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Dans ma vie d'avant, j'étais #omamawolf et il semblerait que cet enfant ait le modelage dans le sang...Il ne quitte plus son Rhinocéros Laineux du Cénozoïque (je cite le spécialiste) et moi, je suis très fière de lui...
Marius s'applique depuis des semaines à topographier le monde magique dans lequel se déroulent les histoires merveilleuses qu'il écrit...Si j'en crois mes proches, je devrais m'inquiéter de tant de concentration et de ferveur artistique..."Mais il dessine encore! C'est beaucoup trop!", "Allume donc la télé qu'il se détende un peu"ou encore "Il a 10 ans, tu ne penses qu'il lui faudrait un smartphone, il s'ennuierait moins!" Et si on lui permettait simplement de mener la vie qu'il a choisi?
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” {Fred Rogers} ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This morning we have been playing with water beads on our light panel. I gave her two glass jars and some measuring spoons and she instantly made up a game of pretending to cook to feed her teddies, which led us to use measuring words like quarter and half full, nearest and furthest away. Playing and learning, learning and playing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #playislearning #playmatters #earlymaths #sensoryplay #letthembelittle #freetolearn #homeschooler #unschooling #childhoodeveryday #reggioinspired #openendedplay #letthemplay #kinestheticlearning
Every chance he gets he’s reading!! I love their love of books 📚
See ya later Big Ted! It was fun to see you grow from a tadpole into this handsome wee frog. Not so much fun crawling around the bedroom in the middle of the night trying to catch you when you escaped from the tank though! Enjoy life in the big pond! 🐸
Your job as a parent is to make the best choice for your family in this moment. It is not your job to make other people (family included) feel good about those choices. If you need support or a tribe, I am here for you, and so is this amazing community. 💚
Had Miss 4 and a big cleanskin bull supervising our work today think he may have missed a few musters 😏 #bushkids #bull #watertanks #outbacklife #ABCmyphoto #countrylife #farmphotography #unschoolers #unschooling #freechildhood #runwildmychild #freespirit #freetolearn #freetoplay #naturalparenting
A new favorite game, Kings Corner 👑 #SDE #freetolearn
#selfdirectededucation is when a five year old can make a plan to buy a plant, research where to buy a plant and how to care for the plant, get her purchase approved through the community budget board, schedule a trip to the store, negotiate with friend how to share said plant and FINALLY have your plant in your arms at school. 👏🏻❤️ So many opportunities to practice patience, love and care. And also math, time management, communication, navigation, writing, etc etc etc... #freetolearn #trustkids #facilitatelearningdontforceit
Hangs on a house in the rain 💖 #freetolearn #selfdirectedkids
Rain, Puddles and Slow Mo! 🙌🏻 #freetolearn #trustkids #selfdirectededucation
Repost @thehygienebank I received a phone call yesterday from a social worker asking if we could put an emergency hygiene care package together for a young girl leaving care and moving into supported housing this Friday. Her key worker said to me “Can you please include a toothbrush because she doesn’t have one”. This is hygiene poverty. This vulnerable girl like all care leavers has to quickly learn how to live independently on £57.90. Is it any wonder that within 24m of leaving care, one third find themselves homeless? 😞#thehygienebank #hygienepoverty #makeadifference 💕💕💕 #freetolearn #live #love #learn #theyneedourhelp #help #careforkids #donate #toothbrush #dignity #care #lifelessons #poverty #foodbank #homeless #socialcare #supportedhousing #livingindependently #emergency #assistance @theredboxprojectuk
For the metasession we watched the video How many chess games are possible? by numberphile. It brought about a discussion on combinations, exponential growth, Srinivasa Ramanujan, the challenge of conceptually understanding large numbers, working memory, and mnemonic devices. A particularly fun metasession!! Also, can you memorize the letter sequence? • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #metasession #numberphile #ramanujan #mnemonicdevice #mixedagelearning #mixedage #mixedagelearners
We try to get outside as much as possible for us, so we decided to join the #150hoursoutside project and see how much time we can spend outside this year! ✨ ° ° We hit up one of our favourite spots and managed only forty minutes before we had to retire out of the rain, for tea and cake! ☔
Some of the younger Learners are engaging in some imaginative play this morning. They certainly don’t need any adult interference. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #imaginativeplay #mixedagelearning #mixedage #mixedagelearners
Hello from Hamsa, Abrome’s blue spotted sleeper goby. We will be making a trip to the fish store today for a water change, and maybe we will get Hamsa a buddy. • #abrome #emancipatedlearning #freetoplay #freetolearn #selfdirectededucation #atx #saltwateraquarium
Spent the morning finishing off some English work and doing maths and then off to their session at Zero Gravity doing gymnastics 🤸‍♀️ trampolining and parkour. Now the boy’s at a friends and my daughter has her friend over and they’re about to make smoothies 😋😋😋
