July 2008

all my waldorf guilt, part 2

July 28, 2008

One of Mr. T’s many wii thoughts for today: “I’m making up my own wii game. It’s a maze game, and it’s in first-person. Wait. Is first-person when you see with the character’s eyes?” Not bad for a six-year-old. But that’s my boy. Managing to temper the wii talk with a little literary point-of-view so […]

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all my waldorf guilt

July 24, 2008

I post this photo of our sunflower-house-in-progress* to mollify My Waldorf Guilt. Long ago–so long ago–when H was a bald baby with a big head, I read about Waldorf. There were so many things I loved about Waldorf education–the focus on play, and handiwork, and the ebb and flow of the seasons. The way it […]

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week of “writing”

July 21, 2008

Last week I had a five days with all three kids enrolled in various day camps, and me at home alone, able to write for uninterrupted hours on end. Such time alone is rare for a homeschooling parent, as I’m sure you can imagine. It has happened precisely three times in my life as a […]

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what’s a wonder farm?

July 18, 2008

  Last year, as I filled out our Private School Affidavit for the California’s Department of Education-the form that allows California homeschoolers to function as small, private schools–I came across a line in the document and realized that our “school” would need a name. I asked the kids what they thought we should call it. […]

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