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Homeschool Glimpse: August and September 2012

Joining Waldorf Wednesday!

Hi!  This is a little glimpse into the “Main Lesson” content of our homeschool. The Main Lesson is the subject which occupies the bulk of time each day for a few weeks, usually two to six.  After learning and practicing new main lesson concepts, the children record their “best” work into their Main Lesson Book as a record of what we have covered.

This year, I decided to have my fifth grader keep all of her main lesson work in a three ring binder.  I’m not loving it.  It isn’t as beautiful as filling out pages in a traditional bound main lesson book.  We have ended up with a lot of white pages filled with writing.  At this point I’m not sure whether I’m going to have her continue in the binder or just start making books.  I thought I would save money by using a binder, but the sheet protectors and drawing paper that fits in them were quite expensive and I think traditional books would have been less expensive.  I was also hoping to do away with the pain of making mistakes in a book, but we are going through quite a lot of drawing paper before anything goes in the binder.  Maybe it would be better to learn to be more careful or fix mistakes in creative ways. 

Circle Songs and Verses for Toddler – (I found that if I gear my circle toward the toddler, the big kids love to join in!) 

  • “Our Time Hello”
  • “Roly Poly”
  • “Walk Along, Rover”
  • “The Dog Went to Dover”

Circle songs and verses this month are from the Kindermusik curriculum. I did this program with my older children.

2nd Grade

Form Drawing and Fables


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Math


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Resources

Poems

5th Grade

Botany


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Math

    I don’t have any pictures!  We had a great time following the suggestions in the Key to… books, like making a trundle wheel out of a bike tire, and going on a drive to see how long some common distances were and how the odometer worked.  We  also worked a lot on converting inches to feet to yards and vice-versa.

Resources

Poems

  • “Kind Hearts are Gardens” by R. Steiner
  • “One is the Sun” from The Waldorf Book of Poetry

Thank you for stopping by!  I would love to hear what you have been doing this school year to date.

Mrs. Mallard