I was scrolling through photos somewhat aimlessly last night. Maddie stopped me at this one, not remembering where we were at. 🤔 But I remember this one like it was yesterday! This was taken while we were in Yosemite National Park almost exactly 3 years ago. 🏔 This trip changed everything! In one of the first chapters of The 5 Hour School Week book I write about this trip! The hiking, talking to rangers and making some incredible memories ✨ If you’ve read the book, you know what happens next! 🤗 It never escapes me that it only takes a moment! A trip, a hike, an opportunity, a conversation, a single moment can shift your thinking in such a way that you step through fear and finally make big change! 💥 In a moment you can have clarity where once there was only confusion, in one moment you can go from living a mediocre life to living the life you were created for! 🙌 Recognize the moments and don’t let them pass! If a new direction is knocking at your door: ANSWER IT! 🥰
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Practical life: kitchen work 🍴The boys spontaneously took ownership in the kitchen once they found out we were having duck for dinner. . Lion started setting the table (not sure where he learned that from 😂). It wasn't "proper" but who cares? . Seal grabbed a cucumber to make a side dish. We always have something green at dinner so I guess he just made a choice and went for it. . They were genuinely helpful AND independent in the kitchen for the first time ever. All without any direction from us. They saw something that needed to be done so they did it. I'm in awe. These kids teach me so much on the daily. #thankful #unschooling . . . . #kidchef #kidsinthekitchen #kidscooking #practicallifeskills #duckfordinner #unschoolinglife #practicallife #vegetables #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #secularhomeschool #homeschool #lifeskills #thisisunschooling #weareunschoolers #trustchildren #freetolearn
This is the part I couldn't imagine when I first started entertaining the thought of educating my children at home... multiple grade levels and lessons at once! One is working on @thegoodandthebeautiful Kindergarten math, one on @thegoodandthebeautiful Language Arts, and the other on a @mathusee math lesson. I don't have a set schedule for when I work with each child... I just adapt day to day depending on the lessons. Sometimes it's frustrating. Sometimes one child is whining. Sometimes I have to send one child to play or read while I focus on another. BUT, in the years I have been doing this, I have seen the children blossom, and I am more and more reassured that we are right where God wants us to be. 💕
F R E E D O M : That’s the number one reason we do this homeschool thing. The freedom to do it our own way, in whatever way that’s best for them. We do it for the freedom to follow their passions/interests/hobbies, the freedom to slow down or speed up, the freedom to skip or shelf something. In this picture, I’m loving the freedom these kids have to wear jammies to “school” or lay completely across the table while they compete to organize linear equivalents. 😂 . . Classical Conversations is an international tutorial program (not a drop off program) that is comprised of individual campuses/communities but we all follow the same curriculum each year at basically the same time (give or take a week or two depending on when we all start). But, there is still freedom even with in the structure. As a tutor (=teacher), I have the freedom of how I present the material each week and, at home, our families have the freedom to review the weeks’ material any way that works for them. They don’t have to copy me or any of the other tutors/teachers from community day. Lots of families prefer to sing everything to a tune to help them memorize the material. Some “act” it out. For example, I used hand motions to help us learn some types of rocks today. Some bring in the kinesiology to help the squiggly kiddos. Today, we did squats, wall sits, and jumping jacks to help us remember the Latin noun cases...would that make Latin more fun for your kids? 😬 . . I lead the 10-11yr olds which are competitive by nature. They had a blast organizing the linear equivalents in teams...who knew comparing centimeters and inches could be so fun?!?! 🥰
The last Learner at Abrome today is giving his remaining time to Cuddle Buddies Ivan and Ingrid. • #emancipatedlearning #abrome #atx #freetoplay #freetolearn #selfdirectededucation #doglovers #dogsofinstagram #endoftheday #happylearners #community
Loves his books! ✨
Do you use dollar store resources in your homeschool? We sure do. . The kids like to pick out workbooks and art activities and then are actually invested in them when we work on them. . They picked out these "How to Draw" books months ago but hadn't touched them. Today they felt inspired to pull them out and really get into it! . Lion the 4 year old asked me to talk him through the rhino and was so pleased with the result. Seal the 6 year old eschewed directions and did his own thing with the books but also had a good time making a sea turtle and tracing over drawings. #dollartreefinds #art . . . #homeschoolart #thisisunschooling #homeschool #weareunschoolers #followthechild #unschooling #selfdirectededucation #homeeducation #unschoollife #selfdirectedlearning #homeschoolchicago #secularhomeschool #freetolearn #alwayslearning #homeschoollife #preschoolathome #kindergartenhomeschool #petiteartiste #kidartist #howwehomeschool #homeschooldays #dollarstore #365homeschool #artschooling #unschoolinglookslikethis #homeschoolinglookslikethis
