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Forum: Unschooling   02-10-2016, 09:58 AM
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Posted By mckittre
Welcome happyhats. My two are the same age as...

Welcome happyhats. My two are the same age as yours
Forum: Unschooling   02-02-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By mckittre
Miranda -- sounds like Fiona's got the school...

Miranda -- sounds like Fiona's got the school stuff down. :) Figuring out how to sound like you know what you're talking about when you don't is a pretty useful skill.

Sweetsilver -- I don't think...
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By mckittre
Just paused in reading this thread to show my son...

Just paused in reading this thread to show my son how to turn on the burner on the oven... :)

I don't know, I think whether to offer help or nudge a kid to figure something out is pretty...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2016, 12:27 AM
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Posted By mckittre
Might be worth talking about perceived authority...

Might be worth talking about perceived authority figures, because kids might assume the rules don't apply to them the way they do to other "strangers". I remember an animal control guy once trying to...
Forum: Unschooling   01-25-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By mckittre
I think kids like yours, who carefully follow all...

I think kids like yours, who carefully follow all the lessons then take the skills for their own purposes, are absolutely going to learn the fastest. There are many moments I wish I had kids like...
Forum: Unschooling   01-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
Thanks! It was really fun to be able to...

Thanks! It was really fun to be able to collaborate with my sister-in-law (who's also my next-door neighbor), and if this book does OK, maybe we can do it again. I'm glad we didn't listen to the...
Forum: Unschooling   01-24-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
Here's the Amazon listing, but it's not actually...

Here's the Amazon listing, but it's not actually in stores for 2 more months (why is publishing so abysmally slow), so you can't see much on there:...
Forum: Unschooling   01-24-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
A big earthquake woke me (and half of Alaska) up...

A big earthquake woke me (and half of Alaska) up last night, but hasn't done much damage, it seems.

Watched a friend's 4yo for 3 days -- amazed at how awesome a host my 5yo is, but my older got...
Forum: Unschooling   01-23-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By mckittre
Some kids, even school kids, are better than...

Some kids, even school kids, are better than others at applying focus in the way the grownups want them to. I was a stubbornly obstinate child, arguing with teachers, refusing to do assignments or...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By mckittre
Play is pretty creative. How much time do you...

Play is pretty creative. How much time do you spend in a day inventing whole new stories and worlds and characters and immersing yourself in them?

I wonder if you're thinking more about focus than...
Forum: Unschooling   01-13-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
We're working on Spanish, in preparation for an...

We're working on Spanish, in preparation for an extended (year?) trip to South America around a year and a half from now. I've been trying Duoiingo, kids (mostly the 5yo) doing a bit of Rosetta Stone...
Forum: Unschooling   01-11-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
More like, don't all books that kids would be...

More like, don't all books that kids would be interested in have pictures? I think they see the lack of them in some stories as an unfortunate flaw. And aren't adults supposed to read them to you?...
Forum: Unschooling   01-09-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
I think my kids just see them as another version...

I think my kids just see them as another version of picture books. :) Maybe someday. Actually my youngest will try to read things playing Starfall and figures out a fair amount there, but not in...
Forum: Unschooling   01-08-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
It's dropped below freezing again, very...

It's dropped below freezing again, very temporarily. We're all grateful. Clambering over the storm-tossed blowdown on the trails was interesting, but hiking in blowing rain gets so old. Expecting...
Forum: Unschooling   01-03-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,061
Posted By mckittre
Just had youngest's 5th birthday party complete...

Just had youngest's 5th birthday party complete with a girly sleepover with one of her favorite kids she hadn't seen in awhile. That girl's in kindergarten, and it's amusing to listen to them...
Forum: Unschooling   12-28-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
Sweetsilver-- I hope the girls see and embrace...

Sweetsilver-- I hope the girls see and embrace those options, whatever they choose. You all deserve some joy.

Christmas was icy and slushy and stormy and too-warm here, but the power didn't go out...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
Husband home, kids and I have all gone skiing in...

Husband home, kids and I have all gone skiing in the past couple days (conditions aren't great, but we couldn't help ourselves), cut a christmas tree which is filling up the yurt, made cookies,...
Forum: Unschooling   12-17-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
I guess, in keeping up, I'm not so much thinking...

I guess, in keeping up, I'm not so much thinking about efficiency of learning -- more about companionship? Sort of like how one might do more pretend play with an only child who didn't have much...
Forum: Unschooling   12-17-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
I think it's awesome people are willing to drive...

I think it's awesome people are willing to drive and wait for their kids interests. I'd wonder if that would be me some day, except we live in such a small place that it's not even possible. I hope...
Forum: Unschooling   12-15-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
Strangely, my 6 year old is tiny for his age...

Strangely, my 6 year old is tiny for his age (think 5th percentile), yet is mistaken for older far more often than he's mistaken for younger. He's not precocious, I don't think -- but he's a...
Forum: Unschooling   12-14-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
Last few days with the extended family here. Both...

Last few days with the extended family here. Both kids playing blocks and such with doting grandparents who will pay lots more attention to them than I usually do. Youngest is getting lots and lots...
Forum: Unschooling   12-09-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
My kids are entirely ignorant of current events....

My kids are entirely ignorant of current events. And I kind of think they shouldn't be forever, but I don't even know where to start with such little ones? (4 and 6) We all (adults) just read news...
Forum: Unschooling   12-04-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
Deborah -- sorry about the stress. My whole state...

Deborah -- sorry about the stress. My whole state runs on oil revenue, and things can get contentious here sometimes too.

goldenwillow-- we're soon to set up bedrooms for the kids (we've always...
Forum: Unschooling   12-01-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,041
Posted By mckittre
Miranda -- how awesome that your community is so...

Miranda -- how awesome that your community is so welcoming.

Sweetsilver -- too bad about gymnastics. It must be hard for her to be surrounded by what she can't have (the kids who can't do gym at...
Forum: Unschooling   11-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,146
Posted By mckittre
I'm sorry goldenwillow. I'm glad his send off was...

I'm sorry goldenwillow. I'm glad his send off was so peaceful, and that the family is gathering round. His quote is wonderful.

Miranda, I hope the new system works out better for your daughter....
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