Forest Homeschool

Forest School – Homeschool: Kinder, Adventure & Wild Roots

Kinder, Adventure & Wild RootsKinder, Adventure & Wild Roots
Ages 5-12+Ages 5-12+
M-W: 3 Day Option
Th-F: 2 or 1 Day Options
Integration of language arts, cultural studies and history, science and mathematics into the students’ discoveries in the forest as they cycle through the seasons. Integration of place-based ecology and stewardship, seasonal awareness and the rhythms of cultural traditions and celebrations into the students’ discoveries in the forest.

For the forest school year (September-June) families choose to register their homeschoolers, ages 6-12, for one or two weekly options: the 3 Day Program (Monday-Wednesday) and/or the 1-2 Day Program (Thursday/Friday), 9am-3pm.

Take Root Forest School, as a homeschool learning community, uses an ALL-OUTSIDE, PLACE-BASED approach to learning – focusing on exploration, play and discovery. Using holistic methodologies, the teachers and guides combine language arts, cultural studies and history, science and mathematics, place-based ecology and stewardship with a forest school approach based on the rhythm of the seasons, sensory awareness and the students’ discoveries in the forest. Students enroll with us to enrich their homeschooling journey. This model allows for development of the whole child…Head (through transformative experience and reflection), Heart (through relating) & Hands (through engagement).

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Take Root Forest School is a homeschool learning community, an education enrichment program and does not act as a “school”. Just before age 6, each child needs to be registered as a homeschooler. As homeschoolers, the family is responsible for record keeping and registering – registered with an umbrella school or with the county in which you reside. Take Root Forest School may provide support, guidance and resources, but does not offer umbrella school or evaluation services. The Take Root team works alongside the families to provide a network of communication. Each teacher makes observations on a regular basis of their students and shares with the directors and families. Each group’s curriculum is unique and emerges from the children, their interests and their experiences. Take Root Forest School follows the rhythms of the seasons. The seasonal, place-based program takes into consideration the child development domains, state and national standards and methodologies from various holistic pedagogies like Forest School, Waldorf, Montessori and Reggio Emilia.