Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #527
Even though I started leaning toward unschooling several years ago, I was never brave enough to try it until recently. What can I say? We live in a state where homeschooling is highly regulated. I scare easily. And actually, "try" isn't the right word. My youngest forced me to unschool.
The thing is, we were already at a point where I spent half the year unschooling. I would spend September through November trying to set up a routine, but by the time Christmas came, our schedule was so interrupted it became impossible to get back into anything resembling normal. I would leave Marina and Chase to study on their own. The past two or three years has been even more complicated due to several funerals and events. Sierra just pushed me the rest of the way toward unschooling because she was born independent.