Anyhoo, here are some pics of the dinosaur egg in metamorphosis:
Just to illustrate how unschooling works, here are some of the 'learning' opportunities at a birthday party;
maths, estimation and comparisons - guessing comp, organising even teams for egg and spoon races
writing - guessing comp
art/writing - hand made birthday cards (soooooo beautiful!), decorating lolly bags
craft - making pinata
pdh/pe - all day long!
science - noticing weather changes, working out where the wind is coming from in order to light the sparkler, understanding dehydration (it was HOT!), exploring nature and animals
socialization - duh!!!
The kids were amazing - organising games, waiting turns, sharing toys and equipment. They could join in as much as they wanted but were free to sit and watch as well. No argy bargy (well none I was privvy to anyway!)
It was wonderful to have people from the home school group, our last two schools, long time friends and our neighbourhood all together. It really reminded me of the ability we have to create community.
And most importantly, at the end of the day, Lucky looked up at me and said "This has been the best day of my life". Sigh.
Thanks all for your contributions and friendship, and I'll sign off now and leave you to look at some pics....xoxoxo