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#1 of 8 Old 07-17-2013, 07:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello! 

We're moving from a classical standpoint to a Waldorf one.  I'm researching the different curricula out there, and I think I've narrowed it down to Waldorf Essentials or Earthschooling.  I have 4 who are early childhood (2, 4, 4, and 6), one who would be in grade 4, and one in grade 6.   Does anyone have any thoughts to compare these two curricula? 


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You should ask this on the Waldorf board! You will probabally get more responses.
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I had it posted there, but then figured it belonged on homeschooling, since it wasn't a Waldorf "school" question...  Maybe I should put it back. ;-)  Thanks!


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I have it on a good authority that christopherus is meant to be excellent and reflect Steiner's principles very well.

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I really really like the idea of Waldorf Essentials.  I think we are going to get the membership there.  We're making a lot of our own lessons to ensure we cover state standards, but Waldorf is really where I'm leaning so I want to pull as much from their curriculum as possible.

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Oak meadow is waldorfy. I believe it changed to meet more standards, have you looked into that as well?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPxlJYj9Cas

 

maybe this will help you

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Thank you so much!  We looked at Christopherus last year, and I liked it a lot but the cost kept us away.  I've got 4 in early learning/Kindergarten, a 4th grader, and a 6th grader.  Oak Meadow my stepmom tried with my sister last year, and she really doesn't recommend it for our kids.  I actually saw Sarah Baldwin's video last night, it was very well done!  I love her videos.  

I think we're going to go ahead and go with Waldorf Essentials.  Although I REALLY like the look of Earthschooling, too, so maybe we'll get a membership there later.  Never can have too many resources! ;-) 


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