“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
— Mitsugi Saotome
"oooh, mum! are we marking again?!!"
spot the ex-homeskooling family, all clustering around mama's marking of invitations for her ICT class. cos mama would love to give every kid in the class a Merit/Excellence, so the lads have the officious title of Moderators. my kids at skool have been so wonderful about me trying out all my
unskooling university theories on them: we've run this class on the inquiry model of learning with as much child-directedness as possible with 28 kiddos and only three hours a fortnight. we've based our learning around a class party (which is happening in two days' time!!! squee!! i need to sort my *R* dress ups pronto) which the kids've planned and are going to run. they've each created invitations using microsoft word (that's the ICT bit lol), which as a class we wrote success criteria for, and these are what my own lovely lads are helping to grade. it's funny, for all my anti-grading feelings, kids at skool don't seem to mind it so much.