Interesting Links This Week

I found some interesting links to share with you all this week.

First, I found this free 58 paged document that describes all the how’s and why’s of chalkboard drawing in Waldorf Education and provides samples of chalkboard drawings for grades one through eight here:  http://www.antiochne.edu/ed/waldorf/projectJohnsonCatie.pdf

I enjoyed this post from Dr. Rick Tan:  http://www.thewaldorfway.blogspot.com/2012/02/spirit-being-being-free.html

I am almost at the end of the first year of Foundation Studies and am feeling fortunate to have been doing Werbeck singing exercises as part of this (along with quite a bit of eurythmy with three separate eurythmists – so interesting to see the differences between them all!).  There is not much on the web about Werbeck singing, but here is one interesting resource about music therapy and music as held within the view of the threefold human being:  https://normt.uib.no/index.php/voices/article/viewArticle/547/408

I am busy planning for next year; I will be teaching Grade Five, Grade Two and will have a three year old in tow.  Most of my supplies are currently ordered and I have planned the first few blocks for both grades.  I would love to hear where you are in your planning right now!

Many blessings and much love,

Carrie

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3 thoughts on “Interesting Links This Week

  1. I too am I the midst of planning our first few blocks for the upcoming year- third grade and Kindy in our home. After being inspired by you on this blog, I’ve decided to plan my own blocks for the first time for the upcoming year, using a variety of resources from Waldorf books. I’m feeling confident that it will be a great year, though we are already seeing glimpses of the 9 yr change in our 8 and a half yr old son. This place has been so helpful in my planning, and for inspiration and support. I can’t thank you enough for all you do for Waldorf inspired families!

  2. Hi Carrie! I just ordered my materials for Grades 5 and 2, too. I always get SO excited about planning for the next year, but I’m trying to stay focused on the year at hand because I still have to plan our last blocks. My goal for this summer is to have next year completely planned so I can think about new things next spring. :)

    Thank you very much for the link about chalkboard drawings. What a fabulous resource. Love and Best Wishes, Rachel

  3. I am in the process of accruing materials for my 5th grader and then will be planning the year for him, a 2nd grader and a 1st grader with a 3 year old tagging along! This past year, I made my own blocks for both my 1st grader and 4th grader and feel I probably could do that again, but decided to give myself a break and follow a curriculum (mainly Christopherus) with some supplemental material and of course, my own twist ;-)

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