The Online Curriculum Project - Second Grade - age 8
updated March 6, 2017
I believe more than anything that every little new being on this planet deserves
the most wonderful childhood a parent can possibly offer. Those early
years are the most important investment we, as parents, can
make in our children's future health, happiness, and
Throughout my website I document my journey in learning about Waldorf and trying to teach in
in a Waldorf-inspired manner. I also recommend, based on my personal experience, great books... books that would be a wonderful addition to your
curriculum library. But I realize that not everyone has easy access to these books. This is particularly true of some of my international clients.
So my newest
project is collecting as many online resources as possible and putting the links all in one place. While not a substitute
for visiting a Waldorf school and seeing the method in action, I hope this is helpful!
"The Essentials of Education, together with its companion book, The Roots of Education, present a remarkable synthesis of what Waldorf education is and what it can become. The Waldorf "experiment" had matured for five years since 1919, when Steiner helped to establish the first Waldorf school. He had guided that school from its beginning, observing very closely all that happened. As a result, he was able to distill and present the essentials of Waldorf education with elegance as well as with the urgency he felt for the coming times."
I work hard putting together collections of great images from Waldorf schools and homeschools around the world. I do recommend
Pinterest (setting up an account is free)
as an invaluable tool for finding and organizing thousands of inspirational ideas!
In God's Garden by Amy Steedman
"Engaging stories for children of Saints Ursula, Benedict, Christopher, Catherine of Siena, Augustine of Hippo, Augustine of Canterbury, Cecilia, Giles, Nicholas, Faith, Cosmo and Damian, Martin, George, and Francis of Assisi."
The Sun with loving light
Makes bright for me each day,
The soul with spirit power
Gives strength unto my limbs,
In sunlight shining clear
I revere, Oh God,
The strength of humankind,
Which Thou so graciously
Has planted in my soul,
That I with all my might,
May love to work and learn.
From Thee stream light and strength
To Thee rise love and thanks.
Rudolf Steiner and the Science of Spiritual Realities
(we watched this as part of my Waldorf teacher training)
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