A hearth is the heart of the home. It is where we come to gather, especially at the end of the day. We draw about the fire to warm ourselves; we take in the smells of the cooking, nourishing our bodies; we come to tell stories of our day, nourishing our spirits. Yearning for the wisdom of the past, I hope those who come to this blog will feel the warmth of the hearth.
I am homeschooling my Grade 5 twin girls using Waldorf inspired education and that is the primary focus of this blog.
I have spent quite a bit of time documenting our Grade 1 year, which can be found through the links below. Grade 2 is sparse and for that, I apologize. Grade 3 is even more sparse as life keeps us more and more pressed for time. Nonetheless, I have decided to leave this blog up because I know how much I have relied on other blogs to enhance my children's lives and even if I don't have time to put as much content up as I did when my twins were younger, I hope the efforts I have put out in prior years will help inspire other families who have embarked on their own unique journeys.
Brand New Resource: The Waldorf Book of Poetry by David Kennedy
The wonderful Jocelyn of the Second Grade Waldorf Yahoo Group just put the word out that this amazing new resource is being made available at a discounted price to a limited amount of buyers. It's a collection of poetry, both familiar and not, to enhance the homeschool and classroom lessons of waldorf inspired families for grades 1 - 8.
You can read more about it and access it through the link here. To those who order it early, the limited copies will be ready in March/April. Otherwise, the official release date is January 2012. Shipping is included in the discounted price :)
Can't wait to get a jump start on it for our homeschool! Sure to be a well loved volume!