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Homeschool Support Group
Little Bluestem is a homeschool cooperative and support group providing creative alternative education options to families located in and around Carbondale, Illinois.
Little Bluestem assists families who are homeschooling PK - 8.
Our families use a variety of curriculum models including Steiner/Waldorf, Montessori, Charlotte Mason, and Reggio Emilia.
Our unique progressive model provides scaffolded support. Children enjoy having mixed age classes with a variety of teachers; parents enjoy flexible scheduling and the freedom to design their own school year, while letting each child learn at his/her own pace. Families can also acess our extensive curriculum Lending Library.
Already homeschooling -- or thinking of starting -- and would like to hear more about what we have to offer, or join our group? Please join our mailing list to find out about our next event, or follow Renee's blog to see what's happening in the classroom.
We also manage the local Facebook group Waldorf Project for Southern Illinois. Please join us there if you use Facebook!
We use a combination of Waldorf and Montessori methods for those students who meet each week in our classroom:
2018-2019 Waldorf Main Lesson Blocks:
Local History & Geography
Spelling & Grammar
Maths of Practical Life: Time, Temperature, Weight & Volume
Class Play: "The Fantastic Art Show"
Fibers & Clothing
Tall Tales / U.S. Geography
Maths of Practical Life: Currency
2018-2019 Special Subjects: Art, Handwork, Agriculture, Structured Word Inquiry, Chancery Script, Yoga
2019 Summer Camp: "Housebuilding: A World Tour"
back by popular request & offered this year from June 3 - 14
see the collection of 2018 Housebuilding Museum Photos
2019 Summer Camp: "Ancient Civilizations" (August 12 - 23)
2018-2019 Parent Book Groups:
2018 Summer Activities:
"The Human Body" (June 18 - 29)
"Wonderful Houses Around the World" (August 6 - 10)
2018 Film Screening at the Public Library:
2017-2018 Parent Book Group:
2017 Summer Camp: "From Lava to Life" (June 12 - 23)
Guest Speaker, June 15: Dr. Scott Hamilton-Brehm