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  • Ten Years – The Christopherus Story

    Posted by Christopherus

    It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since Christopherus Homeschool Resources came into being. Ten years ago I was living with my family on a hobby farm in northern Wisconsin, milking goats and hosting homeschool groups. Ten years…

  • Christopherus in Guatemala!

    Posted by Christopherus

    Those of you who have been long term followers of my blog know that we have a relationship with a very special emergent Waldorf project in Guatemala. Escuela Caracol is a small but brave fledgling Waldorf school which seeks to…

  • A Family Destroyed

    Posted by Christopherus

    As many of you know, a terrible tragedy unfolded in our larger Waldorf homeschooling community last weekend. A father killed his three little children and his wife and then killed himself. The mother was dear to many in the larger community -…

  • Back to Blogging

    Posted by Christopherus

    So – after a bit of a break, I am back to blogging! Lots has happened since I last blogged – family changes amongst other things. We are on track with our new fourth grade curriculum – the entire work…

  • Two More Wonderful Books

    Posted by Christopherus

    Quick announcement – we have now added two more wonderful books to our very carefully selected and very small selection of books written not-by-us which we sell in our Bookstore. The books are Mitten Strings From God: Reflections for Mothers in…

  • Consulting Price Freeze until January

    Posted by Christopherus

    Christopherus now has a new, improved and expanded range of consulting possibilities for parents. We offer Parent Coaching as well as Homeschooling Advice either as one off calls or as part of an on-going yearlong relationship. We also offer work…

  • Book Study – 2009

    Posted by Christopherus

    I am pleased to offer a book study beginning 5 January on the Waldorf at Home online forum. We will be reading the book  The First Seven Years: Physiology of Childhood by Edmond Schoorel. Schoorel is a Dutch anthroposophical doctor…

  • New – two wonderful books to help on your journey!

    Posted by Christopherus

    As Christopherus grows and as we expand our work, we intend to increase our offerings to you all. We are now launching a very small, very select range of books which we feel will complement and enrich every family, whether…

  • Newsletter – Escuela Caracol

    Posted by Christopherus

    Here’s a link to the Escuela Caracol website – escuelacaracol.org –  a wonderful Wadorf inspired project in Guatemala. I wrote about this project last year in my newsletter, The Homeschool Journey. Again, we urge all of you to consider making…

  • New 4th Gr Math Curriculum Ready

    Posted by Christopherus

    Our latest offering, Fourth Grade Mathematics, is now ready for pre order – and we expect to ship orders starting on 9th October. Follow the link to read a description and view sample pages as well as order the book….

  • New Christopherus Yahoo Group

    Posted by Christopherus

    A few weeks ago, a woman named Kathi approached me and asked me what I thought if she set up a Christopherus yahoo group. She felt that though my subscription forum met a need, that there was a further need…

  • Math Resources at Our Store

    Posted by Christopherus

    The following is an excerpt from our soon-to-be-published Fourth Grade Mathematics book. We not only include with our book workbooks by other publishers (two fractions books and two measurement books for fourth grade by Key Curriculum Press) but also strongly recommend…

  • Second and third grade Curriculum now ready to pre order

    Posted by Christopherus

    Hello Everyone, It’s been gratifying these past weeks and months to get a constant stream of inquiries – “when is the new curriculum ready? When can I see it? When can I order it?” Now you can – all three…

  • Update on Sierra Leone

    Posted by Christopherus

    A reader contacted me, having had some difficulties when she tried to donate to this very worthy cause. I contacted the Waldorf teacher from NYC who is working out at the Sierra Leone school about this. Her response follows (and…

  • Waldorf in Sierra Leone

    Posted by Christopherus

    Just recently I found out about a Waldorf school in Sierra Leone. A friend mentioned she had met a teacher from there who was on the same Waldorf teacher training course as she. I had no idea that there were…

  • More on CA Homeschoolers Ruling

    Posted by Christopherus

    Just to follow up a bit on this…. this blog entry caused quite a flurry of discussion on my internet discussion forum. Many people were concerned about ramifications for their own states and there was also some concern about exactly…

  • Deadline for N Illinois Conference!

