Throwback to @schilterfarm pony rides and pumpkin picking and carving! 🎃🐴🍁
Minecraft’s Steve, hedgehog, princess, chameleon 🎃 We went trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, bouncy housing, cotton candying, and finally ended on a bubble tea and pho 8:45pm dinner. 🍭 Everyone had a blast, Bodhi requested medicine because he ate too much candy and now we’re exhausted and are ready for a three day weekend 😊 Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween! 🎃
Learning computer programming basics while playing video games! We discovered CodeCombat and it’s a really well made coding game for kids (and grown ups) that teaches basic (and eventually more complex!) video game coding. 💻 The kids have been so into computer games that this is such a natural next step. Theo’s eating it up and is working on some early keyboarding, spelling, reading and logic. 🤖 CodeCombat (as well as Tynker) is going into our definite favorite learning platforms! 👾 #homeschoollife #homeschooliscool #homeschooling #homeschoolcollective #homeschoolideas #homeschoolers #unschool #unschooling #unschoolinglife #unschooled #letthembelittle #letthemexplore #letthemcreate #letthemlearn #homesteading #gameschooling #gameschool #gamedesigner
The colors in our neighborhood are 😍🍁🍂🌽🌲🌞
Fall time #bulletjournal doodles 🎃🌽🍂
I held up my end of a bargain! It’s so easy to just let little wishes slip by the wayside, but it’s just so satisfying when you actually fulfill them. ❄️ Over the summer, we did the $1 Regal movies and every time we went, the oldest saw the Abominable movie poster and asked if we could see it. At the time, it wasn’t out, so I told him that maybe we’d see it later (the easiest way to say No). But, it’s been in the back of my mind for months now, and I wanted to make sure to treat him to it. 🍿 So today, breakfast was movie theater popcorn and it turns out that Abominable has a Chinese geography theme to it, so we looked up Beijing and Shanghai before we got there. This weekend maybe we’ll learn some basic Chinese words and phrases and talk about what’s currently going on over there to continue with the theme. 🇨🇳 If anyone has some favorite Chinese dinner or snack recipes, too, I’d love to hear them! The port buns looked soooo goooood! 🥟
Our very own little pumpkins from our very own little garden this year! 🎃 First pumpkins ever 😍 Next year, we’ll be sure to plant them earlier!
Impromptu Photoshop lesson this morning! 🖌 Oh man, what I would have given to have understood how professional photo editing software worked when I was 5! The kids are learning to do some fun tricks as they go - we’re learning about Layers (like presents - you can “look inside” by turning off the view and seeing what’s beneath!), Opacity (like a wall), Transparency (like a window), the Eyedropper, Pencil and Eraser tools, choosing colors and adjusting Brightness 🖍
Throwback to last week’s Beekeeping Workshop with @beekingsco ! The kids (and I) learned a TON about beekeeping and the life and work of honeybees 🐝 If you asked the kids what their favorite part was or what they learned, they’ll promptly tell you that if a queen bee dies, the hive goes crazy! 🍯 They’ll also tell you that there are three different types of bees in a hive and they are the Workers (girls), Drones (boys), and the Queen (girl); that the GIRLS have stingers and that the Drones are lazy bums who will sometimes forget to even feed themselves! 😅 It was a great workshop and we’re excited to someday add bees to our little homestead! 🐝 #savethebees #homeschoollife #homeschooliscool #unschooling #unschoolinglife #freetolearn #wildandfree #letthembelittle #beesknees #naturelovers #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadersofinstagram #secularhomeschool #learnbydoing