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The Messy Side of Interest-Led Learning

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*Today I have a guest post by Amy Dingmann. I recently read Amy’s new book The Homeschool Highway: How to Navigate Your Way Without Getting Carsick. It’s a short read (I finished in two days) that’s overflowing with great advice, practical ideas and lots of encouragement. I asked her to share some of her wisdom [...]

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Our December Unschooling Resources & Activities 2012

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I knew December would be a busy month, and it felt busy, but as I put the finishing touches on this list, I was amazed at how much we did this month! I’m sure things were the same in your house, too.  And this was after I worked hard and not letting us get so [...]

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Winter Activites Wish List

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Two more days until winter! It certainly hasn’t felt like winter around here yet. In fact, Steve and Jared went for a late night bike ride just two days ago! But they’re predicting snow for this Thursday, so it looks like it might be a somewhat white Christmas. I started compiling our Winter Activities Wish [...]

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Our November Unschooling Activities & Resources

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How was your November? We had a month filled with lots of family gatherings. We did a lot less outside activities than last month, which felt wonderful! With lots of holiday projects and things we want to do at home, we’re all in the mood to just chill out and hang at home. We played [...]

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Everyday’s a Holiday- Celebrating 31 Days of December

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Lighting Christmas trees, giving Hanukah gifts, building gingerbread houses, and gathering together on Christmas day to read the story of Jesus’ birth- these are December traditions most of us are familiar with. But there are quite a few obscures holidays in December that are interesting, too. Here is a list of 31 Holidays to Celebrate [...]

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Creating New Family Traditions While Embracing The Old

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What are your favorite family traditions? Do you find yourself repeating many of the same traditions you grew up with, or do you have more fun making your own new traditions? Maybe it’s just because it’s the holiday season, but I’ve been thinking about traditions these past few weeks. I remember when I was just [...]

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Our October Unschooling Activities & Resources

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I don’t know when I’ve had a month where I’ve had so much fun and made so many memories, yet I’ve been so stressed and overwhelmed at the same time. We did a lot in October. Part of the problem, which really shouldn’t be a problem, was all the birthday and other special family celebrations [...]

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Every Day’s a Holiday – Celebrating 30 Days of November

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  Did you know that there are holidays for every day of the year?     Last month I put together a list celebrating every day in October. It was so much fun putting that list together that I’m doing it again this month! Most of the days’ celebrations are national (United States) holidays. When [...]

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Halloween Activity Wish List

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Halloween is a big – HUGE- event at our house. The kids love dressing up. They usually decide on their costumes months in advance. This year we bought their costumes in the middle of September so they could dress up and play with them right away. I actually kind of like this because they get [...]

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How to Balance a Child’s Interests with New Ideas & Experiences

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Here’s a question I received on Interest-Led Learning’s Facebook page last week from Monica: When I was in school in 3rd grade we had to write a story a week on Thursdays. At first I hated it. It was hard and I really had no interest in it. BUT…after a few weeks I started to [...]

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