I could sure use some insight. I am currently a head teacher in a busy, over-filled toddler (1 1/2-2 1/2 year old) classroom. The classroom is a mess of plastic, primary colors, and harsh lighting. The yard is a slab of concrete, a mess of even more plastic toys, the only view offered is that of a parking lot. The atmosphere is chaotic and all the noise and activity frightfully over-stimulating. It is no wonder that the my students won't stop hitting/biting/crying and my teachers are over-whelmed and stressed.
After hearing about Waldorf schools, then reading my first Steiner book; I fell in love with the Waldorf method. To me, it now seems like the anthroposophic method is the ultimate gift teachers can give to their students. I need to incorporate it into my classroom, but don't know where or how to start. The owner of my school is a penny-pincher, I can expect no help from her. And I myself only make a small amount above minimum wage.
I need all the suggestions you wonderful people have on cheap Waldorf activities and decorations. Thank you for your help!