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Topics: books,education,empowerment,food,Harry Potter,homeschooling,so you think you know,Unschooling,vegetarian,words,zen

“I could never Unschool because I like to learn and so do my kids.”

I actually received the above insult in a sort-of obscure way. The person saying it honestly and truly believes that the only way a person can learn something — ANYTHING — is to go to school. They don’t believe it is possible to learn outside of a classroom environment about anything “important”. I know the […]

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Topics: Harry Potter,magic,party

Riddles for Our Triwizard Tournament Tasks

This is the final post regarding our Harry Potter Triwizard Tournament. My daughter made riddles for two different tasks. Here they are: For Task 1 (the Champions had to pass a mysterious “monster” who made them correctly guess who he was before they could pass): In the Forbidden Forest I hide, I have many legs […]

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Topics: crafts,Harry Potter,how to,magic,Unschooling

How to: Make Puzzles for Our Tri-Wizard Tournament Task 3

See “How to: Make Nifty Book Boxes for Our Triwizard Tournament Task 3” for the first part of this topic. We made two puzzles for Task 3 of our Tri-Wizard Tournament: a crossword puzzle and a cypher. The cypher gave directions to the Champions of what they were supposed to do in Task 3. The […]

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Topics: Arizona,crafts,Harry Potter,magic,photographs,Tucson,Unschooling,Webkinz

How to: Make Nifty Book Boxes for Our Tri-Wizard Tournament Task 3

For Task 3 in our Harry Potter class Triwizard Tournament, we decided to take a slightly different approach. The actual task was a search at Agua Caliente (a local park), a riddle from a Sphinx (my older daughter played this role), a race to the Triwizard Cup, and a duel with Voldemort himself (a dad […]

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Topics: Arizona,art,crafts,Harry Potter,party,photographs,Tucson,Webkinz,writing

How to: Make Watery Looking Paper for Our Tri-Wizard Tournament Task 2

Our Task: Write up four riddles for the four champions in our Harry Potter class’s Tri-Wizard Tournament Task 2. [Here are links to the clue and prizes for Task 1.] Here’s what we did and how we did it: Task 2 had the kids (champions) diving into a local public swimming pool in order to […]

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Topics: art,crafts,Harry Potter,how to,magic,pets,Unschooling,vegan

How to: Make a Seriously Awesome Dragon Egg

My daughter needed dragon eggs. Since dragons are rare and difficult to find, combined with the fact that we’re vegan and try never to use animal products (especially the babies of a species), we’ve been working on creating our own magically made up ones. Here’s how we did it: Get a large plastic Easter egg. […]

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Topics: art,crafts,Harry Potter,Unschooling

How to: Make New Paper Look Old (Antiquing with Tea Staining)

Antiquing paper can be lots of fun. We’ve done it for maps, party invitations, and, most recently, for making a poem/riddle look like it had been in the Goblet of Fire. My daughter’s Harry Potter class is having a Tri-Wizard Tournament. Being a planner, my daughter elected to help with the planning of the three […]

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Topics: books,guest post,Harry Potter,magic,movies,Unschooling,writing

Guest Post: The Time-Turner and Time Travel

The following post is a guest post from my 11 year old Always Unschooled daughter, Zoë. This is her very first written report and she’d like to share it with the world. She wrote it for the Harry Potter class that I wrote about in my “My Unschooled 11 Year Old — Right Now” post. […]

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Topics: Arizona,empowerment,favorites,Girl Scouts,Harry Potter,magic,mindful parenting,photographs,saguaro,travel,Tucson,Unschooling,vegan,Webkinz,writing,zen

Top 10: Favorite Reasons I’m Glad I Started this Blog

Happy LEAP Day! Leap Day is one of my all time favorite days. It’s a Bonus day that always makes me think of rainbows and smiles! To celebrate this occasion, I’ve made a list of my favorite reasons I’m glad I started this blog. I’m also giving each of my daughters a “leaping” Webkinz (different […]

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Topics: books,Harry Potter,homeschooling,magic,space,Unschooling,writing

My Unschooled 11 Year Old — Right Now

My Always Unschooled 11 year old daughter is, right now, writing a report. [By the time this posts, this information will be old news, but I’m still going to continue with the story in present tense.] My daughter has been taking a weekly “Mythology of Harry Potter” class since last September. The class is run […]

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