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Getting Out of the Way

January 26, 2009

I was thinking a lot about this last week-getting out of Alex’s way. I had several examples in my head, but I have (naturally) forgotten them all except one.

We have not done much on our human body unit except read some books and watch the Magic School Bus (a huge thing though since up until this past week he refused to watch it. I do not know why- he loves the books, just would not watch that show. He has since become a tad obsessed…LOL) but we did make a brain hat which was a lot of fun. I had this idea of how and when we would complete it. Alex was very excited to make it and annoyed that my ideas were not matching up with his. I wanted him to color it different colors for each section and do it after we read about the brain…….he did not want anything to do with all that! I was talking to a friend who pointed out a lot of that is deschooling myself. It is true. I have been trying since then to back off. Here is our finished projectimg_6682 LOL I made my own the way I wanted and so did he 🙂

Ian had his 2nd birthday. I think it is so nice that Alex was able to spend it with his brother instead of being at school during the day. I decided to take the day completely “off” from school and was reminded of how much gets done when I am not even trying. We did some more egg crash tests, read lots of books, played a game that had him reading and using math skills. We went to Hop Skip and Jump in the afternoon and even had dinner out!
Here are his Kitty Cupcakes! Alex and I decorated them.
And for his birthday party, 2 dinosaurs or “roars” as Ian calls them.
img_6701I can not recommend this cake AT ALL. EVER. It was a pain to decorate because you cut the cake and crumbs were everywhere. I felt like I was serving a little cake with the icing….LOL. A mess!)