We’ve been officially homeschooling for five months now! There’s so much to say about our experience so far, stuff we’ve done and things we’ve learned about. I’ve only casually taken quick photos with my phone here and there, but I hope to document more of it properly. I’m just going to dump all my phone photos here and start documenting our stuff anew.
The last few months we’ve been talking a lot about survival scenarios, the Oregon Trail, covered wagons, and navigation by compass and by the sky.
We always go exploring outdoors, though I tend to chicken out if it’s too cold or rainy.
Fern taught herself to read last year, but we’ve been casually working on writing and spelling. She changes the calendar every day and sometimes will write down the day’s info and what we are going to do.
She’s also had a few penpals, including one from Dubai. We sent them a package of pamphlets, maps, tickets, etc. and they sent us the same. It was super interesting for all of us.
We spend a lot of rainy afternoons in a sheet fort. For a while it was a space capsule with a control panel she made out of old bottle caps.
Fern hangs out with her amazing dear friends, does science, builds things at her work table, plays music, learns about the world, etc.
It’s been a huge learning experience for us, but I’m pretty happy with how it’s going. I’d like to share more of our days here. Fern says she never wants to go to traditional school, but if she ever does we would go with that too. For now it’s a happy, slow, cozy experience with a really smart and strong six year old and her curious little brother, and I’m into it.