He told me that he has filmed four more math workshops! They will be available soon... they are for
- Grades One through Three
- Grades Four and Five
- Grade Nine
- Grade Ten
Putting the Heart Back into Teaching: A Manual for Junior Primary Teachers
used copies on Amazon run a thousand dollars!
We also talked about Oobleck (the AMAZING Non-Newtonian Fluid you get when you combine 2 parts cornstarch : 1 part water) and how great it is for the Ratios lessons in seventh grade. He had never heard of it!!!! So I'm emailing him some links and I suggested he put the recipe on his website.
I am also gearing up for my own workshops, both the Tuesday evening one at the public library and the Third Annual Women's Health Naturally! Expo which will be on Saturday, November 11th, right here in Carbondale IL.
WHN is a great day full of presentations, exhibits, and an amazing organic lunch. The presentations and exhibit hall are open at the same time, so you can do whatever interests you, and there are lots of door prizes and drawings and samples. Last year I enjoyed a free massage, chatted with several doulas and lactation consultants, discovered the woman who is now my acupuncturist, met the owner of a small local natural toys store which I had never even known existed, and went to a presentation on herbal medicine. It was so fun and the lunch was absolutely delicious! This year I will have a table of my own and will be talking to interested mamas about homeschooling. If you are in the Southern Illinois area, I invite you to come by! Or grab some friends and make it a girls' day out!
The reason why I love Putting the Heart Back into Teaching: A Manual for Junior Primary Teachers so much is because it's an all-in-one book for new Waldorf teachers or homeschoolers and it includes resources for all of the main lessons you do in the first few grades plus information on circle time, the temperaments... the whole thing! I have made detailed notes on the Waldorf Curriculum website regarding the help they offer for Math Gnome Stories. I have Jamie York's book and I have Barbara Dewey's book and I have Dorothy Harrer's book and I have the book from Live Education! And I think that Maher and Bleach did the best job.
Here are some photos from the classroom which include the last few weeks overall and the Math Gnome Stories in particular:
Note: the older group of students was doing a Math block on Ratios at the time. The Ratios lessons shown are not part of the Math Gnome content!
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