Category Archives: Sofi

How to Make Math Fun

In Waldorf education math for a first and second grader is a joyous experience. This continues through the lower grades with math being integrated into drawing, form drawing, art, hands-on activities, and handwork. However, as the children get older and the math becomes more challenging it becomes increasingly difficult to...
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What Broadway Shows Can Teach You About Life

Preface: Our local Civic Center, The Des Moines Performing Arts Center, brings many shows to Des Moines every year. They not only bring amazing Broadway performances, professional dancers & touring shows to our local stage but they give homeschoolers and public school students wonderful chances to see performing art shows & interact...
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Tears in the Classroom & A Poem

Sometimes we plan the best lesson and get so excited anticipating the results in our class…and then it does not go as planned. This is what happened one day when we were shaping bread and my daughter burst into tears. It was unexpected and disappointing for me. What had I...
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Living My Life in Costume

I have not posted a lot lately because I’ve been so busy. I auditioned for the Nutcracker, the Ballet Dracula and I am a fairy at the Renassaince Festival again this year (my third year). The Renassaince Festival started last weekend so I worked for three days from 10am to...
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Fashion Design with Big Brother

My mom went to run some errands with Mosi (she is my big sister, age 14) yesterday and Sunii and I got bored so I started cutting up some of my old clothes and making new fashions out of them. I am so excited because my mom has boxes of...
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Costume Making with Sofi

I’m making some of my costume for the Rennassaince Faire this Autumn. I work as a fairy all day at the Faire – we are actors in the fairy battle with the pirates and we do many jobs around the Faire for three entire weekends. I work from 9am –...
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Photographing Fairies with Sofi

Today we went to photograph the fairies. We wanted to take pictures of them by the really nice mushrooms we saw last week but someone took all the mushrooms away so we took pictures of them in different places. I set the fairies up and my mom took the pictures....
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First Farmer’s Market

Today I had my first actual store. I sold one mermaid and met a lot of people and gave a lot of people my website name. A fiber artist named Wendy came to talk to me. I showed the lady from the Alpaca farm what I made with her alpacas...
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Alpaca Farm with Sofi

Today we went to visit some alpacas at a farm near where we live. They were very cute. They get very hot in the summer and so they have to be hosed down twice every day. My favorite was the chocolate llama. We bought some wool roving from Snowmobile and...
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Making Mermaids with Sofi

I’ve made a lot of movies with mom but today I wanted to make a real DVD because I will be setting up a booth at the farmer’s market and I want to show people how I make the felted mermaids. I made little packages of roving and supplies and...
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