    Posted by Christopherus

    As many of you know, I will be giving a weekend conference in Northern Illinois (near Beloit WI) the weekend of 16 May. The deadline for sending in your registration forms and payment is fast approaching – we need a…

  • Colorado Conference

    Posted by Christopherus

    I will be giving a conference in Grand Junction Colorado the weekend of 18 July. I will announce here when details are available – contact me if you want to be put on a list of interested people.  donna@christopherushomeschool.org

  • Old Testament Materials Now !

    Posted by Christopherus

    They’re finished!! They’re – well, they’re not quite ready… they’re at the printers (mid January) but will be back and orders will be sent out the last week of January or the first week of February. So…. here is a…

  • More Details of Our New Curriculum

    Posted by Christopherus

    Well, I’ve been faithfully writing up a storm these last months, pulling together the new Christopherus second and third grade curricula so that they’ll be ready for you late spring/early summer. I have been enjoying myself immensely and have learned…

  • Christopherus Family Camps

    Posted by Christopherus

    Christopherus is growing! Our work is expanding and deepening on a number of different fronts – I would lie to share one of these possibilities with you. We are currently exploring the possibility of hosting a Early Years Family Camp in…

  • A Plea

    Posted by Christopherus

    As we enter this holiday season, a time of thanks and blessing for so many people around the world, I would like to share with you information about two very special projects which strive to bring peace and understanding to children and…

  • Help with Second Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    We are currently working on a full Waldorf-inspired homeschool curriculum for second grade: this will be available Summer 2008 (along with the third grade curriculum). So what to do if you’ve got a second grader in your family now?! Many…

  • Wonder Ranch Problems

    Posted by Christopherus

    We received the following notice from our friend and fellow homeschooler Lucie Smoker. Please everyone, remove Wonder Ranch from your links pages so that people don’t get misled by this person who has done this. Poor Lucie – she is…

  • Rudolf Steiner Institute – Summer 2007

    Posted by Christopherus

    We thought we’d pass along this e-mail we received recently in case any of our readers might be interested: Dear Friends,   I want to invite you to participate this July in the Rudolf Steiner Institute experience. The Rudolf Steiner Institute…

  • Three New Audio Downloads

    Posted by Christopherus

    Over the New Year Donna has recorded three more one-hour talks that are available as downloadable MP3 files (costing $12 each): Seventh/Eighth Grade    “Though the essentials of these two grades are quite different, there is a lot of overlap…

  • New Articles on the Website

    Posted by Christopherus

    Announcing three new articles posted to the Christopherus website Articles section: Fool’s Gold is the summary of the Alliance for Childhood’s extensive report on children and computers. You’ll find the summary here and the original 99-page report can be found…

  • New Discussion Forum

    Posted by Christopherus

    Early this November (2006) we decided to close our very successful yahoo discussion list and open a Forum instead. Several factors contributed to this decision, the main ones being that the day to day questions about Waldorf homeschooling were being…

  • New article: School Readiness

    Posted by Christopherus

    We have just added a new article to the website: School Readiness: A Developmental View by Earl J. Ogletree is taken from a 1990 issue of the British journal Steiner Education (then known as Child and Man) and looks at…

  • New Talks: Fifth Grade and Unschooling & Waldorf

    Posted by Christopherus

    We’ve added a couple more talks (audio downloads in MP3 format) to the growing list of one-hour talks by Donna on a range of subjects relevant to Waldorf homeschooling and conscious parenting: Unschooling and Waldorf  is an in-depth discussion on how unschooling…

  • Living Language – A Language Arts Curriuculum, Vol.1: Grades 1 – 5

    Posted by Christopherus

    We are pleased  to announce our latest publication, Living Language, Volume 1. This is a 300 page curriculum which will give any parent a deep grounding in the Waldorf approach to handwriting, speech and movement, writing and reading, spelling and…

  • Publications Age Guide

    Posted by Christopherus

    We thought that parents might appreciate some guidance as to which of our publications would be most suitable for them according to the age of their children.  So we’ve added the Publications Age Guide to the website: it goes through…

  • New article on the website

    Posted by Christopherus

    We have just published another article to our website, reprinted with kind permission from the UK Waldorf journal Steiner Education. It is by a UK Waldorf teacher called Deborah Leah and is entitled, The Dawning of Conscience: Moral Education and…

  • Musings on Moving

    Posted by Christopherus

    This article first appeared in the Homeschool Journey newsletter, March 2005 Usually each month I write a longish article on some topic which strikes my fancy, often accompanied by a practical list of ideas and tips following on from the…

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