Carnival of Unschooled Life — March 2010 Edition


Go to life, not school.

A few days late, but here it is: the March 2010 edition of the carnival. I wish you all a happy time here and ask you to link to this post on your blog, share this post on Facebook, “tweet” it, sing it out your window, or otherwise help to celebrate the unschooled life!

I also ask you to read this article and spend a moment feeling gratitude for the life you lead.

And now, this month’s carnival!


Life at Home

Benjamin presents Tips on Teaching Kids About Money at Trees Full of Money. Ignore the age brackets and take what you can from this post; e.g., “My 3 year old loves handing cash to the cashier . . .”

Christina Pilkington presents Involving Kids in Real Work at her blog about unschooling twin toddlers, An Eclectic Odyssey.


Out in the World

Mandy discusses the benefits of Real World Immersion at Living Peacefully With Children.

Pamela Jorrick asks the question Good Sports? at Blah, Blah, Blog. She also states, “I find it interesting that I should actually enjoy watching my own kids play sports so much.” Enjoy, Pamela, enjoy.



Sara McGrath presents One man’s fishing is another man’s poetry, a post about her father, at Unschooling Lifestyle.


Dark Nights of the Soul

I kind of like it when this category is blank, because it means everyone is feeling good about unschooling. But in case you start to feel a doubt creeping into your mind, consider this, from Pam Sorooshian:

Wholeheartedly support a child’s passions even if, to you, they don’t look like “education.”


Encounters of the School-y Kind

The Stone Age Techie gives us Below Average, “a ticked-off, public-school-sucks kind of post.” Karen, we feel your pain.



Angela Wolff of Camp Wolff gives us a fine persuasive essay, Why I don’t like labels.



“We Shall Strive” also comes from Angela Wolff at the blog Camp Wolff. She describes this post as a reflection and a rededication.



Idzie at I’m Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write. tells us How I Learned to Read and Write. She is so wise, saying “Read to your kids, enjoy reading yourself, and the rest will come! ”

Vikki Lawrence of Vikki’s Verandah presents Book Research: Calling All Teens. I hope your teen heeds the call; mine did!

***Thank you to all who contributed posts this month. The carnival will be back on April 1, 2010, which means that submissions will be due by March 31, 2010.

***To contribute a post to the next edition of The Carnival of Unschooled Life — which will be here at The Expanding Life on April 1, 2010 — use the carnival submission form.


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    Angela said,

    Thanks so much for including my posts! Now I’m off to check out the other submissions.

    ps: glad you’re feeling better!

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    Rana said,

    Can’t wait to read these. I missed the deadline this month. I will definitely submit for April.

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