After much soul searching, debate, prayer, journaling, and talking with friends, we have decided to do a Waldorf method of homeschooling. It is the perfect fit for our family right now, and I am so happy that we are all so happy!
There are many reasons that I love Waldorf, and one is that it is actually tied into the Catholic liturgical calendar. Michaelmas is a traditional Waldorf celebration that corresponds with the Catholic Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel.
I still need to get into a groove with planning and finding stories and making story props ahead of time–I have big ideas for next year. This year, though, we did manage to read the Tiptoes Lightly stories surrounding Michaelmas and go through most of the Waldorf Essentials K1 Super Sam adventures of Michaelmas. Lacking a dragon for our puppet show, we decided to wrap a plush toy moose in a red play silk. I failed to get a picture of this, but I assure you it was quite fierce.
We also made dragon bread and I read a story that progressed as you added different ingredients. The girls had an absolute ball with that, and Rachel wanted to know if I could find more bread stories.
Our festival may not have been Pinterest worthy, but Rachel is still asking when we get to do the story again about the dragon who had hiccups!