I saw a post that Armin wants to attract more families with children to his section of the lab. Matt Powers has a post about what a permie school would look like. There's another post about Tim & Kristie seeking a family with similar age children to share their section. Tim & Kristie have pulled their kiddos out of the local elementary school in favor of home schooling this year.
Are there other school-age kids living at the lab? Where/how are they being schooled? Would anyone be interested in organizing some kind of cooperative school on-site at the lab? Is this already happening? Would Paul allow such a thing?
There are other deep roots folks with kids, that are coming with their kids. And there are other families currently considering deep roots with kids.
I'm glad that we have Armin's land now. This solves the family question in a big way. The big innovation stuff will be focused on the first 200, and the family stuff can happen on the 100.
The best teaching is when the kids are doing right beside mom AND DAD. Deep roots looks like it could be awesome for that.
paul wheaton wrote:There are other deep roots folks with kids, that are coming with their kids. And there are other families currently considering deep roots with kids.
To clarify, we do not yet have dates when other kids (besides Tim and Kristie's) are moving here. A move to a more homesteading lifestyle can take some planning and time.
If anyone would want it, I'd be willing to help with teaching, or designing a curriculum and lesson plans to some degree while at the farm. I left my last teaching position because I was becoming dissatisfied with public education in general, and I'd be interested to see how quickly students can learn in a non traditional school setting.
1) How far is it from Tim & Kristie's 6 acres to Armin's 100 acres (distance between the two spaces where kids are allowed)?
2) Would it be safe and feasible for kids to walk this route on their own? Bike? Ride a horse?
3) for kids attending school offsite, is there a school bus?
4) would driving kids to & from school constitute too much traffic (like commuting to a job)?
Tim Wheaton wrote:1--The properties touch corners.
2--my kids are always walking/biking back and forth
3--there is a bus available for pick up 3 miles away
4--yes it would unless a trip off the hill was with others doing other things
So it sounds like school options that would be in keeping with the desire to minimize vehicular traffic would be either walk to the bus stop or homeschooling. Did I get that right?
I want my playground back. Here, I'll give you this tiny ad for it:
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