Chalk Drawings · Intentional Living · Waldorf Education

Autumn Chalk

One thing I love to do is decorate chalkboards. If you follow my blog you may have seen my first chalkboard post about my Yggdrasil (the tree of life) and the Norse realms. Though not as elaborate, my drawing today was just as fun. I thought I’d share this quote board I decorated for my… Continue reading Autumn Chalk

Lifestyle · Parenting · Teaching · Waldorf Education

Rock Climbing Blindfolded and Risk-Taking in Children–Hallie & Havarti

Yesterday I took my students to a rock climbing gym.     Then, we blind folded them. Hard, physical work; facing fears; and heightened tactile stimulation. My developmental psychology-trained brain was echoing a resounding YES! I love taking my class to things like this because the truth is: children need to climb.  And furthermore, children need to… Continue reading Rock Climbing Blindfolded and Risk-Taking in Children–Hallie & Havarti

Birthday Verses · Teaching · Waldorf Education

A Birthday Verse for the Lioness

Every year, I write each child in my class a verse on their birthday. It’s so wonderful to go back and read the poem from the year before. In a way each verse is like a time capsule, providing a brief snapshot of who the child was in that moment, or what they were striving for.… Continue reading A Birthday Verse for the Lioness

Chalk Drawings · Grade 4 · Teaching · Waldorf Education

Waldorf Norse Mythology Chalk Drawing

Back in September I did a chalk drawing of the Norse Realms for the beginning of our Norse Mythology block. I posted a photo of it on Facebook, which was snatched up and shared by my school’s Facebook page. After that, I could not believe what happened.

Grade 4 · Grade 5 · Humor · Lifestyle · Waldorf Education

The Day We Carried Ice Blocks On Our Heads

Working with children is one of the most highly unpredictable things one can do. The things they say, the things they do, it’s nearly impossible for any adult not to be utterly amused. There have been times I’m in the middle of a lesson on multiplying fractions when a child may fart in class and… Continue reading The Day We Carried Ice Blocks On Our Heads

Grade 4 · Lifestyle · Waldorf Education

Owl Paintings by 10-Year-Old Waldorf Students

Why We Study Animals This year we are studying Zoology; we study animals by comparing each creature directly to the human being. Why? The human being is balanced; we have a desirable combination of an intellectual brain (head),  well-developed organ systems (trunk), and highly specialized hands and feet (limbs) that allow us to paint, build, dance, and create quite… Continue reading Owl Paintings by 10-Year-Old Waldorf Students