We went to my sister’s house so that us mommy-teachers could plan out our December activities together. we are going to be studying Christmas around the world. We each picked 3 countries to teach for a total of 6 countries. this year I’m teaching about the Christmas traditions in The Netherlands, Australia, And Mexico. it’s lucky that I have friends that live in each of these countries so I can get some firsthand stories and recipies!
the plan is to tell a little Christmas story, sing or listen to a song, talk about their Christmas traditions, do a little native craft, eat lunch with food from that country (including dessert)
This is a very helpful book:
can you believe I got it from Goodwill for 25¢?!
While we were doing our planning, Allyson made times clocks for 2, 3, 4, and 5. I think they turned out pretty good 🙂 next I’ll have her make 6-9.
here’s something else I finally figured out. Felicity should be doing Waldorf Kindergarten!
here’s the guideline…
the child should be 6 for most of the year of Kindergarten,7 for most of 1st grade, etc… since Felicity turned 6 in June, she’s considered Kindergarten.
wow, that is quite a load lifted off my shoulders since I can now spend most of my planning time figuring out how to teach Allyson. I’ve been in such turmoil worring about how to get the girls to respect me as a teacher. Allyson doesn’t want to learn History. she pretty much shuts down when I try to get her to learn any history at all right now, especially when I try to get her to read anything about the ancient cultures which she needs to know before we start in on Rome. eek! and I feel like I need someone to hold my hand though this, to tell me exactly what I need to do. certain grown-ups (whom I love and respect) are loosing patience with me and how it’s taking so long to get my act together with this homeschooling adventure. I hate feeling like I’m dissapointing my loved ones. I hate feeling like I’m being watched every second and being judged. I hate that I don’t have much of a clue what to what I’m doing. I hate feeling like our financial stresses are my fault because I chose to teach my children instead of going back to work. I hate that I try so hard to get anyone interested in purchasing sweet baby items from me with no luck. I did sell my first item on ETSY but guess what it was… a set of Martha Stewart stamps!
Okay, now I’m rambling so I’ll stop.