homeschooling

a waldorf story

Wise Sophia drawing book : Day 1

Hello! Did i tell you that we have embarked on our dreams of homeschooling? Yes,,Jackson is {happily} unenrolled from his local catholic schooling and officially enrolled in MAMA SCHOOL! He loves it already. Just the very idea of not having to get up rushing, scrambling for school uniforms and clean socks; completly hurried to eat breakfast and brush teeth. That is one big plus. And there are so many more!

We are using a nice happy blend of teaching curriculums. My Waldorf Homeschooling texts are a favorite, i have had them for ages and read quite often. {Melisa Nielsen’s link on blogroll}. The binding is creased, the pages are all marked with leaves and pine twigs. {Lots of outside reading while playing at parks etc.} We also enjoy several Usborne texts, along with Greek and Norse Mythology. The Faber Storybook by Kathleen Lines is great, full of enchanted legends and tales of magic. {She has several books which are great.}

Homeschooling Texts

Today, we have just finished a Grade 1 lesson.
”The Wise Sophia” by Melisa Nielsen.
It is the beginning of a journey, a spiritual quest taken by a family, from their village up to the Mountain to visit the wise enchantress Sophia. Each child takes this journey as they reach the age of 7. The wise Sophia gives them the gift of knowledge.

The story is broken down into bits, and provides the basis for a weekly theme, with several form drawings associated with it. This is several things in one, an introduction to form drawings and letters associated with things discovered in nature. Also a family’s quest for the ultimate gift – that of knowledge – which i find very appropriate for our family as we begin this wonderful journey of homeschooling together.

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9 thoughts on “a waldorf story

  1. sounds like a perfect way to begin schooling.
    I would love to hear more about how you go throughout the year.
    goodluck with it all & have fun learning! ♥

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    Posted by m.e (cathie) | May 13, 2011, 5:39 am
  2. hooray! i hope you post a lot about your homeschool journey. this is so exciting to me. can’t wait to join you…

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    Posted by Anushka | May 13, 2011, 10:27 pm
  3. good luck with the home schooling! Im sorry to hear you had a bad experience with onion weed, ill be extra careful to make sure im always definately picking alyssums!

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    Posted by karen | May 15, 2011, 7:51 am
  4. Good on you guys.
    It is a very exciting decision indeed.
    We’re pulling ours out of school for six months to travel and who knows what happens after that. I do love the idea of getting rid of that mad morning rush though. x

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    Posted by Kate | May 17, 2011, 12:32 pm
  5. i replied to your question on my blog, couldn’t find away to email my reply so i just left it in the comments on the original post. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. :)

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    Posted by tree | May 17, 2011, 1:32 pm
  6. Love the panels of this quilt. Just the thing to snuggle up to.

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    Posted by Vera @ Small Things Simple Pleasures | May 21, 2011, 12:32 am
  7. oh how lovely! thank you for sharing, it is so inspiring!

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    Posted by kendra | May 31, 2011, 2:25 am
  8. That is maddeningly exciting! What a joy and priviledge to get to guide your children in this way :)

    How have you been finding it since writing this post? Any new discoveries or challenges?

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    Posted by LittleFires | May 31, 2011, 7:12 am
  9. hi angelina… home schooling feeels good doesnt it :-)

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    Posted by manda | September 12, 2011, 1:30 am

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