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, April 17, 2012

175, part II

This was too good not to share, even though I think it's probably obvious with these parts I and II as of late that I am maybe cheating a little bit, dragging out my 180 learning moments into parts of parts so that I can keep noticing, keep telling, keep showing.

Still, HA! Look!


This may be my favorite Honey House craft yet. It's Luche libre meets Made by Joel meets origami, and it was wonderful.

See, I would never, ever have thought to build this into a lesson plan, and even if I had, that would have ruined it, because I would have been trying to wedge in resources that supported my pre-determined learning outcomes instead of following my kids' leads, offering stories and facts and links along the path that they blazed. This was spontaneous and silly and so much fun, and it was Spanish and sportsmanship and Greco-Roman sports and percentages (of the prize money split between wrestlers). 

I tried to go back and figure out just how we got to this zany homemade toy, but I missed a few turns. No matter. Today and every day, !Viva la unschooling!