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Forum: Unschooling   02-09-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Indian summer
Thank you for all of your help. I don't...

Thank you for all of your help.

I don't have much musical training and when I see brilliant music teachers working with my kids I'm in awe of their experience and intuition. I do get it. I don't...
Forum: Unschooling   02-08-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Indian summer
We've already done some guitar lessons. And...

We've already done some guitar lessons. And mandolin and piano. I was leaning toward violin because of a preference for smaller instruments for smaller hands and this weird sort of gut...
Forum: Unschooling   02-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Indian summer
I'll start by saying that we aren't unschooling...

I'll start by saying that we aren't unschooling ATM. We used too, but it worked better for some of us than others. We still take an unschooling approach to some things, with some kids...

I've...
Forum: Unschooling   02-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Indian summer
What measures 24"? That would be from neck to...

What measures 24"? That would be from neck to mid palm when arm is outstretched to the side - I thought that's how one measured for violins, but I see your point that doesn't take into account...
Forum: Unschooling   02-08-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Indian summer
Should have added @Miranda in the title. Would...

Should have added @Miranda in the title. Would love your thoughts on this.

We have two beginner violinists in the family. One measures slightly above 24" one measures 1/8" shy of 24". Can we buy...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Indian summer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Smartmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396209/need-music-advice-please#post_17552640)

We study...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Indian summer
Thanks for all the excellent ideas. We will...

Thanks for all the excellent ideas. We will probably try some combo of all of them! I like the idea of a choir. Have no idea where to find one other than a church, but will ask at the local music...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Indian summer
She is 11. What does she do in her singing...

She is 11.

What does she do in her singing lessons? I'll try to answer but I don't have a musical background so I'll do my best.

Scales, stretching her voice a bit at a time, as the teacher...
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Indian summer
Dd11's voice teacher is going on "mat leave" for...

Dd11's voice teacher is going on "mat leave" for six months, just as dd is having some wonderful breakthroughs and coming out of her shell. I am hoping to find a way that dd can not lose the...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Indian summer
Saw some chatter about them on another thread,...

Saw some chatter about them on another thread, but don't really know who they are. Anyone know their stance on unschooling?
Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Indian summer
Dd7 loves math. She is using JUMP grade 2...

Dd7 loves math. She is using JUMP grade 2 workbook and will do 10 or 20 or even up to 40 pages in one sitting. She never seems to need my help, she just reads the directions and does the page. Does...
Forum: Site Help   10-07-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By Indian summer
Has it moved or is it gone?

Has it moved or is it gone?
Forum: Unschooling   04-21-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,094
Posted By Indian summer
So many things going on here. Dd10 is on an...

So many things going on here. Dd10 is on an academic kick. She's been working her way through sequential spelling, Rosetta stone French, art and journaling. Dd6 is also on a spelling kick and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Indian summer
Some random thoughts because that's how I roll....

Some random thoughts because that's how I roll. Haha.

We think of ADHD as an inability to focus, but some ADHD kids hyper focus, so they can actually be very focused at times.(like at her swim...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-18-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By Indian summer
Imagine it from her perspective. You are ruining...

Imagine it from her perspective. You are ruining her favorite grand child's life and there is nothing she can do to stop this train wreck.http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif....
Forum: Unschooling   03-17-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Indian summer
Sorry that this is off topic, but I value the...

Sorry that this is off topic, but I value the opinions of like minded folk so I'm curious, if you've seen these short videos on population, what do you think.

My kids and I watched them and they...
Forum: Unschooling   02-13-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Indian summer
We've unschooled, more or less, for about five...

We've unschooled, more or less, for about five years and none of my kids are confident writers. The younger two are probably on par with their age mates, but the oldest (12) - I don't even think...
Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By Indian summer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Qalliope http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368514/current-events-learning-and-alternative-media#post_17177734)

I...
Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By Indian summer
Thanks for all the input, ladies. My kids and I...

Thanks for all the input, ladies. My kids and I love Rick Mercer, we watch him often. I had sort of forgotten about 22 minutes, we'll have to add that to the mix. I think TRNN is exactly the kind of...
Forum: Unschooling   11-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By Indian summer
My preteens are starting to get interested in...

My preteens are starting to get interested in current events and I'm looking for media outlets that are less than mainstream to compare news stories. Any recommendations? What are your favourites?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-13-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Indian summer
Here's an alternative I've never considered....

Here's an alternative I've never considered. Four Afircan school students created a generator that runs on urine....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-03-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 14,715
Posted By Indian summer
So I just started last week, but I'm doing a...

So I just started last week, but I'm doing a major purge of our home so I should have no trouble reaching 2012 by year's end.

On Thursday, I bagged 41 items of clothing to donate. So that left...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-03-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Indian summer
Thank you, If they'll work for you in Alaska,...

Thank you,
If they'll work for you in Alaska, I guess they'd work for me. But isn't solar very expensive to set up? A gasoline generator can be had for under $1000. If I could do a solar set up for...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-02-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Indian summer
By alternative, I mean other than gasoline...

By alternative, I mean other than gasoline powered ones. Anyone have any good ideas, links, books etc. to figure out what sort of system might be practical to have on hand for power outages?

I've...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-26-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 14,715
Posted By Indian summer
I'm kind of new here and just discovered this...

I'm kind of new here and just discovered this thread today. There are 66 days left this year, so if I get rid of 31 items (30.4 to be exact) everyday, I could still do this. My house really needs...
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