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  • Physics – The Science Curriculum for the Middle Grades Begins

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons One of the reasons why it has taken me so, so long to write middle grades science resources is because I have had to work really hard to understand science in a living way and not merely…

  • Why do Calligraphy?

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson Sometime early in my homeschooling, a Waldorf resource mentioned doing calligraphy in 6th and continuing through 8th as both an art form and a lovely embellishment for main lesson books, particularly in history. Over the years, I…

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 5: Candlemas

    Posted by Amy

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt Candlemas   Candlemas brings us to a point within the festival cycle at which we step into the…

  • A Book Journey-Chapter 4: Epiphany

    Posted by Amy

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt Epiphany We are filled with the light. It is time to shine! I began reading this chapter and…

  • Bean Bag Games for Grades 1-3

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson Many years ago, I attended a Waldorf conference for homeschoolers hosted by Rahima Baldwin. One of the presenters was discussing circle time games for early elementary grades. The games that really resonated with me were the bean…

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 3: Christmas

    Posted by Amy

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt Christmas We are all on common ground. We have all been born into this world. Our souls have…

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 2: Advent

    Posted by Amy

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt Advent The very air is changed at this time of year. A sense of expectation hangs about, being…

  • CREATIVE WRITING in 8th Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson Short Story Writing and Grammar/Vocabulary On page 5 of Christopherus’ A Rough Guide to Eighth Grade, one of her suggestions for Language Arts is to help your homeschooled child write a short story using Writing for 100 Days…

  • Creative Writing in 7th Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson   In A Rough Guide to Seventh Grade, Donna has this to say about a main lesson unit in Waldorf schools called Wish, Wonder and Surprise: “We have not scheduled this as a main lesson because I…

  • A Book Journey

    Posted by Amy

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt Why this book? One of my first efforts, when I was introduced to Waldorf education, was to bring…

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