About

Hello,

I am a mom of 2 children, a fifth and a seventh grader. We homeschool in the Waldorf style… as much as my knowledge and creativity will allow, anyway! Sometimes the days are great, sometimes they are a challenge, but we continue on…

I hope to make this blog focused on our lessons as much as possible. Please feel free to share your experiences as well.

Teri

10 Responses to About

  1. Cathy says:

    Teri,

    I have been drooling over the pictures on your blog. Do you just use the 3 colours for colouring in your MLBs? I think I might use your pictures to help me practice!

    Thanks for posting the link to the Yahoo group. I do hope you keep blogging.

    Blessings,
    Cathy

    • Waldorf Mom says:

      Thank you Cathy.
      Yes, I mostly use just the three colors when we do a drawing. Occasionally we use another color, maybe gold for a crown. My 4th grader may use more colors, but they must be blended. I learned everything I know about drawing from Sieglinde De Francesca. I adore Sigi!

  2. aspiringmom says:

    I stumbled across your site and really appreciate your sharing. I have a second-grader and fifth grader and your pictures are inspiring!

  3. Jennifer Morin says:

    I would love to learn more about how you learned your excellent wet on wet watercolor skills. Your pictures are more brilliant and masterful than any of those that I saw at our local Waldorf school. I am now homeschooling my daughter and strive to paint in a fashion similar to yours. Your site is such an inspiration! Thank you!

    • Waldorf Mom says:

      Thank you for your kind words regarding my paintings. I don’t really believe that to be one of my strengths, really. I simply enjoy it and I promise myself that I will paint with the children at least twice a month. We painted once a week when they were in kindergarten.

      Many of my painting ideas came from other sources, like Donna Simmons, Live Ed, and A Waldorf Journey blog. Also, the book ‘Coloring with Block Crayons’ is great too, as any drawing can become a painting. I like to use Stockmar paints in 4 colors: lemon yellow, crimson red, prussian blue (for purples) and ultramarine blue (for greens and oceans).

      Painting exercises without form are great for children and teachers. It can be helpful to simply play with the colors and blending. The most challenging part of wet painting for me is determining the right time to paint… The paper can easily be too wet or too dry. I think we just have to paint often and experiment!

  4. lynne says:

    Beautiful!! GREAT job! Are you linked to a Waldorf school? or where do you find your curriculum?

    • Waldorf Mom says:

      No, there is not a school in my area. I use borrowed books from the Rudolf Steiner Library in New York, Eugene Schwartz, Live Education, borrowed books (and inspiration) from friends, and my local library.

  5. Eva says:

    Hello Teri,

    I found your blog by accident, we are also Waldorf inspired homeschoolers, but with five children I don’t get to be as artistic as I sometimes like! Lovely work, I think I could learn a lot from you.

    Eva

  6. Kristy-Lee says:

    Hello 🙂 Just stopping by to let you know that I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award, a blogging award for “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. See my blog: http://flutterbyrainbow.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/the-sunshine-award if you’d like to accept. If not, no worries ! Enjoy having a nice shout-out on my blog 🙂 Have a lovely weekend x

  7. Hi Terri,

    I discovered your blog in my research into using Waldorf math. I have always home educated my son, and last year he was diagnosed as dyslexic. I’ve heard Waldorf methods can be successful with dyslexic children — and I think the history/storytelling/art aspect of it will appeal to him.

    I’ve been browsing your 2nd/3rd Grade posts and have bookmarked your blog — it’s lovely! I am planning on ordering A Journey through Waldorf Math (Nielsen) to learn more about the method. If you have any more implementation suggestions (especially regarding math), please feel free to e-mail me. We’ve always used eclectic methods — and unschooled for two years prior to the diagnosis. We’ve found a wonderful reading program. Benjamin’s strengths lie in his interest in history/nature study, but math is a struggle.

    Again — thank you for sharing your lovely Lesson Books/paintings/drawings. They are an inspiration!

    Jessica
    ~Only Small Things

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