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Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2013

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Any Mason/Thurston/Grays Harbor Unschoolers?

Started by Krystal Macy. Last reply by Alicia Steffens Feb 27, 2013. 2 Replies

Any Whatcom Co homeschoolers out there?

Started by Felicity Elliott. Last reply by blisssoup May 12, 2012. 3 Replies

Snohomish/Skagit County??

Started by Crystina Dubsky Mar 12, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Amy Scott on September 22, 2013 at 9:00pm

Hi All...we're out and about in Idaho for the next few months.  Have 2 kids 13 and 14 who would love to make some friends, anyone out there?

Comment by Alicia Steffens on September 7, 2013 at 8:52pm

I'm in Grand Mound, halfway between Centralia and Olympia. I have my own Facebook group, Unschoolers of Lewis and Thurston County. We're growing for sure. I kind of forgot about this site. so now I'm just reconnecting. 

Comment by Apple Lewman on May 9, 2013 at 3:32pm

Hello!

  I am in Southern Oregon in Talent just north of Ashland.  I have a 9 yr old sone and an 8 yr old daughter.  I am working out the kinks to unschool them this year. My son is starting homeschooling next week.  His program ended short of a full school year and they have a curriculum for home instruction to give me.  However I feel that child led learning is the only way for them to really learn anything and am trying to seek out others in my area.  Just for some support and advice.  Anybody out there?  I feel like there MUST be others in this area!

Comment by Dana Hoffman Ellis on May 8, 2013 at 9:31pm
Hi, Amanda :). Are you on Facebook? Friend me-- Dana Hoffman Ellis. I'm in Bellingham but can connect you with a few people in your area :)
Comment by Amanda Knepper on May 8, 2013 at 8:18pm

Hi Everyone,

Anyone in the North Snohomish County area? Hoping to meet some families near us. Check out my profile to learn more about me. Look forward to meeting everyone.

Comment by Ronda Barrett on October 21, 2011 at 4:36pm

Hi I am Ronda, currently unschooling two of my last five in Boise Idaho. Yes, although maybe pushing it a bit..Idaho is considered PNW. lol  I lived in Seattle for 20 years and although its definitely more PNW, Boise does have a little groove going on over here. Outdoor opportunities abound. The neatest part is Idaho is considered a "Free State"...I don't even have to tell the school system I homeschool. No regs, no paperwork....just do as I please. Yes, it is an unschoolers dream. I have lived in other states and learned how to jump through the hoops, but I have to tell you....this is true freedom. IMHO, every state should strive to be this free. 

Anyway, hello to all, love reading about all the places I know so well around Seattle and Portland, maybe we can meet up during some of our many visits back to the area. PNW rocks. You can also find us at www.leavingthegatepen.com....

Comment by Christine Wasankari on February 3, 2010 at 11:17pm
Same age isn't as important necessarily....but we've seen where it has been a bit of a problem. Mostly when it starts heading into around 3 years younger. Then it just sort of falls apart. But she has had some positive experiences with kids 2 years behind and up to 3 ahead. We just seemed to fall into the one group there for a while that was ALL younger and all they wanted to do was jump all over her and play jungle gym. While she's open to playing and wrestling, it was getting a bit overwhelming LOL. But yes Robin, the sharing of interests is a key part of formula for success.

We met one home schooled girl that I thought might be perfect. Same relative location etc etc. and same age. That one went way south because of some pretty intense debate over whether or not 2 young 11 year old girls should be able to be at the town park at night and smoking.

They are no longer friends. I'm not terribly rigid. I am however, logical. LOL
Comment by Robin B. on February 3, 2010 at 10:20pm
Okay! We've had the most luck connecting with other kids of like mind. My daughter tends to form strong friendships with those who share her interests, younger, same age, and older.

If your daughter just wants to meet a variety of kids her age, then that's cool, too .
Comment by Dana Hoffman Ellis on February 3, 2010 at 10:17pm
MMMMWAH, Diana and everyone else! :)
--Dana
Comment by Christine Wasankari on February 3, 2010 at 9:37pm
I appreciate the link Laura, thank you!
 

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