Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another Writer in the Family

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.

Next page.

"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. :)


  1. I like it! Short, simple, and to the point! So, unlike me, who goes on and on and get the point! Oh, and with colorful pictures that actually resemble something other than scribbling, also unlike me. Come to think of it, I think she might be even more talented than me!

  2. I love this illustration of un-schooling. I love that she is confident enough to write, even though all the words are mis-spelled. Thank you for sharing Curly's story with us, your readers.