Wednesday, January 28, 2009

School's back



Jim's first day back at school, I swear all the children have grown a foot over the summer holidays, lovely to see those smiling faces.

Our school is a small Steiner School in a rural setting, if you ever get a chance to go to a Steiner open day, it's a must. The way the children learn in these years is so very beautiful, the head, heart and hands all weave together in such an enriching way. If I had to sum up Steiner education in one word it would be... practical yep, practical, interestingly, if I had to sum myself up in one word it would be the same word. Suse over at pea soup has written why they chose Steiner Education for their children, it's a great read.

2 comments:

taimarie said...

Thanks for the link- I enjoyed reading it. And I think if public waldorf schools were an option here I would be thrilled to send my kiddos, homeschooling will really be our only option outside of regular public school. I'll have to sew myself a supermama cape sometime before then!

Windsting said...

Hello,
Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, it is so nice when the people who stop in say hello. Your advent calendar turned out wonderful!
I have enjoyed visiting your blog. You are so lucky to live in an area where your children may attend a Waldorf school. I try my very best at homeschooling my oldest. We incorporate the Waldorf tradition, but we live as unschoolers as well.
Thank you for your lovely pictures and words. Your pencil gnomes are adorable, your baby's chubby hands in the Christmas cake dough are almost too much to handle, and the wonton snowflakes are a great idea. Although, I don't know if I can handle anymore snowflakes (we are being buried in them as I write). Have a lovely day. Anna