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  • 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…

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 3: Christmas

    Posted by Christopherus

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt   Chapter 3: Christmas We are all on common ground. We have all been born into this world….

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 2: Advent

    Posted by Christopherus

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt Chapter 2: Advent The very air is changed at this time of year. A sense of expectation hangs…

  • 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 Kelly

    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…

  • Local Geography in Fourth Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Barbara Benson   I think that Donna has done an excellent job of laying out a comprehensive geography curriculum starting in 4th grade. The very first three week main lesson block, Local Geography, covers the geography of your home…

  • Keep Calm and Homeschool On

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson Guidelines for homeschooling multiple ages of children   One of the most frequently asked consulting questions I receive is how to homeschool multiple ages of children and keep one’s sanity! It is a challenge and I remember…

  • Celebrating Third Grade and Native American Culture

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Amy McGehee-Lee     This is our family’s second time through third grade, and I can honestly say it just gets better every time. We are, of course, using the Christopherus curriculum. It is such a joyful way to…

  • Reflections on Creating a 12th grade World Literature course

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Barbara Benson I have finally reached that “last class” as a homeschooling educator. My youngest is entering her homeschooling senior year in high school in the fall. I am truly her specialist teacher now as most of her classes…

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