My now-teenage daughter wrote this when she was 6, almost two years before she knew how to read.
Invented spelling is a THING, y’all.
This child is growing up to have impeccable grammar and spelling, and reads and writes more prolifically (and with more enjoyment) than any schooled child I’ve met. She has yet to have a single grammar or spelling lesson. Continue reading
I wrote this in Fall of 2008, when I was in college, and still believed that college was a worthwhile pursuit. Also, I had an aversion to capitalizing anything back then. #sorrynotsorry
college is where people go to find themselves. discover things they are passionate about. learn about the things they are interested it, learn about What they are interested in…
it’s sad that college has devolved into almost a bare necessity for anyone who wants to make above minimum wage.
I love that my daughter can catch fireflies barefoot in our yard.
No worries about tests or grades, no cares about what day it is, no needing to rush thru an exploratory afternoon-turned-evening to get ready for school tomorrow..
My children are learning organically, realistically, without arbitrary force or pressures in their worlds. Instead of memorizing math facts and war dates, they’re learning the rhythms of nature. They are increasingly able to notice the turning of the seasons, the blooming of the spring flowers turning to seed, the timing of the fireflies’ moments of dance. Continue reading