Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Break/Unschooling Weeks: A Photojournal

We've taken a break from much structured schooling the last couple of weeks, but we've kept plenty busy, even doing a few crafts related to Halloween and some cooking together. Here is a brief photojournal to show you what we've been up to.

First, we took an overnight field trip to West Virginia to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

We saw the Green Bank Telescope, the world's largest movable radiotelescope, did some workshops, and stayed in a bunkhouse overnight with friends from Raw Learning.

Lily made stomp rockets at the observatory while her brother looked at the sun and listened for radio signals.

We spent some time with good friends.

Before leaving West Virginia, we took a ride on a steam locomotive.

We took advantage of an unexpected October snowstorm.
We carved pumpkins and even made pumpkin faces to hang in the window (not pictured).
We celebrated Halloween in cute and scary ways.
We celebrated Lily's 5th Birthday.
We made Italian cannoli.

So, even when we're not "doing school," you can see we keep busy and keep learning. We'll do a little more learning in our books this week and, I'm sure, a lot more out of them ;)

1 comment:

  1. I love your pictures! I also got a kick out of seeing the back of my son's head in the train video. :) There is an ebb and flow to formal learning, and I think that's healthy. It looks like you've created some terrific memories lately!