Yes, I treat my browser like I do any flat surface in my home... piles of "to do" things. I am tired of open tabs! It's time to document and discard:
Sophia Institute - home of my Waldorf teacher certification coursework
The Art and Science of Teaching Composition by Dorit Winter - link to free download of this book as a PDF from the Online Waldorf Library
Lecture: The Four Temperaments by Steiner, from the Rudolf Steiner Archive
Lecture: The Work of the Angels in Man's Astral Body by Steiner, from the Rudolf Steiner Archive
Youtube search: The Life and Work of Rudolf Steiner video search - lots of great videos
Introduction to Pre-Columbus North & South America (PDF) activities, bibliography, and GREAT Guide for Evaluating Children’s Books for American Indians Anti-Bias (Appendix 6)
Cuboro Marble Run - thinking of a splurge... getting all of my children one big Christmas present to share... is this a fantastic idea or a terrible one?
Writers No One Reads: Paul Scheerbart profile (contemporary of Steiner, mentioned in his autobiography) by Matthew Jakubowski
Bella Dia - No Knot, No Tail sewing technique
set of block capital letters for art projects (PDF) - from The Measured Mom (good for making alphabet books - BY THE WAY, I finally found a children's book that is written all in caps. We tend to teach kids the capital letters only in first grade but then there aren't any books out there that they can read without also knowing the lowercase. I highly recommend the gorgeous Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert.)
Rudolf Steiner's Pedagogical Approach article from the Education Encyclopedia at StateUniversity.com
7th Grade Algebra & Geometry Main Lesson Lesson Plan Outline (PDF) - created by Jamie York (one of the many free resources on his website)
Family Friendly Farm, Missouri
The Genius of Language by Rudolf Steiner - link to free download of this book as a PDF from the Online Waldorf Library
Printable Montessori Language Papers - templates for penmanship practice
Peacocks Use Vibrating Feathers to Attract the Ladies - article on Mental Floss
Montessori Nomenclature: Months of the Year (there is also a similar set for the history behind the names of our days of the week)
Teaching Our Children to Write, Read, and Spell: A Developmental Approach Looking at the Relationship of Children's Foundational Neurological Pathways to their Higher Capacities for Learning article (fascinating)
Waldorf-Ideen-Pool - fabulous collection of chalkboard drawings
Finger Knitting with Children blogpost by Homestead Honey
Math and Science in the Kindergarten (PDF) by Lisa Gromicko - my new favorite handout on early childhood & Waldorf education
Waldorf Grade 3 Training Manual (PDF) - another in the AWESOME set of resources WRITTEN FOR THE EAST AFRICAN WALDORF TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BY CATHERINE VAN ALPHEN & PETER VAN ALPHEN
Waldorf Clearing House Newsletter Spring 1986 (PDF) - notes on form drawing
POV [point of view] and Picture Books blog post by writer Madeline Barr (which will inspire one of our lessons for next week)
LIFE: A Journey through Time by Franz Lanting - one of my very favorite TED talks of all time!
Plus, four delicious-sounding sweet potato recipes from Naturally Ella:
- Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Guacamole
- Teriyaki Chickpea Loaded Sweet Potato
- Southwest Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
- Breakfast Tacos with Kale-Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce
One final note to add to the miscellany...
I'd like to make an entire blog post about my notes from my wonderful watercolor painting workshop with Gail McManus. But until then, if you're looking for the very BEST watercolor paper, this is what she recommends: Arches Bright White Watercolor Paper at Dick Blick. This is
Pkg of 5 Sheets, Cold Press
22" × 30"
140 lb (300 gsm)
List Price is $54.50
Current sale price is $23.58 AND they have a further sale from now through September 25, 2016, which is 30% Off Orders $35 Plus Free Shipping on orders of $35 or more. Use code CEDX. This means that you can get two 5 sheet pkgs, snag the 30% off discount plus the free shipping discount, and have plenty of paper to get you started for the school year. She cuts the 22 x 30 inch paper into quarters and gives a sheet to each child. It comes to about $1.25 per piece of paper, so $1.25 per student per week, if you do painting once a week. It is expensive paper. But it is absolutely THE BEST.