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Arctic Unit Week 1
This was meant to be our first January unit, but lack of routine and school was getting to us so we went ahead and started a week early.First we looked for the Arctic Circle on our globe and talked…
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You need: white drawing sheet compasses scissors crayons or oil pastels indian ink brush Step 1. This lesson is a variaton on 'Autumn leaves mandala'. Click the link for full description. Focus in this lesson: make sure the snowmen are really coloured white with crayons or oil pastels, otherwise they will turn completely black with ink after step 2. Step 2. Crumple the picture into a ball. Make flat again. Paint the entire drawing with indian ink. Rinse the ink immediately after it in the…
For Jack's 16th birthday we decided we'd do 16 things! This was harder than I thought it would be when I first came up with the idea. It was like a logic puzzle trying to figure out what was open, when things opened, and drive times to get to certain places at certain times. We started out a little before 8:00 after opening presents at home! Stop 1: Birthday Donuts! Blowing out his candles! Stop 2: Visiting our old next door neighbors Stop 3: Visiting my parents Stop 4: Coffee House on…
Etsy Find: Arctic Playscape
One of our favorite elements of the Waldorf learning approach is the nature table: a special hands-on place for children to visualize and display the changing seasons. This Arctic playscape — complete with Aurora borealis — is a lovely way to celebrate winter. (Er, this is where we have to confess we’re already thinking about winter.