and cannot wait to learn again with him in the ways that I did once when I was a child. I think the most treasured part of my childhood was learning outside the classroom in field trips and to think that everyday is going to be field trip day for us is very exciting. I cannot wait to see him blossom before us and soak up life with all it has to offer. I have to admit I am a bit intimitated by this venture but like all new and big things in life I think that shows how much it means to me. Now lets hope that he can spell better than I and learn to count to twenty with his shoes on!

2 comments:

naturalhappyandfree.com said...

Congrats on your new choice! Unschooling has brought us a whole new outlook on life. It's certainly brought it challenges as well, but has been worth every minute of it. Good luck and don't be afraid of the days when it doesn't seem like anything was learned. Most learning happens internally. ;)

Victoria said...

Congrats! I was HS'd with a unschooling twist, as Eva Grace will be too. I can't think of a better learning environment especially for a boy! Enjoy the adventure!

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