An Unschooler's Spelling List

My children learn to spell by reading, writing, and asking questions as they go.  Riley and I helped Seth (9) download lots of music today.  If I made a spelling list out of the words he asked about (either asked how to spell or asked us to confirm that he had spelled correctly) while searching for songs today, it would look like this:

rock n roll

Side note:  My spellcheck was ok with "rock n roll" and "Jagger" but not "Skrillex"

Learning at our house: Feb/March

We took a month-long trip to Georgia and Florida during late February/early March, and I still want to post some about that.  But first, here are some pictures and activities from our house during February and March.

We got the chess set out and played games over several days--when the cat would let us.

Riley and I are now both doing international postcard swaps through postcrossing.  

 Seth learning to de-stem kale, part of preparations for our St. Patrick's Day dinner

 Riley got his first record player from a friend.
He has been reading about record players and other types of music players 
and learning how vinyl records are made.

The most tiring workout we've had in a while:  Just Dance for X-Box Kinnect
(even though we pretty regularly hike, bike, jog, skateboard, trampoline jump, and/or practice yoga)
(not all of those things for any one of us, but some combination of them for each of us)

Maya and Seth read a couple of manga from the Deathnote series
Riley started the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels
Maya read some of the Legend of Zelda graphic novels
Seth read some from a Mortal Kombat guidebook on the Kindle
We finished reading aloud the third Series of Unfortunate Events book:  The Wide Window

Park Day

The day we returned home from Argos, Indiana, some of our friends who now live in (another part of) Indiana were visiting for Spring Break, and we met up with them and some local homeschooling friends for an afternoon park day.

Devou Park view of Cincinnati, Ohio; the Ohio River; and Covington, KY

Argos, Indiana

A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to Argos, Indiana.  Matt worked and we stayed at the campground. We didn't have a car through the day, and it was still really cold.  We mostly stayed inside and read, did Minecraft, and took care of our pets.  There was a pond at the campground with some ducks and geese, and a loop around the property for some good long, walks.

Matt reading John Dies at the End out load to all of us