I recently officially opened a homeschool for my daughter under the name Sassafras Homeschool (sassafras…there is a leaf with varied shapes, varied possibilities). I have been learning more about unschooling recently, and since our return from our travels last year, June has been attending a program called ZigZag several days a week, which is a community where kids can go and learn and play together and do self-driven projects with facilitator support. There is no set curriculum there, and I am not imposing one at home, either. There is a lot of trust and letting go involved in this approach, trusting the child to follow her own interests and learn naturally. So far, it is feeling good, especially the release from having to follow imposed schedules (the public school day starts so early in the morning!) and standardized, busywork-heavy curriculum. June spends a lot of time reading, and I love that her choices of material need not be limited to grade level standards or overshadowed by the burden of writing the main idea.