Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waldorf Baby Steps

Two days down.  So far so good.

Then again, everything is better with white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.  I have a new fondness for amaranth flour.  Seriously, where has this stuff been all my life???

So, while I sit here in first week back-to-school bliss and stuff my face with cookies, you can hop on over to The Homeschool Classroom to read my post about Waldorf-inspired homeschooling.  This particular post highlights quick ways to incorporate Waldorf ideas into your life, whether or not you are homeschooling, and these are ideas that can easily be incorporated into any other style or method of homeschooling as well.

5 Simple Ways to Add Waldorf-Inspired Elements to Your Life



The Homeschool Classrom


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4 comments:

  1. We're on the same wavelength a lot of the time, aren't we!? In my limited understanding, though, Montessori is more about "activities" than useful work, ie, a "washing activity" rather than washing something that needs washing as it comes up. This probably varies by center, I'm sure. We get the For Small Hands catalog and so once a year we get their professional version too, and V and I were trying to figure out why a "carrot washing activity" cost $30 when you can buy a peeler and a WHOLE bag of carrots for under $5. Organic, even. The "activity" didn't even come with a carrot. ;)

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  2. Yep, I don't get the expensive stuff most of the time either. Once in a while I see something I can't find elsewhere, but I try to make do with things we find other places.

    From what I understand, the basic ideas behind both are the same, but Montessori became more "activity" and center"-based when applied to classrooms. I think.

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