Book Review: Project-based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on February 27, 2013. How many children realize that education is for them, so they can do whatever they want to do in life…?  ~ Lori Pickert, author of Project-based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-directed Learners. Friends of mine know that I'm a fan of Lori Pickert's book … Continue reading Book Review: Project-based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert

Inspire Kids: Young student builds rocket and launches Hello Kitty 93,625 feet

A big thanks to my Twitter buddy, @NomdeB, for sending me a link to this video. We were all fascinated by it, and my six-year-old wanted to watch it twice. Enjoy! (If you subscribe to my blog by e-mail, you may have to view this post on the Internet to see the video.)  This is a … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Young student builds rocket and launches Hello Kitty 93,625 feet

Homeschooling Reading and Language Arts for Kindergarten / 1st Grade

Last year I wrote a post titled How I've Taught Kindergarten Reading, and now I'm following that up with our reading progress this year. I have titled this page Kindergarten / First Grade because I really don't know what level my son is at, but I'm guessing somewhere between K and first.  If your child … Continue reading Homeschooling Reading and Language Arts for Kindergarten / 1st Grade

Worthy Reads

I'm going through my photo archives, and I came across this old favorite. "Playing with (throwing) leaves and dirt" Homeschooling The Importance of Realigning Priorities - Interest-Led Learning Highly Inappropriate, then and now - Avant Parenting It's not enough to be smart - Project-based Homeschooling German Homeschool Case May Impact U.S. Homeschool Freedom - HSLDA - Worth being … Continue reading Worthy Reads

What Is a True Friend?

Note: Due to space restrictions, this column was not published this week in the Barrow Journal, but it will appear next week on February 20, 2013. I've received permission to go ahead and post it here for Valentine's Day. On Valentine's Day I will take my boys to a small party where they will exchange valentines with … Continue reading What Is a True Friend?