Because of our boating holiday we only started our official "school" work this week. As some of you know we loosely follow the waldorf/steiner curriculum for its gentle and very creative approach to education. What I find wonderful is the rhythms that are used in the day.
It is very age specific to work with childhood developmental stages. However, it is not easy to separate the children when you have four at home all day, so instead everyone joins in to their ability with most things and when it is time just for the older two I set up different projects for the younger two.
We also make sure that when the sun is shining we go out and play :) Here Kiki made a pond for fairies that she was very proud of.
K taking the neighbour's dog for a walk.
The first block that we are covering is man and animal. After discussing the human form they made clay models.
They enjoyed discovering how they couldn't make a human with proper proportions out of clay if they wanted it to stand up.
After shaping their little human forms, the kids stood them up but they wobbled over much to Kiki's delight :)
Once dried, the kids wanted to paint them. K made a tiny mouse too.
We also got stuck into bookwork. With new books to fill the kids were eager to work.
A different day, a different lesson :)
B called me outside one evening to look at the sunset. I grabbed the camera and snapped away at the pink sky.
"No, Mom, look that way!"
This week we also visited a wood workshop. I wish I had taken more pictures not only of the workshop but it's setting. It was amazing!