Yesterday, Curly, aged 6, got it into her head to write and illustrate a book. This idea did not come from me, nor did she have assistance in the effort. I will attempt to translate the text and describe the images to the best of my ability.
"The Boy and The Spaceship"
Image: Boy in rocket-shaped green spaceship set against a blue field set with round stars.
"Once upon a time, a boy named Isaac who really liked spaceships, so he went to Florida and got a spacesuit on, and went into a spaceship."
Images: Sequence. 1) map of Isaac traveling to Florida. 2) Choosing a space suit. 3) Wearing the Space suit. 4) In the space ship.
"And the spaceship went to space, and space was very pretty. The End."
Image: Green spaceship set against a blue field with round yellow stars.
"Isaac loved the stars, but he had to go back to Earth, so he did."
Image: Isaac's spaceship standing atop the round globe-like Earth.
Now, I could wax educational with jargon like "synthesized her lessons in science, incorporated knowledge of geography, and used critical thinking, self-initiative and creativity, as well as language arts skills... utilized sequential images... blah, blah, blah." But you know what? Part of the beauty of unschooling is that I can just enjoy her story. :)