Mothering Forums - Search Results

Showing results 1 to 25 of 250
Search took 0.28 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: mckittre
Forum: Unschooling   05-24-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,170
Posted By mckittre
My computer was in the shop. Now back, hopefully...

My computer was in the shop. Now back, hopefully fixed up for a few more years.

It's all green and full of bird song here. Summer people have returned, including several good friends, and my...
Forum: Unschooling   05-14-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,170
Posted By mckittre
Outdoor activities have been our best ways to...

Outdoor activities have been our best ways to join up with other kids. In the summer, the weekly hike program draws a good number of kids.

The school year is harder. Even on the weekends, it's...
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,170
Posted By mckittre
In a home-grown informal sense. I have helped...

In a home-grown informal sense. I have helped organize and co-led preschool once a week hikes, once a week skiing, science hikes, multi-night ski camp, backpacking trips, low tiding, etc... On top of...
Forum: Unschooling   05-03-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,170
Posted By mckittre
Friends with teachers. Why not? It's pretty...

Friends with teachers. Why not? It's pretty limiting to focus on same-aged people.

I know spring is here when we get big low tides. Spent 4 mornings last week poking around on the beach, looking...
Forum: Unschooling   04-30-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
And I haven't yet gotten around to actually doing...

And I haven't yet gotten around to actually doing it! What program did you use?
Forum: Unschooling   04-29-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
I've been wondering whether to try to set up some...

I've been wondering whether to try to set up some sort of speech to text and vice versa thing on my son's computer. Whether he's dyslexic or not, really, it might help him branch out beyond You Tube...
Forum: Unschooling   04-23-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
I did always say "we're going outside now" --...

I did always say "we're going outside now" -- even when they were tiny and it was raining on the ice. Transitions/getting gear on was hard. And in my experience leading a variety of kids on hikes,...
Forum: Unschooling   04-22-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
That is hard. I guess maybe I'm not totally...

That is hard. I guess maybe I'm not totally unschooling there either. I've been adamant about the need for daily outdoor time since my kids were tiny, and it's just something we've always done, even...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
Sure. I'm happy to share. 1: family history....

Sure. I'm happy to share.

1: family history. My husband and his sister are mildly dyslexic, their father was more severely dyslexic.

2: a discrepancy with himself. This kid is actually...
Forum: Unschooling   04-19-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
I have been skiing nearly every day the past week...

I have been skiing nearly every day the past week and a half or so, some with the kids, some with grownup friends. Took my 8yo 3000 feet up a mountain, and on several smaller steeper runs. I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   04-12-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
I love April too, though not because it's spring...

I love April too, though not because it's spring in the usual "green stuff" sense. It's kind of summer-winter in a way. Lots of sunny beautiful days, light until after 9PM, but still snow on the...
Forum: Unschooling   04-02-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By mckittre
Empathy... I guess I'd say that most things I do...

Empathy... I guess I'd say that most things I do *well* probably have a basis in empathy. But sometimes I have to trust without understanding the kids' perspective. For me, this has come up a lot...
Forum: Unschooling   03-29-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,039
Posted By mckittre
Spring has been endlessly sunny and cold here. ...

Spring has been endlessly sunny and cold here. Took advantage, and just got back from another mini-epic skiing adventure. 5 days out with my family, into a remote valley we've never visited in...
Forum: Unschooling   03-18-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,039
Posted By mckittre
Yes! In my opinion (which no one at the school...

Yes! In my opinion (which no one at the school probably wants and I try to keep to myself), the curriculum and standards are the school's most gigantic problem. The K-5 teacher, for instance, has a...
Forum: Unschooling   03-12-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,039
Posted By mckittre
Imagine instead of having one or a few or a...

Imagine instead of having one or a few or a handful of kids -- you had 36 of them. How could they have a good educational experience?

Yesterday, my town had yet another emotional community meeting...
Forum: Unschooling   03-07-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,039
Posted By mckittre
Yes, welcome! My kids were that little not too...

Yes, welcome! My kids were that little not too long ago, and you're encouraged to discuss no matter what age they are.

I guess I should also clarify that most of my "working on" weaknesses with...
Forum: Unschooling   03-04-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,039
Posted By mckittre
Rather than signs of spring, we just made a rapid...

Rather than signs of spring, we just made a rapid transition from summer to winter, coming from a month in Baja to icy snowy home at 15 degrees (-9.5C). But we don't really expect any spring for a...
Forum: Unschooling   01-24-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,490
Posted By mckittre
Deborah -- we had a march here too! 41 people,...

Deborah -- we had a march here too! 41 people, well over 10% of our 300-somethng person winter population.

SweetSilver -- I really hope the meds work out for you. Lots of tough things to work...
Forum: Unschooling   01-09-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,490
Posted By mckittre
zebra -- hope he feels better soon. ...

zebra -- hope he feels better soon.

Interesting that February is the down time. I find November much worse. By February, we have enough daylight back, usually enough snow, that I think winter...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By mckittre
Why Alaska? I live in my husband's hometown,...

Why Alaska? I live in my husband's hometown, which I would likely have never heard of without him. Mostly, though, I live in Alaska because I belong here! The first time I came up for a summer, I...
Forum: Unschooling   01-03-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,490
Posted By mckittre
I've lived in a yurt for 8 years now, and I love...

I've lived in a yurt for 8 years now, and I love it.
Forum: Unschooling   01-02-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,490
Posted By mckittre
Enjoying a little quiet after a day and a half of...

Enjoying a little quiet after a day and a half of straight kid parties. My youngest turned 6 on New Year's day. We had kid ski day, a sleepover party for her that involved going to the town...
Forum: Unschooling   01-01-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By mckittre
Bussing was a big deal when I was a kid. I rode a...

Bussing was a big deal when I was a kid. I rode a bus all 12 years in a large city. It was sometimes cold and dark in the morning waiting for it. High school and middle school started at 7:45 After I...
Forum: Unschooling   12-31-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,371
Posted By mckittre
Can't speak to snatoms, because I haven't tried...

Can't speak to snatoms, because I haven't tried them, but at a quick look, they wouldn't meet my son's needs. Way too expensive for a small number of atoms, and not nearly enough diversity in atoms....
Forum: Unschooling   12-30-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,371
Posted By mckittre
He's using molecular model kits. "Molymod" brand....

He's using molecular model kits. "Molymod" brand. They're generally sold to college chem students, which I think is a travesty -- they've been his favorite toy for years. He learned most of what he...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250

 
Forum Jump: 

Online Users: 15,406

38 members and 15,368 guests
agentofchaos , anisaer , bananabee , Beth Suarez , CricketVS , Deborah , Dovenoir , Emmaparker , emmy526 , greenemami , hakunangovi , Hopeful2017 , jcdfarmer , judybean , kathymuggle , lhargrave89 , LibraSun , Lucee , mama24-7 , MamaLeigh , Michele123 , Mirzam , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , oaksie68 , philomom , RollerCoasterMama , shantimama , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , sniffmommy , Springshowers , sren , stellanyc , StillMe , VocalMinority , Zilver
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.