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Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Indian summer
I think that a lot of people look back on their...

I think that a lot of people look back on their school days with fondness because of the social connections they made and social events they participated in. People, I think, are more likely, to have...
Forum: Unschooling   12-19-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 869
Posted By Indian summer
Welcome Anna from another Canuck. I'm Crystal in...

Welcome Anna from another Canuck. I'm Crystal in NB, currently homeschooling/unschooling my three dks, ds13, dd12 & dd8.
Forum: Unschooling   12-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 869
Posted By Indian summer
My dd12 is like this. She is the only one of my...

My dd12 is like this. She is the only one of my three that takes music study somewhat seriously. We also have a house full of instruments, but we're more into folk type instruments - think kitchen...
Forum: Unschooling   12-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 869
Posted By Indian summer
I find this encouraging. Right now, my ds13 is...

I find this encouraging. Right now, my ds13 is planning to go to high school next September. He is, IMO, so not ready! But, by the time next Sept. rolls around he will be 14.5. Fingers crossed that...
Forum: Unschooling   12-19-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 869
Posted By Indian summer
When people say that school accustoms kids to a...

When people say that school accustoms kids to a 9-5 workday, I think back to job I had once working 4am until noon. Nothing prepared me for that, and yet I did it because I was being paid! I did not...
Forum: Unschooling   12-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 869
Posted By Indian summer
I'm so enjoying reading about all of your lives...

I'm so enjoying reading about all of your lives and how your unschoolers are spending their days. I'm a people watcher by nature (not to sound creepy, lol!) and it helps me to see just what this...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,133
Posted By Indian summer
Well, there are no lice, fleas or mites here...

Well, there are no lice, fleas or mites here (knock on wood). We had ds's seven month old cat, Sparrow (aka Spartacus) to the vet two weeks ago for his neutering and he got a clean bill of health....
Forum: Unschooling   10-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Indian summer
Oh no! I had not heard that. I'm so sorry it...

Oh no! I had not heard that. I'm so sorry it ended that way.
Forum: Unschooling   10-14-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Indian summer
For what it's worth, I've been following this...

For what it's worth, I've been following this story through social media, and I had already noted the contrast between the posts from national news sites vs. posts from locals to your area. It...
Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,719
Posted By Indian summer
Well, we're getting set to close down the cottage...

Well, we're getting set to close down the cottage soon, which means I have to wash and then find appropriate storage for all the linens, fridge space for all the duplicate condiments and my cleaning...
Forum: Unschooling   10-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Indian summer
A few of you mentioned some version of "go for...

A few of you mentioned some version of "go for the frivolous degree, just pick a great school."

Is this really important? Is it as important to Canadian kids? I don't know a single person who...
Forum: Unschooling   10-09-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Indian summer
When college majors aren't practical

What would you do if your kids ideas of college majors likely wouldn't lead to a great career? Of course, I don't have a crystal ball, so I couldn't say that for sure, but statistically speaking. If...
Forum: Unschooling   09-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Indian summer
How to get ready for public school after unschooling

What would you do in this situation?

Student is 13 (would be in grade 8 this year if in school) but has mostly unschooled the past 6-7 years. Wants to go to ps high school next year for grade 9,...
Forum: Unschooling   02-09-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
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, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Indian summer
Has it moved or is it gone?

Has it moved or is it gone?
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