I just started reading about it after moomin mama recommended it to another poster. I read the book "Project Based Homeschooling" by Lori Pickert and have just started diving into her blog. http://project-based-homeschooling.com/camp-creek-blog/ I think it will help my older child extend his focus to something aside from reading. By the end of last school year, I was feeling like I had to micromanage his schooling too intensely, and it was starting to affect our relationship negatively. So this year, I want cut way down on the amount of time my children spend doing specific work assigned by me, and help them shift their thinking process toward what truly inspires them.
(Thank you, by the way, Miranda, for all of your posts over the years! You have completely changed the way I think about homeschooling and I truly appreciate the time you have taken to share so many inspired and substantive ideas.)
Are there any project based homeschoolers around here? What types of projects do your children take on? What do they end up looking like? How do you maintain a role as a project mentor but not take over the project? How do you do project based learning with more than one child?
I tested the waters today and talked to my two older children (7 and 9) about what types of projects they might like to take on. My oldest said he wanted to learn how to bake and decorate fancy cakes. My younger one wanted to take on ducks. How would I help both of them at the same time? I was hoping to dedicate afternoons to their projects, but I'm not sure how to help in the kitchen and help on a duck project at once with a toddler stirring everything together at the same time.....How does this type of thing work in your household?