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Forum: Unschooling   06-14-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By cheery
Hmmm that is unfortunate. I see that they...

Hmmm that is unfortunate. I see that they haven't updated their face book page since January either. I wonder what happened? I really like that magazine. Of course most good magazines are...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By cheery
Just a quick reply here. I agree with the...

Just a quick reply here. I agree with the overall assessment of Neufeld based on his earlier work, I am not familiar with his recent stuff at all.

In any case, I wanted to say that I often read...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By cheery
Raspberry Pi

Hi I read in another thread about the Raspberry Pi. How do you use this? I will look it up and all but would be interested in some ordinary anecdotes if you have time to share.
thanks so much.
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By cheery
Haven't read everything above but i could very...

Haven't read everything above but i could very much relate to the question because I also felt taken by surprise by many things when dd turned 7. I think that it required considerable shake-up of...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By cheery
I certainly hope it is still publishing! I...

I certainly hope it is still publishing!
I really like this magazine, my library also gets it (I recommended it).
I will have to go and see what their latest issue is on the shelf.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By cheery
THese kits look interesting. Can anyone share...

THese kits look interesting. Can anyone share how they use them? My chemistry is a bit rusty … are they the kind that kids can just work out on their own, are they expected to have a teacher (or...
Forum: Education   09-10-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
  ugh
Views: 1,158
Posted By cheery
In the student handbook it says that violation of...

In the student handbook it says that violation of these rules constitutes sexual abuse.

So if I tell her that sexual abuse has to do with consent and not with length, and explain the reasons...
Forum: Education   09-10-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
  ugh
Views: 1,158
Posted By cheery
ugh

Sorry for the non descriptive thread title but I don't know what to call this and don't want to alarm anyone. Also this is not strictly about learning at school or home - actually dd learns at home...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
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: 339
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: 353
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: 438
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: 1,452
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: 1,452
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: 8,892
Posted By cheery
61 months,  one child. 

61 months,  one child. 
Forum: Unschooling   08-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
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: 283
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: 389
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: 283
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: 850
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: 1,061
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: 1,061
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: 249
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: 187
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: 850
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...
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