Thursday, March 22, 2012

Loving Unschooling

 Fri. March 16
Jones Gap State Park

"Mommy, this is just like walking on an old creek bed", says Pumpkin.

Asking a park ranger questions to become a Jr. Ranger.
Learned about Mr. Solomon Jones who followed his pig over the mountain and found the area.

Splashed (& fell) into the creek, until the rain came down.

I'm trying to figure out what the plant in the upper right corner is.

 Saturday, March 17th.
Haygood Mill
Looking out 
at the waterwheel.

Corn being made into cornmeal.

There was a blacksmith, a still, live animals, live music, cotton spinners, and more.
 It kind of reminded us of Oliver Miller Homestead, in Pittsburgh, Pa., but not as established yet.  The boys preferred Oliver Miller.
Learning about the different types of arrowheads used.

Sunday, March 18th
Buffalo Barfield at a local library.
Making music from a washboard and playing the spoons.

(Told the boys we'd have "Spring Break" this week.   However, we wound doing this so far.)

Monday, March 19th
Watching brother play soccer.

Tuesday, March 20th
Visited local library and looked at local school children's art work.

One of my former students.

Another of my former students.

Latin and tangrams on Tuesday, too.

Wednesday, March 21st
Baking chocolate chip cookies for dad's plow day on Saturday.

First time using flour sifter.
Inspired from library art trip yesterday.

They worked for over 3 hours on this, peacefully!
And are at it again this morning!

I told the boys that I'll tell them more often that we are on a break.  They agreed.

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