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Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By rumi
Interesting discussion on the broader components....

Interesting discussion on the broader components.

I personally find it hard to believe that someone who normally led a structured life and suddenly had 1-6 weeks free wouldn't have a ton of...
Forum: Unschooling   09-12-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
Welcome Deborah. Mine also dislikes cutesy stuff...

Welcome Deborah. Mine also dislikes cutesy stuff like that and I have heard others say this too. Makes me wonder why they even make the books like that at all.

Reading about Scotland's vote and...
Forum: Unschooling   09-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
Sure you got it for less than half the price but...

Sure you got it for less than half the price but also less than half the fun of our plan!
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
This calls for a Rainbow Gathering … Maryland...

This calls for a Rainbow Gathering … Maryland 2015?
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By rumi
Sorry if this is growing increasingly irrelevant...

Sorry if this is growing increasingly irrelevant to the OP but as a PP brought up Burning Man and as I have been to neither event, let me jump and say that I think they are quite different in that...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
Wow, hadn't heard of Diane Gottlieb till now. ...

Wow, hadn't heard of Diane Gottlieb till now. She sure packs a punch in her poetry.

Garlic Festival???? wow! Sounds like something I should be attending. (But, like the Rainbow Festival, it...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By rumi
Hi, just wanted to say hi. I've not been to a...

Hi, just wanted to say hi. I've not been to a Rainbow Gathering and had not heard of them until a few months ago when I read a book called "Free Spirit" written by someone who had attended (at...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 476
Posted By rumi
Well McKittre, I think that passions grow in a...

Well McKittre, I think that passions grow in a context and so does our life. SO if we are involved in each others' lives then even if right now we (adults) decide nearly all of the big picture, our...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
OMG I haven't had the kind of trauma that I...

OMG

I haven't had the kind of trauma that I hear you describing but can still relate to the incident you mention. dd has said things that hurt my feelings and later said that she didn't mean it...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
Oh and by the way I finished HP 3 two days ago...

Oh and by the way I finished HP 3 two days ago and started HP4 last night. The beginning was quite gripping. Even though I will have to read more than one chapter / day I think I will finish on...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
McKittre, do I understand that you guide people...

McKittre, do I understand that you guide people on hikes? Just thinking …. maybe someday ….

Agree with you that demands of life require that we adjust to various things that we wouldn't have...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 476
Posted By rumi
Yes, I think it might have been here that I...

Yes, I think it might have been here that I learned that unschooling does not depend on "whether or not you used a workbook" and I have found that when I repeated that phrase in discussions...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 476
Posted By rumi
I would like to jump in and say that I often find...

I would like to jump in and say that I often find the views of those who call themselves radical unschoolers neither radical nor unschooling.

My understanding of integrated / holistic / natural...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By rumi
Oh was today the first day? I think here it was...

Oh was today the first day? I think here it was last week. Anyway we didn't go then and we didn't go now. It's been kind of a quiet day so far. I am trying to write something and dd is reading as...
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,719
Posted By rumi
Well, just posting from our own experience, I...

Well, just posting from our own experience, I have no theory and no policy regarding chores and so far dd has had no allowance.

- house is not highly tidy but not highly messy either.
- house...
Forum: Unschooling   08-28-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By rumi
Hi, I actually think there was nothing wrong with...

Hi, I actually think there was nothing wrong with your conversation with MIL. It seemed like she was concerned and she didn't interfere with what you were doing, only asked you about it afterwards. ...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,553
Posted By rumi
Indeed I am reading them for the first time! ...

Indeed I am reading them for the first time! Hardly imagined that I would read them but dd is so keen I can't say no. She has read the first six, most (all?) more than once.

Right now we are...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,553
Posted By rumi
Haven't been writing as much as I would like to...

Haven't been writing as much as I would like to but I thought it worth noting that dd continues to work on Distributed Proofreaders very regularly and really likes it. So often we start things and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By rumi
Sure, just ordered it - found it on sale second...

Sure, just ordered it - found it on sale second hand. Stay tuned.

I hear you on the Canadian shipping, Miranda.
Many a time I have wanted something from Canada and been deterred by the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By rumi
Interesting. So specifically, what do you think...

Interesting. So specifically, what do you think of the first book in the series:
Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: the Basics
http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Store/viewitem.php?item=ps:aops1
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By rumi
What if you took something in your home and...

What if you took something in your home and traced its origin - what is made of, who made it, where, how, working conditions, energy consumption, etc.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By rumi
Art of Problem Solving - how to get started

Hi I feel my daughter is ready for more creative math work than the repetitive exercises in Key to Algebra and Key to Geometry that she has been doing for a while now, currently doing Algebra 5 and...
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,109
Posted By rumi
McKittre, I would love to be as brave as you and...

McKittre, I would love to be as brave as you and do all those outdoor adventures and certainly whether my dd was learning would be the farthest question from my mind (I remind myself of Bush II) ...
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By rumi
I am not sure if this has to do with its being...

I am not sure if this has to do with its being summer but our homeschool coop is finding it much harder to meet regularly. When we started, just last year, everyone was eager to be part of a co-op...
Forum: Unschooling   06-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By rumi
We aren't very concerned about organized sports. ...

We aren't very concerned about organized sports. Fortunately there are enough kids in our neighborhood to play unorganized sports several days per week - various ages, adaptable rules, not very...
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