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.
Friday, October 14, 2011
We were buying Daddy Honey's weekly supply of beer today (it's spiritually important to him that he have a Louisiana-made Abita beer in hand while watching LSU football on Saturday) when I overheard Woody telling Fox which flags represented which countries. He could identify Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Canada. You know where he learned this? TV and video games! He watched the winter Olympics with us last year on TV and plays World Cup Soccer on the computer, both of which feature countries' flags.
This felt like one of those tests of how far we could really take "learning is everywhere." Even in liquor stores? Yes! Even in liquor stores.