Friday, August 24, 2007

Mission Completed!!!

Woo hoo! Found my last verse- a candle lighting verse for autumn! (Yes, as in the "one to light a candle" thing from the Waldorf funny below. Hey those things are only funny if they're true - and I already said I was a Steiner geek. Now you know I wasn't kidding. =) )

Anyway - a HUGE thank you to Annette Frontz and her Seasons of Joy Autumn Curriculum for this perfect Autumn candle lighting verse.

The sun it shines so warm and bright
It strengthens all I do.
Now let me take this bit of light
So I shine brightly too!

I looked through all my Waldorf stuff and books and sites and could not find one I was happy with! If any of y'all are looking for really great Autumn material, you should definitely check out her site. It's only 15.00 and it includes a planning form, photographs and 73 pages of material!

Thanks, Annette!

September Kindergarten Circle

I've been working on ours for a couple of days and I finally finished it tonight. Kind of. I need one more verse and I am OAM (on a mission) but right now I am TST (too stinking tired) to deal with it anymore.

Our official first day of school is September 3rd. On the 4th we will begin our Little House unit study be reading Going West, one of the My First Little House Books. Bean has already read Little House on the Prairie and On the Banks of Plum Creek, but I thought that Going West would be a nice entry into the unit study. Then we are going to build a log cabin out of cardboard boxes. Specifically, washer and dryer boxes from Lowes. There's a very cool site that we bought the rivets from (to hold the boxes together.) It's

I'll post pictures of the whole event. I made Bean a Little House apron to wear and I need to finish her matching prairie bonnet. Little 1 year old Love Bug will be on hand to attempt to eat the rivets, knock over the card board boxes and provide the entertainment.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

For all the Waldorf Mamas out there - just a little funny

Q. - How many anthroposophists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A.- I don't know. Steiner never gave an indication.

Q. - How many Waldorf homeschool Co-op members does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. - Eight: One to propose the screwing in of the lightbulb, One to suggest we vote on voting on whether or not to screw in the lightbulb, One to post a poll online, One to phone the members not present at the meeting to ensure a consensus, One to post the poll results showing that we will, indeed, screw in the light bulb, One to read the verse, One to light the candle, and One to lead the closing song.

Q. - How many Waldorf students does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. - None. That doesn't enter the curriculum until the higher grades.

Q.- How many Waldorf parents does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. - Two: One to consult with the teacher to decide that natural lighting would be more beneficial to the child and one to screw the darn thing in anyway.

Q.- How many Waldorf school graduates does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. - One.

Ok, it made me laugh. I'm a Steiner geek. So sue me.