As Keilee gets older we get more ‘unschooley’. Do you like that word I just made up? I have talked to many of you about the fact that I get ‘freaked’ out at times with the ‘oh my gosh what if she doesn’t know this or that’, but those moments are coming further and farther apart.
She is so passionate about so many things that I don’t worry.† Now she isn’t passionate about every.single.thing but really….how many times have you ever had to diagram a sentence since school?
I am a firm believer that in this world we live in, this world with instant access to anything in the entire world you want to know literally at [or under] your fingertips, I shouldn’t sweat the little things.† Want to learn to knit? fish? make a cake? do an algebraic equation? quilt? learn about force and motion?† Battle of Gettysburg?† Quantum Physics? make butter? Calculus?† Go to YouTube, or TED talks, or Khan Academy or Google it.† I will bet you within 5 minutes you will be exactly where you need to be to learn ANYTHING.† You can go as deep as you want into the Rabbit hole.
So…here is where her rabbit holes led us this week…..
Cupcakes in Co-op class:
She made a video with Video Star using “Castle on the Cloud” from Les Miserables.† This was her look for ‘the lady all in white’, I didn’t take a picture of her as Cosette.
Here is the Video:
She got this book from Amazon.† It has been in my Cart for 8 months…at least.† It wasn’t the cheapest book, but it is glorious for my animal loving girl.† She was giddy.† She has spent hours and hours reading and sharing information with me.
She decided to do a poster on Animals after seeing the awesome poster that Lauren, Susan’s daughter over at “Learning All the Time” did.
She got contacts this week!† The first of January she learned that she needed glasses all the time.† She has noticed a huge difference with and without them so I told her I would get her contacts.† I remember getting them when I was 15.† I wanted them so badly.† She went, got fitted and has worn them every day with zero problem.† I am so proud of her.
She decided to make a report on New York City which morphed in New York in general.† She did the poster and then made a Power Point presentation on the iPad.
She also called 2 Vet clinics about volunteering.† Then she sat down and wrote a letter to one of the doctors about why she wanted to volunteer.† She is so passionate about animals.† I don't think I had passions at 13.
We threw our pumpkins outside to see if they will decompose and maybe we will have pumpkins next year.† They just now started decomposing!† And even then Keilee had to knock them with a brick to get them going.
Keilee is in a play, Father of the Bride.† She has a small role but the character is SO cute.† She gets to use a very thick stereotypical New Jersey accent and it should be really funny.† [Not like your lovely accent Theresa ]
What we are watching on Netflix/ Streaming and DVD’s
1. The Mentalist, Season 4 [I LOVE Patrick Jane.† LOVE HIM]
2. Dog Decoded: Nova
3. National Geographic Explorer/25 Years
4. Animal Atlas – Animal Mysteries
Apps we are playing:
1.† Backgammon [We have spent many an hour playing this game.† I was so glad to teach††† Kei how to play]
2.† Family Feud& Friends[Thanks Jenn!]
3. Line Runner [I STINK at this, Kei isn't that much better ]
4.† Geared HD
5. Starry Sky [Very fun and educational, Kei is MUCH better at this than I am]
7. Bad Piggies
9. Vine [A word about Vine, it is all the rage and it has great potential but it needs work.† It is made by Twitter and basically similar to Instagram but you post 6 second videos.† The problem is there is NO blocking and there is Porn on there.† I have a feeling they will be making changes very soon and Keilee does have an account but she is never allowed on there unless I check it first to see what the ‘Activity’ has been.† I am HomeschoolGirls and she is Keilee
So all in all a great week for us both.† I am so ready for Spring even though we didn’t get snow.† I wouldn’t mind one little snow, around 4″, that lasts about 24 hours.†
Hope your week has been awesome,
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”† The Matrix
Mary at “Collage Friday”