Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Control, "Needs," Snakes and Ladders

Between Neglect and Control (bottom of the page)
Something new on an important page.

New page:
What do people need? What do people need to know? "Need" is a problem.
I will be adding to this page, so if you're interested or have examples, check back or write. You could leave a note in the blog comments section, too.

Snakes and Ladders, the French connection
I received and e-mail from someone in France who recognized the sleds and toboggans image as a game she had played as a child, which had belonged to her great grandmother. I knew the original had been printed in France. Isn't that cool!? The note is there, and the page was rearranged and cleaned up some.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm visiting the northeast in February

February 10, 2011 Halfmoon, NY

Live and Learn Homeschool Co-op Meeting
King of Kings Lutheran Church in Halfmoon, NY
Thursday, February 10, 2011, noonish
Workshop on breathing, 1:00
Q&A on radical unschooling follows

February 12, 2011, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Not an Unschooling presentation, but...

Caring for Marriage Conference archived copy of 2011 schedule

Monday, February 14th, 2011, Ivyland, PA

11-2 Lunch and Presentation at Ivyland New Church (Ivyland, PA) www.ivyland.org

All ages welcome (there will be a separate room for kids, parents take turns supervising, and bring things to occupy their young ones)

$15 donation covers lunch and presentation

RSVP to Emily Schnarr [marillabernice AT yahoo.com], drop ins also welcome

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, near Quakertown, PA; Chadds Ford, PA

Greenshire Arts Consortium Gathering (near Quakertown, PA) www.greenshirearts.org

All ages welcome (there will be a separate room for kids and great places to play outside, parents take turns supervising, or maybe someone will bring an older child who wants to babysit)

Bring a bag lunch and a snack to share, and things to play with

RSVP to Arlene Curly [arlenerose.mm AT comcast.net], drop ins also welcome

Games then Potluck Dinner at Brie Jontry's house (Chadds Ford, PA)

All ages welcome (great play spaces, indoor and out, including world's most amazing tree house)

Bring a potluck contribution and some money for pizza if you're staying after 5

RSVP to Brie Jontry [briejontry AT mac.com]

Wednesday, February 16th, Pennsport, PA; Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Free School (Pennsport, PA) www.phillyfreeschool.org

All ages welcome (the Free School is still setting up their space, and there will be lots of room to play - bring games, projects, toys to share)

Bring snacks or lunch (if you'll be hungry)

RSVP to Michelle Loucas [learn AT phillyfreeschool.org], drop ins also welcome

Potluck Dinner then Discussion at Amy Childs's house (Philadelphia)

Best for people who like to sit, talk and listen (no extra play space)

Bring a dish to share, or come at 7pm for discussion after dinner

RSVP to Amy Childs [amy AT amychilds.com]

Thursday, February 17th, 2011, Trenton, NJ (or nearby); Princeton, NJ

Informal Gathering for families somewhere near Trenton NJ

Not exactly sure where or when

email Sylvia Woodman [sylvia057 AT gmail.com] if interested

Presentation about Self-Directed Learning at Princeton Learning Cooperative www.princetonlearningcooperative.org (Princeton, NJ)

Teens and adults welcome (especially good for teens who hate school, and for people who are afraid of unschooling in the teen years)

RSVP to Paul Scutt [paul AT pscutt.org]

If you intend to attend any gathering beyond this point, contact Mary Draper for directions.

Friday, February 18, 2011
New York City with Peter Kowalke more details
The Roc, from 12:30 on, most of the day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011
2:00 – 4:00pm
The Alchemy Juice Bar
203 New Britain Ave. Hartford , CT 06106
The Alchemy Juice Bar (a homeschooling family owned business) will be open
for Brunch prior to this event (10am to 2pm) and they will also offer a
selection of delicious organic food and drinks for sale during this event
Feel free to bring games or toys for children to share.

Talk and Potluck with Sandra Dodd
Monday, February 21, 2011
11:00am – 2:00pm
Redding, CT
Bring a dish to share and feel free to bring games or toys for children to share.

Talk and Potluck with Sandra Dodd
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
11:00am – 2:00pm
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Bring a dish to share and feel free to bring games or toys for children to share.