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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2015, 08:21 AM
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So which one should I get? Is one set good...

So which one should I get? Is one set good enough for any substantial amount of chemistry, or are people expected to get several if they want to do anything interesting?
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2015, 02:11 AM
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Posted By rumi
McKittre, I have no musical prowess. Doesn't...

McKittre, I have no musical prowess. Doesn't stop me from singing though ;-)

wrt math - Have you read Lockhart "Mathematician's Lament?" How about "Moebius Noodles?" both are quoted in this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2015, 01:51 AM
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Posted By rumi
molecule model kits

Quick question on the molecule kits, that came up in another thread, thought it merited its own topic.

what is the difference between the 52 piece set which is $32


52 atom set which is $27?
Forum: Unschooling   01-20-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By rumi
So on the molymod site, I see a 50 piece set...

So on the molymod site, I see a 50 piece set (organic) and a 52 piece set (organic and inorganic). Why two different sets when there is only a 2-piece difference?
Do you get both? Or if you have...
Forum: Unschooling   01-20-2015, 07:43 AM
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Posted By rumi
McKittre, I'd love to hear more about chemistry...

McKittre, I'd love to hear more about chemistry the 5 yo way.
where are you clicking on the list of acids, for example?
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By rumi
were you able to pry apart the pages? any loss...

were you able to pry apart the pages? any loss of text / art?

i am not sure whether to risk buying this water-damaged copy. how stuck together would the pages be and would they be readable...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2015, 10:01 PM
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Posted By rumi
this brings me to something i have always been...

this brings me to something i have always been curious about, because i have heard other people say this too, that they don't really treat lunch as a meal but as something to hold them till dinner...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By rumi
We often did it conversationally but i would also...

We often did it conversationally but i would also make worksheets. first workbook dd used was singapore 4B (around age 8?) but she didn't do anything else in the Singapore series before or after...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By rumi
Yes, that would have been my tendency too, and I...

Yes, that would have been my tendency too, and I would have wondered whether my taking the responsibility to carve out these assignments, remind her about them etc was getting in the way of her...
Forum: Unschooling   01-18-2015, 11:15 PM
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Posted By rumi
we are dealing with something very much along...

we are dealing with something very much along these lines. dd wants to have a set portion of work to do every day … in some areas where we have a book that we are going to work though, we can pick...
Forum: Unschooling   01-18-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By rumi
do you especially like the book? there is a...

do you especially like the book? there is a water damaged copy on sale for $4, is it worth checking? i guess i will have to pry apart pages ….


Foundations and Precalculus 10 WNCP...
Forum: Unschooling   01-15-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By rumi
Sweet Silver that is great about the guitar! ...

Sweet Silver that is great about the guitar! Gives me hope.
And what an impressive finish to your post, with the mid-morning yoga and all. I remember scrolling back up thinking, who is this...
Forum: Unschooling   01-15-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By rumi
fwiw dd never joined a class of any kind till she...

fwiw dd never joined a class of any kind till she was 9. i had been suggesting it from the time she was 6 or so, but although she did a few story times in the library, and an occasional activity,...
Forum: Unschooling   01-15-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By rumi
so true … now my sister thinks that i am going to...

so true … now my sister thinks that i am going to get addicted to oven -baked and not want to go back to machine. let's see ...


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what are you using for calculus? what did you use...
Forum: Unschooling   01-14-2015, 10:07 PM
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Posted By rumi
today is the Sankranti festival, one that we...

today is the Sankranti festival, one that we normally celebrate to the hilt. this year we are a little calm partly because unlike previous years we started celebrating one month in advance (as is...
Forum: Unschooling   01-14-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By rumi
I quite agree. It is the greatest show on earth!

I quite agree. It is the greatest show on earth!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rumi
iirc, There is a way that you can select a...

iirc, There is a way that you can select a certain set of skills that you want to focus on and I think that there is an option to select this by grade level, at least there was a couple of years ago...
Forum: Unschooling   01-13-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By rumi
Does she want to add an unschooling stripe to her...

Does she want to add an unschooling stripe to her otherwise solid homeschooling approach or is she looking for inspiration to modify or even let go of her approach ?

Anyway one book that does not...
Forum: Unschooling   01-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,404
Posted By rumi
The molecule set looks interesting. Great that...

The molecule set looks interesting. Great that he gets to play with one so young! We used magnetix in a similar way though I guess it would not have worked for more complex molecules.

I am on...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By rumi
Nice video McKittre. What are those things you...

Nice video McKittre. What are those things you are using to make molecules?
Forum: Unschooling   01-01-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 148
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Posted By rumi
Happy New Year to everyone! dd had a New...

Happy New Year to everyone!

dd had a New Year party -- unlike the parties we have had so far I had little input into organizing the party - she said that she and her friends would do the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-25-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 35
Posted By rumi
We review through the county (Harford) and it has...

We review through the county (Harford) and it has worked pretty well for us. I have learned to translate what we do into their format.
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,047
Posted By rumi
Glad you liked it, moominmamma. I personally...

Glad you liked it, moominmamma. I personally can't draw one to save my life but I think that it fits with the overall philosophy of slowing down, connecting with the earth and the community … in...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,047
Posted By rumi
mckittre, does your library get Home Education...

mckittre, does your library get Home Education Magazine. There is an article in the Nov-Dec 2013 (http://unschooling.com/homeeducationmagazine/november-december-2013_table_contents/) issue called...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,047
Posted By rumi
We have a holiday that we celebrate in the middle...

We have a holiday that we celebrate in the middle of January (rice harvest time in India) and traditionally the festivities begin for the whole month in advance. One neighbor of ours does the...
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