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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 12:40 AM
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Miranda -- Happy birthday to Fiona. Glad you guys...

Miranda -- Happy birthday to Fiona. Glad you guys are getting more into the flow of things. I'm curious: how has being so precocious influenced your kids' concepts of themselves as they grew up?

I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mckittre
I think those two are fairly close, and either...

I think those two are fairly close, and either one is enough to make plenty of things, one molecule at a time. College students (strapped for cash and forced to buy lots of textbooks) usually have...
Forum: Unschooling   01-23-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Sure! And I can say confidently that none of my...

Sure! And I can say confidently that none of my suggestions require reading, since my son's picked it all up without being able to recognize the word "the." (He can, on the other hand, recognize...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Perhaps community colleges would be better high...

Perhaps community colleges would be better high schools than what we have currently. You can attend or not, pass or not, take as many or as few classes as you feel like it, all on your own...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By mckittre
My chem nut is 5, almost 6, and has no problem...

My chem nut is 5, almost 6, and has no problem managing these sets, nor does his 4yo sister (physically, anyway -- intellectually she's not quite there). We did use a little oil to help make the...
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Makes sense about the math. I can see that when...

Makes sense about the math. I can see that when he solves 6 x 7 by starting with 70, halving it to 35 and then adding another 7, it's a good mental exercise, but terribly inefficient if one just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2015, 09:51 AM
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Views: 63
Posted By mckittre
In this case, $5. They are exactly the same (and...

In this case, $5. They are exactly the same (and when I go there, my Amazon shows I bought the cheaper one, so there's nothing sneaky about the lower price).
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Definitely this. My son has two organic sets and...

Definitely this. My son has two organic sets and one inorganic, and asked for more for his birthday (wants to make a buckyball, among other things). I rather wish I'd just gotten one of the...
Forum: Unschooling   01-20-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
5yo chemistry: Go to the compound section of...

5yo chemistry: Go to the compound section of ptable.com (http://www.ptable.com/#Compound). Get out your molymod molecule building kit(s). Build something. Type it into the computer. Does it exist?...
Forum: Unschooling   01-20-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Breakfast: I wake up with the kids. All of us...

Breakfast: I wake up with the kids. All of us need to eat pretty much right away or everyone's cranky. I cook, but it's just for me and the two kids most days (husband sleeps later)

Dinner: For us...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
featherstory -- Maybe they'd love to see a 7yo...

featherstory -- Maybe they'd love to see a 7yo teach yoga. I would! Such a diverse set of interests your kids have. And that long list of languages... I can't imagine trying to do all that at once....
Forum: Unschooling   01-18-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 167
Posted By mckittre
I suppose I do the reminders even with my very...

I suppose I do the reminders even with my very little kids. Inspired by PBH, we have a "questions and plans" board, where I'll write down things for the kids that they've said they want to do or find...
Forum: Unschooling   01-17-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 167
Posted By mckittre
Can't speak to this with kids (mine are too...

Can't speak to this with kids (mine are too young), but it's interesting to think about how accountability works for me as an adult.

I appreciate accountability when it's purposeful, and involves...
Forum: Unschooling   01-15-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Mazamet -- My almost 6 yr old boy is a bit the...

Mazamet -- My almost 6 yr old boy is a bit the same way. Do you have friends with kids his age at all? I think class drop-off is kind of the hardest form of socializing for some kids. Parents absent,...
Forum: Unschooling   01-14-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Anna -- There are some great science videos out...

Anna -- There are some great science videos out there. I might have dismissed their power if you'd asked me a few years ago, but now having seen how much even a non-reader can learn that way... ...
Forum: Unschooling   01-13-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Whenever this chemistry interest levels off,...

Whenever this chemistry interest levels off, we're going to have 3 or 4 of those Molymod sets! It's all he begs for with his homeschooling money (wants to make more and more complicated molecules),...
Forum: Unschooling   01-11-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
The molecules are made from some kits like this:...

The molecules are made from some kits like this: http://www.amazon.com/Molymod-MMS-009-Molecular-Inorganic-Chemistry/dp/B005RUTZ8Q
I remember using them in college organic chemistry, and I feel...
Forum: Unschooling   01-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 75
Posted By mckittre
I've always thought that some people (like me)...

I've always thought that some people (like me) store the spellings along with the word--probably in some kind of visual fashion. So, if I know a word, I almost always know how to spell it, and never...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Sweetsilver-- ouch! That level of stubbornness...

Sweetsilver-- ouch! That level of stubbornness sounds maddening. What is it they don't like about that girl or her house?

Just got back from a two-day "town" whirlwind. Took MIL's van on the...
Forum: Unschooling   01-04-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Anna -- Yes, that's me. :) There aren't a whole...

Anna -- Yes, that's me. :) There aren't a whole lot of folks who take very small children deep into the Alaskan wilderness for months on end.

Deborah -- glad you have keys and credit card again....
Forum: Unschooling   01-02-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 970
Posted By mckittre
Happy New Year to all! Deborah -- So much...

Happy New Year to all!

Deborah -- So much ice here this year too! The kids butt-slid half the trail home, and the roads vary from gravel to glare ice, depending on traffic level.

rumi -- That...
Forum: Unschooling   12-29-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,039
Posted By mckittre
I'm sure those bicyclists love you! We've been...

I'm sure those bicyclists love you! We've been bedraggled snowed-on-rained-on-dirty guests in many a home (usually on walking expeditions), and you hosts are the most wonderful human beings in the...
Forum: Unschooling   12-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,039
Posted By mckittre
So my almost 4-yr-old is right in there anyway. I...

So my almost 4-yr-old is right in there anyway. I wonder if they make pencil grippers for crayola markers? My kids have never been willing to draw with crayons, pencils, basically anything other than...
Forum: Unschooling   12-23-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,039
Posted By mckittre
It's why we are where we are too. And when I...

It's why we are where we are too. And when I wonder about the lack of opportunities, I look around me at all the "move-backs." My husband, his sister, a number of friends. All these people who grew...
Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,039
Posted By mckittre
Or, for better or worse, what if driving isn't...

Or, for better or worse, what if driving isn't possible? Which hampers the schooled and non-schooled kids alike. The basketball and volleyball teams get boat trips out of town for games, but no sort...
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