Planning our Eclectic Unschool with Margin

Image by Bikurgurl Getting back into a regular school rhythm takes some time, so I go back to what the ‘ideal’ looks like. For us, it’s a lot of margin. We also call this Opportunity. A lot. How else can we pursue our passions without it? I’ve taken to making weekly/daily lists of obligations, and in this ‘ideal’ week, color blocked the time in our … Continue reading Planning our Eclectic Unschool with Margin

T.U.R.D.S.: A Teen Book Club

{Affiliate links in text – just click through and at no cost to you, I offset the cost of my book habit/library fine fund!! I can’t thank you enough for your support – your readership means everything!} Yes, you read that correctly: TURDS! Here is a peek into our homeschool and how we support our eclectic-unschooly, interest-led learners: Our GEMS. Teen Unschoolers Reading Diverse Stories. … Continue reading T.U.R.D.S.: A Teen Book Club

Here is our Homeschool

Hello! I’m Kelly, aka Bikurgurl, and these are my boys: my husband, Jeff, and our children. Image: Bikurgurl We love to travel and devour stories in books, on screens, and through our own creations. Our interest-led learning style of homeschooling, or home education, is an eclectic mix of Unschooling and Gameschooling, with a dash of parent-led initiatives. This family image from last fall was at … Continue reading Here is our Homeschool

Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Planning for travel in Prague has been a dream come true! While it’s one thing to study history, nations, geography, and governments, it’s quite another thing to actually walk the paths of those who have come before us. To see what they saw, to experience the city and landscapes others experience. As white, middle class Americans, we have limited opportunities to achieve hands-on learning overseas. … Continue reading Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Game Day: Sometimes You Just Need a Down Day!

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! Following on the heels of yesterday’s post of Grace and Space, we’re discussing on that post and a reblog by Melinda, sometimes you just need a day off – a Game Day off! We had an Epic Game Day yesterday – Exploding Kittens, Life, Clue, Ticket to Ride, Stratego {my … Continue reading Game Day: Sometimes You Just Need a Down Day!

The Long Road of Homeschooling {otherwise known as Education}

The Long Road of Homeschooling {otherwise known as Education} This time of year can be difficult for many people. With the low light levels in the Northern Hemisphere, some people have seasonal disorders, get disgruntled with routine, or want to just curl up and read {or is that just me?}. It’s no different for our children. We find that this season can be difficult to … Continue reading The Long Road of Homeschooling {otherwise known as Education}

Math is SO much fun!

Math is SO much fun! Much like Mary Poppins makes cleaning a snap, making something dreaded into a fun game can breathe new life into even the lowliest of chores. While I haven’t made everything fun, math has always been an easy one. First, I confess: I love math. Love? Yes. LOVE math ❤. Why? Personally, I love math because there is always an exact … Continue reading Math is SO much fun!