No school for my kids: radical unschooling methods
YOU’VE heard of home schooling, now meet the mum who calls herself a ‘radical unschooler.’ Maryanne Jacobs, from Gorebridge, Scotland, is part of a new wave of women who don’t send their kids to school – and don’t teach them at home either. The 32-year-old says her daughter, Rio, nine, and son, Bryden, eight, learn ‘naturally’ on their own by playing computer games like Minecraft and through life experiences – like baking and shopping and being outdoors. Maryanne says Bryden, a numbers whizz, picked up numbers on his own through a Pokemon card game. And her daughter’s love of words came from board games like Monopoly and Scrabble.
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Freezing weather in the US gripped parts of Texas in the early December. On Sunday, December 8, warmer weather was welcomed by the local residents, but it came at a cost at a couple of apartment buildings near the popular Shops at Legacy complex in Plano, Texas. This video shows melting ice falling five stories, crushing cars and shredding trees in Plano. Credit: Nicole Jaime
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit", by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens nationwide across the UK on 13th December 2013.
Valentin Hristich was driving in a car on a road 36 kilometres outside of Kiev city when suddenly the truck ahead of him lost one of its wheels. The wheel proceeded to roll into on-coming traffic where it then rebounded off of another car and onto Valetin’s windshield. Luckily no one was injured in the accident. Credit: YouTube/Валентин Христич.
Yuriy Yagovcev’s dashcam caught this video of a dramatic car crash which happened in Berezniki City, Russia this week. As Yuriy drives through a junction, an out-of-control car speeds past and somehow avoids hitting a group of pedestrians dispersed along an adjacent zebra crossing. After a minor bang into Yuriy’s car and missing all of the pedestrians he smashes into a parked vehicle. Unbelievably, there were no casualties. Credit:Yuriy Yagovcev