It felt so good to rejoin our homeschool community today!! We knew when we set off on our travels this would be something we’d miss greatly & we were right! Thankful we’re able to soak up the best of both worlds now! • Some kids are nervous about standing up in front of their class to share their weekly presentations, but not this little man. He would stand up there all day talking if you’d let him! 😂 #extrovert #homeschoolkids
#Repost @empoweringthenextgeneration ・・・ Raising another human being is an honorable responsibility to take on... raising an empathetic and selfless human, that's a whole other feat. Whether you have a great relationship with your teen or are really struggling to survive your household, the newest podcast on #EmpoweringTheNextGeneration will provide you with a refreshing perspective and different approach to fostering a thriving relationship with your teen. 💪 ・・・・・・・・・・・・・ It is possible to have a respectful, honest, down-to-earth relationship with your teen. The only question is… are you willing to put in the work? ・・・・・・・・・・・・・ How do you foster a strong bond with your kids? Tell us in the comments below 👇👇👇👇👇 • • • • • • #LivingWithTeenagers #AutismParents #FreeToLearn #SelfDirectedLearning #FreePlay #ConsciousTeaching #AutismSpeaks #DisableTheLabel #SelfDirectedEducation #HomeschoolFamily #Unschooling #SocialSkills
Raising another human being is an honorable responsibility to take on... raising an empathetic and selfless human, that's a whole other feat. Whether you have a great relationship with your teen or are really struggling to survive your household, the newest podcast on #EmpoweringTheNextGeneration will provide you with a refreshing perspective and different approach to fostering a thriving relationship with your teen. 💪 ・・・・・・・・・・・・・ It is possible to have a respectful, honest, down-to-earth relationship with your teen. The only question is… are you willing to put in the work? ・・・・・・・・・・・・・ How do you foster a strong bond with your kids? Tell us in the comments below 👇👇👇👇👇 • • • • • • • #LivingWithTeenagers #AutismParents #FreeToLearn #SelfDirectedLearning #FreePlay #ConsciousTeaching #AutismSpeaks #DisableTheLabel #SelfDirectedEducation #HomeschoolFamily #Unschooling #SocialSkills
A few of the younger Learners spent a good deal of time out of sight playing this afternoon. They were playing Superheroes.• #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #mixedages #mixedagelearning #getoutside #havefun #happykids
Un premier billet sur le blog Savants Sauvages (lien dans ma bio) pour réfléchir au rôle que joue la Table des Saisons dans notre maison.
Oh my gosh, this makes my heart full! I caught my 14 yr old terribly camera shy kid in a rare moment of play! It was raining and he made a blanket fort that promptly got destroyed by a small crazy dog that was trying to find the boy underneath. It was all very hilarious and one of those perfectly joyful moments you cherish 💗 . . #learningathome #makelearningfun #bravelearner #bravewriterlifestyle #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingmom #homeschoollife #homeschoolmama #homeschooler #homeschoolfamily #secularhomeschool #handsonlearning #childledlearning #letthemplay #playtolearn #freetolearn #selfdirectedlearning #perfectmoments #myheartisfull
This student LOVES geography. This week he’s been making flash cards and doing US state map puzzles! At Makarios, students have the time and resources to deep dive into their areas of interest. #geography #maps #education #progressiveschool #learningthroughplay #freetolearn #unschooling #selfdirected #selfdirectedlearning #selfdirectededucation
This Learner is trying to put together this wooden puzzle box. Watching him play with it made me wonder, do the people who believe children must be tricked or forced into learning simply not notice that children are naturally curious, or do they think that that natural curiosity gets in the way of forced schooling? • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #selfdirectedlearning #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #curiosity #puzzletime
I’m still not sure what he was trying to show me, but he found something really exciting in that grass. #letthemexplore #letthembelittle #nature #naturelearning #freetolearn #getoutside #naturewalk #suburbanhike
We thought we would try out a library we’ve never been to before, today. All sat with a book, in peace. 🤗
I listened to the most incredible podcast last week. @edmylett speaking with legend @johnmaxwellteam and there is one thing that keeps resonating with me as I walk through this week: “All good things are uphill, but we are people with downhill habits.” 🙌 The human experience is created to be difficult, the terrain is rocky, steep, and often we come unprepared 🏔 I’ve embraced that we will never truly “arrive”, that we will just continue to dig in deep and climb! I’m even getting better at finding the habits that make it more enjoyable and keep me motivated. 🤗 Surrounding myself with the people who believe in me, encourage me and simultaneously climb their own massive mountains has become #1 💕 It never escapes me that little people are watching. Evaluating my every step. Watching who cheers for me, and climbs WITH me compared to who stays down at the base. 🤔 Dig in deep, take that next hard step, and bring your biggest cheerleader! Because it’s time to raise kids who understand that it’s ALL UPHILL but are prepared with UPHILL HABITS!
