My son Woody turned six in November of 2011. That would have been the kindergarten year for most kids, 180 days that mark the beginning of the school career. But Woody did his learning in the big, wide, beautiful world, without school being a part of it.

I'm Teresa Honey, and I kept this blog to document this time in my son's life, to share pictures and stories with far-away friends and relatives, and to add ours to the many stories of families living rich, engaging, loving lives with learning happening all the time and in many forms, totally inseparable from every other part of being human.

Here you'll find 180 or so learning moments recorded from August, 2011 to April, 2012 in the life of a 5-turned-6-year-old radically unschooled kid.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Daddy Honey got to share the first three paragraphs of The Hobbit with Woody last night before Woody bowed out. They spent a lot of time on the map of middle earth before beginning to read, but Woody wished that they would have gotten to the story part sooner. He didn't much care for the pages and pages of descriptions of Hobbits, their families, and their holes.

Joshua is on his eighth or ninth re-reading of this book. It's good to know what you like.


Joshua added, "Maybe I'll skip right to the part with the trolls next time."