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  • Christopherus’ Middle Grade Science Curriculum — Coming this fall…

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons I am now in full spate, joyfully writing several science publications for the middle grades. I am very excited about all of this—I had wanted to create science publications for a long time but it seems that…

  • Art and Crafts as a Foundation to the Healing of the Human Being

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    An excerpt from our Second Grade Syllabus new second edition by Donna Simmons.    He who works with his hands is a laborer; He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman; He who works with his…

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 8 & 9: Ascension and Whitsun

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    A monthly book study by Amy McGehee-Lee Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the Christian Festive Cycle by Roger Druitt Amy McGehee-Lee has been thoughtfully working her way through Festivals of the Year: A Workbook for Re-enlivening the…

  • Second Grade Syllabus – newly updated & expanded!

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Preorder begins on May 14th By Donna Simmons After 9 years, it was time to freshen up and rewrite parts of our second grade syllabus. While continuing to feel happy about the lessons themselves, the flow of the year, and…

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 7: Easter

    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 Easter At this time of year, in the northern hemisphere, everything exudes the transformative power of the resurrection….

  • The Tyranny of the Main Lesson Book

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    by Donna Simmons One characteristic of Waldorf education is its focus on the creation of main lesson books throughout all 12 grades. Every day, in every grade, during the first 2 hours of the morning, each class is focused on…

  • Five Things Every Waldorf Homeschooler Should Stop and Consider…

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons I think there must be times in every homeschooler’s life when she (or he) wishes that she could just put the children on the couch and freeze them there for a year or two while she catches…

  • Teaching Parzival in 11th Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Barbara Benson   In a Waldorf school, Wolfram Von Eschenbach’s  Parzival  is taught in the 11th grade English Literature class. It dovetails nicely with the history classes for 11th graders which cover Rome, Medieval and Renaissance history. In my…

  • The Goal of Waldorf Education

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons   Greetings All, One of the most important and attractive elements of the Waldorf curriculum is the way children are led through an exploration of subject matter in an ever-deepening way. In accordance with her stage of…

  • A Book Journey – Chapter 6: Lent

    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 Lent We are entering the springtime of the soul, and yet something holds us back. What is this…

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