Monday, March 14, 2011

105 Self-Study in First Grade?

The children are well!  Back to school.

JB6 asked if she could create her own school day.  This is how it went.  She self-taught herself how to use a weaving loom and then made 4 potholders, and then taught me how to use it as well. 

Then she completed the three following pictures. 

The math is obvious, she did a set of addition facts.

For science, she explained to me that she bounced three separate  balls and because of their different “elasticity” the two filled with air bounced higher than the one filled with stuffing. 

Then finally for Bible and art, she reproduced a picture of Jesus feeding the 5,000.

Didn’t know that there was such a thing as 1st grade self-studies but apparently, there is. For the added creativity and initiative, I granted her a counted school day!


  1. Awesome! Great job teaching her how fun it is to learn! Oh & there is a name for this..."unschooling." ;-)