Checking In With My Youngest

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Ok, I am just going to say it; my youngest is unschooling now. Actually he has been unschooling for a while (years?), but I am not one for labels, so I have never classified him or his learning style. But the truth is he is an unschooler, and he is in charge of his days. I am there for him, and we do several activities together, but they are of his choosing.

And since I am in a declaring mood this evening I also want to say that I like it. He is a self-starter, and he is always busy. I never hear “I’m bored” from him, and I never worry about what he is working on. He is working on what he wants, and it is always an interesting topic, at least to him.

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This week he worked on a couple of Scratch games. You can check his favorite out here. If you get a chance you should read through the comments. His comments and responses crack me up (his user name is darkcrystalball).

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Also this week he wrote his first non-fiction book. It was about one of his favorite topics, fonts. I don’t share the passion, but I liked the book. It even came with a quiz which I bombed, much to Decca’s horror!

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There was also illustrations made, experiments had, books read, and Life of Fred to be worked through. We made over forty Valentines for a homeschool group we are part of.

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In addition we joined a new homeschool group for gifted kids, and he had a great time. He hit it off with these kids right away, feeling very at ease with everyone. It was wonderful!

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