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 11, 2011


We were thwarted in our attempt to find sculpting clay today. The art supplies store within walking distance of our house doesn't sell it.  But, they did have cool ceramic skulls that we're going to try and make ourselves for Dia de los muertos.

And we did read an odd sign on the way home.

And we did play Scrabble after dinner with Daddy Honey, who is quite good at Scrabble, and who gets picked first for teams every time. (He was gracious enough, too, to allow me to play a Spanish word even though that's not really playing by the rules.)