The beauty of home school. The world is your school and you are never late for class.
I realize I've been gone a while, and if you are coming back to say hi I certainly thank you. Our journey has had its share of ups and downs. Our struggles with rhythm, my writing schedule and the boy's willful nature and sometimes flat-out refusal to do anything that even appears to be learning. … Continue reading Today – Sunshine and Gnomes
If ever a game was made for Waldorf it was Enchanted Forest. I don't think you could find a game that is more completely Waldorf than this. The whole Game is based on Grimm's Fairy Tales. This was wonderful, because as a homeschooling mostly Waldorf mom we had read almost all of the Grimm Fairy … Continue reading This Game Was Made for Waldorf, and You Too!
I really don't like winter. Really. I dislike being cold more than I dislike brussel sprouts. Well, maybe not. So, I am often encouraging my boy to play outside, in the cold, without me. Even though his skin doesn't like the cold, he loves the cold. He claims he wants to live in Alaska. On … Continue reading Great Winter Activity
So I never really got it. Melisa Nielsen always said let your kids do ... and you be there "holding the space". I thought I got what she meant. I thought I got it, but I couldn't do it. Be there in the same area as them? Be somewhere where they know you are? Maybe … Continue reading Holding the Space
Something I had been missing from our Waldorf days was our morning walks, partly because the weather got cold, and also because we had lost our way... Today was going to be my attempt to bring one more aspect of what I love back to our homeschool day. (There are more, and I will post … Continue reading Thank Goodness for Wool and Uggs!
As a homeschooling mama, one originally rooted in Waldorf, teaching math to a rambunctious visual learner can be daunting. I began in Waldorf, teaching him the Quality of numbers. This was a beautiful idea to me, I enjoyed trying to create a way to touch him with this idea. Perhaps I should have persisted. Or, perhaps … Continue reading Learning Math Visually
Who says chess can't be a block? I've never read about it on one of my homeschooling sites. Wait, let me look...nope, even my favorite site Homeschool Share doesn't have one. You know every time I read that over I read cheese block! LOL! Recently Isaiah has developed an interest in chess. I was never a … Continue reading Our Block of Chess or Our Chess Block
Yes, you heard it right. He was feeling mad. That's been happening a little bit more lately as we've been cooped up inside due to the horrendous midwest weather. Last week I taught Isaiah how to felt. I tried a couple of months ago. Back when I was so inspired by the Wisconsin Sheep and … Continue reading Mom. I’m feeling mad. I’m going to felt.
I love all of the blogs I follow. I love the helpful hints, the crafts, the Momma support. I love it. I am also jealous. I've been trying to find my way with the boy on our homeschooling journey. Sometimes it's a hit, sometimes it's a miss. I really never know. Although now I'm thinking … Continue reading A simple Valentine for a craft-resistant boy