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Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 809
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: 7
Views: 672
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: 486
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...
Forum: Unschooling   06-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By rumi
Oh wow, you get funding to homeschool! Never...

Oh wow, you get funding to homeschool! Never dared ask for that. I am sure there is none; even the schools barely scrape by - the teachers here haven't gotten a raise in 5 years.
Forum: Unschooling   06-13-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By rumi
reply to Mazamet Sure wish we could register...

reply to Mazamet

Sure wish we could register as non-curriculum following! Would relieve me of all the effort that goes into translating what dd does into language our county reviewer can...
Forum: Unschooling   06-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By rumi
I like this thread. Though I don't think we have...

I like this thread. Though I don't think we have a shape to speak of.

We travel so much that we don't really have a regular sequence of energy levels every year - or maybe I just need to e more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By rumi
yes Daffodil I see that the same link has popped...

yes Daffodil I see that the same link has popped up in my post as if I had linked it ... so it looks like some robot (is that what they are called) in this forum software inserts these ads.
 ...
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,072
Posted By rumi
Quote: "Project Time" is the time I've set aside...

Quote: "Project Time" is the time I've set aside to actually listen to his incessant monologues and questions -- asking him real questions and taking a few notes, rather than just saying "mmm......
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By rumi
The times I see my dd taking the most interest...

The times I see my dd taking the most interest in learning one of the languages that we know is when we are talking to other ppl in that language.  This is not the same as the "native language" of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By rumi
Daffodil why did you include a link to Ajowan...

Daffodil why did you include a link to Ajowan oil in your reply?  Incidentally I always thought ajwain was oregano but this says that it is thyme. 
 
Quote: Maybe it would bother us if "playing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By rumi
This may be here nor there but what if some...

This may be here nor there but what if some friends got together and decided to "play Americans" using stereotypical traits of (non-Native) Americans?  Would it matter if they did this in the United...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By rumi
Thanks for pointing this out.  And glad to hear...

Thanks for pointing this out.  And glad to hear about your experiences with the company.   I have no problem buying religious articles but I do have a problem with bending science to fit religious...
Forum: Unschooling   05-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By rumi
Quote:Hate hate hate when people do questionable...

Quote:Hate hate hate when people do questionable but, OK relatively harmless things and when you protest it your fault for being too sensitive.  Ouch.  Hit a nerve there!) 


Me too.  wish there...
Forum: Unschooling   05-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By rumi
Quote: This is, I think, one of the strongest...

Quote: This is, I think, one of the strongest arguments for waiting to attend school until late middle school or high school (depending on your child's maturity)... to let their self-concept and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By rumi
Thanks Red Pajama … can you tell me what...

Thanks Red Pajama … can you tell me what specifically stood out for you?  We have a microscope am curious about what makes you recommend this -might need for future reference. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By rumi
thanks, the Carolina site looks good.  will try...

thanks, the Carolina site looks good.  will try it and revert.
Forum: Unschooling   05-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By rumi
dd loves math and I could see CC as an option if...

dd loves math and I could see CC as an option if she chose not to enroll in high school but then I wonder how the academic climate in CC is?  I guess you are saying that it is better than high...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By rumi
I was looking for some basic lab supplies and...

I was looking for some basic lab supplies and several people sent me to Home Science Tools.  Site was good, prices were reasonable … but they have a tab called "Science Curriculum" and all the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By rumi
I was facilitating an activity for our...

I was facilitating an activity for our homeschool co-op and in one segment the kids had to write a one minute speech - choosing one of four topics.  One 6 year old girl chose a topic and dictated...
Forum: Unschooling   05-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By rumi
That is terrible about the drowning Miranda.   I...

That is terrible about the drowning Miranda.   I find it especially frightening because it almost happened to me not very long ago.  I would like to think that I wouldn't have drowned since I wasn't...
Forum: Unschooling   01-31-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By rumi
Thanks for posting this.  I liked his book too....

Thanks for posting this.  I liked his book too.  For one thing it reassured me that it was OK that dd was not in a sports team, and that the 1-2 hours she spent playing random made up games,...
Forum: Unschooling   01-21-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By rumi
Has he tried Sudoku?  How about games like...

Has he tried Sudoku? 
How about games like Dominoes, battleship, checkers, etc .., I can't remember if 5 is too young for that.
There are also puzzle-like books published by Kumon. 
Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By rumi
I can't count the number of times i have been...

I can't count the number of times i have been typing something here and suddenly my browser disappears. i am on a macbook pro.  each and every time, I send an error report to apple.   the browser is...
Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By rumi
You can try to translate unschooling into terms...

You can try to translate unschooling into terms that school goers and some of the more rigid homeschoolers understand but unschooling is better understood without them.  as in the case of "breaks"...
Forum: Unschooling   12-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 944
Posted By rumi
I love the idea of small town rural life but I...

I love the idea of small town rural life but I haven't done it for more than a few weeks at a time.  Anyway ours is not a big city either and since I am carless, lots of things are probably just as...
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