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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By cheery
in one of his books (maybe what does it mean to...

in one of his books (maybe what does it mean to be educated?) alfie kohn lists schools that have no grades (i think) and probably no homework either. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By cheery
In the interests of getting more group activity...

In the interests of getting more group activity with other kids, I joined my local hs group. So far we haven't made to any program but I am still get all the messages on the group list.  
 
There...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By cheery
Kathy Tavormina, there is a picture in this...

Kathy Tavormina, there is a picture in this book, that is said to be suitable for age 4 and up, though I did not see it till my dd was 7 and even then was a little nervous, but that may just be me:...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By cheery
We have had this happen  ... that and any...

We have had this happen  ... that and any serious expression of boredom is my alarm to see that we make our lives more interesting.  Get out and do things.   Or get supplies to do things at home....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-06-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,380
Posted By cheery
I actually joined specifically for info on EC....

I actually joined specifically for info on EC.  That option is not listed and I did not want to check cloth diapering so I guess I will go ahead and say whole package. 
I preferred Commune as a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,380
Posted By cheery
I actually joined specifically for info on EC....

I actually joined specifically for info on EC.  That option is not listed and I did not want to check cloth diapering so I guess I will go ahead and say whole package. 
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-06-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 7,906
Posted By cheery
61 months,  one child. 

61 months,  one child. 
Forum: Unschooling   08-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By cheery
In our case we live frugally, and I personally...

In our case we live frugally, and I personally believe that adds to our learning as well as gets us out of the house, and also has made us explore what is available locally, since there is only so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By cheery
Oh!  See it is her own summer camp that she is...

Oh!  See it is her own summer camp that she is doing with her kid.  I think a few others might also be joining on some days, but she set it up for her kid. 
 
I find this esp amusing because me...
Forum: Unschooling   07-18-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By cheery
Hi - there were many points in your post that...

Hi - there were many points in your post that had me nodding (vigorously) and relating (wholeheartedly) and giggling (proving that one can indeed, look back and laugh at such things like that!) but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By cheery
I posted a while back about my friend who was...

I posted a while back about my friend who was asking me about homeschooling.  I got great replies from many of you, with very helpful references and links, that I have been "gently forwarding" - she...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-18-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By cheery
Thanks for all the replies everyone .... I have...

Thanks for all the replies everyone .... I have been "gently forwarding" - she has been going through the mails - I am trying not to overwhelm her with too much info.  There was the Unschooling...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,002
Posted By cheery
Hi everyone ... meant to check back in much...

Hi everyone ... meant to check back in much earlier, then it just slipped.

Thanks for each and every response, even the ones that made me want to say, "but, but ... "

Reading those responses,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,002
Posted By cheery
I was taken by surprise recently when my...

I was taken by surprise recently when my daughter said that she was not very comfortable with African Americans.
 
My immediate reaction was that this was wrong and I must correct it.  I guess I...
Forum: Unschooling   05-14-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By cheery
This looks really interesting ... I am busy over...

This looks really interesting ... I am busy over Memorial Day weekend but I wonder if I could attend only on 24-25?
 
Any one know if there are any cheaper options for stay ... can't afford the...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By cheery
hi - my friend just told me she is interested in...

hi - my friend just told me she is interested in homeschooling.  I posted a thread in the Washington State board:
 
seeking secular homeschooling / unschooling-friendly support in Redmond /...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By cheery
My friend in Redmond just asked me about...

My friend in Redmond just asked me about homeschooling - she is totally new
to the idea, but her son is asking her if he can do it. 
 
She would not be doing it for religious reasons. I looked at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By cheery
Do you make up the test yourself? Or will the...

Do you make up the test yourself? Or will the school / county give you something to administer at home, or does your child have to go somewhere and take the test?
 
Maryland has put up their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-06-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By cheery
Yes, I agree on the not too much info part.   ...

Yes, I agree on the not too much info part.
 
I think that in retrospect the amount of paperwork I had to do for the reviewer was not really "too much."   If I did it right now for next year, for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By cheery
She is 8, soon to be 9.  She started doing these...

She is 8, soon to be 9.  She started doing these soon after turning 7, their recommended minimum age.
 
To share btw two kids, write the answers to the puzzles on a separate sheet of paper so that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By cheery
I think I tend to treat curriculum just like any...

I think I tend to treat curriculum just like any other book and not something to follow.  At least so far that has been what "works" in that if I think of a workbook as something that needs to be...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By cheery
Thanks for the book recommendation, I just...

Thanks for the book recommendation, I just requested it from our library.   Mine spends a lot of time thinking / contemplating /making up stories.  If you talk to her while she is doing an of those...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By cheery
So we had the review. Since I had experience...

So we had the review.
Since I had experience from last year, I knew what the reviewer wanted and I supplied it.  So we were fine.
 
I realized that it did not matter as much WHAT we did as that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By cheery
are you moving to a new place? do they already...

are you moving to a new place? do they already have any friends near where you live whom they could still meet?
 
I agree with all suggestions of 4evermom.  
if you have a local hs group that is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By cheery
DO you have a suggestion for a good site for...

DO you have a suggestion for a good site for children to keep reading logs?  I am thinking of going with google books but maybe you all know of something better?
 
If there was a site that was for...
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