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Forum: Unschooling   08-02-2015, 12:51 AM
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Sweetsilver -- I'm sorry. That sounds so hard....

Sweetsilver -- I'm sorry. That sounds so hard. I've been far far too lucky with my own family, but we're always here to listen.

We just got off a 4 day ferry trip out to the Aleutians, chatting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2015, 11:15 PM
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Views: 592
Posted By mckittre
We're unschoolers, but we have lots of pretty...

We're unschoolers, but we have lots of pretty clear shifts in our yearly schedule. The biggest are wilderness expeditions (a huge thing for our family). We left for nearly 3 months this past...
Forum: Unschooling   07-25-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
School days are long, but I imagine the amount of...

School days are long, but I imagine the amount of responsibility for others she has at the camp makes it more exhausting. I'm more exhausted being in charge of lots of kids all day than I am at a...
Forum: Unschooling   07-22-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
Went paddle camping, and had a friend's 6yo with...

Went paddle camping, and had a friend's 6yo with me and my two (another friend was there with her 2 kids as well). My friend was supposed to join us later, but then ended up having to rush across the...
Forum: Unschooling   07-19-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
Miranda: Touching and sad. Cramming in a...

Miranda: Touching and sad.

Cramming in a last bit of summer-at-home here. Berry picking with friends, and and making strawberry pie today (6.5yo loves picking, 4.5yo loves helping cook the pie)....
Forum: Unschooling   07-18-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By mckittre
That seems circular? A certain type of...

That seems circular? A certain type of instruction prevents reading disabilities, but you can't officially have reading disabilities unless you've received it?

But, if I'm making sense of this...
Forum: Unschooling   07-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
Miranda -- that sounds like a wonderful group of...

Miranda -- that sounds like a wonderful group of friends. Do you think the big age gap will matter more as the older ones enter adulthood? And great that Fiona can help out at the camp.

We had an...
Forum: Unschooling   07-16-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
I'm sorry. That is so terribly sad. I don't think...

I'm sorry. That is so terribly sad. I don't think those percentages are common, in small or large places. It must be hard for all the hundred kids--I'm sure they know eachother.
Forum: Unschooling   07-15-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By mckittre
Very interesting essay. One thing I wish the...

Very interesting essay. One thing I wish the author had done was to take those half-anecdotes from other cultures and fleshed them out a little. What skills were those kids learning, exactly, and did...
Forum: Unschooling   07-15-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By mckittre
I haven't watched any unschooled kids grow up...

I haven't watched any unschooled kids grow up (hence the value of internet contacts!), but as a professional writer, I really don't think I'm discouraging reading in my house. I do think there are an...
Forum: Unschooling   07-14-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By mckittre
I guess my main confusion is that really, I have...

I guess my main confusion is that really, I have NO idea whether he's dyslexic. He has a family history, but in practice, he's just a 6.5 yr old that can't read, which is utterly normal for a 6.5 yr...
Forum: Unschooling   07-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By mckittre
Dyslexia and Unschooling -- Is there a reason to know early?

Asking this here because I know there are a number of folks with dyslexic kids here.

The adults in our family were playing bananagrams last night, the mildly dyslexic people (my DH and his sister)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By mckittre
I live in Alaska, where seasonal travel is...

I live in Alaska, where seasonal travel is common, including lots of seasonal workers, snowbirds, families that go off fishing in summer, etc... Our part-time or most-of-the-time residents seem to...
Forum: Unschooling   07-12-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
Exciting! How old is your daughter? Berry...

Exciting! How old is your daughter?

Berry season has arrived early! Which means I can hardly go outside without coming back with a quart at least and have to restrain myself from making fresh...
Forum: Unschooling   07-08-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
That's exactly what I'm talking about. A 6yo's...

That's exactly what I'm talking about. A 6yo's in-depth knowledge about some obscure topic and his inability to recognize the word "of" are just flip sides of the same thing--focus and time to follow...
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
Maybe. But he already gets incredulity that he...

Maybe. But he already gets incredulity that he can't read from acquaintances, and perhaps a bit too forceful encouragement to sound things out from family. So he will already say "I can't read!"...
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
My kids are crappy audience members (at their...

My kids are crappy audience members (at their ages, anyway). I try not to take them to any performances.

Miranda -- that's great about Fiona's foot!

It is interesting to watch social skills...
Forum: Unschooling   07-01-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,625
Posted By mckittre
Summer is a dramatic transformation here, but...

Summer is a dramatic transformation here, but only in part because of the school calendar. Everyone in the entire state of Alaska is running around like a maniac. Fishing! Gardening! Boat trips!...
Forum: Unschooling   06-26-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By mckittre
SweetSilver--I hope things do start working out...

SweetSilver--I hope things do start working out better for you. That sounds hard. But taking care of yourself can only be good for the kids. I hope your older finds some peace as well.

Of my two,...
Forum: Unschooling   06-24-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By mckittre
I studied aikido for a long time myself,...

I studied aikido for a long time myself, actually. (funny coincidence that 3 of us have experience with that rather obscure art). It's the only thing I really miss about big city life. And while I'd...
Forum: Unschooling   06-23-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By mckittre
Deborah -- congratulations to your youngest. ...

Deborah -- congratulations to your youngest.

Nazmum -- camp learning about bugs sounds fun.

What do you guys feel about the very commonly held idea that you should send kids off to some kind of...
Forum: Unschooling   06-21-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By mckittre
Thinking carefully about that sort of...

Thinking carefully about that sort of communication, how different answers to the same question affect the thread and tone of a conversation, is a hugely valuable lesson, if not the best...
Forum: Unschooling   06-20-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By mckittre
That's a good way to express it, Miranda. I ended...

That's a good way to express it, Miranda. I ended up just saying something vague like "they get interested in lots of things" but I wanted a better way to think about it. Especially since after I had...
Forum: Unschooling   06-18-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By mckittre
Miranda -- sounds crazy. Hope Fiona heals up OK ...

Miranda -- sounds crazy. Hope Fiona heals up OK

Heat wave here (by which I mean got to 75F once). But with incredibly long days filled with direct sun, feels much hotter. Went swimming in the...
Forum: Unschooling   06-09-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By mckittre
Miranda -- Taxes, paperwork, etc... Ugh. Does...

Miranda -- Taxes, paperwork, etc... Ugh. Does not sound like the fun kind of busy, but hopefully having the whole family there is fun.

A day in the life: OK. Flipped my journal to a random date...
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