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Forum: Waldorf   04-07-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By elefante
What a great thread. Thanks for contributing,...

What a great thread. Thanks for contributing, everyone! This has been very helpful as we're currently looking into Waldorf as an option for Kinder.
Forum: Waldorf   04-07-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By elefante
We did a Waldorf playgroup when Cub was about...

We did a Waldorf playgroup when Cub was about 15m old. It was weekly for 2 hours. The first 30-45 minutes was open free play while the adults had an objective written on the chalkboard of what to be...
Forum: Waldorf   04-07-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By elefante
We're Waldorf/Reggio lovers looking into schools...

We're Waldorf/Reggio lovers looking into schools right now and I just read through the local Waldorf school's dress policy and was a little surprised to find that no patterns are allowed. I knew...
Forum: Waldorf   02-10-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,208
Posted By elefante
Ostheimer Giveaway from Bella Luna Toys: ...

Ostheimer Giveaway from Bella Luna Toys:

http://blog.bellalunatoys.com/2013/ostheimer-wooden-toys.html
Forum: Waldorf   02-10-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 781
Posted By elefante
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by enrooted http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373857/waldorf-mamas-introduce-yourselves/0_40#post_17259986)
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Forum: Waldorf   02-10-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 781
Posted By elefante
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by appalachiamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Waldorf   02-10-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 781
Posted By elefante
Greetings, all!   Mama to a 2 year old...

Greetings, all!
 
Mama to a 2 year old little boy. We live a Waldorf home-life, but aren't sure if Waldorf, or a Nature-inspired Reggio school will be this best fit for kinder in a few years....
Forum: Waldorf   12-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By elefante
Ditto to Ragana, but I love tbone's ideas, too.

Ditto to Ragana, but I love tbone's ideas, too.
Forum: Waldorf   11-25-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By elefante
Oh, no, that was great! I really appreciate the...

Oh, no, that was great! I really appreciate the insight!
 
We're still trying to find our family traditions and comfort levels concerning the holidays, and confidence as parents too, in the...
Forum: Montessori   11-24-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By elefante
That is a tough one.    I'm sure she'd be...

That is a tough one. 
 
I'm sure she'd be happy either way, tbh. It just depends on how strongly you feel about Montessori Education. The "worth" is entirely subjective. It would be worth it for...
Forum: Waldorf   11-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By elefante
[1] My husband is Atheist, but believes in the...

[1] My husband is Atheist, but believes in the good of people, and the possibility of peace. I am more spiritual. I believe that everything has energy that should be respected. I believe in...
Forum: Waldorf   11-24-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By elefante
 [1] I'm just generally curious, and if it's...


[1] I'm just generally curious, and if it's not too personal a question, I'd love to hear about your family's spiritual or religious background and how that relates to your relationship with...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   11-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,436
Posted By elefante
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by racheleuphoria http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   11-24-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,673
Posted By elefante
Also, for those looking to learn more about...

Also, for those looking to learn more about teaching in the RE style, there are some really great books, and even some geared towards "unlearning" a conventional model of teaching. The best one for...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   11-24-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,673
Posted By elefante
Hi all. Welcome, Holly, Blooming, and Luna!   ...

Hi all. Welcome, Holly, Blooming, and Luna!
 
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gifSpreadin' the RE love, here!
 
I'm another RE teacher in the Bay Area. I lead the 4s class in a...
Forum: Waldorf   11-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By elefante
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Melaniee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366210/jewish-and-starting-waldorf/0_40#post_17151963)

 
Have...
Forum: Waldorf   11-23-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By elefante
Thanks for the reminder. Last time I visited...

Thanks for the reminder. Last time I visited they didn't have much. 
Forum: Waldorf   11-23-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By elefante
Thanks for the input ladies. Good points,...

Thanks for the input ladies. Good points, indeed.
 
The one reservation I have about the school we've been taking the parent/toddler classes at is the minimal outdoor space they have. It's the...
Forum: Waldorf   11-21-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By elefante
Assuming that we have already decided on Waldorf...

Assuming that we have already decided on Waldorf [which we are 90% certain of, as it just seems an extension of our home life], I have no idea which school we'd choose. I didn't realize they could...
Forum: Waldorf   11-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By elefante
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Oliver'sMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Waldorf   11-20-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By elefante
Personally, I would not consider this for a...

Personally, I would not consider this for a second. But then again I don't think an extra 40 minutes of commute each day is that bad for a quality education, if that's what you feel the best avenue...
Forum: Waldorf   11-20-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By elefante
wool clothing, haba sticky bricks, and a balance...

wool clothing, haba sticky bricks, and a balance bike. we like to keep it simple. he'll be almost 2.
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   04-27-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By elefante
http://www.brainy-child.com/article/reggioemilia....

http://www.brainy-child.com/article/reggioemilia.shtml
 
Here is a good brief rundown on RE.
 
I don't know much about the others. Our family follows a blend of Waldorf principles though a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-04-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By elefante
He's not trying to do anything. He's just...

He's not trying to do anything. He's just curious. :) He loves her and wants to interact with her. I'd frame it in a way so that it isn't personal. Something like, "Now isn't the best time to play...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-31-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By elefante
13 month old with no issues, and in our culture...

13 month old with no issues, and in our culture we don't circ and none of my brothers, cousins, or uncles have ever had any issues either. Like PP said, when nothing is wrong, there is just nothing...
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