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Hello mamas,

I wanted to take a moment to chime in. We are Holistic Homeskoolers and this year are delving deeper into our Waldorf-y roots. We have two boys ages 6 & 8. I am a yoga teacher and birth educator, and my DH, Bhagavan, is a Simplicity Parenting leader and life coach.

 

Though I have just used resources that I find online for our homeskooling, I am considering purchasing a packaged curriculum, this year, for grades 1-3. We've had secondhand copies of OM, Live-Ed, Christopherus, Enki and Little Garden Flower (Melissa Nielsen) Kindergarten. Grade One is an important transition and I wanted to be more "prepared". I'm pretty sure we won't be going back to OM or Enki because we can use some of the previous resources we have from them. I like Melissa Nielsen's A Little Garden Flower and DH says he likes what he sees of Chirstopherus. Any reviews on the Earthschooling Waldorf curriculum?

 

It's great to have this community available.

 

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Anybody else have a child who loves handwork, but is really stumped and starting to get frustrated by the "knitting mushroom"?

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Dear lovesprout,

I recommend that you look at your goals for 1st Grade and go with the one that you think will help you to meet it the best. They're all good people running tiny businesses.

Christopherus has been around for several years now and Donna has a solid reputation in the community. When she first opened up, I bought her science curriculum and still refer to it at times, though we chose a non-Waldorf science approach based in Inquiry. My kids were too old for any of these others, however, because they normally get started with K and move on. I know that Little Garden Flower started up a few years ago, Melissa had been active online in a Waldorf group, and she seems very nice, but I have no experience with her. Kristie Burns has also been around for a while and consulted with international families for years--I think that's still a part of her business.

Best wishes oin finding the right match,

Lucie
who has been off the list for a couple weeks--busy homeschooling and working and going on a 13 mile canoe trip with the scouts, but the school year is settling in nicely
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