|A Crystal Garden last Winter|
|A Monster Guide last Fall|
At first, I incorporated my son's yearning to PLAY into our school-type work. Then, everyday I asked him what he wanted to work on by himself during the evening while I was cooking (about 30 to 60 minutes on his own).
In the first week, I asked him lots of questions to help focus his interest:
He made a handful of Toontastic videos these first few days.
Then, in the second week, he preferred to watch videos and read about topics instead of creating something more tangible for himself:
|[I want to know] if animals had the same evolution as us?|
Then one day, I found these on my iPad:
And this in his notebook:
|Who invented candy?! An ancient artist in Spain drew a picture of a man scooping honey from a beehive!|
He was learning how to take more initiative and ownership of his various projects.
Since then, his other projects included:
|A bunch of "Loch Ness" monster photos (Mama taught him how to Photoshop)|
|A lot of Origami Yodas, Darth Papers (from the books Origami Yoda and Darth Paper) and various characters he came up with himself: Storm Troopers, Clone Troopers, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Lea.|
|A couple of homemade characters from Tim Burton's Film '9', here is '7'.|
Our one-month trial is over and we are definitely going to continue. What's not to like about Project Based Homeschooling?!?