We've really been jumping all over the place here. I don't know about you. Even though I had the curriculum all ironed out, I just never know what will happen as I start a new school year. Isaiah is a person. And as a person his likes and dislikes change. What works for him changes. … Continue reading Sensory Spelling and Modeling Beeswax
What is a Main Lesson Book Anyway? Do I Need One?
I don't like rules. When I started with Waldorf Homeschooling I kept hearing Main Lesson book, Main Lesson Book, Main Lesson Book. Do this in your Math Main Lesson Book, do this in your Science Main Lesson Book and do this in your Literature Main Lesson Book. (Don't even get me started on Form Drawing) Listen … Continue reading What is a Main Lesson Book Anyway? Do I Need One?
The First Day of Our Homeschool Rhythm
It's not always easy to practice what you preach. I put up a good fight, and tried to keep our rhythm this summer. Somewhere in the middle of July, it became a free for all. So of course I was concerned as we geared up for Day one. No need. Our day started Sunday night. … Continue reading The First Day of Our Homeschool Rhythm
How Your Daily Rhythm Affects Your Child’s Behavior
I don't know how many of you know about Waldorf education, there's plenty to read about on my site if you don't. Until six years ago, I had no idea. It seemed oddly more like being a Jehovah's Witness, than a homeschooling method, in my mind. I couldn't have been more wrong. Making the choice … Continue reading How Your Daily Rhythm Affects Your Child’s Behavior
It’s Math His Way
I love my boy so much. I love him, but sometimes teaching him is H-A-R-D impossible. The funny thing is, he's pretty good at math, he just wants to do it his way. So, on the day that we were going to work on Roman Numerals he decided to do it his way. Sometimes I even let … Continue reading It’s Math His Way
The Wandering Woods
The beauty of home school. The world is your school and you are never late for class.
Today – Sunshine and Gnomes
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
This Game Was Made for Waldorf, and You Too!
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!
Holding the Space
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
Thank Goodness for Wool and Uggs!
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!