Adventures in Unschooling

To infinity and beyond!

Posted on: February 7, 2010

The theme around our house right now is space (outer space).

We have a solar system on our computer desktop, we also have one hanging in our entrance. We have a Solar system on a poster in the living room above our globe. We also have a pile of books on various planets that we borrowed from the library and we have a couple of books at home on star gazing/astronomy.

My husband took the kids to the library and when they found the space section Trey just kept pulling off book after book off the shelves. Kevin had to put a bunch of them back.

Another place to find good illustrations of space is the Hubble Telescope website (thanks Taryn). Www.hubblesite.org.

And yesterday, when the local homeschooling store had a 20% off sale, I found this constellation kit. It is pretty neat. It needs to be really dark in the room for it to work but it does work.

I couldn’t get a good picture of the lights since the room has to be quite dark but it did cast off little stars on the ceiling. I am even contemplating moving some mattresses into the living room and camping out under the stars in our living room. I love it when the boys get really interested in something and we can really roll with it. I loved it when Trey got interested in fossils and we took him to the dino museum a few hours away. He still talks about it. And we’ll likely take him there this summer again.

He is really into fossils still. So he grabbed some books about dinos when he was at the library but he mostly cares about the fossils and not so much about the illustrations of dinosaurs.

And he is also interested in people bones too. So we have him playing with some book models etc.

I love when he asks questions! This is what I have been waiting for for years.

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