Question from Member: Spending Too Much Time on English & Math We seem to be doing English and Maths all the time. English is through stories, and Maths we have been doing fractions for ever so long. We are doing animal and humans and Norse myths, but I find we tend to spend too much […]
Waldorf high school curriculum
How Do I Teach Subjects I Find Boring?
Question from Member: Boring Subjects What can I do about subjects/activities I find dull, boring, or just lame? We all have things we like and dislike. – Angil Reply from Waldorf Teacher, Diane Power I totally agree! Be creative! Perhaps there is another way to bring the subject matter. If it’s the subject itself that is […]
Should My Child Skip First Grade?
Question from Member: Should My Child Skip First Grade? My 6 year old is currently in a mainstream kindergarten as she needed speech therapy that we could not afford to pay out of pocket. She loves going to school, has learned to read etc and most importantly, the speech impairment is gone. She and I […]
Should I Instruct a KG Student During Block Crayon Lessons?
Question from Member: Should I Instruct a KG Student During Block Crayon Lessons? I was just watching the block coloring tutorial video and was hoping to get come clarification. My child is kindergarten and my understanding was at this age everything should be by imitation, giving the child little or no directions when it comes to […]
Should My Children of Different Ages Do Art at the Same Time?
Question from Member: Should My Children of Different Ages Do Art at the Same Time? I think homeschoolers have a challenging setup when we have multiple kids at differing abilities. My 4 yr old criticizes her work (she’s four!! And I’ve NEVER been negative about hers or any of my children’s work) when she compares it to […]
How to Deal with ‘Artist Competition’
Question from Member: My Kids Get Frustrated Their Drawings Don’t Look Like Mine… While you are on drawing, my kids (especially my younger one) get frustrated that their drawings don’t look like mine (which aren’t that great, but as she’s only 4 obviously I’ve got a bit better control). Beyond saying ýou’ll get better as […]