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Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,412
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Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1341870/as-an-user-do-you#post_16827842)

If you self...
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,429
Posted By shoefairy3
Someone a couple posts back recommend the Play...

Someone a couple posts back recommend the Play at home Mom blog.  Seriously, it is a-mazing.  Check it out.  Those ladies have the best idea.  From what you have described about your DD, I think she...
Forum: Unschooling   12-07-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By shoefairy3
My 8yo (nearly 9) is writing a story like the...

My 8yo (nearly 9) is writing a story like the Meet books from American girl.  She is currently up to 4 chapters.  She also loves doing workbooks.  Shes a fun one. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By shoefairy3
We really like these versions for exposure to...

We really like these versions for exposure to the stories http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ashakespeare+for+kids&keywords=shakespeare+for+kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1322754751...
Forum: Unschooling   11-29-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
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I used a pencil grip as a child...

I used a pencil grip as a child http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pencil+grip&x=0&y=0...
Forum: Unschooling   11-28-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By shoefairy3
www.progressivephonics.com...

www.progressivephonics.com (http://www.progressivephonics.com) is another good site.  Its little reader books like Bob, but free to read on screen or print out
Forum: Unschooling   11-23-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
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Forum: Unschooling   11-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By shoefairy3
how exciting.  I absolutely love that we have...

how exciting.  I absolutely love that we have gotten rid of our " traditional" schooling.  Things are so much more relaxed and peaceful around here
Forum: Unschooling   11-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By shoefairy3
perhaps it is just a season of learning for her...

perhaps it is just a season of learning for her right now.  She might just be bored.  I know I go through seasons of random boredom where things that usually are fun just dont sound appealing.  Like...
Forum: Unschooling   11-16-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By shoefairy3
Did this change happen with the change of the...

Did this change happen with the change of the weather?  My kids were acting more bored than usual after it got too cool to be outside for hours on end.  They have recently adjusted to their new play...
Forum: Unschooling   11-16-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,880
Posted By shoefairy3
We had an easy cooking class today at the...

We had an easy cooking class today at the grocery store.  Not foods I would have chosen, but fun nonetheless :D
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By shoefairy3
My kids really don't write for fun in paragraph...

My kids really don't write for fun in paragraph form.  They seem to enjoy making comics more, or Christmas lists or letters to grandma (or friends).  Writing is kind of hard on the hands so if their...
Forum: Unschooling   10-19-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By shoefairy3
All of my kids prefer (for the most part) that I...

All of my kids prefer (for the most part) that I read to them, rather than them reading anything alone.  I struggled a whole lot getting my now 10 year old to read anything.  Some things that helped...
Forum: Unschooling   10-02-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By shoefairy3
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Forum: Unschooling   09-27-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By shoefairy3
I recently listened to a community call of...

I recently listened to a community call of Patrick Farenga and found him to be very uplifting and inspirational as far as unschooling goes. 
 
Here is the link to where the call mp3 is hosted at. ...
Forum: Unschooling   09-22-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By shoefairy3
My kids weren't really enjoying what we were...

My kids weren't really enjoying what we were doing for homeschooling.  My 2 main goals for my children's education is
1) for them to love (or atleast appreciate) to read
2) for them to love...
Forum: Unschooling   09-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,880
Posted By shoefairy3
We've still been in "deschooling" mode.    ...

We've still been in "deschooling" mode. 
 
Last week we did a bunch of fun things:
-watched our CNN Student News
-played trivial pursuit and yahtzee several times
-made some stop motion...
Forum: Unschooling   09-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By shoefairy3
If I am doing the reading, I pick the book out. ...

If I am doing the reading, I pick the book out.  If the kids are obviously not enjoying it, we will stop it and pick something different.  As for their personal reading time, I dont like to make a...
Forum: Unschooling   09-09-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,880
Posted By shoefairy3
Yesterday we went to the Children's Museum and...

Yesterday we went to the Children's Museum and out to lunch with my mom.  That kept us busy all morning long.  When we got home we had our mandatory rest break time.  The kids can read, draw or nap...
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By shoefairy3
Have you seen Play at Home Mom...

Have you seen Play at Home Mom (http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/)? They have some great ideas for open ended play for the preschool aged kids. 
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By shoefairy3
wow, that is exciting.  i sure would like to...

wow, that is exciting.  i sure would like to have a copy when it gets that far.  As it is, my kids love getting old scout books from the thrift store.  I am sure they'd love to see one written by...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By shoefairy3
Thanks ladies.  I really like what you said...

Thanks ladies.  I really like what you said Miranda b/c the size of our family is what always makes me hesitate about unschooling. I hate feeling like I am not meeting all their needs and dreams,...
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By shoefairy3
Long story as short as possible.  We are going...

Long story as short as possible.  We are going on our 3rd year of homeschooling (grades 6, 4, 3, and K).  We did a bit of unschooly-ness our first year and my heart is being drawn back that way.  My...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,433
Posted By shoefairy3
schooling and assistance dont have anything to...

schooling and assistance dont have anything to do with the other here in Nebraska.
Forum: March 2011   10-06-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,075
Posted By shoefairy3
we are finding out hopefully on Friday. Our...

we are finding out hopefully on Friday. Our anniversary is on Monday as well
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