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Forum: Unschooling   02-22-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By mapleleaf
I would if I could, we have lots! We have been...

I would if I could, we have lots! We have been having record breaking low temperatures for this time of year, -30s with the wind chill.



I think you are right, it seems natural for many...
Forum: Unschooling   02-05-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 693
Posted By mapleleaf
I would think high school juniors being...

I would think high school juniors being overwhelmed by their post-secondary options is a result of them spending the majority of their childhood in a school system with few choices and that allows...
Forum: Unschooling   02-05-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By mapleleaf
Yes, my four year old needs lots of sleep...

Yes, my four year old needs lots of sleep too...she sleeps 10 hours no matter when she goes to bed. Luckily we don't have too many early mornings, gymnastics is at 9:30 am once a week.
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 992
Posted By mapleleaf
We have been playing lots in the snow too:) ...

We have been playing lots in the snow too:)

We have slow days which is nice with the baby....he is almost 5 months now and I think I have not posted in one of these threads since he was born! I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By mapleleaf
Yes, this works well for our family for that...

Yes, this works well for our family for that reason too, the kids read with hubby after he gets back with the dog...around 11pm. When my FIL was sick last year it worked well to because my husband...
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By mapleleaf
It is 9:42pm and....,

my kids are playing in the snow out back. lol Well, the 10 and 8 yr olds. My 4 yr old has come in, she never stays out as long. My hubby is on his two hour hike with the dog and the baby is...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-27-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 13,534
Posted By mapleleaf
This is so true! Soon doctors won't know what...

This is so true! Soon doctors won't know what the diseases look like.

Our paediatrician is pretty old, should be retired I think. I'm always on the fence about vaccines. He rolls his eyes and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By mapleleaf
Maybe she could do yoga in the winter..it will...

Maybe she could do yoga in the winter..it will only take up 30 min but it's something. My 4 yr old loves Cosmic Kids Yoga (videos are on YouTube), my 8.5 yr son and 10 yr daughter and I often join...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By mapleleaf
How old is she and what skills are you wanting to...

How old is she and what skills are you wanting to work on?

You could check out the books Games for Learning and Games for Math by Peggy Kaye.

Shut the box, any dice rolling game
Card games...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By mapleleaf
Just keep doing what you are doing! Read lots of...

Just keep doing what you are doing! Read lots of books, well written books with great stories and pictures. I liked Five in a Row for activity ideas to go along with books. Get outside for fresh...
Forum: Unschooling   01-08-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By mapleleaf
Yes, I find this too. This is also how grammar...

Yes, I find this too. This is also how grammar works for me, I can tell if a sentence looks and sounds right but could not use the proper terminology to tell what makes it right or wrong. I...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By mapleleaf
I agree that reading teaches spelling, I...

I agree that reading teaches spelling, I personally became a better speller when I became an avid reader. I remember grade 5 spelling tests, I was awful.

That is too funny about google...
Forum: Unschooling   09-19-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,558
Posted By mapleleaf
The weather has been beautiful here lately. We...

The weather has been beautiful here lately. We have been playing at the park with friends or walking in the ravine behind our house. Last weekend our family went to a conservation area we have not...
Forum: Unschooling   09-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,240
Posted By mapleleaf
Thanks for posting, I find this program very...

Thanks for posting, I find this program very interesting. How cool to get such good people (teacher and principles) to start the program with! I hope you are able to convey to this new principle...
Forum: Unschooling   09-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By mapleleaf
Sounds like student wants to go to college? What...

Sounds like student wants to go to college? What area does this student want to pursue? I would advise to pick subjects that would relate to that area. Also any that genuinely interest them.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By mapleleaf
I am an unschooler and am struggling screen time...

I am an unschooler and am struggling screen time with my 8 year old son too. He will sit at the computer and/or game system all day; sometime he paying games, sometime watching youtube videos on...
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By mapleleaf
HI, my children are 9,8,3 and have never been to...

HI, my children are 9,8,3 and have never been to school, I considered myself an unschooler. I have always gone through periods of doubt, they come and go. From talking to many home schoolers this...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,558
Posted By mapleleaf
I am pregnant with our fourth child and due at...

I am pregnant with our fourth child and due at the end of this month, Sept 28th. My brother is getting married Oct 3rd. My children are in the wedding. It's a 2.5 hour drive to the ceremony...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,678
Posted By mapleleaf
Yes, I agree. Thanks for the clarification...

Yes, I agree.

Thanks for the clarification on relating or not relating to unschooling.



I am due Sept 28th! They are very excited, we all are. It's been a bit of a wait for my three year...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,678
Posted By mapleleaf
I'm late to this discussion, I read much of the...

I'm late to this discussion, I read much of the posts so far, but to be honest some got skimmed. I don't understand why chores and money are not related to unschooling? Or why they conflict? They...
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By mapleleaf
I agree that after so much institutional...

I agree that after so much institutional schooling it takes a while to adjust to the concept of unschooling.  I often question the term unschooling and a friend of mine said she thought it was...
Forum: Unschooling   05-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By mapleleaf
I often feel the same way with my 9 yr old...

I often feel the same way with my 9 yr old daughter, that we should be doing more "school work" and have felt that way for some months, I just can't seem to get there.  My children spend a lot of...
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,475
Posted By mapleleaf
Last night families of our home school group met...

Last night families of our home school group met with some astronomers outside of the city.  We saw the moon, Jupiter and four of its moons, Saturn and moon, and Mars. Apparently we are lucky...
Forum: Unschooling   04-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By mapleleaf
We went to the sugar bush today, had a nice...

We went to the sugar bush today, had a nice brunch and tour with some homeschooling peeps. It was cold and raining but great fun, my sister and mother came with us.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by m-mariette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399623/charlotte-mason#post_17599974)

Thanks Mapleleaf
I...
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