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
So this week my son has become re-fascinated with VideoScience by Science House. They have an app for your iPad or phone, and they also have the website, that I have linked to. I have mentioned in previous posts on Break the Parenting Mold, that Isaiah has a fascination with combustion. I have often wondered … Continue reading Dr Isaiah releases some oxygen
I think one of the most eye-opening events for me was when I tried to start our form drawing block. Up until now we had been doing Waldorf kindergarten for two years. Well to be honest, Waldorf kindergarten as we had been doing it was no different from our day to day anyway. We went … Continue reading Once upon a time, there was a boy who wouldn’t form draw
You can read the Why My Way page to get the details. So I'll be brief. This blog is meant to chronicle my transition from homeschooling Waldorf, out of Waldorf completely, and then letting a little back in again. I know it sounds odd. Sometimes you need to take a step back to see what's … Continue reading In the beginning there was Waldorf