Tuesday, November 1, 2011
An Unschooling Moment
So, you may be wondering what this has to do with Helen Keller. Well, one day, Willow comes to me and says "who is Helen Keller?" I said, "oh, well, she was a woman that lived a long time ago who was deaf, blind and mute. She learned to communicate with the help of a woman named Annie Sullivan." Willow said..."I want to learn about her" ...I said, ok, let's go to the library after kid swap. The very next day Hiking Without Happy Meals happened had a book we could borrow :)
One night, as I was reading to Willow I asked her "so, how did you become interested in Helen Keller?" She said, "on the radio there is this song that says...
shut your lips
do the Helen Keller
And talk with your hips "
I started laughing so hard I could barely breathe. Ok, those lyrics are horrible and the song (if you even want to call that music) and video are disturbing but you never know what will spark your interest in something.
By the way, this one story has us researching Braille, the Presidents of the United States, reading, sign language, time lines and geography.
Life is amazing!
- I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!