Thursday, August 30, 2012

1st grade waldorf homeschooling

 We started 1st grade for K a couple weeks ago. He will be 7yo in Nov. E is 4yo and joining us in circle time and other activities. I'd like to blog once a week about what we are doing and thoughts on 1st grade. If you are blogging about homeschooling your 1st (or 2nd) grader PLEASE let me know!

We have curriculum from A Little Garden Flower and I have the Earthschooling kindergarten  curriculum that I use a little also, not to mention lots of ideas I've come across online. I am basically following ALFG but changing out some of the stories and making a few of my own stories. 

So far it has been really fun! Circle time has the magical ability to put me in a good mood! Maybe it's all the singing!?

We started with the letter R, story of Rapunzel. I did modify the story a little, mainly at the end:)
This week we did the letters M and V. For M we used a modified version of Mount Semeli and for V I made up a story about the Valley of The Apples.

I really like some of the Grimm tales, but I can't handle some of the violence and darkness. I know that my interpretation will be much different then a childs but if I'm not comfortable with a story I'm not telling it:) I am also surprised at how easy it is to basically remember a story. I though there would be no way I could memorize it! I usually read it 2x, once to myself and once out loud usually to my husband. Here is a great site with all the Grimms stories.

I'd like to get into what we have done so far and our almost-fall circle time, but I really should be sleeping! I'll be back soon, good night!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Baby Bodhi

I haven't posted in a long time! We've had a new addition! We welcomed Bodhi to our family on June 21st:)He was born quickly at home in a birthing tub. He is now 2 months old. The boys love him and I am adjusting to being a mom of three boys:)