This post is about 7yo Vee’s self-led project. Over the weekend, he folded many origami cats. Then he thought of laminating them, perhaps for sale to raise funds for charity. He was super excited and kept bugging me to laminate the cats. Finally after school today, we started working and split the duties: #1 Vee: slot […]
One of the reasons I like homeschooling is the amount of time, space and freedom the child gets to solve his own problem creatively. Being given a problem to solve (often happening in traditional schools) is different from facing your own problem and trying to overcome it. The sense of ownership and motivation are much
We left for a family vacation to Bangkok, all excited to explore the city. On the first day, 7yo Vee complained on earache and headache while we were at Chatuchak market. He was one huge grumpy fellow. In the evening, we discovered he’d a high fever and immediately stocked up on a thermometer, masks and
On Monday, we’d a whole day of child-led learning that turned out surprisingly well: – The boys spent some time observing a huge crane doing major renovation work at a neighbour’s place. We talked about work safety and diligence. – Vee saw a new poster and recited the times tables – We revised sounds made by
Our unschooling theme now: Lion Dance! Vee and Jae have been fascinated by lion dances this Lunar New Year. Just imagine 2 active boys banging pot lids, drum sticks and bouncing around like mad ALL DAY LONG. Since I can’t stop them, I joined them. What we did in an evening… 1. Vee wants to
Our Year 2013 homeschool lessons have started — after Vee recovered from fever / diarrhoea, amidst Jae’s fever / diarrhoea, and disrupted water supply for the past 3 days. We’ve been learning that: life isn’t a bed of roses our body is capable of recovering after an illness, and to treasure EVERY drop of water!
Unschooling? I came across the term “unschooling” when reading up on homeschooling families. My personal interpretation is that it means child-interest-led learning, with the parents’ guidance and support. Then it dawned onto me that it’s what we’ve been doing all along. Even though we started homeschooling with The Shichida Method (Vee at 14 months old)