The kids started their next 3 month course with @snapandlearnphotography this morning. They love it 😊 📸
Joyful learning 😀 "B for bumblebee!" . This game of Seal Hunter should give you an idea of the energy level we are dealing with 90% of the time. 😆Their little bodies NEED to move! Then in the 10%, we get some really great focus. Glad I can make this ratio happen for them. ❤️ . . . #letthembelittle #needsoverspeed #homeschoolingboys #wildchild #homeschool #weareunschoolers #followthechild #unschooling #selfdirectededucation #homeeducation #unschoollife #selfdirectedlearning #homeschoolchicago #secularhomeschool #freetolearn #alwayslearning #homeschoollife #preschoolathome #kindergartenhomeschool #ivykidskits #howwehomeschool #homeschooldays
What does your classroom look like? For us, it’s sometimes a cosy cottage with inspiring chalkboard art and a blank page with a myriad of ideas of what to fill it with. Sometimes it’s sitting on the branch of a much older tree than you looking up at an endless sky ceiling feeling peace & wonder & gratitude for having the space to dream up the ideas to fill the aforementioned blank page with. Everyday we like to do both.
Absolutely loving these paint pens 😍 I bought them for Nico for his birthday but all 3 have really enjoyed them 🧡 when the paints ran out you just unscrew the end and fill it back up!
Our #abookandagameaday choices for today ... The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett and Hike the Trail. Discovering joy in each day with my kiddos. @thewaldockway #gameschooling #homeschool #homeschoolfamily #boardgame #bookstagram #freetolearn #homeschoolmom #momlife #youtubemom
Although facilitator Antonio has proved to be a formidable Chess opponent here at Abrome, his lengthy winning streaks are likely numbered as Learners are increasingly gaining on him with each subsequent match.• #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #chessstrategy #chessplayer #chessmoves #mixedages #mixedagelearning #strategy
For his second recipe of the day this Learner made wraps with baked tofu, fresh veggies, and homemade peanut sauce. Because we were missing some of the veggies specified in the original recipe we improvised using snap peas and celery slivers for a crunch that would compensate for carrot slivers. And we also substituted kale for spinach. Even with the substitutions they were delicious! • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #sde #selfdirectedlearning #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #cookingisfun #learningisfun #experientiallearning #multisensorylearning #happyandhealthy #colorfulkitchen #plantbased #letscookvegan #veganlifestyle #eatyourveggies #yum
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play it safers , the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” - Cecil Beaton . . . . @thecrescentdrive #thecrescentdrive #thosejeansthough #beyou #wearwhatmakesyouhappy #forgeanewpath #integritymatters #freetolearn #mompreneur #hustleforhappiness #imhappy
These Learners kept busy this afternoon with a couple construction projects, including making a giraffe bed for one of the Learner’s stuffed giraffes named Giraffy. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #selfdirectedlearning #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #teamwork #collaboration #imagination #sel
Jayden has attended his first day of school at the @agilelearningcenternyc and he couldn't be any happier. We've only managed to raise $400 out of the $4300 tuition. We need more donations if Jayden is to stay and complete this school year with ALC NYC. Please, please share our GoFundMe with friends, family, coworkers. Link in bio. Help us give our kids the best education they deserve. #freetolearn #agilelearningcenters #agilelearningcenter #petergray #johnholt #alternativeschooling #unschooling #SDE #selfdirectedkids
There were a variety of activities going on in the space today - including our parent-facilitated Monday morning yoga! • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #homeschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #mixedages #mixedagelearning
A younger Learner takes note while an older Learner negotiates some trade deals (rocks for shells). • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #trading #negotiation
For his first recipe of the day this Learner made Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Granola. It was less sweet than many of the store brands but still loaded with flavor and crispy crunch. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #colorfulkitchen #plantbased #happyandhealthy #homemadegranola
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