Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Back To School...Not!
This week, when Australian schools and homeschools are "heading back to school" for the 2011 school year...Anthony is not.
This fifteen year old, my last official unschooler, is reading and watching Noel Steatfeild's Ballet Shoes...not buying school shoes.
This unschooler is doing Kumon Maths and looking for his brother's Saxon Physics book, to work through this year...not buying textbooks.
This unschooler is lying on the sofa reading history books and Calvin and Hobbes...not in a classroom reading.
This unschooler is going to Borders, having frozen cokes at McDonald's, working at Kumon, serving at mass, talking to a friar, watering the garden, playing the piano, talking about the liturgical year, going to the movies with brothers and friends, having friends over for games...not travelling to and from school in the sweltering heat.
It's a hard life...but someone has to do it!
Where everything counts.