Saturday, 31 August 2013

Painting & Decorating

A huge part of our unschooling is that the kids learn by taking part (if they wish) in normal day to day activities, jobs and routines.  We are currently decorating a room and Anya has learnt which paints to use on wall and wood, what types of brushes to use, how to clean them and without much instruction has learnt to paint really well by simply watching and trying.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Anya Looking After a Friends Dog

Anya loves dogs and asked if she could look after a friends dog whilst we were on holiday.  Although we have lots of animals (cats, chickens, ferrets and fish), caring for a dog required more time than our other pets.  She really took her responsibility seriously and walked the dog twice a day including cleaning the mess, fed the dog and slept with him on her bed every night.  She really enjoyed the experience but decided she didn't want her own dog as they needed more time and were less independent than her cats.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Roblox: Understanding Profit & Loss

Owen and Anya love to play Roblox.  The game allows them to develop their own games.  In addition, they are able to buy virtual items such as hats and hair using a virtual currency called Roblux.  Some items that are sold become rare and limited items and if bought at the right price can be resold at high profits.  The kids regularly buy and trade limited items to earn Roblux which they can then use to buy other items or develop and market their own games.

Thursday, 8 August 2013