I don’t know about where you live but NY is starting to feel a little bit like fall is knocking on our door.
This week in homeschooling we didn’t do a whole lot. I wanted to start next week officially but started going over the story of Moses with Mr.4. We played a lot and hung out with friends mostly trying to get adjusted to the new routine with my husband gone in school. I have been taking walks with the boys early in the morning to get their crazy energy out before I attempted to do a story or any sort of school. Boys have a lot of energy ( or are those just mine?)
Here is our circle time songs now:
Come into the garden children and plant yourselves in a neat little row
Burrow down in a sweet little hollow in the fresh cool earth here below
All is dark and quiet and still the angels gather around
Mother Mary and all the saints are waiting to hear our soft sound
Lord Jesus Chris have mercy on us
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us today
This is the way I make my cross
One two three (thumb, forefinger tall finger)
Three fingers come together and the other two lie down
“Father” is my forehead for He is over all
“Son” is near my head while I stand straight and tall
“Holy Spirit ” shoulder shoulder
Then my cross is made
I can always take it with me while I work or rest or play
We also do some counting ones from a Waldorf book “Joyful Movement”
These are going to slightly change when we incorporate Waldorf Essentials next week.
Here is our classroom:
I always notice that the boys really gravitate towards nature things like building with pine cones or running in dirt or making mud. This simple analogy just shows the beauty of Waldorf education and how it goes with development of a child. Also, it shows that kids do not need a lot to be happy.
We have a feast coming up in the church for the Nativity of Theotokos. I prepared peg dolls to retell the story next week and we will switch the cloth on our place of prayer to blue for the Theotokos. This is my first big feast attempt but I really enjoyed the process as well as the end result. St. George and the dragon are my next project later in the month.
Hope you’ve had a great week as well! How are your homeschooling plans going? Have you started?