Their trueness can surface

Published by Lori Pickert on April 4, 2009 at 01:35 AM

“The more I’m out of the way the more I see who my young ones are. Their trueness can surface because I’m not crowding it with my ideas and my way or the highway baby which usually only leads to a battle. I see their strengths and weaknesses and can note how they respond and learn best.”

“When there is no energy, a flatness or a wandering I go back to previous notes [in my project journal] and remind them of things that they were talking about or wondering.”

Some beautiful words and photos about project work on Skye’s blog — check it out!

6 comments

Comment by amyk on April 4, 2009 at 02:28 AM

lori, and --skye--, loved your blog and description of the projects. I know it won't all be easy but I'm excited to watch these projects get going. We're back from our trip and my 7 y.o. took off at the library today and I helped her find a book. She's doing aliens and she gave me a list of art supplies she needs and she was excited because she even found a movie about aliens and she's reading and ready to go. This seems to have her more excited than anything we've done all year. Totally her type of learning; she loves to be in control! I keep hoping I just don't screw up and try to get too involved!! Trying to stay out of the way, as Skye said, and just let her flourish.
Meanwhile, my 4 y.o. who's very mellow, easy-going, more passive and not as head-strong and hard-core passionate, I think is going to benefit from this as well. I think it will help me listen more to what she's interested in and help her focus in on those interests and help her realize her own good ideas. She decided on flowers and came up with a list of 5 or 6 things she wants to do with flowers. I'm happy b/c I think I'll be better at helping her follow through now that we're "focusing" on projects.
so far i'm loving projects!!

Comment by Lori Pickert on April 4, 2009 at 03:11 AM

thank you, amyk, and please keep us updated!

Comment by Skye on April 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Lori, thankyou. You know your my hero.
XX Skye.

Comment by Lori Pickert on April 4, 2009 at 03:46 PM

you are too kind, and you are *my* hero for doing and sharing this important work!

Comment by Laura on April 7, 2009 at 12:19 AM

Very cool! Thanks for pointing us towards Skye's blog - it's full of great inspiration (how cool are all of those 3D projects!?) & I love the name "warm love"; I'll definitely be going back soon!

Comment by Lori Pickert on April 7, 2009 at 01:11 AM

my pleasure! :^)

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