Learn Nothing Day 2015
I’ve mentioned before that I consider our family to be unschool-leaning, but because I am homeschooling a quirky, asynchronous, PG/2E/full-of-OE little fella who loves curriculum, sometimes the unschoolers don’t see us as unschool-y. Regardless, we happily participated in a very unschool-y day: Learn Nothing Day.
What is Learn Nothing Day?
Learn Nothing Day is celebrated annually on July 24th by unschoolers. It is a tongue-in-cheek response to questions such as, “When do you take days off?” and “Do you homeschool over the summer?”
Learn Nothing Day is a vacation day for unschoolers. It’s a day off from learning.
Is it possible to learn nothing all day? Can you go twenty-four hours without learning a single thing?
Learn Nothing Day, My Little Poppies-Style
Was Learn Nothing Day a success? Did we get through an entire day without learning a thing? Read on to find out!
Schizz has the day off today – what perfect timing for Learn Nothing Day! In celebration, I didn’t set my alarm for 5:00 like I usually do. Instead, I slept in. Yup. This is sleeping in for me, folks! Instead of getting up right away, I pretend to sleep in. I grab my phone and pop on over to Raising Poppies to see what has been going on in the hours since I last stopped by. I am so thankful for this community- they are so supportive and resourceful. I never fail to learn something. This morning was no different. I read several posts and articles and learned quite a bit, including the fact that my curriculum post– you know the one I almost didn’t write- was extremely helpful to quite a few folks. This made me smile. And, oops… I failed at Learn Nothing Day within ten minutes of waking.
I head downstairs for coffee to find this:
Clearly, we had all failed at Learn Nothing Day by 7:00 in the morning. We didn’t stop there, though! We continued to fail with flying colors. Here are some moments from our failed attempt at taking the day off from learning:
Leo learned a new song:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, folks:
Learning happens all the time if you relax and let it.
Now, it’s your turn. Did you celebrate Learn Nothing Day? Did you fail miserably, too? Celebrate and share those failures here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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