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, November 29, 2011


It was a gorgeous, cold, clear, sunny 6th birthday for Woody today!

Daddy Honey made him a Keva Plank robot to greet him with his first well-wish upon waking. (The robot was holding a sign that said Happy Birthday Woody, but somehow it disappeared before I photographed it...)

And Fox and I took him to breakfast at his favorite place, Little Bread Company, where he got a birthday cream puff on the house complete with rainbow candle.

And the rest of the day was spent being big and small, every bit of six years old but sometimes something else besides.