Blueprints, design plans, images and more fill our block areas. This image on a big hollow block serves as a local connection. It has been exciting to see how children build their own monumental structures. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by incredible architecture in Charlestown and grateful for the many ways to bring that inspiration into the classroom. #embraceyourcontext#growwhereyouareplanted#theworldisourclassroom
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It's my 32nd birthday today! Admittedly, I forgot how old I was and thought, for a few days, that I was turning 31, lol. It wasn't until I was thinking of my husband's age and how he's going to turn 36 (his birthday is just 10 days after mine) that I realized I was actually older than I thought. 🤦🏼♀️ Well, here's to another year of forgetting! 🤣
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Happy smiles are my addiction. ☺️ I'm sure it goes without saying, but I love this girl with all my heart. 🥰 I hope she always remains so sweet and happy. 😘
Some days ago we got our residency cards at the electoral tribunal. There was this huge wall explaining that without a real right to vote democracy is not working. The kids started to ask questions about this and together with Thomas they came to the conclusion that to be able to live together in harmony we need some rules that we agree on together. After that it was pretty logical for the kids that the same way we organize our family we can organize companies and countries.
Seeing a political system as an attempt to organize a biiig family we see that all the different approaches like democracy, monarchy, communism... are forms that humans created out of the same necessities that we have in our family...
The same afternoon the kids tried anarchy 😜 //
Astronomy class Lesson 6: The Moon wrap up. 🌖🌕We are currently outside, moon gazing and listening to our Kuya Osh as he discusses to us the 8 phases of the moon. Currently it’s on waxing gibbous phase just like yesterday. That means full moon is coming very soon. Hitting 3 birds with one stone. I have a chance to discuss with him Astronomy, Language Arts (pronouns), and Character at the same time. We’re wowed with how God put all these giants in the sky yet not harming us at all. What a mindful Creator we have. By the way as we walk we also touch our Physical Education lesson. Swipe left ➡️➡️➡️ to see the article he made about the moon for his Language Arts lesson. #LivingApologia#apologiascience#homeschool#thejoyofhomeschooling#theworldisourclassroom#gracefullhomeschooling#homeschoolmom
Imagination, determination, positive mindset, self belief... All these and many more qualities we are lucky to be (re)taught by these awesome two young men. Once they put their mind to something, they push through, come rain or shine. Be it fishing, reptile- or bird catching, nothing will deter them.
After many days of absolutely no luck, sitting, waiting, trouble shooting, Mr 7 finally got on to his winning streak. He trapped no less than 13 birds in one single day! (All birds got away unscathed... "I don't eat bird!", he declared). It was the happiest day of his life (and ours, by default).
Every moment is a chance for children to be learning ! Use everyday items to help teach your lessons - - - food, toys, nature , #theworldisourclassroom#ariankhkaavatarschool - - - check out ammas lipstick she made out of blueberries ; she said it’s natural, no chemicals, beautiful color, and tastes good too ;) #homeschool
This school year I made a point to focus less on my typical “obsessively list check-off” style of schooling. Honestly, it’s been so amazing watching how much learning & growth actually happens during free play...and also it makes me really sad that traditional schools cut so much of this from kid’s day. How much creative thinking are kids being robbed of when they only get a 20 or 30min recess? ⠀
This past week my oldest was flipping through his science experiments book during playtime, getting inspired for things he and G could create just by using tape, scissors, and paper. Okayyyy so they killed through almost 2 rolls of tape (which I randomly keep stepping on everywhere), but so worth it for their teamwork & exploring fun. Lets just say, their entire room & bathroom is covered with rocket-ships! 🚀😂
Working on some exciting summer plans on this dreary winter day. Hoping to see all the states we have left in the continental US and would love help with ideas and inspiration! This will be our biggest road adventure yet and is going to take some pretty legitimate planning. Anyone have any recommended stops in these states: KS, NE, IA, WI, MN, ND, SD, WY, MT, ID 🙋🏼♀️? Looking for fun activities, beautiful sights, delicious foods (possibly a cheese trail in Wisconsin 🤔) and historical landmarks (Mt. Rushmore here we come!) Would love your help friends!
Hope you’re having a cozy Wednesday.
We ❤️ Greece! Thank you for a wonderful 3 weeks. We love your food, your history, your myths, your hospitality and your enthusiasm for life! We especially love that you compassionately open your borders to those seeking asylum. 🇬🇷❤️🇬🇷❤️🇬🇷
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Who says that the learning inside of a classroom is more valuable than the learning that takes place outside those walls? I dream of a world in which all the learning our children come to us with, is valued.
Today’s classroom.. Let the #unschooling begin! #theworldisourclassroom