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, January 24, 2012


We did a bunch of fun stuff with our dear guests while they were here. I'm glad the weather was nice. I'm glad the kids were keen. We've hiked and rock climbed and ran a labyrinth and read together in the big pretty library and scaled the castle walls at the park. There are heaps of interesting things I know they'll remember. They tumbled out of the bedroom doors in the morning full of happy energy and fell asleep at night with dozens of positive, shared experiences to replay in their minds

But I am so happy, too, to think of the in-between moments that they got to just be together being themselves. This is the stuff of friendship.