One more month of learning

I'm posting this on June 24. July 24 is that One Big Holiday for unschoolers. Learn as much as you can before the big lull, the shut-off, the power-down, the void. Oh, that reminds me about the discussion of how difficult it was to translate "void in Utah" to French. Even "Learn Nothing Day" can be hard to translate.

Everything reminds me of lots of things.

This art was new in 2015. The Lego arrangement, photo and image were all created by Alicia Gonzalez-Lopez with help and encouragement from her artistic children.



Alicia sent me "Lego Sandra" with her wheelbarrow (inspired by my "Wheelbarrow things" blog: Wheelbarrows). The little sign is really a miniature little physical sign). I gave it a train ride, on the Cumbres & Toltec, in August that year:
  

It rode inside, but I posed it on the engine when we stopped for lunch.

Tenth Learn Nothing day will be in 2017

The tenth one! Coming soon. Learn all you can before then.

Below are some portals to the learning of trivia or profundity or both, in case you want to learn.
When July 24th comes, try NOT to learn. Try to not learn, that day, for sure.


Click the randomizing dice:
Thinking Sticks—Ideas and connections

Images and quotes and links and smiles
Add Light and Stir

If you choose randomly, I'm probably in there. Not all of them, but lots. "More Extra Bits" at the bottom is all me.
(Me and Amy Childs, the interviewer/creator of the beautiful, short podcasts.)
Unschooling Support

Happy Learn Something Day! (One of 364 or so.)

Already, in April? No, just a thought




Virginia Warren made that as part of a long thread of examples of worthless posts, at Radical Unschooling Info.

Learn Nothing Day #10, coming in July!

'Tis the Season

Holly tweeted "#Tistheseason #learnnothingday #LND9"and this image:



She's on her way to my house, from Taos.

Prepare to cease and desist

Learn Nothing Day #9. Try not to learn, on July 24.

If you succeed, leave a comment the next day.

If you fail, you could leave a comment at that point, if you wish to.

What's Special about This Number?" says this:
9 is the maximum number of cubes that are needed to sum to any positive integer.
That makes no sense to me at all, but it's just one of about a badillion bits of trivia, and lots of those DO make sense. Keep collecting parts and connections, and have fun with it! Today, I mean, or day after tomorrow. Not on July 24.

A Learn Nothing Day Dilemma

Janine Davies wrote:
My youngest son Kes has been determined to crack ‘Learn nothing day’ ever since he heard of it 3 years ago, and he amuses us and himself very often with his ideas of how to do it…

As we know most (all) unschoolers fail epically very soon into the start of the day. ;-)
But Kes is determined to crack it! He mentions it a lot, and often randomly and quite suddenly he will jump up and proceed to run his latest cunning plan by us….Here is the conversation from recently.

Kes: Mum when is Learn Nothing Day? Is it soon?

Me: Yes, but it’s not until after your birthday.

Kes: Im going to crack it this year I really am! Im determined to find a way to learn nothing on that day….I know that trying to sleep through the whole day won’t work — because then I will have learnt how to sleep through a whole day! Is that even possible? I guess I could go into a trance like state, but then I will have learnt how to do that!
I know that if I kill myself then I will have learnt how to kill myself right before I die….

Me: Yes! And I don’t think anyone wants you to die for that day!

Kes: It really is impossible isn’t it! It's impossible to learn nothing on any day unless you are dead!

He then cracked himself up laughing! He laughed so much, and we all laughed too, and he kept saying over and over “It’s impossible!” and then laughing again, and he didn’t stop laughing for ages. :-)

Then he did stop suddenly, and said: “I'm still going to find a way! I am! Just you wait!” :-)

I love kids' take on it!

A couple of years ago, Raghu Bharadwaj (Hema's son) called me on the phone to tell me that Learn Nothing Day was the most terrible idea he's ever heard. I let him explain to me why he thought it wasn't going to work and that it wasn't worth trying. It was a fun conversation. I told him I was on an old phone that had a dial, and a cord to the wall. Just for fun I was discussing other things I thought would interest him. He's been to my house, and I had been to his (in India, though his family is in New Jersey these days, and was when he called). Luckily, he was calling me before Learn Nothing Day, and not on it.

Coloring page




If you'd like to print that to color, either click above, or the link below (two different files—one or both should work), or import the file into photoshop or something you can color with.

Original Coloring Page created in ink, by Maryna, at Fiverr.

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