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  • Homeschooling in Extraordinary Circumstances

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Over the years I have often heard people worry that they cannot homeschool because of extraordinary circumstances–illness or death in the family, a natural disaster, divorce, job loss and so on. Homeschooling is about the reality of human relationships–and to…

  • Homeschoolers First and Foremost!

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    I am coming to the end of creating our new (summer 2019) sixth grade curriculum and a few things have happened recently which have helped me recommit to homeschooling as homeschooling–as opposed to trying to create Waldorf school at home….

  • Geometry in 6th Grade

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    I am presently (late February 2019) working on the geometry section of our sixth grade syllabus. Thought folks might be interested in a peek…Here is an excerpt from its opening: In a Waldorf school, geometry holds a special place in…

  • The Wholeness of Waldorf Education

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    I am currently working on our Christopherus sixth grade syllabus (available mid-July 2019). This is the first new syllabus I have written in years. There are a number of reasons for this and one reason is that the Waldorf middle…

  • 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…

  • Astronomy–finally!

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Whewf! It’s taken quite a bit to birth this book–or rather, these books or materials! I have been working on this for quite some time as those of you wanting to purchase our astronomy curriculum know. Astronomy is a homeschooler’s…

  • A Quick Autumn Craft

    Posted by Gabriel2

    I rarely put craft ideas on to my blog—there are so many other folks out there who are so creative and ‘crafty’ I generally leave it to them—but this craft has always been one of my favorites. It is so…

  • 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…

  • Why I updated Joyful Movement

    Posted by Gabriel2

    The following is the preface to the newly expanded Joyful Movement (from 100+ to 150+ pages) If there is one aspect of Christopherus’ work that I really wish to get out into the world, it is this. Please—if you know…

  • A Few Tips for Staying Sane During Breaks from Homeschool

    Posted by Gabriel2

    Following on from my exuberant plea to let children be children I do of course realize that many parents find the near-chaos (and sometimes, downright chaos) of the summer months to be, well, unsettling, to say the least. What happens…

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