• The Beauty of Astronomy

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    The following is the introduction to the Teacher’s Guide for our new publication, A Year of Astronomy, available to purchase mid January 2019. On the one hand, astronomy is such an obvious and simple subject to study—all one needs to…

  • Thinking About Artificial Intelligence

    Posted by Gabriel2

    As those of you who follow my blog know, I am keen to develop Christopherus as a voice for healthy parenting and education. Many of you know that a main focus is my growing concern about AI and the gung-ho…

  • Seeking What is Human

    Posted by Gabriel2

    Written by Donna Simmons Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are entering the spring, the season of re-birth. We can be mindful of this yearly occurrence and those of you who live in temperate climates where nature’s cycles coincide with…

  • Coping with Chemistry-7th Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Barbara Benson In Donna’s From Nature Stories to Natural Science (104-106), she suggests organizing the Chemistry main lesson for grade 7 around the traditional elements of Fire, Water Earth and Air, with Fire (combustion) being the natural starting point.  Since…

  • Classical Physics

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons For science [with my then 10th grader–this was written about 10 years ago!] this semester, we are focusing mainly on physics. For a number of years I have been aware of the Teaching Company, an organization which…

  • Tone Drawing

    Posted by Christopherus

    TONE DRAWING for 4th and 5th grade Tone drawing was a favorite artistic activity of all of my children. I incorporated it into our natural science work ( Man and Animal/Zoology and Botany) in 4th and 5th grades. My inspiration…

  • Organic Chemistry in 8th Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    As a Waldorf homeschooling teacher, I have finally reached that milestone of completing my last 8th grade main lesson. My youngest daughter will still continue to homeschool for high school, but I definitely have that feeling that I have ended…

  • A Visit to the Science Museum

    Posted by Christopherus

    This article first appeared in the Homeschool Journey newsletter, February 2005   Just a little note to warn people that the following has been issued from Donna’s extensive Waldorf Curmudgeon files… I promise that March’s newsletter will not contain any…

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