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The Baldwin Online Children's Literature Project...Bringing Yesterday's Classics to Today's Children

The Baldwin Online Children's Literature Project...Bringing Yesterday's Classics to Today's Children

Happy Michaelmas! St. Michael and All Angels“Ye that excel in strength” Service and strength, God’s Angels and Archangels;His Seraphs fires, and lamps his Cherubim:Glory to God from highest and from lowest,Glory to God in everlasting hymnFrom all his creatures. Princes that serve, and Powers that work his pleasure,Heights that soar toward him, Depths that sink toward him;Flames fire out-flaming, chill beside his Essence;Insight all-probing, save where scant and dimToward its Creator. Sacred and free exultant in God’s pleasure,His will their solace, thus they wait on him;And shout their shout of ecstasy eternal,And trim their splendours that they burn not dimToward their Creator. Wherefore with Angels, wherefore with Archangels,With lofty Cherubs, loftier Seraphim,We laud and magnify our God Almighty,And veil our faces rendering love to himWith all his creatures. ~ Christina Rossetti Today, we celebrate Michaelmas - the slaying of the dragon, representative of the dark and the letting in of the Light of God.

Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg The Dragon/Heater Celebration (Waldorf in the Home) CREATING SPECIAL MOMENTS Part I, The Dragon/Heater Celebration from Esther Leisher Family life, and life in general, is enormously enriched if we remember to create special moments. Those moments can be festivals or holidays that much of the world is celebrating, or they can be unique to your family. Some may be so simple that you hardly know what to call them. Here are some of the ideas I had for the celebration of everyday things--turning on the heater for winter, the first hike of spring, pulling the first carrot out of the garden, celebrating an abundance of sunflowers. The Dragon/Heater Celebration Something everyday can become magical through making it a ceremony. For conquering the dragon, everyone (including the grownups) might have a simple cloak and a wooden sword they have made themselves (more or less). Once conquered, the paper dragon is placed near the heater and, with a "whoof," enters the heater (Dad has just turned up the thermostat).

Classical Christian Education Support Loop: 1000 Good Books List This 1000 Good Books List is by no means exhaustive. It is a listing of the books that 25 homeschooling mothers have come up with over the course of a year’s time through discussions of criteria to use in choosing a good book, and many other discussions about individual titles to include or exclude. If you know of books that are good that are not included in this list, by all means, do not let their exclusion stop you from reading them with your children. And similarily, if a book is included on this list that you just plain don’t like for whatever reason, then don’t read it. We firmly believe in the parents right and responsibility to have the ultimate choice in choosing reading material for their children. We have posted this list as a place to start, not necessarily as a place to end; since many of us did not have the benefit of careful discrimination in our reading material in our own childhoods and education. The books have been divided into reading levels for your convenience.

Do it Yourself Eurythmy Ambleside Online Castle of Costa Mesa Easy Peasy -- All in One Homeschool | A complete, free homeschool for your family and mine About Us In 1996 the South Shore Waldorf School & Kindergarten first opened its doors on an organic family farm in Conquerall Mills, NS. Five years later, the school and kindergarten moved to a century old school house in Blockhouse, NS, carefully and lovingly renovated by the families and friends of the School. The Waldorf curriculum promotes well-rounded development in children by exposing them to a wide variety of subjects using an interdisciplinary approach that complements the students natural abilities. Our Mission The South Shore Waldorf School Association is a resource for Waldorf education in Atlantic Canada dedicated to providing Pre School & Elementary programs which offer families a viable educational alternative. Our Vision We believe that through a gradual unfolding children enjoy childhood, preserve the joy of curious exploration and experience the deep satisfaction of skillful doing. Our Guiding principles

An Old-Fashioned Education Why Waldorf? Part 3 | Love in the Suburbs This is the third part in a three-part article about what Waldorf school looks like compared to public school. If you’re just coming to this, I encourage you to read Part 1, which can be found here, and Part 2, which is here. This is, of course, our experience and others will have different takes on Waldorf education. 11. Right now in main lesson, they are working on math, with specific emphasis on measurement and reviewing carrying and introducing borrowing. Overall, the Waldorf curriculum is highly geared to meet the needs of the growing child, whose development can be divided into three main phases. 12. 13. School festivals are opportunities for celebration, for contemplation and inner revelation, and for community building. 14. 15. * Steiner described and explored twelve senses of the human being.