They may not know they are learning, but I have to, for the purpose of reporting their progress. The one benefit that has come out of reporting to our school district is that I recognize the need to be aware of what they are doing at any given moment. I also need to figure out how to convert this raw learning into education speak. It's not always easy as recognizing they are playing with the hardness scale of minerals. Sometimes it's discovering surface tension with bubbles, or exploring microhabitats in the backyard or park. And the trick is to write it all down before I forget.
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