Trailer Park Unschoolers

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Park Days, Hiking Trips, Co-op, Festivals!


Our weeks are getting all booked up. How does this happen? Why are homeschooling so much busier than regular families? Never fail, we always run into more events than we can have.

For example, the park days have started up again. Every Monday they have park days with the secular homeschool Yahoo group. We have to start making these. The kids had so much fun at the last one we made it to. They kind of put it on hold for the summer because it was too hot, but now it’s back again. We can’t wait.

There’s also a nature and hiking group starting, sprung off that same secular group. They’re going to be doing hikes around the area on Wednesdays. The kids are looking forward to that, but not as much as I am. I miss going on nature hikes. They were always so much fun. Now we just need the plant and wildlife guides the kids want. This should be both fun and educational.

Sadly, we’ll miss the fall celebration. They’re doing a Pagan inspired fall festival the same weekend as the fairy festival. However, I’m betting they’ll celebrate some of the other festivals. No matter what religion Rushmore choose, it’s good for them to be exposed to a wide variety of religious practices. Nothing builds tolerance like understanding!

Of course, there’s the fairy festival. We can’t wait to go. The kids are very excited. They love faires and festivals. I can’t wait to see how it goes. It should be interesting, to say the least.

As always, co-op takes up our Fridays. The kids love it and they get plenty of time to play and learn together. It’s been a lot of fun. The whole thing has really been great for them.

If this keeps up we’ll have to start telling people we’ll never be home! In attempting to get through the CPS chaos, we’re going to have a much harder time scheduling home visits. It’s hard to have her visit when we’re never home. At least she can’t say the kids don’socialize.

It feels good to have a busy schedule again. I can’t wait until we can start posting about all the extra fun stuff we do. It’s going to be a great school year!


Author: Fox

With four kids, who has time for much? We spend a lot of time together, which translates to a lot of knitting time for me when we hang out. We've been trying to get back to our unschooling roots. We watch a lot of videos, play a lot of games, and pay attention to the things we notice in our everyday life. It's been quite the big adventure!

2 thoughts on “Park Days, Hiking Trips, Co-op, Festivals!

  1. I think homeschooling is so busy because everything is a learning opportunity. The kids are ‘stuck’ at school for 8 hours a day then come home and are exhausted. You can go to the park and join groups while learning. I think it is such a great opportunity, not only to learn but to be cultured in a way that regular/societal norm (I don’t know the proper term) children are.

    • I agree. Homeschool kids have great opportunities to interact with the world the way adults do, without being clustered by age. It’s also a lot more like adults learn too, without being force-fed information.

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