Monday, March 27, 2017

Sharing What We Learn With Our Community

We read a few pages of this book together every day.

Sometimes there are activities.

Lu's been facilitating origami workshops with the children 
who come to our after-school arts and recreation program.

One day, they saw some of the drawings in Lu's notebook.
They are very much inspired by what we've read in
"The Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe"

 They asked him to give a class on this style of drawing.
We didn't have enough compasses and Sharpies,
so Lu raised the money by selling cupcakes and pie
at the local community market.

He bought a dozen compasses and a dozen sharpies,
and they got to work on some awesome mandalas!

 Being able to homeschool my child is a privilege,
as was my own private-school education,
so we see sharing what we learn as a very welcome obligation.

Good job, Lu!


  1. Wow! Lu has really grown up since I last checked out your blog! I used to post at but fell off the face of the earth for a long while. I miss reading your blog and the back and forth between us commenting on each other's posts. :) I'm posting at now and my son has finished our unschooling journey! He's starting college next month! Can't believe how grown up our boys now are! ~ Malea

    1. Hi, Malea! Congrats on J starting college! We're wrapping up our journey too, as Lu is desperate for the school experience and starting in a couple weeks. I'm not happy about it, but c'est la vie. Will write about it soon, and will check your new blog! Thanks for stopping by <3

  2. What a great activity, I love finding creative ways to explore Maths with the kids!

  3. Hey! Neat project!!!!!

    Your guy has grown up since I saw him last.