Category Archives: Waldorf Earthschooling

Handwriting: Why It Matters and How to Teach It

The following excerpt is from the chapter on handwriting found in The Roadmap to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 1 through 3 by Janet Langley & Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl. This 628 page resource book, which is written for Waldorf class teachers and Homeschooling parents using...
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Ask a Waldorf Teacher: Third Grade Fiber Block

Every Wednesday our members get to ask Waldorf teacher Diane Power questions about their homeschooling experience, Waldorf education and more. These Q & A sessions are posted on the member blog every week so you have access to all the past Q & A sessions. Become a member of Earthschooling to...
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Ask a Waldorf Teacher: Creating Reverence

Every Wednesday our members get to ask Waldorf teacher Diane Power questions about their homeschooling experience, Waldorf education and more. These Q & A sessions are posted on the member blog every week so you have access to all the past Q & A sessions. Become a member of Earthschooling to...
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“Bread is Life” in Waldorf Education

The preparation and shaping of bread is a central part of the early childhood program in Waldorf education. This tradition is often continued into the upper grades as well. This tradition develops hand-eye coordination as well as community connections within the classroom. It also teaches students life skills and provides...
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Make Any Recipe Gluten Free

I started going gluten-free twenty years ago. At that time it was out of a desire to add more variety to my family’s diet rather than a necessity. So I didn’t mind that finding gluten-free ingredients was difficult. I started out experimenting with different flours. One Waldorf teacher I knew...
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Free Waldorf Fifth Grade Math Lesson: Geometry

Illustrations are from Sofi’s Student Main Lesson Book To do this lesson: Supplies Needed Colored Pencils Protractor Ruler Pencil Plain Paper or Main Lesson Book 1. Draw two parallel lines and then one line cutting across them as in the pictures above. Have your child copy you. You can make...
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Teaching Multiple Ages: What Can I Combine?

Are you teaching multiple grades or ages? In my classes, in general I find that there are certain subjects in any curriculum that are easily integrated. Here are some quick ideas: Storytelling is easily integrated with the two ages. Fairytales are appropriate for both of these ages – so are...
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Teaching Multiple Ages: With a Toddler

A very popular question I get is, “What do I do with my toddler(s) when we are homeschooling?” I have have three children and was very happy with the method I learned from our first Waldorf parent-child teacher years ago. She taught me that toddlers want to do what we...
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Teaching Multiple Grades Together: G4 & G6

Question: I am teaching my 4th and 6th grader this year. What tips do you have for me using the Earthschooling curriculum that will help me be more efficient? – NF Answer: Learning tricks to combining the lessons and how to sync them together can save time for you and make...
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Transforming Free Public Worksheets into Waldorf Inspired Lessons

How to Plan an Earthschooling Educational Excursion: Part Two All photos copyright Kristie Burns On our recent educational excursion (see part one here) we visited many wildlife preserves. One of the preserves, the Lee County Manatee Park, had a great website with a lot of “downloadable” educational documents. These documents...
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How to Plan an Earthschooling Educational Excursion

Part One: Choosing a Location All Photos Copyright Kristie Burns When we first started Earthschooling we chose the name “Earthschooling” because we wanted to emphasize that education does not just happen at home. In fact, one of our favorite ways to learn has always been to be outdoors or to...
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