Project-based Homeschooling for Young Children: Interview with Lori Pickert, Part 3

This is Part 3 of my interview with Lori Pickert, author of Project-based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-directed Learners.  Please click here to start with Part 1.  Scroll below to leave your own questions for Lori. My questions have to do with getting started in Project-based Learning with such young children who obviously don't have the experience to direct their … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling for Young Children: Interview with Lori Pickert, Part 3

Project-based Homeschooling for Young Children: Interview with Lori Pickert, Part 2

This is Part 2 of my interview with Lori Pickert, author of Project-based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-directed Learners.  Please click here to start with Part 1. My questions have to do with getting started in Project-based Learning with young children who obviously don't have the experience to direct their learning.  I sent Lori six, multi-layered questions, and not only … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling for Young Children: Interview with Lori Pickert, Part 2

Project-based Homeschooling for Young Children: Interview with Lori Pickert, Part 1

Lori Pickert was the owner and director of a small, Reggio-inspired school, and she has also traveled around the country as an educational consultant "helping teachers and administrators explore authentic art, long-term projects, and Reggio-inspired learning." Later she began homeschooling her two boys, and now she's the author of Project-based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-directed Learners. You can find her … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling for Young Children: Interview with Lori Pickert, Part 1

Back to Homeschool Update

{Homeschool Schedule}  {A Day in the Life of Our Homeschool}  {Homeschooling Kindergarten / 1st grade with a three-year-old in the house} playdates are a regular part of our homeschool schedule At the beginning of September I wrote a column for the newspaper titled "Back to Homeschool" because we started our new school year and homeschool … Continue reading Back to Homeschool Update

Homeschooling a Kindergartener with a Toddler in the House

a follow-up to my series Homeschooling a Preschooler with a Baby in the House Note:  * denotes that I’ll follow-up on that topic in a future post. If it's underlined, click it - that means I've followed-up! The first thing I’d like to clarify is that every family has to find what works best for … Continue reading Homeschooling a Kindergartener with a Toddler in the House

November & Thanksgiving Activities With Small Children

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I wanted to create history lessons around each holiday this year.  In addition to this, I want to do general activities to celebrate each season.  However, I still feel the need to keep things extremely simple with my boys.  At ages 5 & 2, they just aren't ready … Continue reading November & Thanksgiving Activities With Small Children